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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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    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...

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  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....

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    I adopted a 5 month old last week and spent the week with her at my parents house in NJ where she became house broken but with a yard. Now that I'm...

    Started by HarrisonK, 11-30-2014 07:23 PM
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  4. Is pet insurance worth it?

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    Started by theproman23, 12-16-2014 07:54 AM
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  6. how to help my scared and hiding under the bed rescue

    Hello I adopted Baxter 3 months ago, he was abused and neglected. He ended up in a kill shelter in Virginia and then was brought to New Jersey...

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  7. Question Dog Park Preparation

    What should my dog and I know and be able to do before heading to the dog park? I've had Zodiak for a month now and he just turned 10 months....

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  8. Question Alpha male behavior? or just a territory thing?

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  9. Questions and Concerns before owning a dog.

    I am going to be 18 soon and have had my heart set on a dog for years, german shepherd to be specific. I just have a few questions so I know what I'm...

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  10. Talking Gift ideas for future dog owner?

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  11. Harness and Leash Biting

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  12. crating questions

    I am getting a 3 month old puppy next week and I plan on keeping her in a crate when I am at work, with a potty break at lunch. As I'm reading books...

    Started by Juno, 12-13-2014 04:07 AM
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  13. NEW GSP owner - need help please!!

    Hey guys! My fianc and I purchased a German Shorthaired Pointer puppy last week. He is now 9 weeks old. I guess I’m coming here for some guidance...

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  14. Newbie questions about rescue puppy

    Thank you all for helping us new dog owners! Many of my questions have probably been answered numerous times, so I apologize in advance. We adopted a...

    Started by Mysterypup, 12-08-2014 06:07 PM
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  15. Prey drive

    When does prey drive really start in a puppy? I keep waiting for Ghost to just take off in the yard, chasing something other than my kids, and...

    Started by Erin80, 11-09-2014 01:54 PM
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  16. To Train or Not to Train?

    Hello! I am wondering if you all could help me out. Let me start with the back story: My fiancee and I found a breeder we liked back in September,...

    Started by FirstTimeLabMomma, 12-07-2014 09:59 PM
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  17. First Time Lab Mommy, Help?

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    I am a first time dog owner and currently have a 3 month old jack russell terrier named Buddy. He is always very curious when he sees other dogs and...

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  19. How to help skittish/scared rescue puppy?

    You may have seen my earlier post with dog questions and a more thorough explanation of our puppy situation... New question! She's about 10 weeks...

    Started by Mysterypup, 12-09-2014 10:54 AM
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  20. Food recommendation

    I've had Pointer/Hound mix for about 4 weeks now and I wanted to make sure he was getting the right food. He's 2 years old and seems to be pretty...

    Started by theproman23, 12-05-2014 07:01 PM
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  21. sniffing

    How do you know if sniffing is just to sniff or if it's due to anxiety? In class on Thursday, Tyson spent a great deal of time sniffing the floor....

    Started by cookieface, 12-06-2014 09:18 AM
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