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  1. best time of the day to train YOUR dog

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi! I'm just curious to know when you think is the best time of day to train your dog or puppy? It's said that sleeping helps retain anything you've learned throughout the day. I assume it's the same with all living things. When have you found to be the best time to train your pup? In the...
  2. Need help with Constant sniffing when ever out

    Dog Training Forum
    I have been struggling with constant sniffing when ever I take my dog outside of the house. He seems to get tunnel vision while sniffing the ground, so much that he is unaware of his surroundings and even me trying to get his attention and if he bumps into something or I jerk the leash, he...
  3. Kongs!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    So I heard the Kong is probably the most essential toy to get. My female lab puppy will be coming home at 9 weeks old. I was looking at the different sizes available, and I just don't know which one would be the best for her! Should I get her a puppy kong to begin with or just get her a normal...
  4. How Long is Too Long??

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    How long is too long to leave a 9 week old in his ex pen? Can he stay in it all day and be taken out for bathroom and playtime breaks? Also he is going 8+ hours at night while in his crate without whining to get out to pee, is this normal? Should I be waking him up every few regardless to...
  5. A dog in university: thoughts on breeds or ethics?

    General Dog Forum
    Hi, I'm going to be going to university soon and I was wondering if it's a good idea to get a dog. Here's my situation: I've grown up since I was five with small dogs (chihuahua and shiba inu) and trained the latter myself (to anyone who owns a shiba inu, they know what a challenge this was)...
  6. Hi, new member.

    Attention All New Members
    Hi all. I'm getting one of my dogs spayed soon (female shiba inu). Does spaying negatively impact character or energy in female dogs? I know males sometimes gain weight.
  7. Walking your puppy: length and peeing question... do you agree?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello! I have a little pom/unkown rescue dog, almost 3 months. He has insane energy and will go all day with no naps (although will go in his crate "and play" by himself if I have to put him in there). The one thing that tires him out (to the point where he actually naps) is walks. I am worried...
  8. Don't own a dog yet...

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello everyone. I have never owned a dog before but have wanted one since I was about 10 years old (I'm 25 now). I am finally in a position where I can have a dog financially. So now I have begun my research part of the phase and I came across this forum. I have already done some research on...
  9. Should i get a german shepherd?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Should i get a german shepherd? I am really wanting to get a dog and i think a german shepherd would be ideal. The only problem is i work from 9am until 4pm (monday to friday) and then i am out monday, wednesday and thursday nights as well. From 4 30 until 10 ish. However on tuesdays, fridays...