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  1. Any other anxious owners out there?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Does anybody else in the forum cope with anxiety? Yesterday I was with my local trainer and he pointed how tense I was all the time and how dangerous that could come to be around Miúra, my new 4 month old pup, who's a dominant dog. This made me very concerned yet again about owning a dog that...
  2. Ready for a "difficult" breed?

    General Dog Forum
    There's plenty of breeds out there that are synonymous with "difficult". A lot of breeds that are considered not good for novice owners. My question is, WHEN/HOW do you know you're ready for a tougher breed? My boyfriend and I are in love with Shiba Inu. I've owned Rottweilers in the past...
  3. Hi

    Attention All New Members
    Hello. I'm new here, obviously. I have five dogs, but unfortunately, only three of them live with me. The two who don't are my two Greyhounds, Digger and Alexa, who live with my mom's ex-husband. The three who do are my Rhodesian Ridgeback/American Staffordshire Terrier mix, Marley, my...
  4. Potential first time dog owner, need advice.

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello there everyone. My name is Rachel and I am a single young working professional living in Toronto. I have been considering getting a puppy for 4 years now and my want is growing by the day. Although I come from a family that never have had a dog growing up and I do not have much...
  5. Dog bihaviour for new dog owner

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Whether you already have experience of dog ownership, are a new dog owner or are about to be a dog owner, then training your dog is one of the most important aspects you need to consider. Likewise if you currently have a dog with behaviour problems, then dog training is essential. However...
  6. Book ideas on responsible dog ownership for kids?

    General Dog Forum
    Hello everybody, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I was hoping you guys could help me out with some ideas. I have been wanting to make some illustrated books and maybe a short graphic novel or two focusing on teaching kids and youth about responsible dog ownership. I remember reading a...
  7. adopting a dog with hesitant roommate

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello all, I have a topic I would appreciate some advice on. I am interested in adopting a puppy. I have been with roommates who have adopted a dog before and have been around to help take care of a dog. This would however be my first dog that would be mine. I do have a good understanding of...
  8. We adopted together, but he is only attached to my partner!! Help!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello--I'm totally depressed about this...I'm trying to not take it personally, but by golly it's a challenge. My boyfriend and I recently adopted a 1.5-2 year old shiba inu from a rescue, and much to my sadness...the shiba has become completely attached to my boyfriend, and couldn't care less...
  9. Looking For A Dog

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi, i have not had a dog yet, and am currently searching for a dog that will fit the requirements for my household. It needs to be dander free and not shed too much ( i would also prefer a dog that is big ). If someone could please tell me of a few dogs like this, that would be great! Thank You.