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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
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    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
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    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
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  1. What is the black stuff on the wall?

    The wall behind my dog's crate is covered with speckles of black stuff. It's not chunks and it doesn't stink, so I know it's not poop. It kindof...

    Started by jamiesuzanne, 04-19-2008 04:35 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    04-21-2008 01:13 PM Go to last post
  2. Unhappy Picking a breed help!!

    Hey guys Still doing research on what kind of breed i want.:confused:found some breeds i might like, but basically what I'm looking for is: ...

    Started by mnm, 04-18-2008 09:39 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-20-2008 02:46 PM Go to last post
  3. What size crate?

    I am a first time dog owner. We are getting our puppy, a cavalier, in a few weeks! What size crate should I get for a cavalier? Thanks

    Started by dlada, 04-18-2008 03:16 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-19-2008 10:04 PM Go to last post
  4. Adopting a new dog next Friday...advice? Words of wisdom?

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I'm adopting a 1 y/o 45 pound lab mix from Tennessee (I'm in Boston) next week. I'm looking for some general...

    Started by DaveZR2, 04-10-2008 01:10 PM
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    04-19-2008 08:41 PM Go to last post
  5. Two households...one dog?

    Hello all, This is one issue I've been concerned about. My brother and I will be co-owners of a new puppy come two weeks. However, we live in two...

    Started by arksun, 04-19-2008 12:58 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-19-2008 06:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Westie

    My Westie (Daize) has a pinkish (round) growth on the side of her paw pad of her back foot...What could this be? Any ideas will be greatly...

    Started by alovell, 04-19-2008 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-19-2008 03:06 PM Go to last post
  7. Switching food, how best to go about it?

    We're getting a beagle puppy, 10 weeks old next week. The breeder has been feeding her Science Diet Puppy but we have decided to go with Chicken...

    Started by GamerDad26, 04-02-2008 10:37 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 586
    04-19-2008 01:20 PM Go to last post
  8. Siberian Husky owners...

    Do you crate your dog or keep them outside? My sibe pup is coming in 15 days and I am trying to figure out what crate size I should buy. I only...

    Started by arksun, 04-15-2008 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-19-2008 01:56 AM Go to last post
  9. Purchasing puppies online

    Is purchasing puppies online safe? I don't want to risk spending all my money for nothing, but I have seen some good puppies online and was...

    Started by TypingMonkey, 03-30-2008 02:48 PM
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    04-18-2008 10:17 PM Go to last post
  10. Puppy Night Barking

    We got our puppy almost two weeks ago. She is 11 weeks and we adopted her through and organization that rescues dogs. We think she is a german...

    Started by newpuppyowner, 04-15-2008 12:49 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-18-2008 10:03 PM Go to last post
  11. Why is my Big dog afraid of small dogs? Please help...

    Hello everyone, I have a puppy about 5 months old. Her name is Dori and she is half Rottweiler/Border Collie. I took her to a dog park today and I...

    Started by emuncy, 04-17-2008 08:11 PM
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    04-18-2008 02:00 PM Go to last post
  12. You paid $300 for WHAT?

    Yesterday, I bought a 10 month old Rottweiler for $300 dollars. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but tell me if you think he's worth the...

    Started by QKid, 04-05-2008 12:07 PM
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    04-18-2008 09:19 AM Go to last post
  13. How often do you give meaty bones...

    and other treats like that? Sadie really does not like to chew on rubber toys like Kong or any rubber really, and I know the rope toys are not...

    Started by jesirose, 04-17-2008 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-17-2008 08:20 PM Go to last post
  14. Portable Bowls

    Hello, I am looking for a good sturdy portable water bowl that I could take with me to puppy class, the park, or wherever. My dog is a german...

    Started by Chico'sMom, 04-17-2008 01:55 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-17-2008 08:11 PM Go to last post
  15. Border Collies

    Our family is getting a new dog probably soon, and I was considering a border collie. I love this breed of dog, and I do know the work that comes...

    Started by Noah, 04-16-2008 10:59 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-17-2008 05:08 PM Go to last post
  16. Needy, Clingy Puppy

    My female chocolate lab is just 11 weeks old so I recognize that she is still very much a baby and a lot of this is probably baby behavior ... ...

    Started by Two Labs Mom, 04-17-2008 12:37 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    04-17-2008 01:02 PM Go to last post
  17. Crate Training

    Hello again, I am trying to crate train my dog, Marlie, to help with potty training. I have watched a training dvd on it but it does not give us a...

    Started by Marlie, 04-16-2008 06:48 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-16-2008 07:12 PM Go to last post
  18. Exclamation House Training?

    Hi, I am curently trying to house train my dog, Marlie (she is 6 months old). We recently adopted her from a shelter so that is why she is not...

    Started by Marlie, 04-16-2008 06:43 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-16-2008 06:53 PM Go to last post
  19. Puppy at night

    To allow us to sleep, we keep our puppy in her crate in a spare bedroom at night and move it to the living room during the day.. Is this right? Or...

    Started by Laceydad, 04-16-2008 11:01 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-16-2008 05:28 PM Go to last post
  20. A Pretty Crappy Question

    I am considering changing my pup's feeding schedule from 3 to 2 times a day. Right now, he poops about 4x a day. I have never been able to detect...

    Started by poopsiem, 04-10-2008 04:06 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 884
    04-16-2008 01:09 PM Go to last post

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