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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
    • Replies: 2
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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
    • Replies: 0
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    12-26-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  1. What's the right breed?

    I am concidering (oh, who am I kidding? I am insanely excited about) getting my first dog. But I'm having a difficult time deciding which breed would...

    Started by Rachel, 12-19-2006 11:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-19-2006 11:50 PM Go to last post
  2. Another mini-rant: Establish yourself with a vet!

    I work at a very busy veterinary clinic. Our schedule for normal appointments is typically backed up about three weeks, but we do squeeze in...

    Started by Lorina, 12-19-2006 08:51 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 874
    12-19-2006 03:44 PM Go to last post
  3. Question Kennelling in bedroom or not???

    I know it is recommended to kennel a pup in the bedroom, but we've avoided that for the 1st few nights with our new pup. I'm a light sleeper and we...

    Started by eilenej1, 12-18-2006 02:40 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 630
    12-19-2006 01:13 PM Go to last post
  4. Frontline & Heartgard

    My 8+ week old puppy went to the vet this morning. He gave us a free Heartgard Plus pill and an offer for a free Frontline Plus application after...

    Started by eilenej1, 12-18-2006 02:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 933
    12-19-2006 01:10 PM Go to last post
  5. A mini rant to dog owners about socialization!

    So Elsa and I were on our walk this evening and we encountered 3 loose dogs, each on a different block. Why do people leave their dogs off leash I...

    Started by Curbside Prophet, 12-11-2006 11:55 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,131
    12-19-2006 09:51 AM Go to last post
  6. Angry Cat box candy?

    Why is Rex, my GSD puppy excited about eating the cat poo from the cat box? Why is he seeking out poo at the park to chew on? Is this a puppy thing...

    Started by deannaboe, 12-17-2006 06:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 588
    12-18-2006 09:57 AM Go to last post
  7. Cool 2 Level House - What door to use for potty???

    I'm new to dogs and feel so ignorant sometimes :p. I'm reading a basic - cover all the topics related to puppies - type of book. It suggested that...

    Started by eilenej1, 12-16-2006 04:51 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 700
    12-17-2006 04:54 PM Go to last post
  8. Amount of Food that you need to feed your dog a day

    Dear Dog Forum Family, I heard Beagles are good eaters and as Becky is getting better, I can see that. Now I give her kibbles + some wet food...

    Started by BeckyBeagal, 12-16-2006 06:32 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,662
    12-17-2006 02:17 PM Go to last post
  9. Leaving your dog

    When your going around a relatives or something, something that your dog can't follow you with. How do you leave your dog, do you keep her in her...

    Started by michael, 12-16-2006 10:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-17-2006 02:17 AM Go to last post
  10. My puppy nips at my hands

    I got a beautiful apricot toy poodle at 8 weeks. He's now 16 weeks old and the only problem we're having is that he tries to nip at my hands. If he...

    Started by Dawn R, 12-16-2006 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,119
    12-16-2006 06:13 PM Go to last post
  11. Maloccolusion in labradoodle

    I have an adorable 10 mo old mini labradoodle. We just got one from same breeder for my mom. He is 4 months old. She brought him to the vet who...

    Started by Sonny's mom, 12-13-2006 11:13 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,114
    12-15-2006 03:15 PM Go to last post
  12. New and have a question

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this board and I need some help. Here recently my chihuahua has started urinating on our walls and furniture, or marking...

    Started by Jenn814, 12-13-2006 02:38 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 901
    12-14-2006 07:42 PM Go to last post
  13. Decrease in poop frequency

    My yorkie is 12 weeks old. For the past couple of days, she no longer seems to need to poop within an hour after she eats. Could it be her...

    Started by mistyinca, 12-11-2006 06:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,051
    12-14-2006 02:05 PM Go to last post
  14. new small breed owner with itch

    I have a bichon, and he is just over 2 years old. We spend our summers in northern canada in the summer, so this problem we have is only in the fall...

    Started by bearmama, 12-13-2006 11:38 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-14-2006 01:55 PM Go to last post
  15. Unhappy anxiously awaiting our new arrival

    Hi everyone! After a ton of reading, research and speaking with whoever would talk to me - we (me, hubby and 2 boys 13,11) finally decided that our...

    Started by newdogmom, 12-13-2006 06:18 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 787
    12-14-2006 11:35 AM Go to last post
  16. Trouble with a Transplant

    Hey everyone! I am a new first time dog owner with an AMAZING 11mo old Shih-Tzu looking for a teenzy bit of guidance! My pup was flown to NYC from...

    Started by BushyMark, 12-13-2006 02:06 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 649
    12-13-2006 02:30 AM Go to last post
  17. Wife's first dog

    Hello, Wanted to get some advice if I could. My wife and I are planning to adopt a dog, she's never had a pet before but I have grown up with...

    Started by bud8car, 12-11-2006 11:20 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 5,434
    12-12-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  18. Nipping...

    I have a 9 week old puppy. When she is feeling frisky she likes to nip. I tell her no in a angry voice an give him a tap on his nose. The lady at...

    Started by zipbags, 12-10-2006 08:11 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,089
    12-12-2006 02:48 AM Go to last post
  19. Lurcher/whippet questions?

    I have just got a new dog in the pound......well I actually got him a month ago..he was very close to getting put down. I am getting used to him...

    Started by Irishdoglover2006, 12-11-2006 04:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,334
    12-11-2006 09:28 PM Go to last post
  20. Red face Harness vs. Collars for small puppies

    I've heard several different opinions about this. For a small framed puppy, is it better for the puppy to have a harness or a collar. Some have said...

    Started by atldoglover, 12-06-2006 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,522
    12-11-2006 01:44 PM Go to last post

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