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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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    02-21-2017 04:04 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
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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: 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
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    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
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  1. is it best to crate my pup when we go out?

    hi, we have just picked up (3 days ago) our 7 week old westipoo. he is gorgeous. he is slowly getting the hang of using puppy pads and slept a treat...

    Started by Copter, 11-06-2013 02:13 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    11-18-2013 11:16 AM Go to last post
  2. To neuter or not to neuter

    Sorry for all the pre-pup questions, but boyfriend seems pretty set on getting a male pup, which although I'm a little gutted as I actually love the...

    Started by Donna88, 11-09-2013 03:28 PM
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    11-18-2013 10:50 AM Go to last post
  3. Some question to ask

    what to do when my dog keep barking for the 1st night:doh: ignore??

    Started by Nevin, 11-17-2013 10:48 PM
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    11-17-2013 10:48 PM Go to last post
  4. First time dog owner dog search!

    Hey guys I'm searching for my first buddy and I don't really know what breed and I'm looking for some tips before I dive into it. I plan on getting a...

    Started by Krazybull, 11-14-2013 06:06 PM
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    11-16-2013 07:19 AM Go to last post
  5. kitten and dog

    so since i had a little kitten dropped off at my door step she is in good health ect. Little freya has become a good part of the family. however im...

    Started by asuna, 11-14-2013 09:48 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 470
    11-14-2013 07:26 PM Go to last post
  6. Bichon Frise question

    I have had dogs all my life but I have a 2 year old male Bichon Frise who I was thinking about studding him out but have no idea how to go about it...

    Started by Partsman41953, 11-14-2013 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-14-2013 06:47 PM Go to last post
  7. follow up to last week's post - how can my dog not be ready for this?

    Our 18 month old shihtzu is uncrated all day and we've no issues or accidents. As last Friday we decided to uncrate her at night. This is because...

    Started by Puppy0226, 11-13-2013 06:14 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 11,552
    11-14-2013 02:05 PM Go to last post
  8. Barking at nothing

    So I have a 8 month old rescue, she has been with us for 5 months now, everything is peachy keen and she is very well behaved, but there is this one...

    Started by ThomasCro, 11-13-2013 04:54 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-14-2013 09:45 AM Go to last post
  9. Meds

    My dog has an ear infection and some kind of yeast/bacterial infection on his paws as well. I have two types of pills to give him. Is it okay to give...

    Started by Torn, 11-10-2013 07:51 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 425
    11-11-2013 08:49 PM Go to last post
  10. Question 6 month chihuahua is obsessed with me?

    Hello! Over the summer I adopted a chihuahua puppy from our local shelter. Fast forward to today and Leonard is now 6 months. My previous dog I...

    Started by Cupcake, 11-05-2013 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,846
    11-11-2013 01:38 PM Go to last post
  11. Separation Anxiety?

    So I have a 1 year old puppy now, I've had her since she was 6 months old, Lately since I got a new job and been working 6-7 hours along with...

    Started by ToniiBubbles, 11-11-2013 12:02 AM
    anxiety in dogs, puppies, train my dog
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    11-11-2013 12:02 AM Go to last post
  12. excessive howling/barking/grumbling mixture

    so Thor was very quiet until recently. he is quite the talker he grumbles alot if i say no to him, and he does like a half howl bark mixture ...

    Started by asuna, 11-10-2013 04:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-10-2013 09:46 PM Go to last post
  13. Question How much walking/jogging is enough/too much? Run training? 6mo Collie/Lab/Hound mix

    Greetings! My partner and I adopted a 5 month old puppy from the Humane Society about a month ago. We think he is a Border Collie/Lab/Hound mix,...

    Started by CoolCheerios, 11-09-2013 08:26 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,021
    11-10-2013 07:17 PM Go to last post
  14. Any tips on bringing an abused dog into a new home with cats?

    Hello, I am new here. I need advise on introducing a dog and cat and also adjusting a dog to a new home. I have a 7 year old female cat who is...

    Started by NerdGirl, 11-10-2013 01:21 AM
    abused neglected dog, introduce cat and dog, new dog, new dog owner
    • Replies: 3
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    11-10-2013 06:09 PM Go to last post
  15. Any insights on Feists?

    Hey gang, I am adopting a 3 month old rescue puppy currently being fostered from down south in a couple of weeks. He is a Feist mix with an...

    Started by RayNJ, 02-11-2010 08:38 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,309
    11-09-2013 08:58 AM Go to last post
  16. Naming a pup

    We're off to visit our puppies today (I'm calling them all our puppies until we decide which one we're having) I have two favourites at the moment...

    Started by Donna88, 11-06-2013 01:25 AM
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    11-09-2013 08:43 AM Go to last post
  17. Settling 8 week old puppy at night

    please help we have just added an 8 week old American bulldog x American staffy to our family this will be night number 2 and I cant settle him again...

    Started by ash88, 11-08-2013 05:07 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,684
    11-09-2013 05:26 AM Go to last post
  18. Preparing for our first puppy

    Hi everyone, Just a quick introduction, me and my partner have decided to get a puppy. It wasn't an easy decision, in fact at one point we were...

    Started by Donna88, 11-04-2013 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 858
    11-09-2013 04:52 AM Go to last post
  19. Trying to Understand my Puppy

    Hey! I'm a first time poster that just adopted a Rottweiler/Hound mix. He's been an incredible little guy who is very affectionate and eager to...

    Started by paulj1096, 11-08-2013 12:45 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 536
    11-08-2013 06:19 PM Go to last post
  20. Leash aggressive

    11 month old terrier, male intact. House trained, good with basic commands. Gos to dog daycare 2x a week, Comes with me to work and stores. ...

    Started by fuzzy4, 11-05-2013 08:49 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 577
    11-08-2013 10:19 AM Go to last post

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