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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
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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: 5,822
    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: 113,718
    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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. (Help) puppy integration

    I feel like I have a serious situation I currently have an older German shepherd (male) who is 5 years old. He's quite protective of my wife and I...

    Started by Maximillion, 05-03-2017 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 185
    05-16-2017 05:37 PM Go to last post
  6. Tips for a Baby Corgi + Pics

    So tomorrow my boyfriend is going to the breeders to pick out one of the three corgi girls. It's gonna be ready to leave with us second week of June,...

    Started by Faruhs, 05-12-2017 03:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 248
    05-15-2017 10:29 PM Go to last post
  7. New puppy tips? + PUPPY PHOTOS

    Apologies for the paragraph TLDR at the bottom! So i got a new puppy on Saturday and he seems to be settling in really well so far. He's now 11...

    Started by Kayulzz, 04-25-2017 03:48 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 456
    05-12-2017 08:04 AM Go to last post
  8. Doggy Daycare?

    Hi all! So I'm going to college soon and my mom won't be able to provide my dog with the energy outlet she needs. Currently my dog, Oakley, will...

    Started by Elizabeth1568, 05-05-2017 10:07 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 409
    05-11-2017 12:00 PM Go to last post
  9. Puppy and Stairs. Bad for Joints?

    Is it safe for a Pomeranian pup (9 months old) to go up and down the stairs (1 story, 2 flights). Each step is taller than the pup's shoulder. I have...

    Started by Concerned, 05-09-2017 06:58 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 200
    05-11-2017 01:07 AM Go to last post
  10. Energetic puppy and walks

    I got a new puppy 5 weeks ago. She's a American Eskimo/Lab/Husky/Heinz51 mix (Wisdom Panel results), probably about 20 lbs now. Age is... unsure....

    Started by Francl27, 05-04-2017 01:46 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 217
    05-11-2017 01:01 AM Go to last post
  11. Afraid of thunderstorms?

    We didn't have many storms through the winter, but over the last couple of weeks I've realized Kirby's terrified of thunderstorms--specifically,...

    Started by KirbysMom, 04-27-2017 06:19 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 267
    05-10-2017 08:53 PM Go to last post
  12. Working from home with a puppy! Advice please!

    Hi everyone! I will be working from home taking customer service calls, and I will also be getting a puppy in the next few months. I am wondering...

    Started by amboyer, 05-03-2017 09:10 PM
    housebreaking, puppy, working from home
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 260
    05-09-2017 11:20 AM Go to last post
  13. New Dachshund Aggression

    Hello! My family just adopted a new pup who we've had for four days now. She's a year-old Dachshund. We don't know much about her history, just that...

    Started by Interstellarpup, 05-03-2017 10:07 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 270
    05-06-2017 09:42 AM Go to last post
  14. More Questions about Crate Training

    I made a thread a few days ago but I just had some extra questions and clarifications (I wanna raise my puppy right!). Like I said in the previous...

    Started by swayswaybecky, 05-05-2017 04:04 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 191
    05-06-2017 09:22 AM Go to last post
  15. Help- puppy doesn't want to play with the other puppy

    This might be long so apologies in advance. So I live in a sharehouse with 3 friends and we have a few pets; two cats, a rat and two dogs. Cats and...

    Started by LittleFairy, 05-02-2017 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 340
    05-05-2017 08:29 PM Go to last post
  16. Outdoor X pen/access to partial yard?

    I have a 14 week old BC X, and I work 10 hour shifts. For now, I have been crating him at night while I sleep (6.5-7 hours), play actively with him...

    Started by mandajean14, 05-03-2017 09:56 PM
    border collie, outdoors, x pen
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 167
    05-04-2017 08:43 PM Go to last post
  17. New pup, registering microchip advice :)

    Hello, I recently got a new pup that came micro chipped and wondering where I should get him registered? I already did for free at...

    Started by Kitaki, 05-04-2017 01:10 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 140
    05-04-2017 03:05 PM Go to last post
  18. How high can a dachshund jump?

    I am picking up Freyja from the breeder in two weeks. I know she cannot jump that high at first, but she will grow up and be able to jump higher...

    Started by Magneto, 04-30-2017 03:08 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 440
    05-03-2017 11:37 PM Go to last post
  19. Potty training, whining in crate and high energy levels.

    Hi I have a few questions I would like to ask. I've recently gotten a puppy. I have experience with adult dogs but not much with a puppy. I wanna...

    Started by swayswaybecky, 05-03-2017 09:07 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 201
    05-03-2017 03:15 PM Go to last post
  20. Will she catch up to her littermates?

    Our new puppy was the smallest and quietest of the litter at 6 weeks. The breeder said she didn't fight as hard as the others to get the food. ...

    Started by Tollerowner, 04-23-2017 10:12 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 421
    05-01-2017 01:13 PM Go to last post

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