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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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    03-15-2015 08:23 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
    • Views: 104,348
    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
    • Views: 36,554
    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Smile Question: Training a pup

    :wave:I have a question! I am a new pup owner, first time since I was in highschool. That was not a good experience as my mother really mistreated my...

    Started by MeganP, Today 05:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 25
    Today 05:40 PM Go to last post
  2. Puppy behavior - Zoomies?

    It has been a week since we welcomed our puppy to our home. He is just 10 weeks old. So through reading, I followed the "general rule" to ignore...

    Started by krimsoncity, Yesterday 11:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 122
    Today 11:48 AM Go to last post
  3. How to handle Day 1 w/ 8wo pup? ......getting nervous.

    I realize that no matter how much I read & study nothing will prepare me for a 8 week old Lab pup. I am literally more nervous expecting this little...

    Started by brianosaur, 03-05-2015 07:30 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 829
    Today 08:54 AM Go to last post
  4. Puppy thinks mulch is a treat and I can't remove it. Help please!

    I adopted my boxer mix 2 weeks ago from a rescue organization. He is now 14weeks and was in foster care with his 2 brothers from age 8-12weeks. We...

    Started by boxermastiffmix, 03-20-2015 10:06 AM
    mulch, potty pad, potty training, potty training problem
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 342
    Today 08:48 AM Go to last post
  5. Puppy first night/day home

    Hi everyone. So here is my story. I brought my 8 week old Morkie home last night from a breeder probably around 7:15pm. He was shaking at first...

    Started by coach122, Today 08:46 AM
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  6. 2 potty questions 2 different dogs, HELP PLEASE

    Potty question 1 Can you retrain a dog to go potty at certain times of day? I have a lab he is almost 4, he's been an outside dog all this time. He...

    Started by nds1981, 03-16-2015 07:12 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 483
    Today 12:02 AM Go to last post
  7. My puppy is viscous as hell.

    Ok, so I'm not new to owning dogs. My wife and I rescued two adults, a Lab and a GSD. However, we always had this dream dog of ours, and after buying...

    Started by Jaegur, 03-23-2015 08:22 AM
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    Yesterday 02:40 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 07:10 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 775
    Yesterday 11:15 AM Go to last post
  9. Natural Balance Vs Blue Buffalo Dry food

    I recently had food and air borne allergy tests done on my 3 yr old pointer/hound mix and it seems that the poor guy has a ton of them! He seems...

    Started by theproman23, 03-24-2015 04:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 192
    Yesterday 10:25 AM Go to last post
  10. Question Help! New GSD - cat chasing & barking at night [Long post + pictures]

    Hi! I recently got a 3 year old GSD (like… 1.5 weeks ago). Her name is Porsche. She is a breeder return - previous family had to leave the...

    Started by Alla, 03-25-2015 11:00 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 369
    Yesterday 10:20 AM Go to last post
  11. Do you think Dogs have a sense of time?

    I was told a dog doesnt really know if you've been gone for 5 mins or 5 hours because they have no awareness of time. Do you think that's true??

    Started by Olafs_Mommy, 03-23-2015 06:46 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 341
    Yesterday 09:49 AM Go to last post
  12. Unhappy New Brand of Puppy Pad= Serious Problem. & A Lot More- Long

    New brand of puppy pads and suddenly Maera is eating the pad!!! I walked in on her eating her puppy pad quite a few times over the past few days that...

    Started by mossboss, 03-24-2015 09:31 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 443
    Yesterday 09:46 AM Go to last post
  13. Leaving 5+mo Old Puppy Home Alone

    Hi, SO far I have been able to have my terrier puppy either with me, a friend or leave in a nice cool ventilated SUV for <1 hour, but I am going...

    Started by Aztex, 03-24-2015 01:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 221
    03-26-2015 08:52 PM Go to last post
  14. 2nd Dog - Recommended or not????

    Hi Everyone, After over 10 years of my wife pushing for us to adopt a dog, we adopted Lincoln back in September. I have to say, I've become a dog...

    Started by BostonDan, 03-24-2015 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 326
    03-25-2015 02:51 PM Go to last post
  15. Indoor potty vs outdoor potty

    I live in an apartment complex with a lot of other dogs and I was just wondering, when it comes time to potty train my dog, I really want to potty...

    Started by missc89, 03-24-2015 01:27 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 215
    03-25-2015 11:48 AM Go to last post
  16. Bringing home a puppy!

    I have a 4-6 year old dog named Simba. He is about 35 pounds and believed to be a basenji mix. We found him when he was fully grown abandon on a...

    Started by simbadingo, 03-17-2015 09:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 386
    03-24-2015 03:44 AM Go to last post
  17. Puppy Ate 4" of Large Whimzee Stick at once

    Hi, 5 month old 21 lb terrier puppy. She had a Whimzee stick for 2 months and hardly dented it. It looked kinda dried up so I bought a new one...

    Started by Aztex, 03-24-2015 12:31 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 113
    03-24-2015 12:31 AM Go to last post
  18. Housebreaking and potty training

    Remember to include the Piddle Place for your new puppy. No more messy puppy pads or accidents. Allow your dog the comfort and dignity of the best...

    Started by Piddleplace, 03-23-2015 05:49 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 89
    03-23-2015 05:49 PM Go to last post
  19. He Poops & Pee's on two different training pads....Why7

    So even though he's not going on the training pads on his own, we still have to pick him up and put him on it. We found out yesterday that he likes...

    Started by Olafs_Mommy, 03-21-2015 11:42 AM
    new pup, potty training
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 280
    03-22-2015 10:37 PM Go to last post
  20. Final vaccines at 17.5 weeks, outside ok?

    Hi all- Penny (French bulldog) is 17.5 weeks old and got her final round (incl rabies shot) today. Can I start taking her on walks outside? Or...

    Started by MattMV, 03-07-2015 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 497
    03-22-2015 05:54 PM Go to last post

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