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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
    • Views: 4,786
    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
    • Views: 113,035
    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. Introducing puppy to house cat

    Hello guys! So, westie pup owner to be here! And really nervous about many stuff! I am a university student but I live in an apartment of my own. In...

    Started by Gloria26, 01-31-2017 04:42 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 189
    02-11-2017 07:58 PM Go to last post
  2. Smile What dog should I get? Please help.

    Hi everyone, i want to apologize in advance for my bad english. So, I want to get a dog, I've wanted a dog ever since I was little but all my...

    Started by CoDGAS, 01-29-2017 05:05 PM
    breed of dog, help me decide, new dog owner, puppy, what breed to get
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 361
    02-11-2017 03:02 PM Go to last post
  3. New Puppy- not mine, but I need some help with some issues

    Hi guys. Any tips would be very appreciated. I wanted to premise this before I start. I understand much of what I'm about to discuss here are not...

    Started by FighterFlower, 02-09-2017 02:11 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 249
    02-11-2017 01:36 AM Go to last post
  4. Vaccination schedule for a rescue adult Dog

    Hello, I am most likely rescuing an adult German Shepherd, may be a mix, I don't know. She is an adult, and the person who found her has tried...

    Started by oxonian, 02-05-2017 02:49 AM
    dog, vaccination
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 253
    02-09-2017 05:45 AM Go to last post
  5. Post Training e-Book Recommendations

    Can anyone recommend a book that gives information and suggestions for training a dog? Mine is starting from scratch. He's a 3-year-old rescue that...

    Started by NevilleDog, 02-06-2017 01:42 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 158
    02-07-2017 11:07 AM Go to last post
  6. First time dog owner having a lot of trouble with rescue puppy

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I am having a lot of trouble with my puppy and would appreciate your help! As I live in a region where...

    Started by NunoCrazy, 01-29-2017 05:59 PM
    #anxiety, #fearfuldog, #rescue, #rescuepuppy
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 352
    02-06-2017 06:02 AM Go to last post
  7. Humping

    Awkward question but why is my 14 week old puppy already trying to hump my roommates dog?

    Started by Jerry1273, 02-05-2017 12:54 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 122
    02-05-2017 02:18 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Behavior issue? Toilet paper biting.

    Hi again. Here with another question, now about behavior. Nadyezhda is now behaving with her potty training, yesterday she got off the couch...

    Started by Cleyequien, 02-02-2017 04:29 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 205
    02-04-2017 10:17 PM Go to last post
  9. 11 week old Old English Sheepdog sort of a jerk.

    We've been taking her to puppy playgroup for the past couple of weeks. She really enjoys it, but she is WAY too rough with the other dogs. Her...

    Started by hellowombat, 02-04-2017 12:54 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 177
    02-04-2017 01:46 PM Go to last post
  10. New puppy and adult dog introduction

    Me and my partner have recently welcomed a new 10 week old puppy (Teddie) into our family. All aspects of her training have been succesful and she...

    Started by christoph, 02-03-2017 01:08 PM
    crate, puppy
    • Replies: 1
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    02-03-2017 08:51 PM Go to last post
  11. 7 Week puppy nipping hard, whining day a night, and not responding to any punishments

    Hi, since the third day after bringing him home (too early, I know, but his situation with his mother was becoming dangerous), he's been acting up a...

    Started by MicSoundersXIII, 01-11-2017 10:11 AM
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    02-02-2017 06:53 AM Go to last post
  12. Questions at 5 months

    Hello all! Our puppy is approaching five months and these past few months have been fun, enlightening, frustrating, and more. We are on our 4th...

    Started by Oldn0rse, 01-28-2017 02:27 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 282
    02-01-2017 09:20 PM Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Need help for my puppy. Not sure what to do next !!!

    Need help for my puppy. This is my first time raising a puppy. My pup name is Millie. She is a yellow lab and is exactly 9 weeks old We got her...

    Started by sijuvrm, 01-31-2017 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 297
    02-01-2017 09:14 PM Go to last post
  14. Is this infected?

    Hi I had my puppy castrated 2 days ago and was wondering it this is infected as I wasn't able to get a cone on him until the day following the...

    Started by Kokes, 01-31-2017 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 114
    01-31-2017 04:40 PM Go to last post
  15. Potty training

    :help: Ok, so, as mentioned in my story about Nadyezhda, she is a puppy, about 3 months old now, and 1 month with me. i know I might have big...

    Started by Cleyequien, 01-12-2017 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 367
    01-31-2017 10:33 AM Go to last post
  16. Not Sniffing

    So my girlfriend and I just got a 13 week old French Bulldog. Today was our second day with him and I have begun to get stressed out due to him not...

    Started by Jerry1273, 01-23-2017 12:46 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 425
    01-30-2017 10:23 AM Go to last post
  17. An Intersting and Helpful Article on Potty Training

    This may help with understanding why dogs prefer to pee/poop on certain surfaces (and how to change that). ...

    Started by 3GSD4IPO, 01-30-2017 04:04 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 92
    01-30-2017 04:04 AM Go to last post
  18. 7 week old puppy became VERY clingy after first encounter with fellow dog

    Hi! My partner and I are first time dog owners, we have a 7 week old puppy who has a mix of japanese spitz. The other day we went to our condo's...

    Started by Nic Abustan, 01-29-2017 07:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-29-2017 09:28 AM Go to last post
  19. Question My 13 week Dalmatian/Lab puppy chipped her canine tooth

    Hi Everyone, Wondering if anyone else has had this happen! My 13 week Dalmador broke her top canine tooth last night playing tug with a plush toy,...

    Started by hilaryac, 01-27-2017 03:28 PM
    broken tooth, puppy, tooth
    • Replies: 7
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    01-27-2017 04:42 PM Go to last post
  20. Kennel Training

    We have had our 14 week old French Bulldog for 6 days now and the potty training process has been a bit rough. He has gone number 2 outside twice for...

    Started by Jerry1273, 01-27-2017 02:09 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 71
    01-27-2017 02:09 PM Go to last post

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