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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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    07-31-2015 10:15 PM 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
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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Still struggling.... and suffering severe puppy blues.

    Tomorrow will be two weeks with my shelter puppy, and it doesn't seem to be getting any better or easier. She came to me with several health issues,...

    Started by Hannah&Willow, Today 11:29 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    Today 07:50 PM Go to last post
  2. Non-velcro breeds? Breed Suggestion?

    So I had the "pleasure" of taking care of a puppy for a month...not my own though. My mother thought it was a good idea to impulse buy a puppy (from...

    Started by Chroniko, Yesterday 10:54 AM
    • Replies: 19
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    Today 02:38 PM Go to last post
  3. Anyone know about puppy trauma and how long it takes to recover?

    My 11-week(ish) old Golden/Shepherd/Unknown mix puppy was scared half to death by a neighbor's huge beast of a dog (who was roaming free in his yard)...

    Started by Hannah&Willow, 09-28-2015 04:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 171
    Today 10:05 AM Go to last post
  4. New to forums, new to puppies and about to have a nervous breakdown!

    Hi everyone, I rescued a shelter puppy last week, and instead of the joyous event that I'd expected (albeit a TON of work, which I was prepared...

    Started by Hannah&Willow, 09-28-2015 01:44 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 376
    Today 09:42 AM Go to last post
  5. What Puppy Should I get?

    Hi everyone :) as suggested here is what I'm looking for in a puppy and what I can provide: I like medium-large breeds although not too big (like...

    Started by Foxy4ever, 10-02-2015 09:37 AM
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  6. 5 months old puppy biting/ mouthing

    Hello everyone. Riloue is a 5 months old rescue dog who I have had for 3 weeks. He was taken away from his mum at 4 weeks and hasn't had much...

    Started by Sonkos, 09-26-2015 09:35 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 158
    Today 01:46 AM Go to last post
  7. 6 month puppy mom woes.

    This is more just a cry for solidarity than a cry for help. I had a good today with my puppy and so I'm feeling gracious. :relaxed: I adopted my...

    Started by DaniEdge, 09-26-2015 06:44 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 260
    Today 01:22 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Crate Drama

    I have a one year old Cattle Dog puppy and we have been struggling with crate training for the past three weeks! He goes in the crate just dandy, the...

    Started by Co-Jack, 09-05-2015 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 455
    Today 01:18 AM Go to last post
  9. ADVICE NEEDED GETTING PUPPY :) Belgian Malinois!

    I posted this in the new member but thought I'd post here since it seemed a better match! Hello I'm looking for some advice on getting a puppy....

    Started by Foxy4ever, 10-02-2015 08:31 AM
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    Today 01:17 AM Go to last post
  10. Post adoption depression

    Hi there. We just adopted a one year old poodle retriever mix last week...and I'm already thinking of rehoming him. The only thing stopping me from...

    Started by austindog, 10-02-2015 05:59 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday 12:50 PM Go to last post
  11. Should I Call a Behaviorist?

    PLEASE FORGIVE MY LONG WINDED EXPLANATION BELOW, I just want to paint a clear picture so I can get some sound advice. Thank you SO MUCH to anyone who...

    Started by kopsitnick, 10-01-2015 11:08 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 249
    10-01-2015 03:58 PM Go to last post
  12. A Puzzler!!!

    Hi all, I have a 5 month old French Bulldog female puppy. She has taken to all her training and socialising really well. Is still a little...

    Started by feyathefrenchy, 09-29-2015 05:12 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-30-2015 08:25 AM Go to last post
  13. My house smells

    We're new'ish dog owners. We have two potty trained medium size dogs and a very small 2 level home 550sq ft up and 550 sq ft down. My house smells...

    Started by mrsawesome, 09-17-2015 06:30 PM
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    09-29-2015 10:04 AM Go to last post
  14. Unhappy Problems with small adult dog and big puppy getting along

    Hi guys! Hopefully you can help me with this problem.. I have a little Maltese mix called Moose that's about 6 years old that we adopted at the...

    Started by ariella, 08-17-2015 10:48 PM
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    adult, aggression, big, puppy, small
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    09-29-2015 06:23 AM Go to last post
  15. Food "obsession", for lack of a better word.

    Hey guys! I just got my first puppy last week, and so far things have been good - tiring, but good! He's only had a couple accidents, sleeps through...

    Started by Marvel, 09-27-2015 09:16 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 127
    09-28-2015 02:30 PM Go to last post
  16. How many times per week should I walk my dogs?

    Hello there folks. How is everyone? I hope you are all doing good. A little info about my two dogs: Golden Retriever, approximately 13 years...

    Started by OwnerOfOldDogs20, 09-17-2015 11:18 PM
    habit, walking
    • Replies: 14
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    09-27-2015 06:25 PM Go to last post
  17. 6 month old puppy - playing too roughly?

    Hi all! My 6 month old mixed breed (Husky/White Shepherd/Chihuahua) Penny LOVES going to the dog park! She has outgrown the "small dog" side of the...

    Started by Magnolia, 09-17-2015 10:51 PM
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    09-27-2015 08:38 AM Go to last post
  18. is my puppy normal?

    A week ago I got puppy who's now 7 weeks old but even after getting her tired, when I put her in her room (bathroom for now) she barks for up to...

    Started by jaykobe, 09-25-2015 08:35 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 240
    09-26-2015 06:27 AM Go to last post
  19. So when do you know? (Housebreaking question)

    Merlee will be 7 months on October 5th. Her last accident in the house was back in July - one of only 2 that month. But I realized they happened...

    Started by CobbersMom, 09-13-2015 07:00 PM
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 533
    09-26-2015 06:14 AM Go to last post
  20. 9 week old puppy does not trust me AT ALL

    I got a puppy 1 week ago and think I made some serious mistakes during my first week. The puppy now does not come to me when I call his name...

    Started by doodler, 09-18-2015 06:25 PM
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    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 1,136
    09-25-2015 11:04 PM Go to last post

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