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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: 117
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    07-20-2016 01:51 PM 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 06:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,022
    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: 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: 2
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    05-19-2007 12:43 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 04:07 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 46,231
    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Puppy naps

    I'm sure I already know what answer, but want to hear it from some experts! Our little guy is 5 months old. We've fallen into a wonderful...

    Started by Puppy mom, Today 08:51 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 24
    Today 09:54 AM Go to last post
  2. Puppy uses pads in pen, but mini accidents out of pen

    Hi! I have a 12 week old Cavalier King Charles. He is awesome and super smart. I work full time so the whole, take em out every 30 minutes doesn't...

    Started by allingwelsh, 10-16-2016 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 118
    Today 09:47 AM Go to last post
  3. Seeking advice regarding 7 week old puppy

    Hello Exactly a week ago i got my then 6 week old puppy. It is a mix between Labrador, Golden retriever and some smaller breed. Now i realize a...

    Started by Zara, 10-05-2016 09:54 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 171
    Today 08:37 AM Go to last post
  4. Recommended breeds?

    I'm looking to get a puppy within the next few months to a year, but I'm not sure what breeds might suit what I'm looking for. My apartment's...

    Started by Capricorn, 10-17-2016 08:52 PM
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    • Views: 740
    Today 01:17 AM Go to last post
  5. Found a flea

    Hi all Used K9 advantage 11 on my dog 1st time 3 weeks ago today I see a small amount of flea dirt and I found a tiniest bug scurrying under the...

    Started by teddysteatime, 10-20-2016 09:26 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 86
    10-21-2016 05:17 PM Go to last post
  6. Can my dog live in a kennel?

    Hello, I have a 2 year old intact smooth Dachshund. He bit our cat all of the sudden and has been obsessed with trying to chase the cat and our other...

    Started by Robin Whiskers, 10-01-2016 02:47 PM
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    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 1,540
    10-20-2016 06:04 PM Go to last post
  7. Kennel Size Too Small?

    Hey folks, I have a question about the size of my dogs kennel. I'm starting to wonder if she's getting too big for this crate. I typically leave her...

    Started by TexasWill, 10-05-2016 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 241
    10-19-2016 11:14 AM Go to last post
  8. great dane won't leave condo to go outside for a walk

    Please help my Dane won't leave my condo. I recently adopted a 2 year old Great Dane. She is a sweet girl and kind and gentle. Her first night here I...

    Started by cmcgraw28, 10-12-2016 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 242
    10-18-2016 08:08 AM Go to last post
  9. Question Dog wont eat food but eats poop

    Hi, I have an 8 month old rat terrier. He used to eat his food just fine but lately he hasn't been eating very much. We noticed when he was younger...

    Started by kelly909, 10-15-2016 05:17 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 157
    10-18-2016 07:34 AM Go to last post
  10. Someone please help because I can't get any answers!

    My 8 month old Brittany Spaniel has been vomiting for almost a week now only immediately after she eats. We have taken her to the vet 3 times to try...

    Started by mstate228, 10-17-2016 10:45 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 239
    10-18-2016 07:20 AM Go to last post
  11. Help - New puppy driving me mad

    I know this is nothing new and I have already searched these and other forums and read enough to know how many people go through this but I just...

    Started by PuppyBlues, 10-05-2016 04:38 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 417
    10-13-2016 05:36 AM Go to last post
  12. American Pit Bull Terrior

    So after doing extensive research on what breed I would like to adopt for a companion, I think I have finally decided to go for an American pit bull...

    Started by efr100, 10-09-2016 10:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 226
    10-12-2016 10:18 AM Go to last post
  13. Potty training a shy/distracted pup

    Hi all, I know there have been a plethora of potty questions already but I haven't seen anything that would help us. We adopted a 4 month old black...

    Started by **sonam**, 10-10-2016 11:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 72
    10-11-2016 07:43 AM Go to last post
  14. Having trouble with my 12 wk old pup..

    I brought home Stella - a mini poodle - on 9/18 and she is great. My problem is that when we take her out to use the bathroom (upon waking, after...

    Started by alizanzano, 10-07-2016 04:12 PM
    potty, puppy, training
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 216
    10-10-2016 10:43 PM Go to last post
  15. Dog park roughhousing?

    I've started taking Tony to the dog park since I moved back to college, and overall it's going really well, but I have a question about the...

    Started by Sylvie, 09-14-2016 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 523
    10-06-2016 10:57 PM Go to last post
  16. How much do puppy personalities change with age?

    My 6mo old has always been such a sweetheart- smart, non high energy, easy to train, cuddly, non-struggling when pickeup, etc. However, I read that...

    Started by Puppywoes, 10-01-2016 10:17 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 444
    10-05-2016 10:57 AM Go to last post
  17. Raising a puppy with a job

    I am looking to get myself a puppy. As I am preparing myself financially to be ready completely, I plan to get one before the end of the year, I am...

    Started by efr100, 09-29-2016 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 490
    10-05-2016 10:45 AM Go to last post
  18. Request to estimate a dog's potential growth

    Hi there everybody! my name is Ilya and I'm about to adopt two abused puppies with parents unknown. According to the attached photo I will be...

    Started by igurman, 10-04-2016 03:04 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 190
    10-05-2016 06:30 AM Go to last post
  19. Rain rain go away- puppy behavior

    It has been raining on and off since Sunday. Puppy's behavior is out of control. First, he doesn't like the wet grass. Second, once the sun comes...

    Started by Puppy mom, 09-29-2016 06:12 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 250
    10-01-2016 03:52 PM Go to last post
  20. Favourite toys and supplies for your medium to large breed dog?

    I am getting a little too excited planning for this puppy and although it's early, I think I might start gathering up some basic supplies... because...

    Started by Aussie27, 09-30-2016 11:06 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 188
    09-30-2016 09:10 PM Go to last post

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