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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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  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
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    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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  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
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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
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    12-26-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Need tips for helping dog afraid of cat

    Our relatively new (adopted 12/29) 1.5 yr old Boston terrier mix was a stray before we adopted. She was very scared of people and everything for the...

    Started by kinderteach, Yesterday 12:08 PM
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    Today 04:04 PM Go to last post
  2. Flying a dog as cargo on a plane

    I'm hoping to bring home an Aussie pup, or a Toller (although leaning more towards an Aussie), at one point after the spring of 2018 and although I'm...

    Started by Aussie27, 01-31-2016 07:36 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    Today 12:20 PM Go to last post
  3. Puppies and beds

    What bed would you recommend? We had a Cuddler dog bed from Petsmart but my pup ate right through the stitching and almost started eating the...

    Started by Reneney, 02-03-2016 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 198
    Today 12:14 PM Go to last post
  4. Biting Questions

    Hello My 9 week old puppy WILL NOT STOP BITING. We have done everything I can think of and done what the vet suggested but he is not learning not...

    Started by ShepherdMama, 02-01-2016 05:45 PM
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  5. 8-week old puppy growling and anxious

    Our 8-week English Springer pup, Ollie, came home on Sunday. In a lot of ways, he’s been wonderful—likes cuddling and affection, enjoys playing, has...

    Started by Pomegranate, 02-02-2016 09:47 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 360
    Yesterday 09:20 PM Go to last post
  6. First Time Puppy Owner Questions

    Hello everyone! My husband and I just adopted a German Shepherd puppy named Ronin, he's 9 weeks old, and we've had him for a week as of today. He's...

    Started by ShepherdMama, 01-29-2016 08:24 AM
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    Yesterday 07:44 PM Go to last post
  7. Smile Seeking advice on a puppy budget!

    I'm the type of person who likes to really plan ahead, and since I plan on getting a puppy during my first two years of graduate school, which will...

    Started by Aussie27, 02-03-2016 06:43 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 379
    Yesterday 10:06 AM Go to last post
  8. Strange Behaviour (Or So I think)

    Hello! Just wondering if it is normal for my 9 week old puppy (10 weeks on Saturday) to be humping my legs or even just the air when he's playing...

    Started by ShepherdMama, 02-04-2016 09:32 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-04-2016 03:13 PM Go to last post
  9. Why kind of dog is Lou Lou

    The wife brought home a dog from the pound today, what a surprise! Can anyone put a finger on this mix? She is very docile and very lethargic but she...

    Started by Contactmo, 02-01-2016 07:33 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    02-04-2016 06:54 AM Go to last post
  10. 8 month old crate trained dog wakes up in the middle of the night

    Hi all! I've got a sweet 8 month old French Bulldog named Stevie. He is my first dog that I'm raising on my own as an adult, so the first few months...

    Started by danaxbee, 02-03-2016 12:17 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-03-2016 02:40 PM Go to last post
  11. Chewing

    When we first got Poppy a few months back she didn't chew, it started after she had her puppies. Odd things, but mostly her bed and shoes. The shoes...

    Started by Joandsarah, 02-01-2016 03:55 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-03-2016 05:34 AM Go to last post
  12. My puppy has diahrrea

    Hello. My puppy has diahrea and i'm concerned.already called the vet and she gave me a probiotic and he was doing good but it has started back up...

    Started by ShepherdMama, 01-30-2016 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 172
    02-02-2016 11:46 AM Go to last post
  13. Is this Normal? How the dog sits?

    Hello! First time puppy owner. I noticed lately my dog has been sitting like this. His hind legs are folded back. Is this normal?? He is about 6...

    Started by Nanoxnano, 01-31-2016 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-02-2016 05:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Need help in choosing a good guard/company dog

    Hi, here's the deal, in my family we are planning to buy a dog to protect the family and to keep company. So I thought about buying a...

    Started by silveringking, 01-22-2016 02:12 PM
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    02-01-2016 12:33 AM Go to last post
  15. Puppy not eating kibble and burying it??!

    Hi all, I've seen some older posts similar to the issue we're experiencing but it's slightly different, so thought I'd start a new post, so...

    Started by Kb294, 01-28-2016 07:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 133
    01-31-2016 10:11 PM Go to last post
  16. Teeth brushing help!

    Hello all. I'm a new dog owner and I have an 11 week old Mini Labradoodle. She refuses to open her mouth to have her teeth brushed. I bought a...

    Started by Reneney, 01-25-2016 11:32 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 295
    01-30-2016 12:15 AM Go to last post
  17. Should I let my puppy chew on whatever she finds on the floor?

    I'm asking this question because my dad keeps telling me not to worry when I see her eating something off the floor and take it away. He says that...

    Started by Captain_Russia, 01-29-2016 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 197
    01-29-2016 09:17 PM Go to last post
  18. Potty training, teaching her to alert me made her stop waiting?

    I've had a heck of a time house training my 9 m. old. At first she tried to hold it, but was unpredictable. I trained her to 'tell me' when she...

    Started by Huskypup, 01-29-2016 07:30 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 153
    01-29-2016 05:12 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Puppy whines and bites his back legs and penis.

    6 Jan 16, I have a Black Lab male puppy that was born on 30 Aug 2015. We brought him into our home on Oct 24th. He weighed 12 lbs then. I've had...

    Started by Keats, 01-06-2016 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 616
    01-26-2016 04:44 PM Go to last post
  20. Dog barking at other dogs

    Hello all, I have a 11 month old Maltese-Silky Terrier mix and so far obedience training has really worked out but I have one problem: Each time I...

    Started by pedomudkip, 01-11-2016 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 194
    01-26-2016 12:52 PM Go to last post

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