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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
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 133
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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
    • Views: 5,537
    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
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 102,367
    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
    • Views: 113,541
    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
    • Views: 48,240
    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Puppy has me frazzled!

    I don't think you can help me, except to say that she is a puppy and will grow out of it. But maybe you can.... We have a 3 month old Toller. ...

    Started by Tollerowner, Today 10:34 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 44
    Today 10:46 AM Go to last post
  2. 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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    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 1,548
    Yesterday 10:22 PM Go to last post
  3. I miss sleep.. puppy waking up too much at night

    I can't remember at all how it was with my old dogs but this is killing me! Our puppy is 4.5? months old and we got her 7 weeks ago. I go to...

    Started by Francl27, 05-18-2017 04:36 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 381
    Yesterday 04:31 PM Go to last post
  4. Help! Mouthy dog

    My puppy is 7 months old now. He was extremely mouthy as a puppy but I did the ignore tactic (yelping got him more excited) like the "bite stops...

    Started by emiro123, 05-24-2017 02:14 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 128
    05-24-2017 07:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Leash difficulty

    Hello, we have a 9 week old yellow lab that we brought home on Saturday. We're using a combination of crate and umbilical chord training for potty...

    Started by Connieb3, 05-18-2017 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 282
    05-24-2017 07:21 PM Go to last post
  6. Puppy is Aggressive Towards Non-alpha family

    Hi guys, I'm hoping someone here can help me out. My fiancee and I have a 3 month old border collie/lab mix named Benji. He is a good dog, for me. He...

    Started by Thepc, 05-24-2017 11:03 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 141
    05-24-2017 06:56 PM Go to last post
  7. Spay and Incontinence

    My six month old puppy is potty trained-- other than a random accident once in a blue moon, it rarely ever happens. She can hold it all night and up...

    Started by mbaker, 05-23-2017 07:00 PM
    incontinence, puppy, spay
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 83
    05-23-2017 07:38 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Is this a puppy phase? 3 mo. old pup is suddenly growling at any dog she meets...

    Yikes, this is going to be a long one. If you have any suggestions, feel free to skim (I wouldn't fault anyone for not reading this whole post, but I...

    Started by Alisa♥, 05-19-2017 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 192
    05-21-2017 12:15 PM Go to last post
  9. Puppy Leash Reactivity

    I have a 6 month old cocker spaniel/chihuahua mix named Osha... She's full of energy, loves everyone and is very smart! We've been training her from...

    Started by mbaker, 05-19-2017 12:39 PM
    aggression, barking, leash reactivity, training a puppy
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 88
    05-19-2017 06:03 PM Go to last post
  10. Puppy Food Change Help?

    So i got my little Griffin about 3-4 weeks ago now(Hes currently 14 weeks old) He was on a food called Burges when i got him (soaked aswell), so...

    Started by Kayulzz, 05-19-2017 08:06 AM
    diarheea, food, help advice please pit, puppy
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 77
    05-19-2017 11:10 AM Go to last post
  11. Need help with new puppy

    Hello all, I brought home my new puppy chance 3 weeks ago. He is a Springer spaniel standard poodle mix, and is now 10 weeks old. Since then I've...

    Started by Chanceis, 05-17-2017 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 222
    05-19-2017 09:14 AM Go to last post
  12. 5month old puppy or a fresh start ?

    Right now i am looking at a Keeshond, he is 5 moth 6 days old now. At the moment he is with his brothers and few other dogs in the house with...

    Started by SimonSays, 05-16-2017 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 298
    05-19-2017 01:09 AM Go to last post
  13. Considering getting a bull terrier. Any tips?

    Hi. I consider getting a bull terrier because i like this breed. They seem funny, active and friendly dogs. Bull terriers are not very popular in my...

    Started by iLikeTerrier, 05-15-2017 09:40 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 166
    05-17-2017 05:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Whining puppy when out in day time. Help!

    We have a 10 week old jack Russell. We have his bed in his crate, and leave the crate door open during the day so he has run of the utility and...

    Started by Lwhitney, 04-14-2017 06:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 209
    05-16-2017 06:01 PM Go to last post
  15. Puppy suddenly refused to walk outside

    Dear fellow doglovers, I recently adopted a 15 weeks old male american pitbull terrier called Jazz. On the first day I took him home, we...

    Started by Eisenschilda, 04-15-2017 11:33 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 277
    05-16-2017 05:50 PM Go to last post
  16. (Help) puppy integration

    I feel like I have a serious situation I currently have an older German shepherd (male) who is 5 years old. He's quite protective of my wife and I...

    Started by Maximillion, 05-03-2017 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 158
    05-16-2017 05:37 PM Go to last post
  17. Tips for a Baby Corgi + Pics

    So tomorrow my boyfriend is going to the breeders to pick out one of the three corgi girls. It's gonna be ready to leave with us second week of June,...

    Started by Faruhs, 05-12-2017 03:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 203
    05-15-2017 10:29 PM Go to last post
  18. New puppy tips? + PUPPY PHOTOS

    Apologies for the paragraph TLDR at the bottom! So i got a new puppy on Saturday and he seems to be settling in really well so far. He's now 11...

    Started by Kayulzz, 04-25-2017 03:48 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 406
    05-12-2017 08:04 AM Go to last post
  19. Doggy Daycare?

    Hi all! So I'm going to college soon and my mom won't be able to provide my dog with the energy outlet she needs. Currently my dog, Oakley, will...

    Started by Elizabeth1568, 05-05-2017 10:07 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 372
    05-11-2017 12:00 PM Go to last post
  20. Puppy and Stairs. Bad for Joints?

    Is it safe for a Pomeranian pup (9 months old) to go up and down the stairs (1 story, 2 flights). Each step is taller than the pup's shoulder. I have...

    Started by Concerned, 05-09-2017 06:58 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 170
    05-11-2017 01:07 AM Go to last post

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