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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
    • Views: 5,062
    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. First time owner, need help with some basic training!!

    I have had dogs my entire life but have never personally owned my own dog. We just recently rescued a dog, I think it is a mix of a black mouth cur...

    Started by Gator24765, 02-10-2015 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    02-15-2015 04:14 PM Go to last post
  2. First Time PAPILLON owner!

    This is Bella, she's 2 yrs old. I adopted her yesterday from a lady who could no longer care for her due to a new job. She is still adjusting to her...

    Started by cnblucky1, 02-06-2015 10:54 AM
    advice, new dog, papillons, questions
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,315
    02-15-2015 03:00 PM Go to last post
  3. potty training and issues

    So I got my puppy on Feb. 1. He was a gift to my daughter for her birthday. The guy who had the puppies let them urinate/defecate wherever in the...

    Started by kmkaeberlein, 02-14-2015 12:33 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 372
    02-14-2015 03:12 PM Go to last post
  4. Adopted a mixed breed from the shelter.. What breed is he?

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums. I adopted my first dog about a month ago from a rescue shelter. He was found alone on the street (at approx 8...

    Started by itsikhefez, 09-05-2013 07:44 AM
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    02-13-2015 01:07 AM Go to last post
  5. Question Aggression or disrespect?

    I posted a thread awhile ago about kanji food guarding against my boyfriend, we tried making my boyfriends pressence a good thing and he would give...

    Started by PolarDog, 02-08-2015 10:43 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 994
    02-13-2015 12:59 AM Go to last post
  6. My puppy won't see his crate as his den

    I have a 10-week old corgi puppy and I'm trying to get him used to his crate for potty training purposes. The idea is to time his food/water with a...

    Started by pageerror404, 02-12-2015 01:19 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 558
    02-12-2015 02:38 PM Go to last post
  7. First time introducing a puppy to an adult dog

    I just picked up a 9-week old welsh corgi puppy last Saturday (so 2 days ago). I'm having all the normal puppy issues we have come to expect... but I...

    Started by pageerror404, 02-09-2015 02:34 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 413
    02-09-2015 03:15 PM Go to last post
  8. Thunder Shirt for separation anxiety?

    Hey everyone. I have had my cattle dog mix for about a month and he is still suffering from SA. We crate him during the day with a break at lunch...

    Started by evanrousso, 04-29-2014 09:10 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-08-2015 11:59 AM Go to last post
  9. Nighttime water bowl?

    Hi, So I see that it is common to not allow puppies/dogs water or food 3 hours prior to it sleeping, but what if its a hot night? The temperature is...

    Started by Phanboy, 02-07-2015 06:57 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 542
    02-08-2015 02:04 AM Go to last post
  10. Puppy naturally whines/whines when we are gone?

    Hey Everyone! My puppy Truffles has been with me for 2 months now and he is a natural whiner it seems! When I'm home, he whines, when I sit on the...

    Started by MelTruffles, 02-03-2015 09:44 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 573
    02-07-2015 06:39 PM Go to last post
  11. Kong Challenge

    I need ideas for stuffing Ghosts Kong with things that would be a real challenge for him. He is super smart and even if I stuff his Kong really...

    Started by Erin80, 02-04-2015 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-07-2015 05:51 PM Go to last post
  12. Question my puppy starts opening her mouth and her tongue was hanging out

    my female pitbull puppy is a 3 months old and few days (she was born in the 3rd of november 2014) suddenly she opened her mouth and her tongue was...

    Started by Geeky, 02-07-2015 05:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 626
    02-07-2015 07:10 AM Go to last post
  13. Pet Insurance for new puppies? Is it worth it?

    So we were considering pet insurance. However, we want an insurance policy that covers vaccinations, spay/neuter, and all those first year puppy...

    Started by aoiara, 01-21-2015 06:59 PM
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    02-06-2015 01:53 PM Go to last post
  14. Need help, caring for a 12 year old pup

    Hello everyone, haven't posted for awhile. My Titan is now 10 months old and is a fabulous guy but this post is about a new little guy I have taken...

    Started by Titan's Mom, 01-29-2015 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 648
    02-06-2015 01:40 PM Go to last post
  15. Biting wont stop neither will intensity

    I dont know how Im supposed to teach him to bite softer. Hes getting big now and hes able to jump and bite my arms and rips my shirt sleeves and cuts...

    Started by Tyler_X, 01-11-2015 11:20 AM
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    02-06-2015 01:33 PM Go to last post
  16. Post Checklist, am I forgetting anything?

    Here is my puppy/dog checklist, am I forgetting anything? Collar - Leash (6 ft) Leash (15 ft) Kong Soft Toys Hard Toys Crate Playpen

    Started by xChlorineAddict, 02-01-2015 08:37 AM
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    02-05-2015 12:47 PM Go to last post
  17. Crate Training Question

    Good Morning, so i got a dog few days ago (9 weeks old puggle) and im trying to crate train him... We live in an apartment, the 1st 2 days we put the...

    Started by SuperMiguel, 02-04-2015 07:35 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 510
    02-05-2015 04:43 AM Go to last post
  18. New puppy not eating much...is this normal?

    Hello all Yesterday we picked up our new puppy, Solo, from the vet. (in NC adoptees are sent to the vet to be fixed before you can take 'em home)...

    Started by granddad, 01-31-2015 01:03 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 559
    02-03-2015 09:36 AM Go to last post
  19. Dehydrator Brand recommendations?

    for those of you who use dehydrators, do you have a recommended brand or model? Prices are all over the place, and I'm not even sure what to look...

    Started by MRVivekB, 02-01-2015 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 425
    02-02-2015 09:41 PM Go to last post
  20. Puppy harness and car anxiety

    My 7 month Boston Terrier x Lhasa Apso puppy, Fisher, has recently started running away when I go to put his harness on. He'll go to the front door...

    Started by Fisher618, 02-02-2015 06:48 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 373
    02-02-2015 07:57 PM Go to last post

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