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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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    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 125
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    Yesterday 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: 4,531
    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
    • Views: 100,301
    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
    • Views: 47,049
    12-26-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Impulse control around other dogs

    Do you ever have those days when you think you've done everything wrong?? :redface:Today was definitely one of those! I have a 5 1/2 month puppy who...

    Started by Beddylove, 12-28-2016 04:44 PM
    2 Pages
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    impulse control, loose lead, puppy training, reactivity
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 813
    01-06-2017 10:05 AM Go to last post
  2. Will he pee/poo in the same area if there is snow on the ground?

    We just got a new puppy this past week. When we take him out to go to the bathroom, he pees and poops in the same areas. It is going to snow about...

    Started by Osharma, 01-04-2017 07:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 115
    01-04-2017 08:19 PM Go to last post
  3. Can my dog live in a kennel?

    Hello, I have a 2 year old intact smooth Dachshund. He bit our cat all of the sudden and has been obsessed with trying to chase the cat and our other...

    Started by Robin Whiskers, 10-01-2016 03:47 PM
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    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 4,401
    12-22-2016 07:39 PM Go to last post
  4. Siberian Husky Yawning A Lot?

    Hello, my husband and I recently adopted a 5.5 year old husky. He has been moved around to 3 different homes within the last 2 months. The husky...

    Started by wendeezy, 12-13-2016 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 341
    12-20-2016 05:49 PM Go to last post
  5. Middle of the night waking

    Puppy is 6.5 months old. I don't hear him wake, but hubby insists he's waking nightly for a potty break. We lift up the water after dinner. ...

    Started by Puppy mom, 12-16-2016 07:26 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 221
    12-16-2016 01:19 PM Go to last post
  6. Bone help

    I got this bone for puppy this weekend, but I don't think it's a good fit. Can anyone advise? I'm concerned because he is leaving deep teeth...

    Started by Puppy mom, 12-13-2016 03:14 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 167
    12-13-2016 05:43 PM Go to last post
  7. Leaving Puppy at Board & Train

    My boyfriend and I are going away for the holidays next week, and our trainer recommended that if we're leaving anyway, we may as well put our 6...

    Started by jadesays, 12-13-2016 10:46 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    boarding, separation anxiety
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 813
    12-13-2016 04:13 PM Go to last post
  8. Puppy routine

    Hi, I have a 5 month old mini dachshund. He is quite good suprisingly, but he still has a lot to learn. He is basically potty trained, I read...

    Started by Nerys, 12-10-2016 01:54 AM
    5 month old, crate training, mini dachshund, puppy, weekend routine
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 282
    12-13-2016 02:34 AM Go to last post
  9. Question Pediatric Puppy Neutering?

    I noticed that Animal Shelters neuter dogs starting at 8 weeks old. (The one near me does. It's a County Animal Shelter) I want to adopt my first...

    Started by HeatherFeather, 12-07-2016 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 258
    12-09-2016 09:14 AM Go to last post
  10. Post Can hearing my recorded voice help when I'm not home?

    So, I adopted a perrrty Maltese-Terrier mix between 4-6 months old. My wife and I both work at the same time, so there is a period of the day where...

    Started by Squee, 10-24-2016 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 388
    12-09-2016 04:15 AM Go to last post
  11. Question I have Two Adult Cats, but want to also adopt a Dog.

    My two adult Male cats (both are 4 years old) have only once saw a dog (my former neighbors adult calm pug mix dog). Cat A got freaked out and ran...

    Started by HeatherFeather, 12-04-2016 02:56 AM
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    adult cats, chihuahua, puppy, small dog
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 495
    12-08-2016 02:45 AM Go to last post
  12. Puppy waking at 3am for no reason

    I am so sorry about posting a lot of questions, but this site has helped me a lot for the past few days. My 5 month old corgi puppy has a strange...

    Started by CorgiNerd, 11-30-2016 02:09 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 493
    12-02-2016 04:57 PM Go to last post
  13. Need help on Puppy interactng with other dogs

    I feel like I've been asking questions on this website a little too much, hahas. Anyway, I have a 5 month-old corgi puppy named Thor, and I'm...

    Started by CorgiNerd, 11-29-2016 02:52 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 252
    12-02-2016 02:23 PM Go to last post
  14. Tips for training dog to stop chasing squirrels while on leash?

    My pup, about a year old, walks well on leash generally. However, when she sees a squirrel she has a little ritual she religiously observes: 1)...

    Started by CharlieCharmanderBear, 11-10-2016 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 378
    12-02-2016 11:29 AM Go to last post
  15. The little devil is back!

    I recently posted an optimistic piece about how some things were going and discounted our puppy's issues as "she's just a puppy". My wife and I...

    Started by Oldn0rse, 11-29-2016 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 368
    12-02-2016 11:25 AM Go to last post
  16. Will having 2 crates for new puppy render crate training ineffective?

    We have a new puppy joining our family very soon and we definitely want to do crate training. I want the puppy to sleep in our room though which is...

    Started by novafan, 12-01-2016 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 202
    12-02-2016 11:15 AM Go to last post
  17. Help deciding

    Hello there. I was wondering if someone could tell me if my girl has an apple or deer shaped head. She is a chihuahua and fully grown at 4.5 lbs.

    Started by Saigeew, 12-01-2016 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 132
    12-02-2016 10:17 AM Go to last post
  18. What should I do while working?

    I am looking at possibly getting a puppy in the near future but I am trying to decide what I will do with her when I am at work. I work part time and...

    Started by fcdg_2006, 11-26-2016 02:06 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 616
    12-01-2016 10:16 AM Go to last post
  19. Crate divider

    We upgraded puppy from a 36" to a 42". It looks huge, but his head was hitting the top and couldn't lay uncomfortable (had to be curled up or belly...

    Started by Puppy mom, 11-25-2016 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 293
    11-28-2016 06:26 PM Go to last post
  20. Unhappy New 5 Month Old Puppy, Not Eatting

    Hello! I have a dilemma, my family just adopted a female Labrador Shar Pei mix and she is five months. We got her at the end of the day...

    Started by LizaPow94, 11-25-2016 06:58 PM
    dog, help please, not eating, puppy
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 201
    11-27-2016 06:16 PM Go to last post

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