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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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    04-26-2014 11:16 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
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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Housebreaking Question

    My puppy is 4 months old and if I take her out at her regular intervals she hardly has accidents. I know she is not fully house broken yet. My...

    Started by gho, Yesterday 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday 10:55 PM Go to last post
  2. How to keep puppy from trying to grab piercing?

    Just got a puppy around a week ago a pitbull/husky hes a great dog just he keeps trying to grab my eyebrow piercing its not fully healed. He really...

    Started by Bomani, Yesterday 11:52 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 100
    Yesterday 03:31 PM Go to last post
  3. is it okay to lock dogs outside as "punishment"?

    I have two dogs, both two-month old males, that I have recently brought home. Toffee came home 4 days earlier while Loki have just arrived yesterday....

    Started by loversfire, 07-29-2014 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 288
    Yesterday 08:39 AM Go to last post
  4. Pitbull help!

    Hi everyone, so here's the story I have a 3 year old 15 pound havanese who is such a great dog! Yesterday, we adopted a 4 month Pitbull. He is...

    Started by Gmosquera54, 07-29-2014 07:10 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 130
    Yesterday 07:56 AM Go to last post
  5. dog mats

    What kind of mat do you use for "go to mat" training or teaching "settle on a mat"? Katie has a bed, but it's not really portable (and has now been...

    Started by cookieface, 07-09-2014 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    07-29-2014 09:53 PM Go to last post
  6. Captain and the car!

    Hi all - I adopted Captain from a rescue home last week. On the journey home he drooled like there was no tomorrow and eventually threw up. On that...

    Started by Domxcheng, 07-29-2014 05:33 AM
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    07-29-2014 01:10 PM Go to last post
  7. Getting into the car

    Luna wont get into the car by herself. As soon as you try to get her to get in, she puts on the brakes and wont relent. We've tried treats, we've...

    Started by ireth0, 07-23-2014 07:08 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 340
    07-28-2014 09:36 PM Go to last post
  8. How to clean floppy ears?

    I know that you are supposed to gently wipe and not go into the ear canal, but do you clean in between all the creases/folds? And any tips for...

    Started by PurplePointer, 07-18-2014 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 448
    07-28-2014 12:13 PM Go to last post
  9. Question Honest opinion, am I ready to take in a Siberian Husky?

    Hello dog loving individuals! I will be explaining a lengthy post of how I need some help in determining I'm ready to own a dog, a Sibe that is! ...

    Started by Ironic, 07-25-2014 10:53 AM
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    07-28-2014 10:19 AM Go to last post
  10. puppy humping

    I got my puppy when he was 8 weeks old from the shelter, he was fix. Now he is 4 months old and he is humping my older dog when they play. Is it...

    Started by neko, 07-23-2014 10:26 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-25-2014 08:03 PM Go to last post
  11. Puppy peeing constantly

    We just got a Golden puppy a few days ago, she is about 6 1/2 weeks old. She has already learned to go 4 hours at night in her crate in between us...

    Started by TxGoldenOwner, 05-08-2008 08:28 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    07-23-2014 07:49 PM Go to last post
  12. My border collie attacked another dog!

    Ok... So we were on our daily walk. My dog saw another dog,& tried getting him. He didn't get to him at first. Then he broke the leash,& I fell over....

    Started by Bored Collie, 07-11-2014 10:33 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 860
    07-23-2014 10:49 AM Go to last post
  13. Play nipping

    First time dog owner here! I've rescued a springer spaniel mix (possibly daschund as he has very short legs) about 5 wks ago. He's about 9 months...

    Started by Louisep, 07-22-2014 04:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 241
    07-22-2014 07:21 AM Go to last post
  14. Rottweiler for apartment?

    Hey guys so I plan on getting a dog to live with me in my apartment and rottweilers were always one of my favourite breeds but never thought they...

    Started by Jots47, 07-14-2013 04:49 AM
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    07-21-2014 08:33 PM Go to last post
  15. Anxious Pup

    Hi Everyone...I apologize for the long post. My fiance and I adopted an 8 month old mix 2 weeks ago. We knew going into it that she is extremely...

    Started by AshleyC, 07-21-2014 01:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-21-2014 07:15 PM Go to last post
  16. Teach Puppy: Sit Next to me NOT On me!

    Hello, I have a 7mo Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I have to use the computer a lot and I would love for him to sit next to me on the couch while I...

    Started by elgrayso, 07-20-2014 04:44 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 293
    07-21-2014 02:40 PM Go to last post
  17. New problem with older dog and puppy. Everything was fine until a few days ago!

    I have a 9 year-old poodle mix, Bongo, who has always been perfectly fine around other dogs. He's not a huge wrestler or anything, but he'll play and...

    Started by overairwaves, 07-20-2014 12:47 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 221
    07-21-2014 12:27 PM Go to last post
  18. I'm not happy with vet ?

    I went to the vets for some jabs and it was not pretty. Puppy squealing and screaming. Vet calling for help. Chaos. It was something out of a...

    Started by silver wolves, 07-18-2014 01:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 341
    07-21-2014 10:23 AM Go to last post
  19. Puppy peeing in crate only during the day, not at night

    Hi! So we have our first puppy ever, a sweet black lab named Riley who is now almost 11 weeks old. She has been such a good puppy, very well behaved...

    Started by rileygirl, 07-14-2014 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 459
    07-20-2014 09:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Question teething and heartworms

    The rescue told me that Jake was about 5 months old. Im 75% sure his teeth are not adult teeth and a thread here got me wondering.. what age do...

    Started by Buxterboo, 07-08-2014 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 550
    07-20-2014 12:10 PM Go to last post

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