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Dog Forums: First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions

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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    01-19-2014 10:16 AM 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
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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
    • Replies: 0
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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Dogs don't get along anymore...

    Hello. I'm seeking advice on my two dogs, Satsuki and Hachiko. They're both females, Satsuki is a 2yr old Australian cattle dog x lab and Hachiko is...

    Started by cupcake-a-b-c, 04-16-2014 07:23 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 194
    Today 06:47 PM Go to last post
  2. Dog park CLOSED!!!

    So this is more of a rant than a question. We have finally found the solution to our 5.5 month old puppy's endless energy... The dog park! She...

    Started by Brooklynsmom, Today 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 36
    Today 05:39 PM Go to last post
  3. Will Duke lift his leg to pee?

    Hi, all, So, in the last week and a half, I've noticed Duke FINALLY start to lift his leg to pee. He's done it 3 times that I noticed. Once, on...

    Started by Pittsburgh Duke, Today 01:40 PM
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    • Views: 89
    Today 05:01 PM Go to last post
  4. walking issue with my dog, how to fix?

    I have 2 year old shihtzu who is just a horrible walker with me. This has been going on for 2 years now and am beyond frustrated. She walks great...

    Started by Puppy0226, 04-13-2014 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 168
    Today 01:26 PM Go to last post
  5. Teaching a puppy to listen!

    Hello, Our pup, majority of the time is very good. He sits on command, goes to his bed on command, waits for his food & gives his toys, majority...

    Started by ayala, 04-13-2014 06:59 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 300
    Today 01:17 PM Go to last post
  6. Question Lost deciding how to get a dog

    (I *think* I'm posting in the right place? Sorry if not...) Hello, I've been ho-humming about getting a dog for over a year. I don't have any...

    Started by trebeck, Yesterday 08:29 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 255
    Today 12:54 PM Go to last post
  7. Urine killing my grass?

    So has this happened to anyone else? What did you do about it... How can I fix it... Our old dog didn't so this.. Our pup is a male (6months)but pees...

    Started by kfreker, Today 06:45 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 76
    Today 09:22 AM Go to last post
  8. Counter surfing!! Ahhh!

    Does anyone have any advice for this!? We have tried everything... saying OFF! in a firm voice and removing him, and everything in between. He doesnt...

    Started by kfreker, Yesterday 07:01 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 46
    Yesterday 08:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Crating Issues

    Hi all. Our puppy is around 16 weeks. She sleeps very well in her crate. My husband can usually get her in her crate easily anytime. Unless I catch...

    Started by Smeslie, 04-14-2014 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 174
    04-16-2014 11:35 PM Go to last post
  10. New Puppy

    Hi all. I have a new puppy. A King Charles Cavalier named Izzy. She's 10 weeks old and I have had her a week now. She settled into my home really...

    Started by Pacey, 04-14-2014 11:43 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 211
    04-16-2014 10:56 AM Go to last post
  11. Over excessive panting?

    So its been going on for a about a month now. My 5 1/2 goldendoodle has been panting more than usually. The weather is just starting to break here...

    Started by kfreker, 04-14-2014 01:25 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 152
    04-16-2014 08:37 AM Go to last post
  12. Throw up after raw bone for teeth cleaning

    Gave my 17kg dog a raw bone for the first time for the purpose of cleaning her teeth. It was a pork knee/joint kind of bone. She chewed it until only...

    Started by Biddity, 04-14-2014 01:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 164
    04-15-2014 06:25 PM Go to last post
  13. Schedule for puppy

    Here's the link about how I got my pup http://www.dogforums.com/first-time-dog-owner/282817-first-time-dog-owner.html He'll be 4 weeks on Friday....

    Started by Titan's Mom, 04-15-2014 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 122
    04-15-2014 03:40 PM Go to last post
  14. Puppy won't leave adult dog be

    I have two four month old puppies in my home along with their parents (Daisy, the mother and James, the father). Although all of them get along at...

    Started by DaisyBeagle1, 04-14-2014 10:43 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 130
    04-14-2014 10:43 PM Go to last post
  15. Barking only at home?

    Another issue i want to talk about is the barking my pup does at home. and only at home. When he is on our porch with us and sees someone walk by its...

    Started by kfreker, 04-14-2014 01:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 125
    04-14-2014 04:12 PM Go to last post
  16. Smile Fence question for a new dog

    Hi all, My name is Lauren and I'm new here. My husband and I are closing on our first house this week and finally have a fenced yard for a dog, so...

    Started by LoloMyDear, 04-07-2014 07:51 AM
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    fence, puppy, rescue
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 641
    04-14-2014 01:33 PM Go to last post
  17. Calming Supplements

    I'm considering purchasing some type of calming supplement for Watson and wanted to see what everyone would recommend. For some background: I...

    Started by elrohwen, 04-07-2014 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 326
    04-14-2014 12:54 PM Go to last post
  18. Is a German Shepherd Right For Me?

    Next year I will be starting my Sophomore year in college, and my roommate and I are considering bringing in a dog to live with us. I will ultimately...

    Started by RMor1177, 04-05-2014 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 470
    04-14-2014 10:53 AM Go to last post
  19. puppy barking when sees people/other dogs

    Hey, so the last real annoying puppy habit that Jax has is that he will bark when he sees other people and/or dogs while on a leash. Basically when...

    Started by Kyle071785, 04-11-2014 12:57 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 315
    04-14-2014 10:04 AM Go to last post
  20. Question Seeking advice on introducing our cat with our new puppy

    Hello and greetings to you all! I'd like to ask for your time to read about our current situation with introducing our cat and puppy and will...

    Started by ayala, 04-09-2014 11:15 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 203
    04-13-2014 06:57 AM Go to last post

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