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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, 12-21-2010 12:20 AM
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    11-08-2016 04:57 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Teaching Bite Inhibition

    The Bite Stops Here Dogs in Canada Annual, 1991 Puppies should be encouraged to play-bite so you can teach them when to stop. By Dr. Ian...

    Started by cshellenberger, 05-10-2007 07:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,252
    02-09-2011 04:59 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 01:45 PM
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    06-03-2010 05:13 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-19-2007 01:43 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    12-26-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Puppy waking at 3am for no reason

    I am so sorry about posting a lot of questions, but this site has helped me a lot for the past few days. My 5 month old corgi puppy has a strange...

    Started by CorgiNerd, 11-30-2016 02:09 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 198
    Yesterday 04:57 PM Go to last post
  2. Need help on Puppy interactng with other dogs

    I feel like I've been asking questions on this website a little too much, hahas. Anyway, I have a 5 month-old corgi puppy named Thor, and I'm...

    Started by CorgiNerd, 11-29-2016 02:52 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 143
    Yesterday 02:23 PM Go to last post
  3. Tips for training dog to stop chasing squirrels while on leash?

    My pup, about a year old, walks well on leash generally. However, when she sees a squirrel she has a little ritual she religiously observes: 1)...

    Started by CharlieCharmanderBear, 11-10-2016 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 279
    Yesterday 11:29 AM Go to last post
  4. The little devil is back!

    I recently posted an optimistic piece about how some things were going and discounted our puppy's issues as "she's just a puppy". My wife and I...

    Started by Oldn0rse, 11-29-2016 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 201
    Yesterday 11:25 AM Go to last post
  5. Will having 2 crates for new puppy render crate training ineffective?

    We have a new puppy joining our family very soon and we definitely want to do crate training. I want the puppy to sleep in our room though which is...

    Started by novafan, 12-01-2016 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 85
    Yesterday 11:15 AM Go to last post
  6. Help deciding

    Hello there. I was wondering if someone could tell me if my girl has an apple or deer shaped head. She is a chihuahua and fully grown at 4.5 lbs.

    Started by Saigeew, 12-01-2016 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 58
    Yesterday 10:17 AM Go to last post
  7. What should I do while working?

    I am looking at possibly getting a puppy in the near future but I am trying to decide what I will do with her when I am at work. I work part time and...

    Started by fcdg_2006, 11-26-2016 02:06 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 291
    12-01-2016 10:16 AM Go to last post
  8. Crate divider

    We upgraded puppy from a 36" to a 42". It looks huge, but his head was hitting the top and couldn't lay uncomfortable (had to be curled up or belly...

    Started by Puppy mom, 11-25-2016 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 216
    11-28-2016 06:26 PM Go to last post
  9. Unhappy New 5 Month Old Puppy, Not Eatting

    Hello! I have a dilemma, my family just adopted a female Labrador Shar Pei mix and she is five months. We got her at the end of the day...

    Started by LizaPow94, 11-25-2016 06:58 PM
    dog, help please, not eating, puppy
    • Replies: 2
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    11-27-2016 06:16 PM Go to last post
  10. Growling when other dogs bark

    Hi, I've got a 17 week Bedlington terrier which we've had since he was 12 weeks. He's turning into a lovely little dog, loves people, loves other...

    Started by Beddylove, 11-22-2016 06:54 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 143
    11-25-2016 05:45 AM Go to last post
  11. Puppy keeps sticking his tongue out!

    I wasn't quite sure which forum to post this topic in because I have no idea what the cause of the problem is. I have a four month old corgi puppy...

    Started by CorgiNerd, 11-15-2016 11:47 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 319
    11-23-2016 06:36 PM Go to last post
  12. New Puppy Experience and Questions

    Hello All, My wife and I got an 8 week old Goldendoodle a few weeks ago (she's 10 weeks now) and man it has been a ride! Over the past few weeks I...

    Started by Oldn0rse, 11-22-2016 06:56 PM
    biting, goldendoodle, growling, puppy
    • Replies: 2
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    11-23-2016 06:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Puppy and cat issue

    How can we teach the puppy to ignore the kitty? Kitty is older (11) and while he's been around dogs forever, change isn't cool. He is used to...

    Started by Puppy mom, 11-23-2016 09:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 78
    11-23-2016 10:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Adult size

    When do puppies reach adult size? Or rather, when are period of growth most noticeable? Our boy will be 6 months soon. He has double (or a...

    Started by Puppy mom, 11-15-2016 06:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 192
    11-23-2016 09:00 AM Go to last post
  15. Afraid Dog Will Drown

    My son is 11 years old and suffers from anxiety and depression. My wife, my son and I live with my wifes Dad. We all call him Pap, short for Papaw....

    Started by Ghoulio, 11-14-2016 06:10 AM
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    11-22-2016 10:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Post Can hearing my recorded voice help when I'm not home?

    So, I adopted a perrrty Maltese-Terrier mix between 4-6 months old. My wife and I both work at the same time, so there is a period of the day where...

    Started by Squee, 10-24-2016 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 273
    11-21-2016 03:12 PM Go to last post
  17. Can my dog live in a kennel?

    Hello, I have a 2 year old intact smooth Dachshund. He bit our cat all of the sudden and has been obsessed with trying to chase the cat and our other...

    Started by Robin Whiskers, 10-01-2016 03:47 PM
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    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 2,554
    11-21-2016 12:39 PM Go to last post
  18. Dog pee's in the house when there are other dogs

    Hello all, I have 10-11 months old pittbull puppy, who I have had for 7 months. He is house broken and he does fine. I did notice any time there...

    Started by alfie04, 11-20-2016 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 90
    11-21-2016 08:59 AM Go to last post
  19. Very overwhelmed with French bulldog puppy!

    Hi everyone! We just brought home our 9 week frenchie pepper last Sunday, and I have not been adjusting well. I do suffer from anxiety issues, but...

    Started by Overwhelmedfrenchie, 11-19-2016 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 232
    11-19-2016 11:22 PM Go to last post
  20. How to choose a puppy from a litter?

    So while this is not my first dog or my first puppy, this is the first time I will get to select a puppy from a litter of puppies. What are some...

    Started by Daenerys, 11-10-2016 03:48 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 482
    11-17-2016 05:12 PM Go to last post

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