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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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    02-02-2017 03:17 AM 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: 4,748
    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
    • Views: 47,338
    12-26-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Dog Daycare. Any Precautions Needed?

    My turning 7 month old pup has finished her round of vaccinations and I'm planning to have her socialized in a certified pro trainer's dog daycare....

    Started by Concerned, Yesterday 07:17 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 61
    Today 12:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Puppy Eating Everything

    I have a 6 month old pom. I'm planning to walk the pup outdoors but she eats everything (rocks, fabric, wallpaper, etc.). I've thought of using a...

    Started by Concerned, 02-16-2017 02:42 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 132
    Yesterday 07:08 PM Go to last post
  3. I got a 8 week old puppy a few days ago and have some questions and concerns.

    1st of all I'd just like to say I'm 100% satisfied with my dog, but, I was expecting my golden retriever puppy to be a bit more like an older puppy...

    Started by iMollylicious, 02-13-2017 10:17 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 394
    Yesterday 04:53 PM Go to last post
  4. Sadie's thread

    Entry 1 Hello everyone. I recently adopted a stray puppy from the streets. I live in Sri Lanka and over here it is common (and sad) to have...

    Started by Himannv, 02-01-2017 09:12 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 210
    02-19-2017 11:01 PM Go to last post
  5. Dog suddenly nervous in car

    Hi guys, I'm back. Recently I asked how to deal with my hyperactive blue heeler, and while things have actually began to improve, I'm now dealing...

    Started by miarup, 02-12-2017 08:35 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 158
    02-18-2017 07:13 PM Go to last post
  6. New puppy schedule

    Hey guys! It's day number four since I brought home my new puppy! He's actually doing very well! He goes outside for potty most of the times and...

    Started by Gloria26, 02-17-2017 05:38 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 141
    02-17-2017 03:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Blue heeler pup is crazy! Help.

    Hey, everyone. A bit of backstory: I recently moved to Southwest Colorado and adopted a blue heeler pup named Henry. Ive had him since he was...

    Started by miarup, 01-10-2017 09:32 PM
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    02-16-2017 08:39 PM Go to last post
  8. First day(night mostly)

    Sooooo...my new puppy arrived home today!! And I have to say I have mixed feelings! While he is a total sweetheart and the cutest thing and I...

    Started by Gloria26, 02-14-2017 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 200
    02-16-2017 12:44 AM Go to last post
  9. Few behavior/training questions

    Hi everyone. I recently adopted a 2-year old Husky/GSD mix named Mithril ( I rambled a bit more about this on my introduction post ). So far he's...

    Started by Caulo, 02-04-2017 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 266
    02-15-2017 07:26 PM Go to last post
  10. Introducing two new dogs to a new home

    Hi Guys, My girlfriend and I are making our mind up whether to get one or two dogs and how we introduce them to our home in the next week. I...

    Started by Honestviking, 02-15-2017 02:29 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 152
    02-15-2017 06:01 PM Go to last post
  11. 9 mo. Old Puppy Suddenly Not Sleeping Through Night

    Hello! I am the owner of a 9 month old Brittany. She is house-trained and has been sleeping through the night since she was 3 months old-- until...

    Started by alyssacpeters, 02-15-2017 09:01 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 49
    02-15-2017 10:11 AM Go to last post
  12. Introducing puppy to house cat

    Hello guys! So, westie pup owner to be here! And really nervous about many stuff! I am a university student but I live in an apartment of my own. In...

    Started by Gloria26, 01-31-2017 04:42 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 175
    02-11-2017 07:58 PM Go to last post
  13. Smile What dog should I get? Please help.

    Hi everyone, i want to apologize in advance for my bad english. So, I want to get a dog, I've wanted a dog ever since I was little but all my...

    Started by CoDGAS, 01-29-2017 05:05 PM
    breed of dog, help me decide, new dog owner, puppy, what breed to get
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 333
    02-11-2017 03:02 PM Go to last post
  14. New Puppy- not mine, but I need some help with some issues

    Hi guys. Any tips would be very appreciated. I wanted to premise this before I start. I understand much of what I'm about to discuss here are not...

    Started by FighterFlower, 02-09-2017 02:11 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 233
    02-11-2017 01:36 AM Go to last post
  15. Vaccination schedule for a rescue adult Dog

    Hello, I am most likely rescuing an adult German Shepherd, may be a mix, I don't know. She is an adult, and the person who found her has tried...

    Started by oxonian, 02-05-2017 02:49 AM
    dog, vaccination
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 245
    02-09-2017 05:45 AM Go to last post
  16. Post Training e-Book Recommendations

    Can anyone recommend a book that gives information and suggestions for training a dog? Mine is starting from scratch. He's a 3-year-old rescue that...

    Started by NevilleDog, 02-06-2017 01:42 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 152
    02-07-2017 11:07 AM Go to last post
  17. First time dog owner having a lot of trouble with rescue puppy

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I am having a lot of trouble with my puppy and would appreciate your help! As I live in a region where...

    Started by NunoCrazy, 01-29-2017 05:59 PM
    #anxiety, #fearfuldog, #rescue, #rescuepuppy
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 333
    02-06-2017 06:02 AM Go to last post
  18. When to introduce puppy to doggy door?

    Hi all, We got our White Swiss Shepherd puppy about 3 weeks ago, she's now 12 weeks old. She's doing surprisingly well with crate training/holding...

    Started by Zola, 02-05-2017 02:53 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 75
    02-06-2017 12:57 AM Go to last post
  19. Humping

    Awkward question but why is my 14 week old puppy already trying to hump my roommates dog?

    Started by Jerry1273, 02-05-2017 12:54 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 117
    02-05-2017 02:18 AM Go to last post
  20. Question Behavior issue? Toilet paper biting.

    Hi again. Here with another question, now about behavior. Nadyezhda is now behaving with her potty training, yesterday she got off the couch...

    Started by Cleyequien, 02-02-2017 04:29 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 200
    02-04-2017 10:17 PM Go to last post

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