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  1. Unhealthy Puppy- Return to Breeder?

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi all! I’ve been referencing this forum a lot lately, as we just brought home a puppy. I really need some insight & help. Long story short, my husband and I have 3 kids ages 8, 5 & 1. We have been wanting to add a pet to our family for years and did a couple years worth of research on which...
  2. Did I do the right thing?

    General Dog Forum
    Hi all! Some background- we are a family of 4- my husband, son (10), daughter (8). My daughter has been begging for a dog for years and I was always 70/30 not interested in getting one. I got a beagle when I was 21 but returned her to the breeder bc I was not prepared to handle all the work...
  3. Overwhelmed with new puppy!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We've had our current dog, Osha, for awhile now; she's done great with her training and has mellowed out quite a bit. She's 8 months old, responds well to commands, reliably potty trained and we have a laid back daily routine. My boyfriend and I had started talking about another pup soon after...
  4. Advice in training new puppy!!

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi everyone. We just got a new puppy, Piper. She is 7 weeks old and is a valley bulldog (for those not familiar with the breed it originated by crossing a boxer with an English bulldog, so they are kind of a hybrid of the two.) While our first dog, Rosie was submissive and eager to please...
  5. Overwhelmed! Sinking, definitely not swimming!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello everyone, My name is Jess (friends call me Jr., I'm 27 and a full time stay at home mom of a 6yo little girl) and my family surprised me with a 7.5 week old puppy on Saturday, October 25, 2012. I was excited since I've been wanting a walking partner for a long time. I have some medical...
  6. 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...