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  1. Puppy crying after finishing kong - Help please!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We've had a 13 week old Dachshund mix for about a month now. We have a crate inside a pen for her. She really likes it and will go in there herself throughout the day. However, I am due to start back at work in a few weeks so am wanting her to get used to being on her own for a while. I have...
  2. Kennel Crazy

    Dog Training Forum
    So, my 7 month old Boxer/Shepard Mix is really good about going into the kennel when we tell him. It makes life much easier. However, when I have to leave for an extended period of time :wave:(usually work), he tends to tear up blankets, the hardwood floor, carpet, anything he can get his paws...
  3. Sighthounds!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum. I need advice! I was hopping to get a dog soon. A sighthoud. Here is a bit of my life stype: i have a steady job 7am to 4pm, not much overtime, and if i do, it's a matter of 15 min +-. I have karate classes 3 times a week, 1 hour each time (but i'm willing...
  4. Leaving a dog at home

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi, just got a quick question to ask. I'm trying to persuade my parents, "as I have been doing for the last year" to let me have a dog. I have no experience of dogs but something like a Labrador retriever would be just perfect. If we got one it would probably be from a Dog shelter or rescue...