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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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    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: 4,542
    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
    • Replies: 2
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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
    • Replies: 0
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    12-26-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Humping RIGHT after being neutered

    I had my poodle mixes spay/neutered on Tuesday and today the boy is humping his sister like crazy. He had tried to mount her a few times before...

    Started by Dalila, 06-02-2016 04:38 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 327
    06-04-2016 02:00 PM Go to last post
  2. 8 weel old puppy eating feces

    We clean up after her immediately and don't let her get close. But it's during the bedtime. We keep her fenced in kitchen area and for first couple...

    Started by taz1004, 07-29-2015 09:56 AM
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    06-04-2016 11:21 AM Go to last post
  3. Random humping

    So Jago, who is seven month (roughly, he's a rescue) and he is sometimes humping things /dogs. This has happened four times over the past month and a...

    Started by Sficciolo, 06-02-2016 08:28 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 307
    06-04-2016 11:19 AM Go to last post
  4. Unexpected family addition!

    Hello all! I recently got a Sheltie mix from a friend who couldn't keep him. (I wasn't planning to get a dog, it just kind of happened) My older...

    Started by HazelBlessed02, 05-30-2016 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 323
    05-31-2016 12:58 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 08:17 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,926
    05-31-2016 08:37 AM Go to last post
  6. Smallest possible crate for a 90 pound dog?

    I can't possibly find an answer for this question on google or any forums! I don't know if I am just searching for the wrong thing or what but all I...

    Started by Fire, 05-27-2016 05:00 AM
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    crate, large dog, size, small size
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 670
    05-31-2016 08:09 AM Go to last post
  7. Puppy got into an altercation with another dog?

    So my almost 5 month old Boston Terrier mix was meeting a Schnauzer, and even though the Schnauzer seemed fine at first, I guess my overexcited puppy...

    Started by Isaac30001, 05-28-2016 09:01 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 357
    05-30-2016 06:52 PM Go to last post
  8. How much walking is too much for my dogs?

    I'll be asking the vet these questions but I also know that Doctors, despite what some people think, do not know everything and are wrong from time...

    Started by wormwood, 05-26-2016 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 585
    05-30-2016 12:35 PM Go to last post
  9. 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, 05-21-2016 12:14 AM
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    05-29-2016 02:31 PM Go to last post
  10. Problem with counter-surfing and garbage

    Hey there everyone~ I'm having huge problems with counter-surfing and garbage, the main problem here is that I live with my mother and she is...

    Started by MuseTorment, 05-28-2016 06:19 AM
    counter, garbage, pup
    • Replies: 4
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    05-28-2016 01:04 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 01:12 AM
    loose leash, training, westie
    • Replies: 3
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    05-24-2016 10:09 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 274
    05-24-2016 04:55 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 02:45 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 865
    05-24-2016 10:37 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 669
    05-23-2016 07:33 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 03:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 254
    05-20-2016 04:51 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 12:12 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 621
    05-19-2016 10:20 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 477
    05-19-2016 09:15 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 01:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 237
    05-19-2016 08:55 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 09:54 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,663
    05-16-2016 04:59 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 05:15 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 546
    05-16-2016 11:34 AM Go to last post

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