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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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    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: 3,475
    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
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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Female puppy living with a 7 month old male?

    Hi. I am basically wanting some advice as I am living with my friend who has a 6 month old male cocker spaniel, and next month I will be bringing...

    Started by Pennyp1234, 07-22-2016 11:39 AM
    cocker spaniel, labrador, new dog, new puppy, puppy
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 157
    Today 06:33 AM Go to last post
  2. Favorite resources/trainers/books

    Hello... I was wondering if you would be willing to share your favorite resources for general puppy training and obedience? My brain is in...

    Started by ChloeGirl, 07-11-2016 10:00 AM
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    • Views: 495
    07-22-2016 09:00 AM Go to last post
  3. First time dog owner

    Hi everyone, Just wanted some input I am looking to get a puppy (my first time owning a pet ever) I live in NYC, so I want a small puppy, a...

    Started by sl086, 07-17-2016 06:20 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 140
    07-21-2016 11:21 PM Go to last post
  4. GF 9mo Maltese is terrified of me

    Hello, So my girlfriend got her first dog, male Maltese, in September last year, few weeks after we went on a walk and all was good, after that...

    Started by Vulisha, 07-20-2016 08:30 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 139
    07-21-2016 10:33 AM Go to last post
  5. How do you clean or brush dog's teeth?

    What is the best way to clean your dog's teeth? What do you do to remove that tarter buildup and prevent tooth decay? Should you brush your dog's...

    Started by BeckyBeagal, 02-25-2007 09:31 AM
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    • Replies: 103
    • Views: 154,932
    07-20-2016 10:40 AM Go to last post
  6. Backyard Puppy Issues

    I have a small backyard with mulch for the dogs to go to the bathroom on as well as a small amount of concrete, a wood path, and a small are with...

    Started by ChloeGirl, 07-16-2016 08:06 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 282
    07-19-2016 04:42 PM Go to last post
  7. How to handle Separation Anxiety

    Hello all, So I have puppy who is about 7 months old (maybe a bit older). Whenever I leave my place he cries and barks. The moment I close the...

    Started by alfie04, 07-17-2016 07:28 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 81
    07-18-2016 11:26 AM Go to last post
  8. Should I wake up my puppy to pee on schedule?

    So, my puppy is out cold right now. I've been taking him outside every two hours during the day for a pee or a poop. The scheduled time to go out is...

    Started by 3cats_1pup, 07-14-2016 11:51 AM
    housetraining, pee, puppy, schedule
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 208
    07-17-2016 07:00 AM Go to last post
  9. My dog randomly barks at strangers

    So about 3 months I adopted a puppy from a shelter. He is approximately six months old. He was found roaming the streets near palm springs. He is an...

    Started by alfie04, 07-14-2016 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 135
    07-16-2016 11:24 AM Go to last post
  10. Do I praise the puppy when he is quiet in the crate

    My puppy, like many others, cries when first put in the crate. It can reach a howl or a bark, but he settles down after five or ten minutes. I've...

    Started by 3cats_1pup, 07-15-2016 08:55 PM
    barking, crate, crate training, puppy, whining
    • Replies: 1
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    07-15-2016 09:56 PM Go to last post
  11. Unhappy New to group--question regarding night crying in crate

    Hello... I have been reading many threads on this subject. I am sure some of you get tired of repeating yourselves! Yet, many time the...

    Started by ChloeGirl, 07-07-2016 02:52 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 310
    07-15-2016 12:40 PM Go to last post
  12. Collie Questions

    I just brought home a new collie puppy (3 months old) and have a couple questions. My first is size. I know female collies, like mine, can be...

    Started by girlscout, 07-04-2016 05:53 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 483
    07-11-2016 06:54 PM Go to last post
  13. Dog jumps up every time I have something in my hands

    I have a 5 month old GSD mix named Frankie. She jumps up whenever I'm carrying something. Doesn't matter what it is; it can be anything - food, a...

    Started by MaddyBuddy, 06-27-2016 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 245
    07-07-2016 07:06 AM Go to last post
  14. New puppy, bite inhibition hiccups

    Hello there! I'm a first time puppy mama to a gorgeous 10-week-old chocolate lab/blue heeler rescue, Scout. She is a smart dog! - we've had her for 8...

    Started by Mer, 06-12-2016 10:03 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    07-07-2016 06:33 AM Go to last post
  15. Can my puppy go swimming 17 days after spay

    All of her stiches have fully dissolved, but she still has 2 tiny scabs (maybe 3mm in diameter). I would call my vet and ask, but they are closed...

    Started by puppyspay, 07-03-2016 02:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 186
    07-03-2016 04:34 PM Go to last post
  16. Pup goes bonkers right before bed, no clue why.

    Hi, So I have a 6 month old pup. She is a mix, of Lab and Goldendoodle. She is fairly energetic, loves to run, loves to chew and jump. I am...

    Started by YNWA, 06-28-2016 11:03 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 370
    07-02-2016 06:26 PM Go to last post
  17. when do puppies reach their full adult size?

    I have a 3 month old puppy. I was wondering at what age most puppies stop growing

    Started by carey, 10-16-2008 01:32 PM
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    06-29-2016 11:43 AM Go to last post
  18. Puppies First Road Trip

    This is my first time starting a thread here. I was wondering if anyone had tips and tricks for going on longer car rides with a puppy. Milo is a 9...

    Started by craftyfaith, 06-21-2016 11:26 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 258
    06-28-2016 08:23 PM Go to last post
  19. 1-Year Old Mixed Rescue Dog - Suddenly Biting HARD

    Hi Everyone :) Sorry - it's a long post! Wanted to include as much information as I could! We just adopted our 1-year old German Shepherd x Golden...

    Started by tnickel, 06-09-2016 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 633
    06-28-2016 05:24 PM Go to last post
  20. Tug and fetch question

    I'll be getting a German Shepherd puppy in a couple months and wondering about playing tug/fetch. Should I teach her the drop/let go command right...

    Started by TTime523, 06-19-2016 06:42 PM
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 583
    06-28-2016 11:08 AM Go to last post

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