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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
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    02-21-2017 05:04 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 07:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    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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    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
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    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
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  1. Dog jumps up every time I have something in my hands

    I have a 5 month old GSD mix named Frankie. She jumps up whenever I'm carrying something. Doesn't matter what it is; it can be anything - food, a...

    Started by MaddyBuddy, 06-27-2016 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 346
    07-07-2016 08:06 AM Go to last post
  2. New puppy, bite inhibition hiccups

    Hello there! I'm a first time puppy mama to a gorgeous 10-week-old chocolate lab/blue heeler rescue, Scout. She is a smart dog! - we've had her for 8...

    Started by Mer, 06-12-2016 11:03 AM
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    07-07-2016 07:33 AM Go to last post
  3. Can my puppy go swimming 17 days after spay

    All of her stiches have fully dissolved, but she still has 2 tiny scabs (maybe 3mm in diameter). I would call my vet and ask, but they are closed...

    Started by puppyspay, 07-03-2016 03:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-03-2016 05:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Pup goes bonkers right before bed, no clue why.

    Hi, So I have a 6 month old pup. She is a mix, of Lab and Goldendoodle. She is fairly energetic, loves to run, loves to chew and jump. I am...

    Started by YNWA, 06-29-2016 12:03 AM
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    07-02-2016 07:26 PM Go to last post
  5. when do puppies reach their full adult size?

    I have a 3 month old puppy. I was wondering at what age most puppies stop growing

    Started by carey, 10-16-2008 02:32 PM
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    06-29-2016 12:43 PM Go to last post
  6. Puppies First Road Trip

    This is my first time starting a thread here. I was wondering if anyone had tips and tricks for going on longer car rides with a puppy. Milo is a 9...

    Started by craftyfaith, 06-22-2016 12:26 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-28-2016 09:23 PM Go to last post
  7. 1-Year Old Mixed Rescue Dog - Suddenly Biting HARD

    Hi Everyone :) Sorry - it's a long post! Wanted to include as much information as I could! We just adopted our 1-year old German Shepherd x Golden...

    Started by tnickel, 06-09-2016 02:11 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    06-28-2016 06:24 PM Go to last post
  8. Tug and fetch question

    I'll be getting a German Shepherd puppy in a couple months and wondering about playing tug/fetch. Should I teach her the drop/let go command right...

    Started by TTime523, 06-19-2016 07:42 PM
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    06-28-2016 12:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Dog caught chipmunk - dangerous for cat?

    My approximately three year old dog (probably terrier mix) just caught and killed a chipmunk. He's always been obsessed with critters but he had not...

    Started by Ennue, 06-25-2016 08:22 PM
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    06-27-2016 09:37 AM Go to last post
  10. Static Electricty

    Hi Everyone, I tried to search the forums first before I put another post in but I couldn't find an answer that would work us. My...

    Started by DaerkAngelz, 06-25-2016 01:52 PM
    shock, static, static electricity
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 325
    06-26-2016 09:46 AM Go to last post
  11. Puppy pooping for attention?

    Hi all! I am a first time dog owner. I've had my pup for about a week now. I understand things take time so im bring as patient as I can. My Kida...

    Started by KidaPuppy, 06-22-2016 03:28 PM
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    06-24-2016 11:54 AM Go to last post
  12. Leave Doggy door at night?

    So my puppy is 13 weeks old, and I get up at 330 am every morning for a bathroom break. He's been really good about not going potty in the house. ...

    Started by spartan031792, 06-22-2016 03:04 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-23-2016 08:59 PM Go to last post
  13. 6 Weeks and Beyond

    So I have a 6 week old lab mix puppy. I love him to bits and his antics are cute now, but there are things I'm just not going to tolerate past a...

    Started by adventurepup, 06-21-2016 10:53 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    06-23-2016 09:53 AM Go to last post
  14. Dog just got a mouthful of cat

    I’m scared next time will be worse. I don't know what to do. Its 1am and I really don't think I can write much as the moment but I need help with my...

    Started by scotter140, 06-21-2016 01:08 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-21-2016 03:27 PM Go to last post
  15. New puppy and I'm not sure where to begin with him.

    Hello everyone. We got a new puppy today. It's a German Shephard. Not really a pure breed or anything like that. He was shy the entire day today and...

    Started by Aithusa, 06-08-2016 02:45 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    06-21-2016 08:08 AM Go to last post
  16. Am i doing well?

    Hi all, As some people tend to think they're training and raising their puppy right and refuse to take criticism i am not one of them! I...

    Started by Plottwistt, 06-18-2016 07:30 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-19-2016 12:57 AM Go to last post
  17. First time pupper owner Update

    It's been 2 weeks I think the pupper's been in the house, and here are a few things I notice -He no longer poops inside and whines to go outside...

    Started by Kanvus, 06-17-2016 04:20 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 337
    06-17-2016 01:43 PM Go to last post
  18. How to get puppy to be calm around guests?

    So basically my 5 month old Boston Terrier mix has always gone nuts whenever people come over, and it doesn't seem to be getting better. I've...

    Started by Isaac30001, 06-16-2016 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 337
    06-17-2016 07:29 AM Go to last post
  19. Good indoor games for puppies

    We have an energetic little 10-week-old chocolate lab/blue heeler mix who loves to play. Problem - it's 110 F in the shade where we live. We play...

    Started by Mer, 06-13-2016 10:49 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 589
    06-15-2016 02:40 AM Go to last post
  20. 14 weeks puppy.

    Hi all, New to this forum hoping from some advice. I got a puppy at 14 weeks old previous owner had him crate trained and half and half with...

    Started by Plottwistt, 06-14-2016 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 265
    06-15-2016 02:33 AM Go to last post

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