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  1. Puppy in Pen Outside?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I just bought my dog Lincoln, now 12 weeks old, an exercise pen for inside the house. My house is big and I struggled to try and keep an eye on him making sure he wasn't getting into things he shouldn't and having accidents throughout the house. So i bought him a good size playpen for the house...
  2. What to do with a puppy when working full-time

    General Dog Forum
    Hello, I've got a 4 month old cavalier puppy that I'm worried about leaving all day. Currently my signification other was working nights, and I worked day shifts - so typically the pup was never left alone. (It worked perfectly) Sadly things have changed, and my S.O. is moving across the...
  3. Whining in Crate - I feel I must be doing this wrong!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello, first time puppy parent here. Mommy of a 10 week old Corgi Mix male. So, I seem to have gotten potty training down. However, I seem to be having trouble crate training, and am still dealing with whining in the crate. We have had Bailey for 3 weeks now, and we have a variation when...
  4. Do i need to make vet appointment to get more preventive meds?

    Dog Health Questions
    I use Advantage multi on my dog. Today after I applied it I realized i have one tube left. The vet's office is closed. I know it's a prescription thing but do I need to make an appointment and take my dog in to get more or can I just stop in? My dog's 11 months old and been going to the same vet...
  5. How To Handle Poo?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I am a first time dog owner. I now am a mother of an eight week old male Corgi mix. He is sweet, vocal, and seems pretty smart. We currently keep him in the crate when no one is home. However, when one of us is home, we have a small tiled room, and have given about a 1/4 of the room to him...
  6. I will try to be brief so that you will read this.

    General Dog Forum
    :wink: I am 74 years old and have always lived with a dog or dogs. My last dog was a Shih Tzu that I had to put down at 14 tears with multiple large cancerous tumors. My children thought that it would be best if old dad had a dog. They found an 14 week old female Shih Tzu/ Bichon frises mix that...
  7. Puppy too scared

    Attention All New Members
    Hey everyone. I am really in a weird place right now. I imported a central Asian puppy from Ukraine last Sunday. The problem is that this puppy is too scared. As if it went through a trauma or something. The moment it sees someone coming towards it, it hides. And won't walk if you reach it just...
  8. Help My 17 week old puppy is peeing while coming out of the crate and on me!!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have had issue with Charlie peeing in her crate (this is ONLY when she is left alone), I know she can hold it as she does when she is in the crate when I am home or out and playing. If she does pee in her crate she licks it up. She is never in there more that 3.5 hours which I think is...
  9. Crating

    General Dog Forum
    Hi yall, My GF and I recently adopted a rescue from Bama, shes a coonhound mix (at least thats what I think). Anyways this morning we came into a new issue. Josie (15week old) started to whine while in her crate around 5:30am, she usually wakes up when my alarm goes off at 6. If she does start...
  10. New border collie puppy owner. Would like to hear advice from experienced ones!

    Attention All New Members
    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...
  11. How Long Should I Let Puppy Cry in Crate?

    Dog Training Forum
    I just adopted a puppy from a rescue (see my post in the "New Members" section); she's about 4 1/2 months old, I think. She is pretty much an angel, except for a few issues that would be expected from a puppy her age (and she's very willing to learn, and smart). She made me incredibly happy the...
  12. A puppy that only poos indoors!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi I know everyone asks about potty training but we need some advice! We just adopted a german shepherd from the shelter and he is happy to poo on paper (which we have moved to the garden door) but we cannot get him to poo outside: • Because he was abandoned when we try to cage him no matter how...
  13. Any thoughts as to what breed my puppy "really" is?

    Attention All New Members
    Hi: I am new to any kind of dog forum. I bought a puppy off a CL ad a couple weeks ago. She was advertised as "purebred choc lab 8 weeks". Seller stated all deworming and shots were up to date. I met her off the highway and she 'forgot' paperwork. I still purchased the puppy. When I got home, I...
  14. Puppy with trace amount of protein in her urine

    Dog Health Questions
    Cookie, my American cocker spaniel, is 2 months plus one week old. When she got her last shots the doctor put her on an antibiotic, Clavamox, for a suspected bladder infection. I had only mentioned the fact that she pees a lot producing a small amount of urine at a time. I took her back to...
  15. Serious Separation Anxiety with a new rescue puppy

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi! The hubby and i recently adopted a 7 month old pitbull mix named Athena from the SPCA. She's caught on super quickly to housetraining, sit/stay/come, walking calmly on her leash, everything. The only thing we've been struggling with, has been separation anxiety. It's understandable...
  16. Need help with parvo/distemper

    Attention All New Members
    My lab pup came to us at 5 weeks of age. Someone gifted us the pup so we couldn't check background or return the pup as she was too young. Since she came she had diarrhea, we went to 3 different vets who couldn't diagnose anything. Last vet diagnosed her with parvo or/and distemper 5 days back...
  17. Behavioral Problems in Puppy Taken Too Soon?

    General Dog Forum
    My neighbor was grateful I had spent my summer babysitting her kids, so when her (mix) dog had puppies, I was allowed first pick. I'm a first time dog owner, and I knew absolutely nothing about dogs other than you buy food, treats, toys, and a bed for them (and that they pooped). So when the...
  18. Why would I need a Piddle Place indoor dog toilet

    Piddle Place
    I thank you again for allowing me to share this with you. The concept of an indoor dog potty was unheard of a few years ago. In that past, we were told that we needed to control and master our dogs. For many of us, that old adage has disappeared. My dog, Kippers, is part of my family. I...
  19. 4 month old puppy with digestive problems - Help!

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi, all! I recently rescued a mix-breed puppy that had been abandoned in a parking lot. When I got her, I brought her to the vet and he estimated her age to be about 2 months. If correct, at this point, she is about 4 months old. About one week ago, I noticed she was having trouble...
  20. Puppy's long roadtrip home & readiness checklist

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello!! My name is Betzy, although I come from a long line of dogs (meaning, a long line of little yapping dare devil chihuahuas, even had so many as 12 at one point [my grandma was a breeder]) We haven't had any dogs since we moved to the US (around 8-9 years, maybe 10), which is pretty...
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