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  1. Dog Training Forum
    Hi, I am a first-time dog owner and I just got a miniature poodle who is 2 months old 4 days ago. Most of what I read indicates that I should keep her in a crate for naps during the day and at night. Most websites also say that I should never force her in a crate, but instead lure her in. But...
  2. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have taken in a street puppy who I assume is about 2 months old, I have taken him to the vet to get his shots and his next shots are next week. I have opted to crate train him and he is doing super well, he slept in his crate the very first night without a problem, he had an accident once but...
  3. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We have several problems. My dog won't stop howling/crying bloody murder the moment I close the door to his crate or to his playpen, even if I'm standing right there. He actually seems to take my presence as incentive to cry even more violently as he pounces around the crate or playpen and even...
  4. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We got a puppy 4 months ago (he was 8w then he is now 24w so close to 6m). He is a mixed breed (mom is a german shep/border collie, dad is a german shep/rottie mix - he looks like a golden retriever lol). I take him out every hour on the hour for 10-15mins with a 30 min walk once a day - he...
  5. Attention All New Members
    I am a first time dog owner and have a 14 week old Australian Labradoodle. He is terrific except for the fact that he hates his crate. He cries when we put him in the crate and then he whines every night from 3:30-5:30 so I am unable to sleep during those hours because I hear him whining. I...
  6. Dog Training Forum
    About five days ago we got a 7 week old German Shepherd puppy from somebody through a friend of ours (I know 7 weeks old is too young, but she seemed desperate to give her pups away and we couldn't bear to leave her in the conditions she was in.) We're not exactly sure how she was raised as this...
  7. Dog Health Questions
    I have a dog that is just shy of 3 years old. She has had to come inside full time as her mom and sister keep attacking her recently. We thought as her being a mostly outdoor dog, the issue was that she wasn't housebroken. After about a week, I am noticing some trends that are making me think...
  8. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Sophie is a 2 year old chow/Rotty rescue who'd lived on the street and was picked up a few weeks ago. I've had her since Dec. 23 and I can really use some advice with house-breaking and crate-training. She pees outside in the morning, first thing, which is awesome. Then she has breakfast and...
  9. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi! I'm new on here and I am really needing some good advice... I am looking to adopt a dog from our local animal shelter, but I'm beginning to become worried about training him. He's a 2 year old stray that hasn't had any kind of training at all (house-breaking or obedience), but he seems to...
  10. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    sorry i posted this topic without realizing it had been stickied
  11. Dog Training Forum
    HI all, I'm new to the forum and found this site on google when poking around for answers for my problem. We are in the process of adopting an 18 mo terrier/schnauzer mix, Rusty, from a friend who is moving to Korea. Before the big adoption date, we decided to have a trial week to see how he'd...
  12. General Dog Forum
    What do you think of crate training? I found this article - crate training a dog. Does it make sense? I'm a new dog owner so I'm not sure what to do. Crate training seems cruel :(. Does anyone have any experience with this? Does the dog benefit from it in anyway? Are there other options...
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