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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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    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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  2. cold water okay?

    Where I live there's a sort of "folk wisdom" that you shouldn't feed a dog anything that's hot or cold, and that extends to cold water, so as not to...

    Started by heidizag, Today 10:16 AM
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    Today 02:19 PM Go to last post
  3. is this normal behavior? (female, humping during play)

    Chloe is a 2 1/2 year old terrier mix that we have had for about 2 months. We don't have any other animals, and she is very reactive on leash...

    Started by sunschyn, 07-05-2015 06:06 PM
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  4. Teaching your puppy to relieve on command

    Hi! I'm new so I'm not sure if this has already been posted about or not. After browsing around for an hour or so, I can already see that many folks...

    Started by kaiiitwyn, Yesterday 11:47 PM
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  5. Alleged 'Pekingese/Shepherd Mix' - Help me determine my puppy's breed!

    I have a four month old rescue who was said to be a Pekingese/Shepherd mix but he doesn't seem to fit the stereotype. He barks like a hound and...

    Started by brookeberini, 06-22-2015 07:26 PM
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  6. Young couple trying to decide if this is the right time to get a dog- need advice pls

    Hi everyone! My husband and I got married about a year ago, and are not planning on having kids for another 2 something years. I have wanted a dog...

    Started by mnm823, 06-25-2015 06:33 PM
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  7. Six Puppy Teeth Lost in Six Days - Normal?

    We rescued a puppy they estimate to be between 4-6 months currently. We've had her for almost a month. Last Saturday, she lost her first lower "fang"...

    Started by SophieLove, 07-05-2015 07:53 PM
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    07-05-2015 09:13 PM Go to last post
  8. Training a puppy...

    I have a Border Collie X puppy coming in a few weeks (Mom is due any day now) and I am wondering how old the dog should be before I really start...

    Started by ssrc30, 07-04-2015 09:31 PM
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    07-05-2015 08:16 PM Go to last post
  9. Help with potty training puppy.

    My husband and I are having trouble potty training our 8 week old puppy. I know it doesn't happen over night but he will not poop outside. We have...

    Started by M&JMac, 07-01-2015 11:22 AM
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    07-05-2015 06:50 PM Go to last post
  10. Am I doing something wrong with Marley?

    Marley is about 6 month old now. I have had her for a month. When I first got Marley she was NOT potty trained, had no basic obedience or...

    Started by Ravenclaw2010, 07-04-2015 08:49 PM
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    07-05-2015 07:23 AM Go to last post
  11. Aussie pup training - PLEASE HELP!

    Hi everyone, My wife and I got a 10 week old Aussie pup a week ago. I'm hoping (begging) for some training pointers, as this is our first Aussie...

    Started by Tony the Liger, 06-24-2015 10:19 PM
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    07-05-2015 05:26 AM Go to last post
  12. Pickup from breeder....crate or hold on lap?

    We'll pickup our puppy next week, the breeder lives 4 hrs from the meeting location and then we have a 7 hour drive home. It will be my husband, two...

    Started by kal0828, 07-01-2015 07:47 AM
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    07-04-2015 06:27 PM Go to last post
  13. Typical Terrier or Total Terror?

    Ian, our 12 week old Irish Terrier, is a Jekyll and Hyde kinda dog. He's not our first dog, not our first terrier but the first dog I've ever had...

    Started by IanTheIrish, 07-02-2015 01:35 PM
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    07-04-2015 03:24 AM Go to last post
  14. Puppy making slight Progress?help needed

    I am a first time puppy owner and recently got a puppy from shelter. Through forum it helped me to determine he is a super fearful puppy. ...

    Started by shakaib36, 06-22-2015 08:15 AM
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    07-03-2015 04:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Berners Overheating.

    I keep hearing they are prone to overheating. As some of you know, I love to hike and to be honest I'm freaking out if I made the right choice. I...

    Started by sclevenger, 06-29-2015 09:55 AM
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  16. Help House Training 1 1/2 yr. old Dachshund

    Hi, I'm new to these boards. I just adopted a 1 1/2 yr. old dachshund from a shelter. I don't believe she was at the shelter for very long, according...

    Started by fluke341, 07-02-2015 01:30 PM
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    07-02-2015 02:28 PM Go to last post
  17. Dominant behaviour?

    Hi! So I wasn't sure which thread exactly to post this, but I figured this was the best bet. This is going to be a little long, but please bear with...

    Started by asucaris, 07-02-2015 01:20 AM
    aggression, dominance, english bulldog, rehoming, snapping
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  18. Terrorized by my Puppy

    Franklin (Coon Hound Mix) is 3 months old now and I am still constantly being bitten. We had a few good days and I was jinxed into thinking I'd made...

    Started by goodwolve, 06-30-2015 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    07-02-2015 09:38 AM Go to last post
  19. Puppy biting son

    My Great Dane puppy is 9 weeks old. While I understand that she is going to be rambunctious and a bit rough at times, sometimes she is too rough. I...

    Started by Rkersen, 06-11-2015 10:07 PM
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    07-02-2015 08:50 AM Go to last post
  20. Some new owner questions

    Exclamation New member with questions Hallo I am a prospective first time dog owner from South Africa. I am looking for guidance on a issue....

    Started by Valnus, 06-29-2015 04:39 AM
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    07-02-2015 07:26 AM Go to last post
  21. Puppy is scared to be go outside.

    My 6 months old puppy (TOBY) was getting the hang of going outside and was making really good progress transitioning from pee pads to going outdoors....

    Started by briandokim, 06-26-2015 07:22 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 134
    06-30-2015 12:31 PM Go to last post

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