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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, 12-21-2010 12:20 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 125
    • Views: 72,865
    01-20-2017 07:01 AM 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 07:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,532
    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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    • Replies: 72
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    06-03-2010 05:13 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 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 112,911
    05-19-2007 01:43 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 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 47,050
    12-26-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Did your adopted dog change?

    I keep hearing that the dog you meet at the shelter will be completely different after a month of living with you. Is there much truth to this? Did...

    Started by schroede4455, 01-19-2017 11:42 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 139
    Yesterday 11:53 PM Go to last post
  2. 7 Week puppy nipping hard, whining day a night, and not responding to any punishments

    Hi, since the third day after bringing him home (too early, I know, but his situation with his mother was becoming dangerous), he's been acting up a...

    Started by MicSoundersXIII, 01-11-2017 10:11 AM
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 544
    Yesterday 10:13 PM Go to last post
  3. Six week old puppy (help)

    I've got Otto (dachshund) since he was 4 weeks old (his mum was unable to feed him and had started to be really aggressive towards him; my neighbours...

    Started by Onnie, Yesterday 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 31
    Yesterday 09:07 PM Go to last post
  4. Blue heeler pup is crazy! Help.

    Hey, everyone. A bit of backstory: I recently moved to Southwest Colorado and adopted a blue heeler pup named Henry. Ive had him since he was...

    Started by miarup, 01-10-2017 09:32 PM
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    • Views: 545
    Yesterday 03:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Puppy not understanding play?

    I've noticed a few times that my Border collie pup is a little rambunctious around other dogs. Hell, she basically is a bully at the dog park! She...

    Started by MuseTorment, 01-19-2017 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 143
    Yesterday 12:56 PM Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Puppy tooth scratch drew blood a long time ago

    My puppy once scratched my thumb with its teeth. It was just 3-4 weeks old, too young for rabies shot.Since i was a kid, i hid this thing from my...

    Started by vaibhav, Yesterday 11:36 AM
    puppy, rabies
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 49
    Yesterday 12:44 PM Go to last post
  7. Potty training

    :help: Ok, so, as mentioned in my story about Nadyezhda, she is a puppy, about 3 months old now, and 1 month with me. i know I might have big...

    Started by Cleyequien, 01-12-2017 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 134
    01-20-2017 09:44 PM Go to last post
  8. First time dog owners: Leonberger/Chow Chow Mix

    Hello, My wife and I are first time dog-owners (rather potential dog owners since we don't own a dog yet). We are looking to adopt from our...

    Started by psychoanalyst_god, 01-12-2017 05:39 PM
    2 Pages
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    chow chow, chow chow mix, leonberger
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 490
    01-19-2017 12:00 PM Go to last post
  9. Exclamation New Dog, Bloody Diarrhea

    My husband and I adopted a 1 year old poodle mix, Dash, on Friday and so far he's been great. So so sweet, calm, taking to his crate well (at least...

    Started by schroede4455, 01-16-2017 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 141
    01-18-2017 05:30 PM Go to last post
  10. Exclamation Any other anxious owners out there?

    Does anybody else in the forum cope with anxiety? Yesterday I was with my local trainer and he pointed how tense I was all the time and how dangerous...

    Started by MuseTorment, 12-09-2016 08:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    anxiety, dog, dominant, owner
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 605
    01-18-2017 10:10 AM Go to last post
  11. Puppy Seems Aggressive?

    Hi everyone! I adopted a puppy from a local shelter exactly 4 weeks ago (so she turns 12 weeks old today), and she is mostly a great puppy. Our vet...

    Started by piperboxermix, 01-13-2017 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 199
    01-14-2017 06:10 PM Go to last post
  12. I need HELP

    I'm a first time dog owner and have a 5 week old pup. He's idk what but a mixed breed. Now first I'll describe the situation as briefly as I can so...

    Started by Ahlat, 01-13-2017 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 195
    01-14-2017 08:05 AM Go to last post
  13. Adopted an 8 m/o with anxiety

    Only a day ago we rescued an 8 month old boxer/pit named Hank, from someone who was going to give him to a high kill shelter. The guy didn't give...

    Started by Bridg, 01-10-2017 02:56 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 240
    01-13-2017 04:10 PM Go to last post
  14. When can I have doormats again?

    I'm on week #2 of house training a 13 week old newfie puppy. She's been doing really well - rings a bell to go outside - but has a consistent...

    Started by matlaw, 01-12-2017 03:03 PM
    doormat, house training, newfie, pee
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 131
    01-12-2017 05:47 PM Go to last post
  15. My puppy sleeps in too late

    Hello, I have a 5 month old Maltese mix her mom is a Maltese/Poodle and we believe her dad may be a chihuahua. She is a pretty normal puppy but she...

    Started by Joserr, 12-09-2016 06:08 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 511
    01-10-2017 09:52 PM Go to last post
  16. Bored and chewing door mouldings

    Hey guys We have adopted a staffy bull terrier at 5 months. He is now 8 months. For the most part he is with the wife for the days as she brings him...

    Started by Dom08, 01-10-2017 12:52 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 107
    01-10-2017 11:58 AM Go to last post
  17. Dog Urinating in Her Bed - nowhere else?

    Hello Folks! First, I tried posting this in the potty sticky, but nobody responded - so I have resorted to making a new thread. So I did some...

    Started by holmeyjoe1017, 01-06-2017 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 220
    01-10-2017 09:05 AM Go to last post
  18. Is this how puppies sleep?

    I've noticed that whenever my 7 week old puppy is sleeping, he tends to move around a lot. Like he is changing his position probably every 10...

    Started by Osharma, 01-05-2017 11:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 216
    01-08-2017 09:08 AM Go to last post
  19. Unhappy Puppy Sprinted Away When Off Leash

    Yesterday I had one of the hands down scariest experiences of dog ownership. My boyfriend and I have a great 9 month old mix. He's our first puppy...

    Started by FirstTimeDoggie, 01-04-2017 07:13 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 425
    01-08-2017 09:06 AM Go to last post
  20. Unhappy Crazy mornings - please help with routine

    I must be doing something wrong because by the time I get to work I am mentally and physically exhausted. I wake up at 5:45 and have two kids to get...

    Started by snorkie123, 01-04-2017 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 376
    01-06-2017 11:31 AM Go to last post

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