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  1. Low-Energy Pit-Mix?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Naima's mostly Pit-breeds (mostly AmStaff), with a little boxer and maybe a touch of something else. She just turned a year old. I expected her to have boundless energy, and to require several long walks plus play per day. What I'm finding, instead, is that she wears out pretty quickly...
  2. Unsure about new doggos

    General Dog Forum
    So recently my family and I have been searching for family dogs and we decided we wanted two puppies. I've owned a GSD mix and a Lab as a child but it has been so long I'm afraid my judgement for suitable breeds may be rusty. We looked at a litter of Belgian Malinois puppies today and we were...
  3. I m i doing it right? ( amstaff puppy training )

    Dog Training Forum
    First of all,hello everyone and thanks in andvance for your opinion/help. I got a 12 week amstaff. He s been with me for about 3 weeks.. Well,i feed him 3 times a day,we do obidience training 2 times a day,between the first and second meal,and in the afternoon. In the first session i m teaching...
  4. Walking For Real (Exercise)

    Dog Training Forum
    Naima is now approaching 8 months old. She's now fairly good at heel/loose-leash walking (although I did have to buy a chain leash because she's developed a teen-tendency to flip out for a short time at some point during a walk, jumping, biting the leash, and "biting" at me--although her bite...
  5. Puppy would rather lie down in the grass/on the street than take a walk

    Dog Training Forum
    My new 4-month-old puppy isn't exactly a go-getter (which is actually great for me, as I'm relatively low-energy and our temperaments seem to match nicely!). Part of it, no doubt, is because she's still recovering from abandonment, malnutrition, worms, etc., but I think it's also just how she...
  6. How do YOU exercise WITH your dog?!

    General Dog Forum
    Hey all I'm back with another inquiry regarding my two 4-legged bundles of energy! How do you guys exercise WITH your dogs? There are so many ways to exercise your dog, but does anyone have any creative systems or programs for getting exercise along with your dog?? I really like variety, and my...
  7. Aussie Flying Disc issues!

    General Dog Forum
    I've been trying to teach my young Aussie frisbee and I've been happy with the results. He can catch it straight ahead with no problem, and is starting to catch it thrown at a slight angle away from him, but he doesn't get chasing it down and catching it at a distance yet. While I'd appreciate...
  8. Increasing exercise needs in puppy

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My question is if puppy's exercise needs typically increase when they hit adolescence? Is puppy exercise a positive feedback loop (i.e. the more the puppy gets, the more it needs)? I know it takes more exercise to tire me out when I'm working out regularly than when I'm more sedentary. When do...
  9. How much is too much exercise?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We have an almost 4 month old Lab-Cocker Spaniel mix, shes around 21lbs and all black. I have been taking her on mini-hikes around an hour or more each time. I live in California so its been pretty hot but i always carry a couple bottles of water and her pop-up bowl for water breaks but it...
  10. Nose training a good thing for a husky?

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi my puppy is now 10 weeks on Monday she's still brilliant and healthy gets her last jag tomorrow so in a week she can get out. But I want to exercise my puppy's brain with doing nosework read that it's a good mental exercise for the dog and highly rewarding because there is a treat involved...
  11. Overweight assistance!!

    Dog Health Questions
    I have a Manchester Terrier/ Chihuahua mix. She is a little over 3 years old. Still really young... But she loves her food a lot and has gotten so lazy! It's not a matter of health issues, she's just following after me! We have both gained a lot of weight! She is 22.8 pounds! Ok well for one...
  12. "Flirt Pole"? Should I or shouldn't I?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Recently I've heard of the idea to exercise Finn using a Flirt pole, and I was keen on the idea so I made my own using a the handle part of my broken broom, a shoelace, and a pair of ratty socks. However, I hesitated on using it because I wanted to do further research. My system for him, even...
  13. Exercise ideas for high-energy puppy? URGENT!!

    Dog Training Forum
    Our Catalan Sheepdog, Fizz, is very calm and sweet natured, but because she hasn't had her 2nd/3rd vacs, she is going mad for want of exercise! She will chase balls, but bring them back to a few feet away, sometimes dropping them for you. Her lead training is also going out of the window outside...
  14. How Much Exercise Did YOUR Puppy Need?

    General Dog Forum
    I read all this stuff from googling and puppy books that up until 6 months a 30 minute walk should be so physically exhausting your puppy may give up by the end of the walk. This idea makes me laugh because at 4 months old, my puppy and I go for a 20 minute walk in the morning, 20 at lunch, and...
  15. How to get my puppy to play?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    It absolutely baffles my mind that this is an issue given my entire childhood we were breeders of Miniature Schnauzers who always loved to play and then my first dog I raised on the farm dog was a Chocolate lab who has no concept of STOP playing. It's kind of a foreign concept to me, a dog not...
  16. Too much exercise for a puppy? Worried

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi! I have a basic question that I can't find the answer to. I have a 13 week old cocker spaniel puppy and we have been going on several short walks a day, usually around the time she needs her potty breaks. (I live in an apartment building in the city.) Today, because the weather was finally...
  17. Indoor exercise ideas? Pup cannot walk outside yet.

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi everyone, I am new here and I recently adopted a puppy. I have owned dogs before but I have never been in this situation before. I understand that threads like this one have been made before, but I would love to hear some more ideas and anecdotes. My puppy, Tofu, was adopted at about 9weeks...
  18. Gigi's Weight

    Dog Health Questions
    I have a Manchester Terrier/Chihuahua mix. She is a spayed female and I believe she is overweight. She is 1'3 long from nose to butt and 1'9 from feet to back. She weighs about 23-25 pounds. How can I get her to lose weight? We have 3 dogs and she is a low-activity dog but will perform physical...
  19. Whining Habit and Destruction - Please Help!

    General Dog Forum
    Ok, I have 3 dogs. Two of which are out of their destruction phase and are very quiet. I've a Boston Terrier, 1 yrs old, a Shih Tzu, 1 yrs old, and they are great. Then we have Sasha. I love her very much but she's becoming a handful. She's a little over 1, she is a husky/lab/pit mix. She's...
  20. Dogo Argentino exercising

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi All! I have a 9 month old Dogo Argentino puppy named Nacho. Up until a month ago his exercising consisted of 2 walks of 30-45 minutes walking per day, plus a 45 minute group obedience training class with a small play session at the end once a week, and obedience practicing every day for 5-10...
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