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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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  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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  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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  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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  1. Go to first new post How One Family Fell In Love With A Shelter Dog At First Sight

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  2. Question Dogs won't eat on a schedule/eat each others food

    Hi, I have an almost 5 year old pekenese/poodle mix and a 7 month old shizhu/jack russel terrier mix. My 5 year old dog has always been free fed....

    Started by jatsk, Yesterday 10:47 AM
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  3. Taking the dog out

    Hi everyone, I know this has been discussed before, but I feel like I haven't been able to find a solid answer anywhere. In April, I adopted a...

    Started by cbells, 10-22-2014 01:19 PM
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  4. He's figured out how to get on the couch....

    Watson has figured out how to get on the couch. Which I have no problem with. He can be there. He cuddles with me all the time on the couch. The...

    Started by chimunga, 10-19-2014 01:17 PM
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    Yesterday 07:10 AM Go to last post
  5. Best breed for a dental office

    Hi gang! I'm brand new to your community and had some questions about certain types of dog breeds. My roommate (and dad) is now full time back...

    Started by RexBateKState, 10-14-2014 10:15 PM
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  6. Recall

    Ghost was doing well with recall, but now I find that if he doesn't want to do something he'll either ignore me, or just sit down and stare at me...

    Started by Erin80, 10-22-2014 06:38 AM
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    10-22-2014 06:14 PM Go to last post
  7. Dog Afraid to Come in House

    We adopted a sweet girl from a shelter about 2 weeks ago. She's a lab mix about 18 months old. She's never been abused, but until we brought her home...

    Started by SummersMom, 10-22-2014 04:01 PM
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  8. Need more advice on play aggression

    I know it's normal at this age (12 weeks), so I'm not overly worried. Anyway, when Ghost gets excited (seemingly out of nowhere sometimes), he...

    Started by Erin80, 10-15-2014 07:25 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-22-2014 09:07 AM Go to last post
  9. Calm puppy....

    This guy keeps psyching me out, I keep worrying something is wrong with him even though he keeps checking out as healthy. Ever since we went to...

    Started by Erin80, 10-21-2014 03:30 PM
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    10-21-2014 08:52 PM Go to last post
  10. Cool Recall in the Dog Park

    I just started taking my dog to the dog park and can not get him to listen to anything I ask him to do, especially recall. Out side of the dog park...

    Started by CircaM, 10-21-2014 09:54 AM
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    10-21-2014 06:57 PM Go to last post
  11. How old was your dog when....

    they started telling you one way or another that they need to go out, rather than just going in the house if you didn't take them out on time? ...

    Started by Erin80, 10-19-2014 04:37 PM
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  12. Seeking advice about adopting a puppy.

    So, I am not technically a first time dog owner, I adopted and raised a puppy when I was 14, and during the wonderful nine years of her life, I...

    Started by PFMagick, 10-07-2014 02:36 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-20-2014 10:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Puppy teething- I need some advice.

    Watson is starting to teeth pretty bad. He's already lost one, and there are at least two others that are loose. He get whiny and bitey if he doesn't...

    Started by chimunga, 10-20-2014 03:42 PM
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    10-20-2014 04:32 PM Go to last post
  14. Thinking about adopting shelter dog

    But I'm worried about how it will interact with my 2 year old bull terrier (first dog). The shelter dog is a chocolate lab estimated to be 3-4 years...

    Started by yoUSCared, 10-16-2014 08:37 AM
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    10-20-2014 07:47 AM Go to last post
  15. unsupervised chews? tennis ball alternatives?

    I have been researching ( not so easy on my phone) and I can't seem to find the answer for a dog like mine. My main question is , are there any...

    Started by Elliriyanna, 08-07-2014 09:56 AM
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    10-19-2014 07:35 PM Go to last post
  16. Dog poops a lot?

    Hey everyone, So I rescued my dog about 4 months ago from the streets of Detroit. I believe he is 7 or 8 months old. When I found him he had...

    Started by katothedog, 10-17-2014 11:05 PM
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    10-18-2014 11:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Anxiety/Aggression Towards Other Dogs

    Hello, I recently adopted a rescue dog and she exhibits aggression to most dogs she encounters. She is a little over a year (I think) and she is a...

    Started by vinceancona, 10-18-2014 08:46 PM
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    10-18-2014 10:40 PM Go to last post
  18. how to get puppies to stop peeing inside house - previously pee pad trained.

    hi! thanks for reading this. backstory - i have two puppies (5.5 months). both were trained to go on pads when very little. we crate them, as...

    Started by chombiekay, 10-15-2014 11:56 PM
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    10-18-2014 12:00 PM Go to last post
  19. Digging

    Not sure what to do. We have a 5 month old lab mix, think the other half is chow. She is starting to dig in the yard. She did it once before, over a...

    Started by kmac99, 09-21-2014 07:15 PM
    digging, digging dig stop, puppy
    • Replies: 4
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    10-17-2014 03:01 PM Go to last post
  20. how loud is too loud for puppy?

    so...basically I have some loud obnoxious relatives. one of them was clapping quite hard right in front of ghost. he seemed unphased, though it...

    Started by BoswerLK, 10-14-2014 10:06 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-17-2014 09:26 AM Go to last post
  21. First time pet owner given beautiful cream chow....

    Hi yall. I have became the owner of a 2 year old cream chow. A close friend of mine was injured as a private contractor in Iraq. He is recovering and...

    Started by Chowpal, 10-14-2014 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 634
    10-17-2014 06:30 AM Go to last post

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