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This is where you can post if you are new to owning a pet dog. Your basic questions about house training and other simple subjects should be posted here.
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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Enough With The Potty Threads!

    I have noticed that you don't even have to search for potty training threads because there are so many of them!! It clogs the board and it doesn't...

    Started by Active Dog, 12-20-2010 11:20 PM
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    04-26-2014 11:16 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Everything you want to know about Puppies!!!

    If you have a new puppy, you know already that they like to chew. Not only do puppies LIKE to chew, they really NEED to chew. Chewing is more than...

    Started by RedyreRottweilers, 12-17-2006 01:31 PM
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    02-09-2011 03:59 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Things We Wish Everyone Knew Before They Get A Dog

    This is an idea I got from RonE on another thread. The ideas below are RoneE's. What can you add to the list? Dogs bark. They bark more when...

    Started by Elana55, 01-04-2009 12:45 PM
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    06-03-2010 04:13 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Housetraining How To.....

    House Training House training your dog is simple if you follow a few basic rules. 1) The puppy must have NO time unsupervised in your home....

    Started by RedyreRottweilers, 12-26-2006 04:07 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. puppy humping

    I got my puppy when he was 8 weeks old from the shelter, he was fix. Now he is 4 months old and he is humping my older dog when they play. Is it...

    Started by neko, Today 10:26 AM
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    Today 03:55 PM Go to last post
  2. My border collie attacked another dog!

    Ok... So we were on our daily walk. My dog saw another dog,& tried getting him. He didn't get to him at first. Then he broke the leash,& I fell over....

    Started by Bored Collie, 07-11-2014 10:33 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 754
    Today 10:49 AM Go to last post
  3. Getting into the car

    Luna wont get into the car by herself. As soon as you try to get her to get in, she puts on the brakes and wont relent. We've tried treats, we've...

    Started by ireth0, Today 07:08 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 120
    Today 10:24 AM Go to last post
  4. Play nipping

    First time dog owner here! I've rescued a springer spaniel mix (possibly daschund as he has very short legs) about 5 wks ago. He's about 9 months...

    Started by Louisep, Yesterday 04:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 155
    Yesterday 07:21 AM Go to last post
  5. Rottweiler for apartment?

    Hey guys so I plan on getting a dog to live with me in my apartment and rottweilers were always one of my favourite breeds but never thought they...

    Started by Jots47, 07-14-2013 04:49 AM
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    07-21-2014 08:33 PM Go to last post
  6. Anxious Pup

    Hi Everyone...I apologize for the long post. My fiance and I adopted an 8 month old mix 2 weeks ago. We knew going into it that she is extremely...

    Started by AshleyC, 07-21-2014 01:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 128
    07-21-2014 07:15 PM Go to last post
  7. Teach Puppy: Sit Next to me NOT On me!

    Hello, I have a 7mo Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I have to use the computer a lot and I would love for him to sit next to me on the couch while I...

    Started by elgrayso, 07-20-2014 04:44 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 216
    07-21-2014 02:40 PM Go to last post
  8. New problem with older dog and puppy. Everything was fine until a few days ago!

    I have a 9 year-old poodle mix, Bongo, who has always been perfectly fine around other dogs. He's not a huge wrestler or anything, but he'll play and...

    Started by overairwaves, 07-20-2014 12:47 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 161
    07-21-2014 12:27 PM Go to last post
  9. I'm not happy with vet ?

    I went to the vets for some jabs and it was not pretty. Puppy squealing and screaming. Vet calling for help. Chaos. It was something out of a...

    Started by silver wolves, 07-18-2014 01:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 287
    07-21-2014 10:23 AM Go to last post
  10. Puppy peeing in crate only during the day, not at night

    Hi! So we have our first puppy ever, a sweet black lab named Riley who is now almost 11 weeks old. She has been such a good puppy, very well behaved...

    Started by rileygirl, 07-14-2014 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    07-20-2014 09:13 PM Go to last post
  11. Question teething and heartworms

    The rescue told me that Jake was about 5 months old. Im 75% sure his teeth are not adult teeth and a thread here got me wondering.. what age do...

    Started by Buxterboo, 07-08-2014 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 493
    07-20-2014 12:10 PM Go to last post
  12. is it okay to have a pet bed AND crate in pen?

    hi. thanks for reading this. i have two pens because i have two puppies. during the times i have them in their pens, is it okay to leave both the dog...

    Started by chombiekay, 07-18-2014 08:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 178
    07-19-2014 06:52 PM Go to last post
  13. Smile Vizsla many questions!

    We just adopted a vizsla mix, and she's great! She was rescued from a shelter and was on a foster home for 10 days before we adopted her. The foster...

    Started by moash06, 07-09-2014 08:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 212
    07-19-2014 02:50 PM Go to last post
  14. How to clean floppy ears?

    I know that you are supposed to gently wipe and not go into the ear canal, but do you clean in between all the creases/folds? And any tips for...

    Started by PurplePointer, 07-18-2014 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 228
    07-19-2014 07:04 AM Go to last post
  15. ouch! puppy teeth

    I had my first puppy teeth experience last night. In class, we were feeding other dogs and the two I fed had such sharp little teeth. I have an...

    Started by cookieface, 07-17-2014 08:01 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 228
    07-18-2014 08:40 PM Go to last post
  16. Which couch potato breeds for me?

    Hello all I'm from Malaysia, where most dog breeds isn't available. I am planning on getting my own place next year perhaps. It'll most likely be an...

    Started by mewness, 06-12-2014 04:11 AM
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    07-18-2014 09:07 AM Go to last post
  17. Puppies are resilient, right?

    Earlier tonight we were playing in the yard. Somehow, Tyson managed to trip or fall or something and slid down the hill face first. Then, a few...

    Started by cookieface, 07-17-2014 06:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 335
    07-18-2014 05:28 AM Go to last post
  18. two puppies - one good, one bad! help!

    hi. thanks tremendously for reading this forum. my fiancee and i are tired, and worn. we've been up the past week and a half trying to get our pups...

    Started by chombiekay, 07-15-2014 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 524
    07-17-2014 10:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Living in Apartment with New Puppy - Pee pads or no pee pads?

    Hey Y'all! So I will be getting an English springer spaniel puppy (8 weeks old). I currently live in high rise apartment (8th floor). Though I am...

    Started by Scubalover514, 07-16-2014 10:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 203
    07-17-2014 01:11 PM Go to last post
  20. Shiba Inu Scream every time we're too far/not visible

    I recently (2 weeks ago) got a new Shiba Inu puppy. When he's around people, he's generally a bundle of joy. The moment we kennel him for night...

    Started by Peppermonkey, 04-20-2014 11:40 AM
    puppy, screaming, separation anxiety, shiba inu, tie-out
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,645
    07-16-2014 05:49 AM Go to last post

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