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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: 5,304
    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. Question Out of the Crate Accidents

    We have a 6 month old Black lab we rescued from the Shelter a month ago. She's great in the crate and can hold her pee. I've pretty much gotten...

    Started by AdGeek29, 01-08-2007 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 545
    01-11-2007 01:36 PM Go to last post
  2. very aggressive when awoken

    whenever my pom/yorkie mix is sleeping and we try to pick him up or sometimes even get near him and wake him up, on accident, he gets REALLY...

    Started by Pixels Mommy, 01-09-2007 11:05 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 6,628
    01-11-2007 02:03 AM Go to last post
  3. How to get my puppy to sleep

    I have recently brought home a new Dachshund puppy. She is not taking to the crate training as well as I'd hoped. She will cry all night long and I...

    Started by Moey, 01-08-2007 02:17 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 913
    01-10-2007 06:42 PM Go to last post
  4. When to start training

    Well I finally go and pick her up tomorrow from the vet..She is being Spayed today and given the once over shots and bath..Now I am sure for the...

    Started by Akita, 01-08-2007 12:32 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-09-2007 09:50 PM Go to last post
  5. She is home

    Ok picked her up today and got home about 2pm..She has that stupid cones on her so she is a little agitated from that..All in all very good so far...

    Started by Akita, 01-09-2007 04:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 659
    01-09-2007 04:52 PM Go to last post
  6. My puppy won't stop biting!

    Alright, I am an 18 year old in a family of 5 with 2 sisters 20 and 19. We all live in the same house and someone is usualy always home. We bought an...

    Started by franny189, 01-07-2007 10:40 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,750
    01-09-2007 11:39 AM Go to last post
  7. Down Puppy, Down

    I'm trying to teach my beagle to lie down, but he just claws at the reward instead of lying down. What should I do?:confused:

    Started by puppyfan07, 01-08-2007 01:54 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 437
    01-08-2007 10:05 PM Go to last post
  8. Poll Poll: roughhousing?

    I'm a new dog owner and my boyfriend and I are disagreeing about roughhousing with the dog. Is it okay? Or does it promote aggression? Our little...

    Started by dawnalina, 01-05-2007 04:17 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,043
    01-08-2007 03:42 PM Go to last post
  9. Guess on Yorkie's final size.

    My mom has a beautiful Yorkie puppy that is now 18 weeks old and 6lbs. She loves this dog VERY much, and he is JUST a pet (he is neutered!). She is...

    Started by all4thedogs, 01-07-2007 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,435
    01-08-2007 12:20 PM Go to last post
  10. Dog cleaning question

    Hello folks, Our Golden puppy is 10 weeks old now (we got her at 7 weeks), and I have noticed that she does not keep her lower abdomen/genitals...

    Started by ericrlarson, 01-07-2007 08:13 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 605
    01-08-2007 09:49 AM Go to last post
  11. Smile My new jack russell pup.

    Hyia, i am picking up my new jack russell puppy on Satarday she is 8 weeks old (im really excited). We have had dogs before but when i was a child...

    Started by Chelle, 01-04-2007 03:02 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,067
    01-07-2007 07:44 PM Go to last post
  12. Sleeping problems???

    Im not sure if this is a problem but i have had my pup for 2 days (she is 8 weeks) she is being crate trained and is getting good at going in her...

    Started by Chelle, 01-07-2007 02:57 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 580
    01-07-2007 03:45 PM Go to last post
  13. Unhappy Burdoc

    I'm not a first time dog owner,I have had dogs/pets all my life. However I have a rescue dog (cocker/cavalier king mix). I found a house in the...

    Started by lobo, 12-28-2006 08:33 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 597
    01-07-2007 02:36 PM Go to last post
  14. Curious and Concerns

    Good morning Doggy Forum Families! Its Sunshiny day here in St. Louis. I could really appreciate this sun shine after several yucky days. ...

    Started by BeckyBeagal, 12-27-2006 11:50 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 624
    01-07-2007 02:32 PM Go to last post
  15. Give puppy a job

    My husband and I are first time dog owners. We have a 7 month old Mini Australian Shepherd named Abbie. I know that dogs of this breed need a job...

    Started by Joshann, 01-07-2007 12:22 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 681
    01-07-2007 01:25 PM Go to last post
  16. Unhappy leaving dog at home

    My fiance and I just got a large yellow male lab who is about 15 months old. My fiance works from 8-6 and I am at home right now on break. Our dog,...

    Started by Harleys#1fan, 01-04-2007 01:04 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 783
    01-07-2007 03:31 AM Go to last post
  17. Exclamation Digging

    My New puppy i just got a month ago won't STOP digging what should I do?

    Started by bowwow123, 12-30-2006 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 788
    01-07-2007 12:38 AM Go to last post
  18. Puppy Heat

    My puppy is 6 months old and in heat for the first time. Please tell me how long this will last and how long they bleed for?

    Started by NicholeSouth31, 01-06-2007 01:46 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 764
    01-06-2007 07:45 PM Go to last post
  19. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel... Possibly...?

    Alright, I'm thinking about getting a Cavalier King Charels Spaniel and as a first time puppy owner I have a few questions. First which gender is...

    Started by memuffinismissing, 12-31-2006 04:09 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 5,382
    01-06-2007 02:27 PM Go to last post
  20. do i have time for a dog

    i work and have a busy schedule but i realy want a dog do i have time? what do all u guys think that work and have a dog

    Started by TravisR, 12-26-2006 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,063
    01-06-2007 05:57 AM Go to last post

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