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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 You Won't Believe What Happened When This Senior Dog Got a Blind Shelter Dog as a New Best Friend

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  2. Lab-Retriever Crate Training HELP!

    Hi everyone, My Wife and I just brought home an adorable 9 week old Lab-Retriever mix. We got her from a farm where she was with her Mother,...

    Started by minookairish99, Yesterday 09:17 AM
    crate training, puppy
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  3. I've never had a small dog. Help?

    Ive got three medium/large dogs. I NEVER thought I would have a small dog because I'm more of a pig dog person. All three dogs love small dogs which...

    Started by Notttabby, Yesterday 03:22 PM
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  4. Dog Walking Problems

    Hi, everyone! First time dog owner here. So I have a five month old female Shih-tzu/Poodle. Based on my dog care research, dog walking is one of...

    Started by Lupus24, 05-25-2015 07:49 AM
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  5. How do I make my dog calm around strangers?

    My five month old Shih-Tzu/Poodle isn't good with strangers. Whenever someone she doesn't know enters the house, she barks and growls at them. I...

    Started by Lupus24, Today 10:01 AM
    barking, growling, strangers
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  6. Parvo in lab puppy

    Okay so I am new to this forum, but I have a concern. & please do not pass judgement. I made a huge mistake and I am beating myself up about it. We...

    Started by Sophiaa1217, 05-25-2015 05:08 PM
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  7. Nervous puppy will grow up.. "wrong"

    Hey everyone. I am going to be adopting a puppy from the shelter hopefully sometime next year / this winter. It's not my first experience with...

    Started by xChlorineAddict, 05-19-2015 07:56 PM
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  8. Question Heat or Not Heat?

    So question... How long is does bloody discharge during a heat last? Porsche's last heat was in January, before we got her. So technically she's...

    Started by Alla, 05-20-2015 02:07 PM
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  9. Very small puppy ate plastic sticker!

    I have a 9 week old, 2.5-3 lb Bolonka/Toy Poodle mix. A couple hours ago, while he was chewing on a rawhide, he decided to go after my stinky Crocs....

    Started by Arleigh, 05-23-2015 08:01 PM
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  10. Too Early to Neuter? Your Experience?

    I've read a few articles that have opposite opinions on how early you can Neuter and have also spoken with two vets. I'm curious what you all think,...

    Started by GoldenWA, 05-19-2015 04:56 PM
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  11. How to get Whippet to listen to me? O.o

    So, I've made some real progress with my 12 week old Leo. Toilet training is down to an accident every couple of days 9actually just 1 this week),...

    Started by Loyal Leo, 05-23-2015 06:38 AM
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    05-23-2015 03:47 PM Go to last post
  12. Question Gives me her paw

    I can be sitting and watching tv, i'll reach down to pet Sadie, and she will put her paw on my hand or arm, and leave it there, any thoughts about...

    Started by callmaker60, 05-21-2015 08:30 AM
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    05-22-2015 08:55 PM Go to last post
  13. New Pom Troubles

    Hello, we've had our Pom puppy for 1 month now and I am looking for some help with some of her undesired behaviors. She is now 16 weeks old and is...

    Started by Methlyn, 05-19-2015 07:34 PM
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  14. My dog is turning into Picky McPickeyson (I think?)

    Hey, guys! I just adopted Sherman on April 25th and so far we are slowly bonding. We switched him from him from Nutro Ultra Dry Dog Food which is...

    Started by MelTruffles, 05-20-2015 12:15 PM
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    05-22-2015 03:11 PM Go to last post
  15. This old dog needs to learn new dog care tricks

    Unfortunately today I had to bury my best friend a 15 year old rat terrier named Georgie . He was healthy as one could expect for a 15 year old dog ,...

    Started by Drawbar, 05-21-2015 05:46 PM
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    05-22-2015 03:01 PM Go to last post
  16. First Time Owner: Scared Puppy

    My husband and I adopted a 3 month old (16 weeks) puppy of an unknown breed from a rescue/ shelter. We were told he was part lab but I'm not sure if...

    Started by Grace_, 05-19-2015 04:48 PM
    puppy, scared during walks
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    05-22-2015 12:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Question So my puppy is going to the lake...

    She's been here before, but never when it was warm enough to swim. Now she was clearly interested in the water, but I think it was to cold for her...

    Started by FlippinFerrets, 05-22-2015 09:08 AM
    swimming, vest, water
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    05-22-2015 10:25 AM Go to last post
  18. Junk eating during walks...scared and confused...

    My brand new puppy (4 months) Buddy loves to walk! But, he also likes to eat a bunch of junk during these walks! I've tried pulling him away from the...

    Started by Rose Cruz, 05-11-2015 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 454
    05-22-2015 02:17 AM Go to last post
  19. My puppy was treated very rudely here

    I posted a question here a while back. I have a half min pin half shitzu dog they told Me was called a pintzu. Well I asked if anyone else had one...

    Started by allenmorgan, 05-19-2015 12:09 PM
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    05-21-2015 05:04 PM Go to last post
  20. good cheap dog food?

    I just got my Enzo about two months ago, and am having trouble convincing him to eat food that is highly rated and yet cheap. He is a companion...

    Started by anoukaimee, 05-11-2015 06:36 PM
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    dog food, food, inexpensive, kibble
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    05-20-2015 04:34 PM Go to last post
  21. I'm really confused.....

    So Frodo is 13 weeks now. And I feel like I untrained him. I'll just list the issues, cause I'm tired. :) 1. All of a sudden, at night and...

    Started by ormommy, 05-17-2015 12:35 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 348
    05-20-2015 12:03 PM Go to last post

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