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  1. Newbie

    Attention All New Members
    Hi. I am hoping to adopt a puppy this year and am collecting information to help with planning. I grew up with dogs but haven't had one for many years. Can anyone tell me Is it okay for a 7 month old puppy to be alone for 5 hours--we do have two cats but there would be no humans--thoughts?
  2. Letting dogs roam together when you're not home

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    Im new here, not sure if I'm even doing this right, but oh well! I have a 3 year old male shih tzu (Jasper) and we just recently adopted a shelter puppy. She is a smooth collie mix (Fiona). She is only 3.5 months old so we do leave her crated when we aren't home for obvious reasons/until we...
  3. Started Home Alone Training & Puppy Walking

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi all, I was just looking for tips with training my 4 month Springer Spaniel to be fine when left alone. I've Google'd around and got a general consensus, but I'd just like to ask a few questions and run what I was planning with a few people before doing it, and thought here would be a great...
  4. Home Alone

    Dog Training Forum
    Hello everyone, I know there are many threads of leaving your dog alone, many about separation anxiety. My dog (an Icelandic Sheepdog, 9 months old) does not have separation anxiety - we have ruled this out since we have taped him, and he basically falls asleep the whole time we are not home...
  5. Lab is 10 months, I'm going back to work, what to do?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Sorry if this is posted somewhere else, I looked and couldn't find quite the answer I needed. Our chocolate lab is 10 months and has been crate trained since day 1. I am going back to work and am already in school. I know it would be ideal to come home midday to let her out, but if she must be...
  6. 11 Week Chihuahua Left Home Alone

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My mom and I got a Chihuahua (Reesey) about 2 weeks ago. Since it is summer, we have been able to stay home and take care of her. We have left the house for maybe an hour or two but we put her inside the crate so it was fine. Next week, I start school and my mom has already started work (she...
  7. Am I a BAD DOG OWNER/should I give up my puppy??

    General Dog Forum
    Hi Everyone, Eight months ago, I received a beagle as a gift. I had not anticipated receiving a dog, but, regardless, I thought things were going well... Until a new neighbor moved in who is constantly making passive-aggressive remarks implying that I am not doing a good job of caring for my...
  8. New Rottie Owners! Hi...

    Attention All New Members
    Hi Everyone, My fiance and I just got a brand new male Rottie. We just picked him up last night. We named him Max and he is 10 weeks old. We are both first time dog owners, although I did grew up with dogs my whole life, but I have a lot of new owner questions. My biggest concearn is we both...
  9. chihuahua moves/climbs her x-pen

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    my husband and I just brought home our first dog - a 9 week old chihuahua. I know that's young to have her at home, but we do, so we need to take the best care of her we can. We took a week off work to hang out with her, get her used to our home and us, etc. We're working on potty training...
  10. Would these breeds suit my lifestyle?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi, I've always wanted a dog and finally my family has all agreed that it is time to get one. I've been researching different breeds and I love West Highland Terriers and Cairn Terriers. Now the only problem is that I would have to leave the dog alone for almost 6 and a half hours 4-5 times a...
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