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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. Best Way to Clean Apartment Patio Poo Stains?

    We have trained Thor to do his business at our Apartment Patio. We lay pee pads 50% of the Patio area, however the cement area is where he Poo. ...

    Started by THOR_ShortyBull, Yesterday 10:13 PM
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  2. Puppy is Resource Guarding toward Older Dog

    I have two French Bulldogs. One is a male, he is 1 year old. We have a female as well, who is 5 months old. They are actually half siblings, and they...

    Started by kopsitnick, Yesterday 10:38 AM
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  3. 4 month old puppy is guarding me.

    Hi, I have a 4 month old puppy (maltese) that doesn't let any stranger get near her/me. At first I thought she was terrified of strangers but I...

    Started by Kia, 08-29-2015 06:20 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    08-30-2015 02:28 PM Go to last post
  4. Soon-to-be first-time owner

    I've wanted a dog for very long now, but was never able to get one. Now the opportunity has suddenly arisen when I least expected it and I haven't...

    Started by Seizure1990, 10-06-2012 06:51 PM
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    08-30-2015 11:37 AM Go to last post
  5. Can I Take my Puppy Outside Yet?????

    Hi All, I've had a few dogs in my lifetime but this is my first experience with a puppy. Ella is a 15 week old Rottie/mix and we live in NYC....

    Started by Lyndjp193, 08-28-2015 06:50 PM
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    08-30-2015 11:29 AM Go to last post
  6. Suddenly peeing in house

    So, the rescue dog I've had for about 2.5 weeks now has suddenly had a couple of peeing accidents. Once she went on the bathroom bathmat, once by the...

    Started by savagem13, 08-27-2015 09:25 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    08-28-2015 02:46 PM Go to last post
  7. Puppy Not Eating...Fine Otherwise...

    Hi, Puppy, (9 month old ~30lb terrier mix) woke up in fine spirits acting fine as usual but has no appetite. I had put a little steak...

    Started by Aztex, 08-20-2015 10:54 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-28-2015 11:32 AM Go to last post
  8. Advice on adopting first (adult) dog

    I am looking to adopt a dog and wanted to get advice on how long an adult dog could go without me being home. A little about me: gone for 8-9...

    Started by jill_d, 08-25-2015 09:31 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-27-2015 07:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Our 5-month-old puppy is throwing scary tantrums!

    Hello all! I hope you're in the mood for some heavy reading... :redface: My boyfriend and I both come from dog-owning families, but we are now...

    Started by CMurphy105, 08-21-2015 10:57 AM
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    behavior change, tantrum
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  10. Separating Two Friends :( (Pitbull and Chihuahua)

    For those of you that don't know me, I'm Briana. I have two wonderful dogs and love them very much. Serena is a female chihuahua mix that was dropped...

    Started by Summertimexo, 08-20-2015 06:30 PM
    chihuahua, pitbull, separating dogs
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    08-27-2015 03:34 PM Go to last post
  11. 14 week old puppy, next steps in house training?

    We have a 14 week old Maltipoo puppy and we've been working hard on housetraining since bring him home at 8 weeks, he was trained on pads from the...

    Started by kal0828, 08-24-2015 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-27-2015 03:26 PM Go to last post
  12. Night time nightmare

    Good morning everyone, We got our new eight week old Australian shepherd puppy, Motley just two nights ago. We're now on our second consecutive...

    Started by RandomSanity, 08-23-2015 06:25 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    08-27-2015 03:20 PM Go to last post
  13. Help! Why does she do this?

    So, I've had Sasha for about 2.5 weeks now. Most of you thought she was a rat terrier x husky mix when I posted her photo. She is 7 months old...

    Started by savagem13, 08-25-2015 05:46 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    08-26-2015 06:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Terrorized by my Puppy

    Franklin (Coon Hound Mix) is 3 months old now and I am still constantly being bitten. We had a few good days and I was jinxed into thinking I'd made...

    Started by goodwolve, 06-30-2015 11:49 AM
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  15. How much is too much exercise?

    We have an almost 4 month old Lab-Cocker Spaniel mix, shes around 21lbs and all black. I have been taking her on mini-hikes around an hour or...

    Started by zoey2015, 08-25-2015 07:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-26-2015 01:41 PM Go to last post
  16. Question Am I qualified to get a puppy?

    So I want to get a German Shepherd puppy. I'll tell you about my current conditions and you tell me whether they're okay for the dog or not. ...

    Started by ramymartinez, 08-24-2015 06:48 PM
    adoption, puppy
    • Replies: 19
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    08-26-2015 11:02 AM Go to last post
  17. How to potty train puppy to use indoor pads while also training her to go outside

    My puppy is starting to learn that she should relieve herself outside, but she still has accidents every once in a while, so she's not completely...

    Started by BrowniesPerson, 08-23-2015 02:19 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 330
    08-25-2015 06:02 PM Go to last post
  18. Question Puppy Biting

    Hi all! I have a new puppy named Jade, she's about 7 weeks now. I had gotten her from a family friend. The mom only gave birth to her, so I knew when...

    Started by Km1263, 08-17-2015 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 370
    08-24-2015 09:02 PM Go to last post
  19. My dog doesn't know how to play!

    Hello everyone. I recently adopted a dog who was found roaming. She has no idea how to play. She is afraid of toys. How can I get her playing?...

    Started by ocean_current, 08-22-2015 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 209
    08-24-2015 06:40 PM Go to last post
  20. Puppy has lost interest in eating

    I don't know why, but my puppy is not interested in her food at all. I've noticed her appetite decreasing since Thursday, and yesterday and today she...

    Started by BrowniesPerson, 08-17-2015 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 330
    08-24-2015 06:24 PM Go to last post

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