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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: 5,788
    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
    • Replies: 0
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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Is pet insurance worth it?

    Just wanted to poll the group and see what you all thought about pet insurance. I'm sure different plans vary, but I wasn't sure if any of them were...

    Started by Devotednurse, 03-01-2015 07:10 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,336
    03-27-2015 11:15 AM Go to last post
  2. Natural Balance Vs Blue Buffalo Dry food

    I recently had food and air borne allergy tests done on my 3 yr old pointer/hound mix and it seems that the poor guy has a ton of them! He seems...

    Started by theproman23, 03-24-2015 04:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,183
    03-27-2015 10:25 AM Go to last post
  3. Do you think Dogs have a sense of time?

    I was told a dog doesnt really know if you've been gone for 5 mins or 5 hours because they have no awareness of time. Do you think that's true??

    Started by Olafs_Mommy, 03-23-2015 06:46 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 730
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    03-27-2015 09:49 AM Go to last post
  4. Unhappy New Brand of Puppy Pad= Serious Problem. & A Lot More- Long

    New brand of puppy pads and suddenly Maera is eating the pad!!! I walked in on her eating her puppy pad quite a few times over the past few days that...

    Started by mossboss, 03-24-2015 09:31 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    03-27-2015 09:46 AM Go to last post
  5. Leaving 5+mo Old Puppy Home Alone

    Hi, SO far I have been able to have my terrier puppy either with me, a friend or leave in a nice cool ventilated SUV for <1 hour, but I am going...

    Started by Aztex, 03-24-2015 01:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 466
    03-26-2015 08:52 PM Go to last post
  6. 2nd Dog - Recommended or not????

    Hi Everyone, After over 10 years of my wife pushing for us to adopt a dog, we adopted Lincoln back in September. I have to say, I've become a dog...

    Started by BostonDan, 03-24-2015 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 667
    03-25-2015 02:51 PM Go to last post
  7. Indoor potty vs outdoor potty

    I live in an apartment complex with a lot of other dogs and I was just wondering, when it comes time to potty train my dog, I really want to potty...

    Started by missc89, 03-24-2015 01:27 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 615
    03-25-2015 11:48 AM Go to last post
  8. Bringing home a puppy!

    I have a 4-6 year old dog named Simba. He is about 35 pounds and believed to be a basenji mix. We found him when he was fully grown abandon on a...

    Started by simbadingo, 03-17-2015 09:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 683
    03-24-2015 03:44 AM Go to last post
  9. Puppy Ate 4" of Large Whimzee Stick at once

    Hi, 5 month old 21 lb terrier puppy. She had a Whimzee stick for 2 months and hardly dented it. It looked kinda dried up so I bought a new one...

    Started by Aztex, 03-24-2015 12:31 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-24-2015 12:31 AM Go to last post
  10. He Poops & Pee's on two different training pads....Why7

    So even though he's not going on the training pads on his own, we still have to pick him up and put him on it. We found out yesterday that he likes...

    Started by Olafs_Mommy, 03-21-2015 11:42 AM
    new pup, potty training
    • Replies: 5
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    03-22-2015 10:37 PM Go to last post
  11. Final vaccines at 17.5 weeks, outside ok?

    Hi all- Penny (French bulldog) is 17.5 weeks old and got her final round (incl rabies shot) today. Can I start taking her on walks outside? Or...

    Started by MattMV, 03-07-2015 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-22-2015 05:54 PM Go to last post
  12. Dog whines/cries/howls/barks if I Leave the Room or Put Him Outside

    Was hoping maybe someone on here would be able to help me or give me some suggestions on how to deal with this little problem. About four months ago...

    Started by JustinL, 03-20-2015 09:48 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 785
    03-20-2015 09:48 PM Go to last post
  13. House training for a split level home

    Hi, I've had my puppy for 3 weeks now. Since the day we brought him home we have been using puppy pads for him to go to the toilet on. This is...

    Started by SuperRedRobin, 03-17-2015 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 740
    03-20-2015 06:59 AM Go to last post
  14. Help me with pup socialization, plz

    Okay, I've been reading and posting a bit excitedly here lately bc my 8wo LR pup comes home next Saturday. Thanks for all the great replies to my...

    Started by brianosaur, 03-06-2015 07:40 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,149
    03-19-2015 07:36 PM Go to last post
  15. How do I convince my friend NOT to get a dog!??!

    My colleague is a mother of 4 school-aged children who all play numerous sports and participate in many other extracurricular activities. She works...

    Started by TobyJohn, 03-18-2015 04:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 994
    03-19-2015 04:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Added a third dog

    About 5 weeks ago I got a 8 week old male puppy to add to our family. I already owned 2 mixed breeds a 11 year old female and a 12 year old male. ...

    Started by Duggiedog, 03-18-2015 03:41 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 337
    03-18-2015 03:41 PM Go to last post
  17. Water puppy

    Why does my 11 week old corgi want to swim in his water dish? He doesn't seem to want to drink like a normal dog anymore.

    Started by SharontheCat, 03-16-2015 09:22 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 826
    03-18-2015 02:21 PM Go to last post
  18. Dog Crate Training

    Hi, I have a ~5 month old 20lb terrier mix puppy. Very smart! I found her at 12 weeks old the vet figured and tried to get her used to a crate...

    Started by Aztex, 03-16-2015 11:20 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 392
    03-16-2015 12:25 PM Go to last post
  19. New dog always scared.

    I just adopted a 19month old pit/lab mix named Taco. He is small around 35 pounds and came from a house with 4 other dogs and 5 kids. 8 - 18 years...

    Started by lcc9116, 03-13-2015 10:59 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 741
    03-14-2015 03:53 PM Go to last post
  20. interpretations, please

    What's going on here? I know the quality is poor - black dogs and poor lighting. :( Katie Here's the context: After I got home from work, I...

    Started by cookieface, 03-10-2015 06:27 PM
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,676
    03-13-2015 12:35 PM Go to last post

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