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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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    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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  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 This Shelter Dog Found the Love of her Life - and a Hidden Talent

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  2. 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, Yesterday 04:37 PM
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  3. new dobe owner wit ?'s

    gunna pick up a pup in da next few weeks and wanna kno sum things about like when to get there ears croped n training em not to poo n pee in da...

    Started by doberMAN77, 10-14-2014 08:12 PM
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  4. 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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  5. 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, Yesterday 01:17 PM
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    Yesterday 06:24 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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. 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
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  11. 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
  12. 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
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    10-17-2014 06:30 AM Go to last post
  13. Puppy is super persistent, need even more advice.......???

    So today when my puppy got super hyper and started attacking me relentlessly, I tried the "leave the room approach". I got up and walked out. He...

    Started by Erin80, 10-15-2014 06:17 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-17-2014 02:57 AM Go to last post
  14. Great Dane Puppy

    I have been waiting to get a Great Dane for as long as I can remember. I am absolutely in love with the breed. Right now I am trying to do some...

    Started by StephaniaCook, 10-15-2014 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    10-16-2014 05:19 PM Go to last post
  15. Cutest thing ever this morning!!

    Guys and gals, I woke up this morning in a little bit of shock as Geoffrey wasn't in his usual spot at my feet on the bed... walked into the kitchen...

    Started by Chihuahua Charles, 10-16-2014 07:49 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-16-2014 10:27 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    10-16-2014 08:59 AM Go to last post
  17. 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: 3
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    10-15-2014 08:11 PM Go to last post
  18. The "old days" of training, what do you remember?

    What did you use to view as acceptable? When did you learn a better way? etc ... For me, 15 years ago, when I got Bear (the JRT) it was common...

    Started by OwnedbyACDs, 10-14-2014 10:03 AM
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    10-15-2014 07:42 PM Go to last post
  19. Overly Excited Puppy

    Hello again everyone. I'm having a bit of trouble with one of my puppies' manners. When I greet my pugs they will usually jump up on my legs and leap...

    Started by Pugmom2014, 10-01-2014 04:20 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-15-2014 09:02 AM Go to last post
  20. How to teach puppy that the leash and car are fun?

    Sorry I keep asking so many questions. I'm a new dog owner (we had dogs in the past but my parents cared for them lol), and so many things keep...

    Started by Namazzi, 10-09-2014 12:06 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 423
    10-15-2014 04:28 AM Go to last post
  21. Help Getting Dog Off Bed

    Hello, Backstory: I adopted a dog 1 month ago, he is a lab mix named Nimbus. He was at the shelter I got him from for only 3 weeks, after being...

    Started by CAK521, 10-13-2014 11:54 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 271
    10-14-2014 05:16 PM Go to last post

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