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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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    02-21-2017 04:04 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
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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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    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. 7 week old pup

    Hi everyone, I have a 7 week old Golden Retriever and I'm wondering when do you introduce leash walking and do you feel like you have to entertain...

    Started by mwilson, 03-26-2017 05:06 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 138
    Today 05:42 PM Go to last post
  2. Microchip Registration Question

    We had our pup microchipped today and while I understand how the chip works, I still have a few questions I couldn't find answers for. How does...

    Started by BostonDan, Today 02:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 36
    Today 03:04 PM Go to last post
  3. Sadie's thread

    Entry 1 Hello everyone. I recently adopted a stray puppy from the streets. I live in Sri Lanka and over here it is common (and sad) to have...

    Started by Himannv, 02-01-2017 08:12 AM
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    Today 01:51 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    Today 12:10 PM Go to last post
  5. Crate and House Training Siberian Husky

    I made this account because my boyfriend and I just recently, (Saturday) to be exact, adopted a Siberian Husky puppy who is 10 weeks old. I am having...

    Started by Castor the Siberian Husky, Yesterday 01:52 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 72
    Today 07:20 AM Go to last post
  6. Question Apartment-dwelling dogs and noticing the "neighbor noises"

    I've always felt like our apartment really has excellent sound insulation; I can't hear anything from my neighbors most days, unless I'm physically...

    Started by Alisa♥, 03-25-2017 12:42 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 130
    Yesterday 01:15 PM Go to last post
  7. Spaying and Marking

    Will spaying an 8 month old Pomeranian pup remove marking behaviors? Will spaying cause incontinence? My pup gets the zoomies and I'm afraid that it...

    Started by Concerned, 03-25-2017 09:11 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 125
    03-26-2017 03:13 AM Go to last post
  8. She won't stop whining

    Hey, so I adopted Sam, a golden retriever, a couple of days ago and I let her stay in a small unoccupied room and put a small box at the door so she...

    Started by Xynorax, 03-25-2017 06:15 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 124
    03-25-2017 11:39 AM Go to last post
  9. Introducing Puppy To Leash And Harness

    When a new puppy first comes home, should he be on a leash and harness while potty training? Since he likely won't be comfortable with the harness on...

    Started by jplum_3, 03-23-2017 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 188
    03-24-2017 01:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Help My 17 week old puppy is peeing while coming out of the crate and on me!!

    I have had issue with Charlie peeing in her crate (this is ONLY when she is left alone), I know she can hold it as she does when she is in the crate...

    Started by brookecormier, 03-24-2017 10:51 AM
    crate peeing, excitable behavier help, puppy accidents, puppy advice
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 109
    03-24-2017 12:48 PM Go to last post
  11. Dog was spayed last week, does this incision look infected?

    My wife had many dogs growing up, but they were always males. So here we find ourselves with a 1 year old female that we just had spayed. We are...

    Started by The4thMan, 03-22-2017 10:23 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 179
    03-22-2017 12:10 PM Go to last post
  12. Puppy hates crate

    My little guy Milo (4 months) has never liked his crate, ever since I took him home in it. He has a nice big pen during the day, and is only ever...

    Started by MiloMama, 03-10-2017 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 317
    03-22-2017 09:15 AM Go to last post
  13. potty training issues older dog

    Greetings! My 2nd post here. I have a beagle/pit mix, female approx 8-10 years old. We have had her 5 years. Rescued from local shelter. She...

    Started by relli1130, 03-09-2017 12:55 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 165
    03-22-2017 04:44 AM Go to last post
  14. Urination issues

    I'm not new to the world of dogs but i now have a puppy that I cannot get trained to urinate outside with any sort of consistency. She is a 6 month...

    Started by CDA, 03-20-2017 02:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 160
    03-21-2017 10:51 PM Go to last post
  15. Dog barking in back yard when I'm with her

    My one year old rescue has a myriad of issues, but one of the primary ones is barking like crazy in the backyard. I've recently realized that she's...

    Started by NorCalFMD, 03-16-2017 09:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 192
    03-20-2017 08:31 PM Go to last post
  16. Positive vs Traditional. Giving me a Headache.

    Been watching a lot of Dog Whisperer (Have all 7 seasons) as well as some "traditional" training on youtube (e.g. Peter Caine). I have also been...

    Started by Concerned, 03-13-2017 03:17 AM
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    03-20-2017 11:47 AM Go to last post
  17. Lightbulb Dog ID Tags - What information do you like to include?

    I was ordering ID tags for my new pup last night, so I did a quick Google search for ideas as far as what to have engraved. There are some very...

    Started by Alisa♥, 03-10-2017 01:43 PM
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    • Views: 613
    03-18-2017 03:46 PM Go to last post
  18. Does anyone know what breed this dog is? Please help!

    I'm not sure if I'm in the right place, but I hope somebody can help me! I have been searching for dogs as I would like to get one in a few months....

    Started by beardie13, 03-18-2017 10:46 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-18-2017 11:01 AM Go to last post
  19. puppy hates his crate

    My 14 week old puppy seems absolutely hates his crate. At first he seemed fine with it, but after the first week, he would whine, sometimes for an...

    Started by MicSoundersXIII, 03-13-2017 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 181
    03-16-2017 01:59 PM Go to last post
  20. Puppy Biting Questions

    I am a first time dog owner who rescued a puppy at 3 months, he is now about 19 weeks. I am unsure of the breed, some sort of hound lab mix maybe. I...

    Started by emiro123, 03-11-2017 06:41 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 269
    03-14-2017 01:21 AM Go to last post

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