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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
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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Dog Collar Recommendations

    Hi Everyone, Im back looking for recommendations, this time for a dog collar. The collar I purchased at Petco/Petsmart 6 months ago is not lasting...

    Started by BostonDan, 03-08-2015 07:32 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-09-2015 02:31 PM Go to last post
  2. Is This Too Much Food For a 15lb+ Puppy?

    Hi, My puppy is ~4 months old some kind of blonde terrier (I found her). Last time at vet 3 weeks ago she was 15lbs and feels heavier now. She...

    Started by Aztex, 03-04-2015 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-06-2015 08:31 PM Go to last post
  3. URGENT - No Choice But To Return To The Shelter??

    I am in need of some urgent advice. Last Wednesday I adopted a heartworm positive 1 yr old mixed lab from the shelter. I believe he has severe...

    Started by dstone84, 03-02-2015 01:25 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,064
    03-06-2015 03:40 PM Go to last post
  4. Hot spots and increased shedding

    i have a 3 year old pointer/hound mix and he seems to be itching one spot by his neck quite a bit. I took him to last week and meant to ask him about...

    Started by theproman23, 03-06-2015 02:10 PM
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    03-06-2015 02:18 PM Go to last post
  5. Need Advice ASAP re: Putting Puppy in Crate in Vehicle for 1st Time

    Hi all, We're considering taking my husband's work van up to the in laws' tonight and, in order to take that vehicle, we would need to put our 9...

    Started by ChelseaOliver, 03-06-2015 08:28 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 339
    03-06-2015 08:49 AM Go to last post
  6. What the ??? male/female interest

    Last night Katie and Tyson were very interested in each others' bits: sniffing, licking, Tyson was being humpy. Why? Katie is spayed, but Tyson is...

    Started by cookieface, 02-26-2015 09:45 AM
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    03-05-2015 06:13 PM Go to last post
  7. What paperwork should I expect from my AKC breeder?

    In a few weeks I will be purchasing a pup from a breeder with both AKC registered sire & dam. The parents lineage (AKC family tree) is listed on the...

    Started by brianosaur, 02-28-2015 07:59 PM
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    03-05-2015 11:03 AM Go to last post
  8. HELP! Adult house trained boxer, pooing indoors at night...

    I'm after a little advice/education/knowledge... I have thoughts as to what's causing it but would love some opinions. Our 4 year old Boxer dog...

    Started by Lady P, 03-05-2015 04:05 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-05-2015 10:10 AM Go to last post
  9. New dog owner...questions.

    I've read the sticky "Things We Wish Everyone Knew Before They Get A Dog" and have done some specific web searching for different things I felt I...

    Started by Sirgilbert357, 03-02-2015 01:20 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-04-2015 03:10 PM Go to last post
  10. Crating during the day - how long is too long?

    I have a 5.5 month old shepherd cross named Jax. My schedule has been rather flexible since we got him in December. When we were to be gone all day...

    Started by Rayrayyy, 03-03-2015 07:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 462
    03-04-2015 02:23 PM Go to last post
  11. Getting Dog Acquainted to Dog Crate

    Yesterday I brought home a 1 year old lab mix from the shelter, I am working on getting him acquainted to his dog crate for when I have to leave him...

    Started by dstone84, 02-26-2015 05:30 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-03-2015 08:00 PM Go to last post
  12. Attn Breeders-Housebreaking Sterile Stud

    I have the opportunity to adopt a smaller breed dog (Biewer Terrier just like Junebug) that is still intact and wears diapers/belly band. The...

    Started by AmyMarie, 03-01-2015 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-02-2015 07:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Crate location for new adult?

    New to the forum and this will be our first dog. We adopted a 2 year old Lab/Retriever mix and pick her up this coming Friday afternoon. She is...

    Started by Sirgilbert357, 02-25-2015 03:12 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 544
    03-02-2015 10:53 AM Go to last post
  14. Question 8 week old humping puppy

    Hello everyone. :wave: We're new to dog ownership and have recently adopted a little golden retriever puppy. We've had him since 6 weeks...

    Started by Devotednurse, 02-28-2015 07:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-01-2015 06:15 PM Go to last post
  15. Chances My Dog Going Have Separation Anxiety?

    Hey ya'll I know I have posted this intro before and I apologize for all the questions but its been a long and fun couple of days with my new dog!...

    Started by dstone84, 02-27-2015 03:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 439
    03-01-2015 09:29 AM Go to last post
  16. Adult Dog Correcting Puppy - How Much Is Too Much? Pit Mix/AmStaff

    Hey all, I have a quick question concerning the relationship between my adult dog (11yr old pit mix - fear aggressive with most dogs but has...

    Started by ChelseaOliver, 02-24-2015 11:56 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-28-2015 10:42 AM Go to last post
  17. Newly Adopted 1 Yr Old Lab Always Wants to be Outside

    I brought home a black lab mix that is about 1 yr old from the shelter yesterday afternoon. All last evening he was pretty still drugged out from...

    Started by dstone84, 02-26-2015 10:45 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 788
    02-27-2015 06:09 PM Go to last post
  18. Question Separating Littermates

    Hey guys, longtime dog owner but first time owner of two puppies. I found two little lab mixes (one black, one chocolate - I'll post photos soon!)...

    Started by Sunbean, 02-25-2015 07:43 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-27-2015 07:37 AM Go to last post
  19. Puppy Jerking

    uppy jerking Hi, I have a 5 month old Japanese Spitz puppy who I've had for a week now. The night we adopted him, his stomach area started...

    Started by thuanseng, 02-26-2015 11:45 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-26-2015 11:58 PM Go to last post
  20. Best Mid-Range Dog Food / Treats for 3 Yr Old Lab

    I plan on adopting a 3 yr old Labrador from the county shelter this weekend and was looking for some advice on what kind of dog food / training...

    Started by dstone84, 02-19-2015 10:22 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,241
    02-26-2015 07:26 PM Go to last post

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