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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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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Go to first new post How One Runner Gets Motivation From Her Senior Dog

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  2. Low/light shedding dogs

    I've been thinking of getting a dog for a while now and have my eyes set on pointers as I used to dog sit a German short haired pointer and I loved...

    Started by theproman23, Today 08:11 AM
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  3. How much is too much?

    So Ghost LOVES loves looooooovvvvvess to chew. Every day when I take my daughter to school, I put Ghost in his crate with his Kong (stuffed with pb...

    Started by Erin80, Yesterday 12:09 PM
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  4. Crate crying

    Hey guys. So my puppy is generally very good in his crate. At bed time (10pm) i put him in there and he knows its time to sleep and off he goes....

    Started by shorty1988m, Yesterday 11:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
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  5. Just gotta say....

    It is SO nice once your puppy understands the idea of going to the washroom outside! Ghost used to need to go out every 30 min max when we first got...

    Started by Erin80, Yesterday 12:13 PM
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    Yesterday 02:46 PM Go to last post
  6. Having chew issues...

    The only thing so far that he REALLY loves to chew is Bully sticks. I tried the This and That chews, which are like Himalayan chews, and he was...

    Started by Erin80, 10-29-2014 06:43 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 225
    Yesterday 01:15 PM Go to last post
  7. Are They Ever *Truly* Housebroken??

    Okay, so we've moved into a new house and that requires a big readjustment and new routine. And now, instead of being able to go straight out the...

    Started by CobbersMom, 10-24-2014 07:14 AM
    downstairs, indoor pee problem, outside is outside
    • Replies: 11
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    Yesterday 12:15 PM Go to last post
  8. toy stealing

    What should I do (if anything) if one dog takes a toy away from the other? I don't think it's an issue of wanting a particular toy; I think it's more...

    Started by cookieface, 10-30-2014 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 226
    Yesterday 11:03 AM Go to last post
  9. Soon to be first time dog owner

    Hello everyone, I'm looking to adopt a dog in the next week and I think I am ready for one but wanted to get some thoughts from experienced...

    Started by theproman23, 10-30-2014 04:49 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 08:38 AM Go to last post
  10. Adopted a 3.5 y/o GSD / Canaan mix. Had some questions!

    Hi all, My wife and I recently decided to make the move to adopt a new dog as we have always wanted one. I have owned dogs my whole life albeit...

    Started by kcrumpto, 10-30-2014 01:40 PM
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    10-30-2014 03:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Questions and Concerns before owning a dog.

    I am going to be 18 soon and have had my heart set on a dog for years, german shepherd to be specific. I just have a few questions so I know what I'm...

    Started by Tyler_X, 08-30-2014 06:07 PM
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    10-30-2014 12:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Puppy-Owner Attachment/Pack Leader

    Hello All, I have a tiny puppy husky mix named King. I got him when he was only 5 weeks old due to an emergency situation. I know this is fairly...

    Started by King Kong, 10-29-2014 05:34 AM
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    10-30-2014 09:08 AM Go to last post
  13. Getting a little bit frustrated

    Hey guys. New puppy owner here with a French bulldog. Sorry if this is a little long winded but I'm getting a little frustrated and I've made a few...

    Started by shorty1988m, 10-27-2014 10:07 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 362
    10-29-2014 09:07 AM Go to last post
  14. Harness and Leash Biting

    Hi! I just adopted a 9 month old neutered pit/lab mix from a shelter one week ago today. They said he had been originally adopted at about 3 months...

    Started by A-Z, 10-25-2014 06:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 267
    10-29-2014 05:53 AM Go to last post
  15. Training Advice Needed.....

    Hi all, sorry if this is a bit long winded but here we go: Picked up my lab/springer cross pup last Friday. He's approaching 9 weeks and i've...

    Started by shkbop91, 10-28-2014 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 146
    10-29-2014 03:46 AM Go to last post
  16. Puppy behavior after day care

    Hi everyone, I'm a first time mama to a little 5 month old havanese girl, and since I work 8-9 hour days, I just started to sent her to doggy day...

    Started by aerialdreams, 10-27-2014 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 327
    10-28-2014 02:21 PM Go to last post
  17. Finding the right dog

    Hi everyone! My family is planning on getting a dog soon and I came here to do some research. What my fam is looking for Low / no shedding -...

    Started by xChlorineAddict, 10-27-2014 06:21 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-27-2014 03:58 PM Go to last post
  18. Puppy teething- I need some advice.

    Watson is starting to teeth pretty bad. He's already lost one, and there are at least two others that are loose. He get whiny and bitey if he doesn't...

    Started by chimunga, 10-20-2014 03:42 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 307
    10-27-2014 09:04 AM Go to last post
  19. puppy walking difficulties...

    so....I'm discovering a neighborhood with a severe litter problem in the fall is probably the worst starting environment to teach ghost how to go on...

    Started by BoswerLK, 10-24-2014 11:42 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 405
    10-26-2014 04:49 PM Go to last post
  20. Pigs ears....

    This world of dog chews is so new to me. When I was growing up, my mom used to buy our dog the same kind of rawhide bone, every single time, no...

    Started by Erin80, 10-26-2014 06:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 171
    10-26-2014 09:42 AM Go to last post
  21. Dog Afraid to Come in House

    We adopted a sweet girl from a shelter about 2 weeks ago. She's a lab mix about 18 months old. She's never been abused, but until we brought her home...

    Started by SummersMom, 10-22-2014 04:01 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 283
    10-26-2014 08:58 AM Go to last post

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