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  1. Help with acclimating my new rescue

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I'm a new dog owner and I just adopted a 2 year old border collie mix- she's fantastic! She's certainly made progress in the week and a half that she's been here- giving me less trouble getting her out of her crate for a walk, eating pretty much as soon as the food is in front of her- but I want...
  2. Hello! Not sure where to post, is a soft-coated wheaten terrier right for me?

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    Hello! I am a student living in an apartment near campus at University. I am looking to get my first dog soon and I am trying to figure out which dog is right for me. I am currently looking to get a Soft- Coated Wheaten Terrier because I prefer a medium sized dog that is also hypoallergenic. I...
  3. New border collie puppy owner. Would like to hear advice from experienced ones!

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    I got my puppy a week ago. He is adorable and for the most part, a well tempered dog. I'm just extremely anxious because this is the first time I will be raising a puppy and I have no idea what to do or if the things that I am doing are right. I will appreciate any tips and info you can give me...
  4. First Time Pup Owner!

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    I am a proud owner of a 6 week old miniature schnauzer named Lyla! She is very cute and have had her for almost a week now! I am on this site to receive advice and ideas from other veteran owners. I was very aware that getting this pup at 6 weeks was young, but the breeder was very reputable...
  5. Help! Owning a puppy is bringing out the worst in me!!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    A little background: Both my husband and I grew up with animals (he had several large dogs; I lived on a small farm with small dogs, cats, horses, chickens and ducks). So neither of us is new to having pets. We have had a cat for the past ten years, but never owned a dog as adults. We have a...
  6. Hi from Oregon!

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    Hi! My name is Sara and I'm the soon to be puppy parent of an 8 week old English Springer spaniel male. My last dog was a rescue, a 3 year old spaniel mix who lives to be 10-11 and died of cancer. I grew up with a flat coated retriever rescue. This time I decided to follow a lifelong dream-...
  7. Hi Everyone! Advice needed for previously abused puppy

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    First post for a first time dog owner. While I'm a novice owner, my dad trained competition dogs as a hobby while I was growing up, so I'm not completely ignorant to the ways of training a good & confident dog. I adopted Trinity, a mostly boxer & I think some pit mix from a local rescue on...
  8. Just Introducing Me

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    Hi, My name is Italia and as of right now I might as well be dog-less. My APBT is with my parents (family dog) and I am living in CA with some roommates. I plan on getting an Australian Shepherd and though I've already done extensive research on the breed itself and I was hoping to find some...
  9. Have a new puppy and very overwhelmed - which is normal, right?

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    Hi Everyone! My husband and I just adopted a 3 month old border collie and black lab mix. We are big dog lovers but I've never owned any (I have dog sat in the past) and he had a few huskies growing up. We didn't enter into dog ownership lightly - we've waited years and finally we felt...
  10. Hi, New to thread and New to dogs!

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    Hi, :wave: I just adopted my very first dog last Saturday! I've never had a pet before and am very excited for her to come home this weekend. She's a Maltichon (Maltese and Bichon Frise Mix) She's 10 weeks old and less than 2 lbs and will be 10 lbs max. Since I am new to all this, I will have...
  11. Should I be worried about her coat???

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have a nine month old mix breed (bichon/ cavalier) and I am literally worried about every single thing she does. Anything from a cough to her chewing on something she shouldn't, the list is endless. The reason I'm posting though is because of her coat. When I got her she had a white coat...
  12. Looking at either a pitbull or dogo for a first dog

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    I looking a get my first own dog in the future. I've narrowed my breeds down to either a pitbull or a dogo argintino. If anyone had some advice on either breed please share
  13. High interest in adopting a dog in the fall--and hello, new member here

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    Hi everyone. I randomly found this forum while doing research on dog training and related questions this morning. A little about me: While I've grown up around cats and dogs, I've never owned one particularly (where the sole responsibilities fell on me). I'd like to change that now that I'm...
  14. Greetings From Snowy Canada

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    Hello My name is Amanda and come May 7th I will be the owner of a new fox red British lab named Luka. This will be my first dog raising on my own. As this will be my first dog I will take in all training tips anyone has to offer. Hunting tips would be lovely as well. I want to be able to...
  15. New 7 month old pup arriving Sunday! Tips/advice/help appreciated!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi On Sunday we are adopting a 7 month of Bernese Mountain dog into our brand new home (we move in the day before). We would have preferred to be a little more settled but things have not worked out that way with the previous owners. At the first meeting of the dog he was very excitable...
  16. New Dog Owner (Pekingese)

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    My husband and I come from a long line of cat and small animal owners. I have 3 cats, my husband had always had cats as a kid, his father is a guinea pig owner (we also have 2 guinea pigs). My experiences with dogs ranged from the family Chow Chow, which we got when I was 8, and various...
  17. Adult Shelter Dog - Newly Adopted - Nipping. Help!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello! I'm a first-time dog owner and struggling quite a bit. My husband and I got a 4 year old female corgi-sheltie mix at the local Humane Society about a week ago. She doesn't bother our 2 cats and seems like she likes it here, but I'm very concerned about her nipping. She nipped our vet...
  18. Before you get a new pup Fact or Fiction

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have never had to pick a new pup from a littler as all the old dogs were given to me, so I have been research How to pick a pup ? Like most people new to this have become alittle overwhelm by all the infomation out there so I am starting this fact or fiction to clarify what works and what...
  19. Post-Spay Symptoms

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi, I'm new here as well as a new dog owner. My min. poodle mix, 8-month old puppy, Chloe was recently spayed (plus had her umbilical hernia removed) on Tuesday and has been acting unlike herself. Usually people have there puppy back to normal two to three days after, but she has has been...
  20. New Rottie Owners! Hi...

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    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...
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