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  1. Advice choosing my first dog

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi, My wife and I are looking to get our first dog and would like advice. We both have a little bit of experience with dogs (both families have kept dogs successfully). We want to choose the type of dog that will suite our lifestyle, along with address the breeder vs. adoption question. We...
  2. Planning for a Shiba Inu pup :)

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello all, Hope you and all your dogs are doing great. We booked our Shiba Inu pup last week. It's a red and tan pup. This isn't my first dog. I have always had a dog until 3 years ago when I decided to do my masters. My university housing didn't allow any pets so I couldn't keep one. But when...
  3. Puppy supplies?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello. Our family will be bringing home our very first puppy. (More specifically, a coton de tulear) and yes.. We are not buying from a BYB or puppy mill. I am making a list of all the supplies we will need. I have a few questions. For this dog breed, what size crate do we get? Can a puppy use...
  4. Dog owner to-be grooming questions

    Dog Grooming Forum
    Hello. Our family is considering getting a coton de tulear dog. Because they are so fluffy (and usually white) they require more grooming. I have a few questions. How do you trim a coton de tulear? When do you introduce him to bathing? When do you introduce him to brushing? Nail clipping? Fur...
  5. I have severe clinical depression, and I need a companion

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    A little background on me: I'm a college senior living at home for now, and have never owned a pet before. Was never around any when I was a kid, and was actually pretty scared of dogs, as I've gotten older I enjoy the hell out of playing with my friends pets. I don't know very much about...
  6. Info about Agility Training.

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi, I'm new to the forum so let me introduce myself. I currently own 4 dogs, a 10 yr old goldie mix, two 10 month old mini schnauzers (same litter) and a 12 week old mini schnauzer. I am new to owning schnauzers but have been a dog owner my whole life (childhood into adulthood). I guess you...