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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
    • Views: 5,304
    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
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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
    • Replies: 0
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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. The Stinky Hound

    I have a few questions that if anyone could answer, I would be so grateful. TIA. Rascal is growing into a really great dog. He is about 3 months...

    Started by Rascalandme, 04-13-2017 02:01 AM
    dry shampoo, ear cleaning, recommended food, smelly hound
    • Replies: 4
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    04-13-2017 09:19 PM Go to last post
  2. Puppy Guard Barking. To Indulge or Not?

    My pup has started this guard barking for several months now. She sleeps in my room and does this when she senses something particularly when she's...

    Started by Concerned, 04-13-2017 01:00 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 161
    04-13-2017 10:49 AM Go to last post
  3. Unhappy Puppy overattached to me and barking/howling when I leave the room

    Hello, I have a ten-week old Jack Russell x Fox Terrier puppy. I have had him for just over a week. I know it's early days yet but my puppy seems...

    Started by jubaccha, 04-10-2017 06:50 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-12-2017 01:38 PM Go to last post
  4. Leather sofa?

    I don't have my dog yet, but I am wondering about their claws puncturing a leather sofa. I haven't bought the sofa yet either!! LOL... But I was...

    Started by Orwell, 03-28-2009 04:08 PM
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    04-10-2017 03:21 PM Go to last post
  5. Puppy crying all night. Please help!!

    Hi, we recently got a 9 week old jack russell puppy. We picked him up Saturday 8th April and straight away put his bed in his crate which we have in...

    Started by Lwhitney, 04-09-2017 08:54 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-10-2017 03:10 AM Go to last post
  6. Potty training help

    Is this normal? I have a 8 1/2 week old golden retriever and when we go out to potty he doesn't seem to care much, in fact after walking around...

    Started by mwilson, 04-05-2017 05:46 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 174
    04-07-2017 03:43 PM Go to last post
  7. Rain Storms and Thunder

    Ugh I feel so bad! We have had Cabbie for 6 months (he is a year and half) and he is been a very fearful pup. We have gotten over so many fears or at...

    Started by saturnsrings615, 04-07-2017 08:18 AM
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    04-07-2017 08:18 AM Go to last post
  8. Mental Maturity

    How long in months or years do toy dog breeds (e.g Pomeranian) become mentally mature as well as develop their senses and organs (e.g. bladder)? Will...

    Started by Concerned, 04-05-2017 08:23 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 275
    04-06-2017 12:31 AM Go to last post
  9. Low-Energy Pit-Mix?

    Naima's mostly Pit-breeds (mostly AmStaff), with a little boxer and maybe a touch of something else. She just turned a year old. I expected her to...

    Started by NaimaandMe, 04-02-2017 09:17 AM
    exercise, low energy dog
    • Replies: 12
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    04-05-2017 11:02 AM Go to last post
  10. How do you clean or brush dog's teeth?

    What is the best way to clean your dog's teeth? What do you do to remove that tarter buildup and prevent tooth decay? Should you brush your dog's...

    Started by BeckyBeagal, 02-25-2007 09:31 AM
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    04-04-2017 01:14 AM Go to last post
  11. Uti?

    Can a puppy as young as 8 weeks get a UTI? My puppy has been with us for 3 weeks now and did great waking me to go pottie through the night. Tha...

    Started by mwilson, 04-03-2017 04:59 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 90
    04-03-2017 06:20 AM Go to last post
  12. Microchip Registration Question

    We had our pup microchipped today and while I understand how the chip works, I still have a few questions I couldn't find answers for. How does...

    Started by BostonDan, 03-28-2017 02:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-01-2017 08:10 PM Go to last post
  13. Adolescent dog mouthing

    My puppy is about 5.5 months now and all of a sudden has become mouthy all over again. At first he was a fairly mouthy dog, but I tried following...

    Started by emiro123, 03-30-2017 11:20 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 167
    03-30-2017 01:28 PM Go to last post
  14. Crate and House Training Siberian Husky

    I made this account because my boyfriend and I just recently, (Saturday) to be exact, adopted a Siberian Husky puppy who is 10 weeks old. I am having...

    Started by Castor the Siberian Husky, 03-27-2017 01:52 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 201
    03-30-2017 03:58 AM Go to last post
  15. Help My 17 week old puppy is peeing while coming out of the crate and on me!!

    I have had issue with Charlie peeing in her crate (this is ONLY when she is left alone), I know she can hold it as she does when she is in the crate...

    Started by brookecormier, 03-24-2017 10:51 AM
    crate peeing, excitable behavier help, puppy accidents, puppy advice
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 321
    03-29-2017 11:15 AM Go to last post
  16. trachea chew questions

    I have a 1 yr old ~8lb poodle mix. I've seen her take and chew on a friend's dog's 6" rawhide chew, but I prefer tracheas over rawhides so I got her...

    Started by xuehua, 03-29-2017 03:37 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 132
    03-29-2017 10:14 AM Go to last post
  17. Zoomies - Pent Up Energy or Overtired?

    I've read about zoomies and I found conflicting reasons about it. It doesn't bother me when the pup does this but I want to be sure if it's due to...

    Started by Concerned, 03-28-2017 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 203
    03-28-2017 11:52 PM Go to last post
  18. Question Apartment-dwelling dogs and noticing the "neighbor noises"

    I've always felt like our apartment really has excellent sound insulation; I can't hear anything from my neighbors most days, unless I'm physically...

    Started by Alisa♥, 03-25-2017 12:42 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 201
    03-27-2017 01:15 PM Go to last post
  19. Spaying and Marking

    Will spaying an 8 month old Pomeranian pup remove marking behaviors? Will spaying cause incontinence? My pup gets the zoomies and I'm afraid that it...

    Started by Concerned, 03-25-2017 09:11 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 195
    03-26-2017 03:13 AM Go to last post
  20. She won't stop whining

    Hey, so I adopted Sam, a golden retriever, a couple of days ago and I let her stay in a small unoccupied room and put a small box at the door so she...

    Started by Xynorax, 03-25-2017 06:15 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 224
    03-25-2017 11:39 AM Go to last post

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