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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
    • Replies: 0
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  1. Adult rescue dog potty training help

    Hi all, I have recently adopted a rescue greyhound who is 4.5 years old. He has been off the track and in foster care or with me for almost a...

    Started by Tex, 01-31-2007 09:02 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 816
    02-01-2007 12:23 PM Go to last post
  2. homemade kong??

    this morning I got an idea to take a rubber chew toy that saddie doesnt play with and cut a hole big enough for her tounge to lick the peanut butter...

    Started by babydolwv, 01-28-2007 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-31-2007 03:02 PM Go to last post
  3. Rewarding a shy dog

    I am fostering a beagle/shar pei mix from my local SPCA. She is extremely shy and i want to help her gain the confidence she needs if she wants to...

    Started by jcarm24, 01-22-2007 10:07 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 951
    01-31-2007 01:47 PM Go to last post
  4. 1-yr-old lab getting into Trash!

    I believe our dog has separation anxiety but I am not sure. She goes into the trash everytime we're away, and sometimes even when we're at home and...

    Started by katiencbabe, 01-26-2007 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-31-2007 12:52 PM Go to last post
  5. How to crate train new dog with existing dog?

    Hey everybody, This is my first post in this forum and I was hoping to get some help with an issue I'm having. My roommate just adopted a 9 month...

    Started by buschman, 01-31-2007 12:13 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 556
    01-31-2007 12:35 PM Go to last post
  6. Dog pens! Whats the best flooring to use?

    Hello everyone! I am plannin on having a new edition to the family soon and figured I woul dgo ahead and prepare my house/ yard for him or her! I...

    Started by tnfarmer2003, 01-29-2007 11:27 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,770
    01-31-2007 01:58 AM Go to last post
  7. Puppy refuses to pee away from home

    It's a silly problem, and maybe he'll grow out of it, but our puppy will ONLY go in the vines beside out house. He will not go in the grass, on wood...

    Started by iceflowr, 01-30-2007 01:38 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,057
    01-30-2007 03:54 PM Go to last post
  8. would love to hear how you all got your doggies...

    I thought this would be an interesting topic as i love hearing stuff like this. . plus i wanted to tell the story of how we got our saddie...... ...

    Started by babydolwv, 01-27-2007 10:56 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    01-29-2007 10:09 PM Go to last post
  9. Need help buying a harness....1 yr old teddy bear dog

    I have a one year old teddy bear (shih tzu/bichon cross) with a very sensitve trachea so the vet suggested a harness. Can someone who has a dog...

    Started by gjnellis, 01-29-2007 01:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-29-2007 01:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Not such a good meal

    My 5 month old puppy (olde english bulldogge) recently started getting a great idea. He seems to get a big kick out of laying down a big pile of poo...

    Started by rocky, 01-29-2007 08:20 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 957
    01-29-2007 10:13 AM Go to last post
  11. Question New puppy just spayed. Questions.

    Hi! We just brought our 3 month old puppy home from the rescue center yesterday. She was just spayed on Thursday. Other than telling us when to...

    Started by mizmichelle73, 01-28-2007 06:36 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-29-2007 06:36 AM Go to last post
  12. Question About Crate Training

    I have a question: my dog is going to be 4 in June and she suffers from separation anxiety. So we figured if we crate trained her, she'd have a safe...

    Started by maggiesmom, 01-27-2007 08:39 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 672
    01-29-2007 02:05 AM Go to last post
  13. Fresh From the Shelter (Question)

    Hi everyone, I am the proud mother of a new dog. He is a 4 year old bassett hound and he has been with us approximatley 3 hours. Everything is...

    Started by Nelka, 01-27-2007 04:17 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 505
    01-28-2007 01:07 PM Go to last post
  14. Puppy/cat to handle?

    We have an adolescent cat (she’s about 2-3 years old, we weren’t sure when we got her, but she definitely has some kitten tendencies still). Our...

    Started by EllenCherryCharles, 01-23-2007 11:52 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 896
    01-27-2007 10:15 PM Go to last post
  15. Trying to find the right pup for us.....

    Hello Everyone. My husband and I are thinking about getting a new dog. We have done our research and decided that we would like a basset hound,...

    Started by ChrissieG, 11-27-2006 10:51 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,527
    01-27-2007 05:07 PM Go to last post
  16. not eating as much as normal??

    Saddie is now 4 months old...normally she eats 1 cup 2 times aday, but here for the past few days from what i can tell is is eating just alittle more...

    Started by babydolwv, 01-24-2007 11:12 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,838
    01-26-2007 08:27 PM Go to last post
  17. Help with a collar and leash

    We are bringing home a Shichon in 2 weeks. Any suggestions on collars/leashes and what to look for?

    Started by CooperMom, 01-22-2007 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,041
    01-26-2007 01:22 AM Go to last post
  18. Good or bad idea for a one person household to own a Dog?

    Hi, I would like to ask a question relating to single persons who own dogs. That is, it'll just be one person in the household along with one dog. ...

    Started by Fortune50, 01-19-2007 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,813
    01-25-2007 11:18 AM Go to last post
  19. PetSmart Puppy Class

    We're looking into taking our new puppy (not even at home yet...he's only 5 weeks old) to the Puppy Class at PetSmart. I was just wondering if...

    Started by CooperMom, 01-18-2007 07:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,220
    01-25-2007 08:59 AM Go to last post
  20. Rescued street dog / Confidence

    Hi, To make a long story short, I'm a Canadian expat living in the city of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. For christmas, I rent a beach house for 1...

    Started by Mousepad, 01-24-2007 03:16 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 643
    01-24-2007 04:16 PM Go to last post

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