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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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    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 133
    • Views: 73,475
    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: 4,787
    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
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 100,748
    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: 113,036
    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
    • Views: 47,404
    12-26-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  1. dog boots ?

    Does anyone know what kind of dog boots are best ? I want ones that will stay on shes an active border collie and sheperd cross. but she will run...

    Started by teev, 01-25-2017 06:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 94
    01-25-2017 09:37 PM Go to last post
  2. Kodi progress

    Hi All, Kodi is doing great in the house now. I put him in his ex-pen and only let him out tethered to me for the first two days. Since then...

    Started by JuneBud, 09-21-2010 09:09 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 693
    01-23-2017 02:43 PM Go to last post
  3. Did your adopted dog change?

    I keep hearing that the dog you meet at the shelter will be completely different after a month of living with you. Is there much truth to this? Did...

    Started by schroede4455, 01-19-2017 11:42 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 322
    01-22-2017 10:37 AM Go to last post
  4. Six week old puppy (help)

    I've got Otto (dachshund) since he was 4 weeks old (his mum was unable to feed him and had started to be really aggressive towards him; my neighbours...

    Started by Onnie, 01-21-2017 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 124
    01-21-2017 09:07 PM Go to last post
  5. Puppy not understanding play?

    I've noticed a few times that my Border collie pup is a little rambunctious around other dogs. Hell, she basically is a bully at the dog park! She...

    Started by MuseTorment, 01-19-2017 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 193
    01-21-2017 12:56 PM Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Puppy tooth scratch drew blood a long time ago

    My puppy once scratched my thumb with its teeth. It was just 3-4 weeks old, too young for rabies shot.Since i was a kid, i hid this thing from my...

    Started by vaibhav, 01-21-2017 11:36 AM
    puppy, rabies
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 106
    01-21-2017 12:44 PM Go to last post
  7. First time dog owners: Leonberger/Chow Chow Mix

    Hello, My wife and I are first time dog-owners (rather potential dog owners since we don't own a dog yet). We are looking to adopt from our...

    Started by psychoanalyst_god, 01-12-2017 05:39 PM
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    chow chow, chow chow mix, leonberger
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 591
    01-19-2017 12:00 PM Go to last post
  8. Exclamation New Dog, Bloody Diarrhea

    My husband and I adopted a 1 year old poodle mix, Dash, on Friday and so far he's been great. So so sweet, calm, taking to his crate well (at least...

    Started by schroede4455, 01-16-2017 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 184
    01-18-2017 05:30 PM Go to last post
  9. Exclamation Any other anxious owners out there?

    Does anybody else in the forum cope with anxiety? Yesterday I was with my local trainer and he pointed how tense I was all the time and how dangerous...

    Started by MuseTorment, 12-09-2016 08:30 AM
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    anxiety, dog, dominant, owner
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 739
    01-18-2017 10:10 AM Go to last post
  10. Puppy Seems Aggressive?

    Hi everyone! Sorry I think I deleted this accidentally. I basically was just talking about normal puppy behaviors and misinterpreting it (oops first...

    Started by piperboxermix, 01-13-2017 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 285
    01-14-2017 06:10 PM Go to last post
  11. I need HELP

    I'm a first time dog owner and have a 5 week old pup. He's idk what but a mixed breed. Now first I'll describe the situation as briefly as I can so...

    Started by Ahlat, 01-13-2017 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 258
    01-14-2017 08:05 AM Go to last post
  12. Adopted an 8 m/o with anxiety

    Only a day ago we rescued an 8 month old boxer/pit named Hank, from someone who was going to give him to a high kill shelter. The guy didn't give...

    Started by Bridg, 01-10-2017 02:56 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 283
    01-13-2017 04:10 PM Go to last post
  13. When can I have doormats again?

    I'm on week #2 of house training a 13 week old newfie puppy. She's been doing really well - rings a bell to go outside - but has a consistent...

    Started by matlaw, 01-12-2017 03:03 PM
    doormat, house training, newfie, pee
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 156
    01-12-2017 05:47 PM Go to last post
  14. My puppy sleeps in too late

    Hello, I have a 5 month old Maltese mix her mom is a Maltese/Poodle and we believe her dad may be a chihuahua. She is a pretty normal puppy but she...

    Started by Joserr, 12-09-2016 06:08 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 562
    01-10-2017 09:52 PM Go to last post
  15. Bored and chewing door mouldings

    Hey guys We have adopted a staffy bull terrier at 5 months. He is now 8 months. For the most part he is with the wife for the days as she brings him...

    Started by Dom08, 01-10-2017 12:52 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 137
    01-10-2017 11:58 AM Go to last post
  16. Dog Urinating in Her Bed - nowhere else?

    Hello Folks! First, I tried posting this in the potty sticky, but nobody responded - so I have resorted to making a new thread. So I did some...

    Started by holmeyjoe1017, 01-06-2017 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 250
    01-10-2017 09:05 AM Go to last post
  17. Is this how puppies sleep?

    I've noticed that whenever my 7 week old puppy is sleeping, he tends to move around a lot. Like he is changing his position probably every 10...

    Started by Osharma, 01-05-2017 11:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 278
    01-08-2017 09:08 AM Go to last post
  18. Unhappy Puppy Sprinted Away When Off Leash

    Yesterday I had one of the hands down scariest experiences of dog ownership. My boyfriend and I have a great 9 month old mix. He's our first puppy...

    Started by FirstTimeDoggie, 01-04-2017 07:13 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 479
    01-08-2017 09:06 AM Go to last post
  19. Unhappy Crazy mornings - please help with routine

    I must be doing something wrong because by the time I get to work I am mentally and physically exhausted. I wake up at 5:45 and have two kids to get...

    Started by snorkie123, 01-04-2017 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 409
    01-06-2017 11:31 AM Go to last post
  20. Impulse control around other dogs

    Do you ever have those days when you think you've done everything wrong?? :redface:Today was definitely one of those! I have a 5 1/2 month puppy who...

    Started by Beddylove, 12-28-2016 04:44 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    impulse control, loose lead, puppy training, reactivity
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 907
    01-06-2017 10:05 AM Go to last post

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