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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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    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 133
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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
    • Views: 5,820
    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
    • Views: 113,713
    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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 48,635
    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Frazzled-Feel Like Nothing Is Working

    Its been three weeks now since we brought our pup home. Shes a 13 week old doxie/terrier mix. I feel like very little progress has been made with...

    Started by Blaw5674, 06-01-2017 03:53 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 310
    06-02-2017 03:05 AM Go to last post
  2. Question Collar Difficulty in 12 Week Old Doxie/Terrier

    Lola, 12 weeks old, has been with us for a little over two weeks, and from the time we got her home, she has hated her collar. Constant, incessant...

    Started by Blaw5674, 05-30-2017 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 221
    06-01-2017 03:40 PM Go to last post
  3. Potty Trained Puppy Pees in Front of Me?

    Little Osha is doing a lot better since her spay. She had plenty of random accidents the day after; must have been from the anesthetic that they used...

    Started by mbaker, 05-31-2017 07:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 166
    06-01-2017 08:26 AM Go to last post
  4. My puppy just growled at me

    So I have a 6 month old Akita/ Blue heeler mix puppy and I went to grab her kong and she growled at me. Any time I reached into the create to grab it...

    Started by alfie04, 05-30-2017 08:08 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 460
    06-01-2017 07:00 AM Go to last post
  5. Help! Mouthy dog

    My puppy is 7 months old now. He was extremely mouthy as a puppy but I did the ignore tactic (yelping got him more excited) like the "bite stops...

    Started by emiro123, 05-24-2017 02:14 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 355
    05-30-2017 11:55 AM Go to last post
  6. Always under the bed - need suggestions to get him out!

    Hi - after 6 months we have now entered the under the bed stage of dog ownership and we need advice! It started out in the evenings around 7pm he...

    Started by saturnsrings615, 05-30-2017 07:47 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 176
    05-30-2017 11:20 AM Go to last post
  7. Longer and Shorter Poop Times Question

    I've been soaking my pom's dog food for a while now and has noticed that there is a significant change in poop schedule. Soaked dog food has a...

    Started by Concerned, 05-28-2017 08:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 178
    05-29-2017 03:16 PM Go to last post
  8. Puppy has me frazzled!

    I don't think you can help me, except to say that she is a puppy and will grow out of it. But maybe you can.... We have a 3 month old Toller. ...

    Started by Tollerowner, 05-26-2017 10:34 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 483
    05-29-2017 12:19 PM Go to last post
  9. Need help with new puppy

    Hello all, I brought home my new puppy chance 3 weeks ago. He is a Springer spaniel standard poodle mix, and is now 10 weeks old. Since then I've...

    Started by Chanceis, 05-17-2017 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 456
    05-28-2017 10:11 PM Go to last post
  10. Sadie's thread

    Entry 1 Hello everyone. I recently adopted a stray puppy from the streets. I live in Sri Lanka and over here it is common (and sad) to have...

    Started by Himannv, 02-01-2017 08:12 AM
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    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 1,751
    05-25-2017 10:22 PM Go to last post
  11. I miss sleep.. puppy waking up too much at night

    I can't remember at all how it was with my old dogs but this is killing me! Our puppy is 4.5? months old and we got her 7 weeks ago. I go to...

    Started by Francl27, 05-18-2017 04:36 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 599
    05-25-2017 04:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Leash difficulty

    Hello, we have a 9 week old yellow lab that we brought home on Saturday. We're using a combination of crate and umbilical chord training for potty...

    Started by Connieb3, 05-18-2017 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 382
    05-24-2017 07:21 PM Go to last post
  13. Puppy is Aggressive Towards Non-alpha family

    Hi guys, I'm hoping someone here can help me out. My fiancee and I have a 3 month old border collie/lab mix named Benji. He is a good dog, for me. He...

    Started by Thepc, 05-24-2017 11:03 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 270
    05-24-2017 06:56 PM Go to last post
  14. Spay and Incontinence

    My six month old puppy is potty trained-- other than a random accident once in a blue moon, it rarely ever happens. She can hold it all night and up...

    Started by mbaker, 05-23-2017 07:00 PM
    incontinence, puppy, spay
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 140
    05-23-2017 07:38 PM Go to last post
  15. Puppy Leash Reactivity

    I have a 6 month old cocker spaniel/chihuahua mix named Osha... She's full of energy, loves everyone and is very smart! We've been training her from...

    Started by mbaker, 05-19-2017 12:39 PM
    aggression, barking, leash reactivity, training a puppy
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 143
    05-19-2017 06:03 PM Go to last post
  16. Puppy Food Change Help?

    So i got my little Griffin about 3-4 weeks ago now(Hes currently 14 weeks old) He was on a food called Burges when i got him (soaked aswell), so...

    Started by Kayulzz, 05-19-2017 08:06 AM
    diarheea, food, help advice please pit, puppy
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 113
    05-19-2017 11:10 AM Go to last post
  17. 5month old puppy or a fresh start ?

    Right now i am looking at a Keeshond, he is 5 moth 6 days old now. At the moment he is with his brothers and few other dogs in the house with...

    Started by SimonSays, 05-16-2017 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 393
    05-19-2017 01:09 AM Go to last post
  18. Considering getting a bull terrier. Any tips?

    Hi. I consider getting a bull terrier because i like this breed. They seem funny, active and friendly dogs. Bull terriers are not very popular in my...

    Started by iLikeTerrier, 05-15-2017 09:40 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 188
    05-17-2017 05:57 PM Go to last post
  19. Whining puppy when out in day time. Help!

    We have a 10 week old jack Russell. We have his bed in his crate, and leave the crate door open during the day so he has run of the utility and...

    Started by Lwhitney, 04-14-2017 06:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 241
    05-16-2017 06:01 PM Go to last post
  20. Puppy suddenly refused to walk outside

    Dear fellow doglovers, I recently adopted a 15 weeks old male american pitbull terrier called Jazz. On the first day I took him home, we...

    Started by Eisenschilda, 04-15-2017 11:33 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 322
    05-16-2017 05:50 PM Go to last post

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