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  1. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    So... lemme start by staying, I DO have SOME experience with this and with training dogs in general, tho they were not MY dogs. They were dogs my mom had back when I lived with her and helped her train her--at the time--service dog, as well as her other two. But... that said, this is still my...
  2. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello! We are a family of five + cat (6?) interested in getting a Golden Retriever puppy. Could anyone, please, help? We're still researching the details of where, when, how to do this right. Do you recommend any specific places (breeders, kennels?) to get the puppy from? To be respectful of...
  3. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello! I got a Border Collie puppy about 8 months ago from a woman off of craigslist who needed to rehome her so I unfortunately have no info on the breeder or the parents but she is turning out to be an amazingly well rounded dog. This is my first BC and first dog to own on my own, so any...
  4. Attention All New Members
    Hello, This is my first time posting in a dog forum, as this is my first time being a full-fledged doggy mom. We adopted our 8 week old Corgi mix three days ago. This is a whole new experience for me (no kids before this). :wave:
  5. Attention All New Members
    Hi Everyone! So, I am considering a rough collie for my first dog. But, I have a few questions I was hoping you all could help me with. Their fur...how does it impact day-to-day living? Like every time they go outside, are they going to come back with things (leaves, grass, etc.) stuck in...
  6. Attention All New Members
    I was lucky enough to get Enzo about a year ago. He's great, but has had an adjustment from a rural/outdoor life to an urban/indoor life. He's a comfort animal (I am on disability for agoraphobia/panic attacks/bipolar), and is great that way. Very high energy, bad separation anxiety, a few...
  7. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello dog-lovers! As I joined the forum, people helped me to choose between Jack Russel and Basenji.:help: Both of them are small so I would be able to easily travel:plane:, very cute and active, I thought:redface:. However, as found out, they do not suit me (Thank you who gave advises!). My GF...
  8. Attention All New Members
    I am a new member and I just got my first puppy this weekend and have a million questions.
  9. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello all! As the forum states, "First Time Dog Owner"! I have a miniature poodle, and his name is Fluffy. When I first bought him, he was such a sweetheart, I instantly fell in love with him!!! He just turned one (July 5) year old, and he's super active! No matter how perfect of a dog he is...
  10. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi everyone, I've done a lot of researching and asking around about my situation and keep getting mixed answers, so I'm trying another approach of asking on a forum and describing my situation thoroughly and getting all my questions out before getting overwhelmed by answers and forgetting my...
  11. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi everyone, Thank you in advance for any advice! My partner and I, having lived in Central London for the last few years will be moving out to a more suburban setting, and would dearly like to get a puppy. In terms of our lifestyle, my partner works full time in the City (7:30am - 7:00pm)...
  12. Dog Rescue Forum
    We just adopted a Border Collie Lab mix, Daeviny, she is about 8 months old and was transported from TN to ME this past weekend. I've been in contact with the shelter that she was from because this is the first dog I've ever had. I was aware that there would be a period of adjustment and she...
  13. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I am going to be a first time dog owner, but am having trouble finding a breed. Help? My mom is fine with letting me adopt one as long as it's A small dog Not a chihuahua Not too furry Not too aggressive Not too energetic (I understand energy level and aggression is probably more based on the...
  14. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi All I am very new to these forums. Me and my wife are from India and we never had a dog in our lives. I am moving to Houston, TX in a few weeks. My wife is pregnant and due end of december. I am planning to get a Lab or a Golden Retriever ( still debating :) ) in about 1-2 months. I will...
  15. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello :wave: I'm looking for some help with my dogs howling issues, also sorry for the long post. Some background. Around 8 months ago me and my dad found an extremely skinny large dog going through our bins, long story short we ended up keeping him (after finding his owners and finding them...
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    Attention All New Members
    Hi everyone my name is MaryBeth. I am a huge animal lover. Im a genetics nut!! I ask a lot of questions about colors and breedings (curious nature) I am owned by several pets: dogs,cats,rats,pigeons,chickens and many more.
  17. Ava

    Dog Pictures Forum
    Hi, I am new on the forum and so I'm just posting to just kinda see whats out there. My baby's name is Ava. She is a year old, and is 1/2 irish woflhound, 1/4 wolf hybrid, and 1/4 alaskan malamute. We have had our ups and downs with Ava over the past 8 months, but everyone FINALLY seems to be...
  18. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi, I'm Tanya and I live in Mumbai, India. I recently adopted a healthy 8-week old Cocker Spaniel and mystery dog mixed pup (the mother passed away). 15 pups needed to find homes and soon. Since acquiring him was not a planned event, I havent had too much time to read up and have been doing my...
  19. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Every pet owner has their own views and opinions on what matters most in a dogs life. I would like to learn from all of you what you consider to be the three most important keys to raising a happy healthy dog! :) Such as 1. Food 2. Exercise 3. Training Or any other combination whatever you...
  20. Dog Health Questions
    My 9mo old Doberman- German shepherd mix seems to be losing her hair. It started with two small bald spots but now all of her hair seems to be thinning. The hair near her rear end and on her stomach is thin to the point that you can see skin underneath without moving it. I took her to my local...
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