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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
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    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
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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
    • Views: 47,693
    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. 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
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 476
    03-09-2017 09:57 PM Go to last post
  2. Sand Box for Puppy

    Does anyone recommend getting/building a sandbox for an indoor puppy? I've seen the pup try to bury things in my bed and do imaginary burying. She...

    Started by Concerned, 03-08-2017 05:27 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-09-2017 02:30 PM Go to last post
  3. We have a climber/jumper

    So we got our new addition the family a cavapoo we named Izzy. She is such an amazing dog and I think I researched how to care for a puppy so much...

    Started by izzysmom810, 03-06-2017 08:20 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 194
    03-07-2017 12:22 PM Go to last post
  4. New to forums, new to puppies and about to have a nervous breakdown!

    Hi everyone, I rescued a shelter puppy last week, and instead of the joyous event that I'd expected (albeit a TON of work, which I was prepared...

    Started by Hannah&Willow, 09-28-2015 01:44 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    03-06-2017 07:11 AM Go to last post
  5. Smile Getting your dog to sleep in!

    Hello everybody! I've had my german shepherd puppy, Eli, for about a month now. He's 14 weeks old and crate training is going pretty well. He whines...

    Started by kathleend95, 03-01-2017 08:03 AM
    crate, sleeping
    • Replies: 4
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    03-05-2017 10:20 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 01:27 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 392
    03-05-2017 09:53 PM Go to last post
  7. Questions about owning a puppy

    1) How can I make my Cavapoo from stop biting me or my shoes. Gillian will run towards me and start bitting at me and I would like her to stop. 2)...

    Started by sillygreendq, 03-04-2017 07:16 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 176
    03-04-2017 11:30 PM Go to last post
  8. Clingy new rescue pup. Any suggestions?

    Hi all! We have a 13 week old rescue pup, likely chihuahua/papillion mix. He's all of 2.5 lbs and we've had him for a few weeks now. He's a...

    Started by bluestskies, 03-02-2017 01:18 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 181
    03-03-2017 02:19 PM Go to last post
  9. First Timer - Questions/Concerns

    Hello - We adopted a 1 year old (est.) lab/mix in November, Cabbie and what a roller coaster it has been. I feel like it is 1 step forward 2 steps...

    Started by saturnsrings615, 03-01-2017 01:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-02-2017 12:05 AM Go to last post
  10. What breed would you suggest for me?

    I am wanting to adopt another dog, me and my ex split up about 3 months ago, and my dachshund got separated with his partner in crime (a small lab...

    Started by TJBarnes74, 02-28-2017 08:48 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 151
    03-01-2017 07:08 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 04:59 PM
    #anxiety, #fearfuldog, #rescue, #rescuepuppy
    • Replies: 7
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    03-01-2017 01:52 PM Go to last post
  12. Multiple Potty Areas.

    The pup is already potty trained to go to her common restroom area with that potty trainer that you can put pee pad inside that she's been using for...

    Started by Concerned, 02-24-2017 02:22 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 175
    03-01-2017 01:42 PM Go to last post
  13. Puppy Eating Everything

    I have a 6 month old pom. I'm planning to walk the pup outdoors but she eats everything (rocks, fabric, wallpaper, etc.). I've thought of using a...

    Started by Concerned, 02-16-2017 01:42 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 388
    03-01-2017 01:34 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 09:11 AM
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    03-01-2017 01:19 PM Go to last post
  15. Puppy Exercise? Growth Plates?

    I frequently play fetch and tug with my 7 month old pup (pomeranian) since I got her 5 months ago (at least 30 minutes each play session 3x a day)....

    Started by Concerned, 02-28-2017 12:02 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 154
    02-28-2017 08:31 PM Go to last post
  16. Puppy Eating Poop When Supervised

    I have always made sure to supervise when my pup is pottying (indoor potty thing) and she always eats her poop. I have recently realized that when...

    Started by Concerned, 02-27-2017 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 157
    02-28-2017 07:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Babysitter for new pup while at work

    Hey guys, I'm getting an 8 week old puppy soon and am looking at what to do when I cant be home during those first few weeks. I would prefer to...

    Started by Dogmeat88, 02-28-2017 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-28-2017 02:17 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 05:51 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 551
    02-28-2017 07:11 AM Go to last post
  19. I got a 8 week old puppy a few days ago and have some questions and concerns.

    1st of all I'd just like to say I'm 100% satisfied with my dog, but, I was expecting my golden retriever puppy to be a bit more like an older puppy...

    Started by iMollylicious, 02-13-2017 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 739
    02-25-2017 02:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Cat smell

    Hi. I'm getting a long haired dachshund puppy in a few months and I was wondering about one thing. I have kept cats for several years so the place...

    Started by Magneto, 02-22-2017 01:02 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 164
    02-25-2017 12:46 AM Go to last post

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