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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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    • Replies: 100
    • Views: 34,630
    09-15-2014 11:58 AM 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
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 101,452
    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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 33,359
    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. best solution for puppy halitosis?

    google is turning up a lot of suggestions. rawhide bones, brushing, dental treats, water additives, vegetables... which one works best? and how...

    Started by BoswerLK, 09-14-2014 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 184
    Today 06:23 PM Go to last post
  2. humping...

    our 5 month old puppy has done this several times over the past 2 months or so. he is fixed. he only does it to my boyfriend and only when I am...

    Started by Burtman, Today 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 98
    Today 03:42 PM Go to last post
  3. Puppy poop half solid half loose

    Hi my puppy has been having half solid and half loose stools recently. I have been looking for an answer to see what the cause might be? She just...

    Started by gho, 09-10-2014 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 249
    Today 01:16 PM Go to last post
  4. 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...

    Started by Tyler_X, 08-30-2014 06:07 PM
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    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 1,926
    Today 01:02 PM Go to last post
  5. Ice

    Is it safe for a puppy to play with an ice cube?

    Started by addie, Yesterday 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 231
    Today 10:05 AM Go to last post
  6. Help! Is my puppy just teething?

    Hi everyone, I have a 4.5 month old Bernese Mountain dog who is biting really hard. She is my first puppy ever, and I'm not sure if she's teething or...

    Started by Rose8819, 09-12-2014 06:40 PM
    puppy aggression, puppy biting, teething
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 143
    Today 06:57 AM Go to last post
  7. Three issues I need help with!

    I got a new puppy on Tuesday and he's as cute as a button and a well behaved quiet puppy but I'm just having a few issues and I'm not sure how to...

    Started by sweetnothing, Yesterday 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 171
    Yesterday 08:50 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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    • Views: 1,012
    Yesterday 03:35 PM Go to last post
  9. I need help--is this common? Not bonding with my puppy..

    Hi everyone, I'm basically a first time dog owner and I've had the puppy for just over a month now--he's about 5 months old. I got him enrolled in...

    Started by Fructose, 07-04-2013 01:32 PM
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    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 5,790
    Yesterday 02:09 PM Go to last post
  10. Puppy gets spastically happy when meeting people

    Our puppy is about 25lbs, just shy of 3 months old. We live in the sticks so we take him on daily drives to get used to the truck. We take him...

    Started by lori925, 09-14-2014 01:00 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 204
    Yesterday 07:24 AM Go to last post
  11. Urgent! Birdshot or hair follicle infextion?

    Sadly I cannot be there for my puppy right now, my boyfriend left me and has hold of our 10 month puppy but he texted me last night that it looks as...

    Started by babyborderhusky, 09-16-2014 09:17 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 202
    Yesterday 12:22 AM Go to last post
  12. reconditioning response to harness and leash?

    pup is about to hit 8 weeks, which means shots and he'll start going on real walks soon. he doesn't mind having the leash or harness on, and actually...

    Started by BoswerLK, 09-15-2014 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 193
    09-17-2014 12:52 PM Go to last post
  13. Adding puppy pads back in the mix??

    my puppy is 5 months old and doing pretty well with his potty training. he is small and quite thin. I have recently discovered he HATES the rain. ...

    Started by Burtman, 09-16-2014 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 102
    09-16-2014 01:08 PM Go to last post
  14. Doggy 'Cave'

    My dog 'Buddy' will relax in his doggie 'cave' if I am busy around the house or have to go out to work. My rule for work is that I don't leave him...

    Started by marvinh, 09-16-2014 09:40 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 119
    09-16-2014 10:27 AM Go to last post
  15. Too much exercise for a puppy

    I recently adopted a 4.5 month old border collie. I don't have much experience with puppies and I'm worried in pushing him too hard. I've read in...

    Started by Pavlov-BC, 09-11-2014 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 405
    09-15-2014 05:13 PM Go to last post
  16. What is the first thing I should train my puppy to do?

    Hey guys, Its time I start training my puppy but I do not know where to start. What is the first and most important thing to in-still in Charlie?...

    Started by fabigordandherpup, 09-15-2014 11:17 AM
    dog training, first time owner, puppies, puppy training
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 197
    09-15-2014 04:25 PM Go to last post
  17. Newly Adopted Puppy Sleeps Through The Night But Has Accidents During The Day

    I tried posting this on Enough with the Potty Threads but then noticed that no one has answered a question there in over a year. Just over a week...

    Started by Pavlov-BC, 09-15-2014 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 115
    09-15-2014 12:49 PM Go to last post
  18. Crate problems

    So Gunnar's SA is much better, he only barks for about ten minutes and then is mostly quiet for the rest of the day! His potty training is going...

    Started by Godwit, 09-13-2014 07:51 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 147
    09-15-2014 10:22 AM Go to last post
  19. Adult dog is bullying my new puppy! Please help!

    Okay so I got I another dog yesterday, I thought that my other dog needed a friend as he loves everyone at the dog parks. So my adult dog: He is a...

    Started by Remus, 09-13-2014 08:15 PM
    adult dog, husky, husky mix, new dog, puppy
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 289
    09-14-2014 11:24 PM Go to last post
  20. Puppy getting uncontrollable in the evening

    I'm just wondering if this is normal puppy behavior. For most part our Little Ludo is a well behaved little pup. During the day he isn't any more...

    Started by LudoMom, 09-08-2014 08:05 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 585
    09-13-2014 02:49 PM Go to last post

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