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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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    08-19-2014 08:09 PM Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 5
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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: 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. Dog is a wreck in his crate!

    Hey I adopted my dog, Riley from a shelter about a month and a half ago. He is a chi/terrier mix about 13 pounds, about 2 years old. He's got pretty...

    Started by kcdancer, Yesterday 11:29 PM
    crate training, separation anxiety
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 78
    Today 12:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Puppy itching and licking incessantly. Please help.

    I have a 10 week old Pem. Corgi puppy, Watson. We've had him for a week. He is super smart (he already has sit and leave it down pat) and he's very...

    Started by chimunga, 08-28-2014 10:24 PM
    biting, itching, new puppy, scratching, stress
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 107
    Yesterday 10:04 PM Go to last post
  3. Crate Guilt.

    Would love some advice. My husband and I adopted a 5 mo old lab/Irish Setter mix puppy last weekend. His name is Koda and he is very sweet....

    Started by Sweetsbysarah, Yesterday 09:12 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 116
    Yesterday 09:31 PM Go to last post
  4. Favorite YouTube Videos

    I want to watch some videos this weekend that might give me some help with the following areas: nipping/biting, crate training, housetraining in...

    Started by souffoue, 08-15-2014 02:51 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 196
    Yesterday 02:31 PM Go to last post
  5. 4.5 week pup dumped onto me, NEED HELP ASAP

    my sis got a 4.5 week old puppy from some jerks and put it in my apartment, so I'm basically screwed. I believe they're just friends of hers and...

    Started by BoswerLK, 08-26-2014 10:56 PM
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  6. Toilet training and entertaining unvaccinated puppy in apartment

    I am a first time owner and I have had my puppy for a week now, and though she is a sweetheart, she is much more energetic than anticipated at this...

    Started by Dee2727, 08-28-2014 11:10 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 83
    Yesterday 12:19 PM Go to last post
  7. Second dog?

    Hi guys, I would love to get some input, some personal experiences about a second dog. Let me just tell you a little bit about the reason behind my...

    Started by Prozax, 08-26-2014 01:56 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 254
    Yesterday 04:22 AM Go to last post
  8. Leaving Puppy Crated, Home Alone + Other Animals

    Basil is our 14 week old Brittany, who has been lucky (or unlucky) enough to have had me at home with him for the past four weeks since we got him....

    Started by backpackers, 08-28-2014 06:41 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-28-2014 06:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Puppy mouthing while holding treats?

    Hello, i have tried to teach my pup how to lie down by clenching my fist with a treat and put it on the ground. She understood well to get down, but...

    Started by emri, 02-08-2014 09:08 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 483
    08-28-2014 05:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Golden Retriever Puppy Food Advise

    Hello everyone! So Sammy is growing - and its happening so quickly! I know in my first post, I was worried he wasn't eating enough. The vet showed...

    Started by Viantha, 08-26-2014 01:02 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 119
    08-28-2014 03:08 PM Go to last post
  11. Potty Training

    My Schnauzer has been doing relatively good with potty training. He has never pooped inside and understands the word "potty". Once we take him out...

    Started by SchnauzerDaddy, 08-27-2014 05:58 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 135
    08-28-2014 02:49 PM Go to last post
  12. Did I Make A Big Mistake ???

    Hello everyone, I have 2 adult shih tzus and brought in a 9 week old German Shepherd puppy 3 weeks ago. It seems to be going ok for the most part....

    Started by buddyboy1, 08-18-2014 06:02 AM
    • Replies: 16
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    08-28-2014 08:11 AM Go to last post
  13. How often a day does a puppy poop?

    We just got a puppy Monday. He's fantastic!! He's a 3 month old McNab Shepherd, a medium size dog. My hubby says dogs only go poop once a day....

    Started by mindyintx, 05-13-2009 02:52 PM
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    08-28-2014 12:39 AM Go to last post
  14. 12 Week Old Puppy - how often to get up during the night for pee breaks?

    Hi, We have a 12 week old puppy that is crated at night. Most nights he does great, no accidents (usually wakes me up if he needs to go out, I'm...

    Started by souffoue, 08-26-2014 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 204
    08-27-2014 03:20 PM Go to last post
  15. Finding the right breed

    Hello! :) Sometime around two years / next year from now, (when I move) I would like a dog! :) I'm looking for - Very light shedding Healthy...

    Started by xChlorineAddict, 08-26-2014 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 205
    08-27-2014 01:30 AM Go to last post
  16. Hubby and I - huge disagreements about crating

    Hi guys, So after much deliberation we decided to get a crate for our Sammy which arrived today, and he is now sitting in it and whining quite a...

    Started by Viantha, 08-21-2014 10:47 AM
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    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 1,206
    08-26-2014 04:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Question Post-Potty ... dance?

    Lakoda is, as far as I can tell, a typical dog. Except when he's stretching and meowing like a cat, or squeaking like a squeak toy. But I am not...

    Started by SaffronTea, 02-03-2014 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 648
    08-25-2014 03:55 PM Go to last post
  18. Planning A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    Hi there! Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is definitely the dog I want. Are there any tips and tricks how to raise this particular puppy breed, later...

    Started by Faruhs, 08-25-2014 07:34 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 251
    08-25-2014 03:30 PM Go to last post
  19. Searching for the right breed...need help!

    Hello everyone :wave: I want a dog, and me and my boyfriend intend to bring one home in the near future. However, I frankly don't know what is the...

    Started by Solaris, 08-21-2014 12:54 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 511
    08-25-2014 12:55 PM Go to last post
  20. Water for Puppies

    My puppy is almost 9-weeks. How often do you or did you give your pup water? With their weak bladders, im not sure if its a good idea to leave a full...

    Started by THOR_ShortyBull, 08-21-2014 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 393
    08-24-2014 07:35 PM Go to last post

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