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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, 12-21-2010 12:20 AM
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    01-27-2015 06:30 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 02:31 PM
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    02-09-2011 04:59 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 01:45 PM
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    06-03-2010 05:13 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 05:07 PM
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    12-26-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Dipterea Parvo Vaccine Question

    Hi, I found a puppy about 6 weeks ago. Got her check out and shots right away. The vet in El Paso where I found her said get ONE booster for the...

    Started by Aztex, Today 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 12:23 PM Go to last post
  2. Is This Too Much Food For a 15lb+ Puppy?

    Hi, My puppy is ~4 months old some kind of blonde terrier (I found her). Last time at vet 3 weeks ago she was 15lbs and feels heavier now. She...

    Started by Aztex, Today 11:52 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 12:02 PM Go to last post
  3. Getting Dog Acquainted to Dog Crate

    Yesterday I brought home a 1 year old lab mix from the shelter, I am working on getting him acquainted to his dog crate for when I have to leave him...

    Started by dstone84, 02-26-2015 06:30 PM
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  4. Crating during the day - how long is too long?

    I have a 5.5 month old shepherd cross named Jax. My schedule has been rather flexible since we got him in December. When we were to be gone all day...

    Started by Rayrayyy, Yesterday 08:09 PM
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    Yesterday 08:09 PM Go to last post
  5. New dog owner...questions.

    I've read the sticky "Things We Wish Everyone Knew Before They Get A Dog" and have done some specific web searching for different things I felt I...

    Started by Sirgilbert357, 03-02-2015 02:20 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday 02:13 PM Go to last post
  6. What paperwork should I expect from my AKC breeder?

    In a few weeks I will be purchasing a pup from a breeder with both AKC registered sire & dam. The parents lineage (AKC family tree) is listed on the...

    Started by brianosaur, 02-28-2015 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 15
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  7. URGENT - No Choice But To Return To The Shelter??

    I am in need of some urgent advice. Last Wednesday I adopted a heartworm positive 1 yr old mixed lab from the shelter. I believe he has severe...

    Started by dstone84, 03-02-2015 02:25 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 264
    Yesterday 08:52 AM Go to last post
  8. Attn Breeders-Housebreaking Sterile Stud

    I have the opportunity to adopt a smaller breed dog (Biewer Terrier just like Junebug) that is still intact and wears diapers/belly band. The...

    Started by AmyMarie, 03-01-2015 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-02-2015 08:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Crate location for new adult?

    New to the forum and this will be our first dog. We adopted a 2 year old Lab/Retriever mix and pick her up this coming Friday afternoon. She is...

    Started by Sirgilbert357, 02-25-2015 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 191
    03-02-2015 11:53 AM Go to last post
  10. Considering Australian Cattle Dog but live in apartment

    TL;DR Active couple wanting to get an Australian cattle dog but live in an apartment looking for suggestions. Long version: My girlfriend and I...

    Started by Crashher0, 02-10-2015 02:22 PM
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    03-02-2015 11:10 AM Go to last post
  11. Question 8 week old humping puppy

    Hello everyone. :wave: We're new to dog ownership and have recently adopted a little golden retriever puppy. We've had him since 6 weeks...

    Started by Devotednurse, 02-28-2015 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-01-2015 07:15 PM Go to last post
  12. Chances My Dog Going Have Separation Anxiety?

    Hey ya'll I know I have posted this intro before and I apologize for all the questions but its been a long and fun couple of days with my new dog!...

    Started by dstone84, 02-27-2015 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 201
    03-01-2015 10:29 AM Go to last post
  13. Is pet insurance worth it?

    Just wanted to poll the group and see what you all thought about pet insurance. I'm sure different plans vary, but I wasn't sure if any of them were...

    Started by Devotednurse, 03-01-2015 08:10 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 81
    03-01-2015 08:50 AM Go to last post
  14. Adult Dog Correcting Puppy - How Much Is Too Much? Pit Mix/AmStaff

    Hey all, I have a quick question concerning the relationship between my adult dog (11yr old pit mix - fear aggressive with most dogs but has...

    Started by ChelseaOliver, 02-24-2015 12:56 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-28-2015 11:42 AM Go to last post
  15. Newly Adopted 1 Yr Old Lab Always Wants to be Outside

    I brought home a black lab mix that is about 1 yr old from the shelter yesterday afternoon. All last evening he was pretty still drugged out from...

    Started by dstone84, 02-26-2015 11:45 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 286
    02-27-2015 07:09 PM Go to last post
  16. What the ??? male/female interest

    Last night Katie and Tyson were very interested in each others' bits: sniffing, licking, Tyson was being humpy. Why? Katie is spayed, but Tyson is...

    Started by cookieface, 02-26-2015 10:45 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 399
    02-27-2015 06:54 PM Go to last post
  17. Question Separating Littermates

    Hey guys, longtime dog owner but first time owner of two puppies. I found two little lab mixes (one black, one chocolate - I'll post photos soon!)...

    Started by Sunbean, 02-25-2015 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 278
    02-27-2015 08:37 AM Go to last post
  18. Puppy Jerking

    uppy jerking Hi, I have a 5 month old Japanese Spitz puppy who I've had for a week now. The night we adopted him, his stomach area started...

    Started by thuanseng, 02-27-2015 12:45 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-27-2015 12:58 AM Go to last post
  19. Best Mid-Range Dog Food / Treats for 3 Yr Old Lab

    I plan on adopting a 3 yr old Labrador from the county shelter this weekend and was looking for some advice on what kind of dog food / training...

    Started by dstone84, 02-19-2015 11:22 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 459
    02-26-2015 08:26 PM Go to last post
  20. Outside vs. inside potty training

    We have a 10-week old mini Goldendoodle who just had his first boosters (2nd round of shots) this morning. We live in a high rise in Chicago, and...

    Started by DaveInChicago, 02-23-2015 04:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 241
    02-26-2015 03:59 PM Go to last post

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