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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
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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. Introducing Puppy To Leash And Harness

    When a new puppy first comes home, should he be on a leash and harness while potty training? Since he likely won't be comfortable with the harness on...

    Started by jplum_3, 03-23-2017 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-24-2017 01:07 PM Go to last post
  2. Dog was spayed last week, does this incision look infected?

    My wife had many dogs growing up, but they were always males. So here we find ourselves with a 1 year old female that we just had spayed. We are...

    Started by The4thMan, 03-22-2017 10:23 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-22-2017 12:10 PM Go to last post
  3. Puppy hates crate

    My little guy Milo (4 months) has never liked his crate, ever since I took him home in it. He has a nice big pen during the day, and is only ever...

    Started by MiloMama, 03-10-2017 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    03-22-2017 09:15 AM Go to last post
  4. potty training issues older dog

    Greetings! My 2nd post here. I have a beagle/pit mix, female approx 8-10 years old. We have had her 5 years. Rescued from local shelter. She...

    Started by relli1130, 03-09-2017 12:55 PM
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    03-22-2017 04:44 AM Go to last post
  5. Urination issues

    I'm not new to the world of dogs but i now have a puppy that I cannot get trained to urinate outside with any sort of consistency. She is a 6 month...

    Started by CDA, 03-20-2017 02:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-21-2017 10:51 PM Go to last post
  6. Dog barking in back yard when I'm with her

    My one year old rescue has a myriad of issues, but one of the primary ones is barking like crazy in the backyard. I've recently realized that she's...

    Started by NorCalFMD, 03-16-2017 09:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-20-2017 08:31 PM Go to last post
  7. Positive vs Traditional. Giving me a Headache.

    Been watching a lot of Dog Whisperer (Have all 7 seasons) as well as some "traditional" training on youtube (e.g. Peter Caine). I have also been...

    Started by Concerned, 03-13-2017 03:17 AM
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    03-20-2017 11:47 AM Go to last post
  8. Lightbulb Dog ID Tags - What information do you like to include?

    I was ordering ID tags for my new pup last night, so I did a quick Google search for ideas as far as what to have engraved. There are some very...

    Started by Alisa♥, 03-10-2017 01:43 PM
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    03-18-2017 03:46 PM Go to last post
  9. Does anyone know what breed this dog is? Please help!

    I'm not sure if I'm in the right place, but I hope somebody can help me! I have been searching for dogs as I would like to get one in a few months....

    Started by beardie13, 03-18-2017 10:46 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-18-2017 11:01 AM Go to last post
  10. puppy hates his crate

    My 14 week old puppy seems absolutely hates his crate. At first he seemed fine with it, but after the first week, he would whine, sometimes for an...

    Started by MicSoundersXIII, 03-13-2017 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-16-2017 01:59 PM Go to last post
  11. Puppy Biting Questions

    I am a first time dog owner who rescued a puppy at 3 months, he is now about 19 weeks. I am unsure of the breed, some sort of hound lab mix maybe. I...

    Started by emiro123, 03-11-2017 06:41 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-14-2017 01:21 AM Go to last post
  12. Which breed is for me

    I'm not going to tell you which breeds I am considering to get a totally unbiased answer from the knowledgeable people. I am looking for a dog who...

    Started by Draiko, 03-13-2017 02:31 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-13-2017 08:59 AM Go to last post
  13. How high can they jump?

    I am getting an 8 week old longhaired dachshund puppy in may. I have built a playpen/safetypen for the times I can't watch it. It is only meant for...

    Started by Magneto, 03-12-2017 04:27 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-12-2017 07:37 PM Go to last post
  14. Potty Training at Home vs Office

    Hi, I have a 5 year old french bulldog. He's house trained, never goes in the house, but I recently started bringing him to work and for some reason...

    Started by diggityd0g, 03-10-2017 11:29 PM
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    03-11-2017 03:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Help me pick a breed :)

    First i will layout what kind of traits i want in my buddy then i will say what breeds seem most interesting to me. Ok so firstly and most...

    Started by StaffyRT, 02-28-2017 07:52 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-11-2017 10:13 AM Go to last post
  16. Seek Advice on Possible Conflicting Housetraining Methods

    Hello. My English Bulldog puppy comes home with me at the beginning of next year and I had a housetraining question. I am planning on taking the...

    Started by cjones2989, 12-20-2010 01:07 PM
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    03-10-2017 11:24 PM Go to last post
  17. Dog Proofing The Car

    My dog loves car rides and sticking her head out the window but she always scratches up my door when she does that. Is there something I can put on...

    Started by sammiejane, 03-08-2017 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-10-2017 02:20 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
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    03-07-2017 12:22 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Views: 1,336
    03-06-2017 07:11 AM Go to last post

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