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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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    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 114
    • Views: 68,893
    07-31-2015 10:15 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: 3,023
    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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    • Replies: 72
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    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: 111,686
    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: 44,914
    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Go to first new post Pet Owners: Need a Structured Morning Routine?

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  2. Question Loose Leash Training a Westie

    Hello! I am a first time dog owner, but have had my Westie puppy for close to two years now. I was hoping some experienced people out there could...

    Started by C&D, 05-24-2016 12:12 AM
    loose leash, training, westie
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 128
    05-24-2016 09:09 PM Go to last post
  3. New Pup + Current Jealous GSD

    So I got a new puppy, a German Husky. He is 5 months old and is very sweet and gentle. The introduction to my current Dog, a Full GSD named Gypsy...

    Started by Jennasis, 05-24-2016 03:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 78
    05-24-2016 03:55 PM Go to last post
  4. How to Play with VERY Nippy Puppy?

    I have a 3.5 month old mixed breed (looks like GSD/Husky/Lab) puppy named Frankie. She was found as a stray at 3 weeks old and was in a foster home...

    Started by MaddyBuddy, 05-04-2016 01:45 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 454
    05-24-2016 09:37 AM Go to last post
  5. New here and I need some advice on my dogs

    I have had my Black Lab for 2 yearsish. I got him at 4.5 months old, and after 2 months I had left an abusive relationship. I found a lady who...

    Started by DieselsMum88, 04-20-2016 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 512
    05-23-2016 06:33 PM Go to last post
  6. Annoying "support"

    Ok, so I want to get a dog. I've never had one before, and every time I bring the subject up to a loved one, they say stuff like,"A dog? don't you...

    Started by Peachy_Keen, 05-20-2016 11:14 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 464
    05-22-2016 01:22 PM Go to last post
  7. Puppy signals to go outside to play?

    So my 4 month old Boston Terrier mix is finally starting to signal to go to the bathroom, although he's not totally reliable yet. However, whenever...

    Started by Isaac30001, 05-18-2016 02:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 141
    05-20-2016 03:51 PM Go to last post
  8. Too much Exercise for Puppy?

    Hi! My puppy Frankie is four months old. She was found as a stray and looks to be some sort of husky/GSD/lab mix. She has A LOT of energy. Currently,...

    Started by MaddyBuddy, 05-16-2016 11:12 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 307
    05-19-2016 09:20 PM Go to last post
  9. Do some dogs just never understand potty training?

    I'm sorry for posting such a rehashed subject, I've read through a ton of advice but I still feel completely lost on getting our puppy to understand...

    Started by PixieDust, 05-18-2016 08:36 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 251
    05-19-2016 08:15 PM Go to last post
  10. Is she peeing enough?

    I realize that I'm pretty fortunate not to have to deal with accidents at home, but I'm wondering if I should be concerned. On weekdays, she goes out...

    Started by Elwlyn, 05-18-2016 12:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 101
    05-19-2016 07:55 AM Go to last post
  11. 3 weeks and puppy is STILL crying in her crate

    I have a real head scratcher on my hands. This is our 2nd puppy and she is almost the opposite of our older dog in every way. She doesn't seem to be...

    Started by Rorschach, 05-04-2016 08:54 AM
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 723
    05-16-2016 03:59 PM Go to last post
  12. Training without leash?

    Hi, i wanna ask if its dangerous/risky to try training my dog without leash. I want for example to tell him 'Stay' and then call him to come to me....

    Started by Psycho07, 05-03-2016 04:15 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 368
    05-16-2016 10:34 AM Go to last post
  13. Dog Reactivity: Help with Body Language

    Hi! It's my first time trying to read body language. I did know some basic stuff, but not all the subtle signals. Now that my dog is reactive to...

    Started by Miss_Cookie, 05-15-2016 02:08 PM
    body language, reactivity
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 147
    05-15-2016 08:22 PM Go to last post
  14. Question Training puppy to hold it

    My puppy is 5 1/2 months and has mastered going outside on the balcony (to her designated area) to do her business. She will hold it all night and...

    Started by Kez, 05-11-2016 11:41 PM
    housetraining, potty training problem, puppy accidents
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 283
    05-12-2016 07:16 PM Go to last post
  15. Don't know how to potty train dog, crate training not working.

    Me and my wife cannot figure out how to potty train our puppy. We got him when he was 12 weeks old at the beginning of October 2015. We’ve been...

    Started by jspitz, 03-23-2016 08:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    beagle, crate training, potty training, puppy
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,525
    05-12-2016 06:39 AM Go to last post
  16. Tips for too energetic/rough playing dog.

    Hi everybody, I'm the owner of a 1 and a half yo old pitbull mix. I found him on the streets when he was about 3 months old, very weak and with a...

    Started by hurt720, 05-08-2016 09:19 AM
    cats, pitbull, rough playing
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 309
    05-09-2016 04:21 PM Go to last post
  17. lychee seeds and hay question

    Typical puppy, chews on anything and plays keep-away if she thinks I'm going to take it from her (we're working on that) So first, we have a...

    Started by xuehua, 05-09-2016 03:20 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 133
    05-09-2016 03:20 PM Go to last post
  18. She pees when she's afraid! Is this normal?

    I've never had a dog do this before, and while I've seen a few dogs who have peed when they're very excited, I've never had to deal with it myself. ...

    Started by PixieDust, 05-09-2016 12:27 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 141
    05-09-2016 01:23 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Is crate necessary for puppy?

    Hi, i dont know if this question has been already answered somewhere else but i just need to ask that. So is a crate necessary for a puppy? I have...

    Started by Psycho07, 05-02-2016 07:17 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 502
    05-09-2016 12:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Feeding

    So I have a B&T coonhound, she is 9 weeks old. I've transitioned out her old food and have her on a new food - Whole Earth puppy. The food she was...

    Started by turnforthenurse, 05-04-2016 11:32 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 171
    05-08-2016 12:20 AM Go to last post
  21. New Dog owner. Concerns/ help

    Hello I recently got a dog (yesterday, May.4th). He's a 10 month old neutered Miniature American Eskimo. As a new owner, I have a few concerns, and...

    Started by Eski, 05-05-2016 11:25 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 379
    05-06-2016 02:31 PM Go to last post

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