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  1. Moving to a new home with a 1 year old dog

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I've recently found out that I'll likely be moving in about 4 weeks to a new home in the same neighborhood (8 city blocks from my current building), thanks to ever increasing rents in NYC. I'd like to make the move as painless as possible for my 1 year old Keeshond, and honestly I feel like I...
  2. Easing dog into change

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi all! I've had my 4 year old boston terrier, Mimi, for a couple of months now, and she has been adjusting pretty well (we've had a few issues, but have seen awesome improvement!) Currently, I live about 5 minutes away from where I work my regular 9 to 5 job, so I am able to come home every day...
  3. Puppy staying at breeders too long?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello! Soon to be first-time puppy owner here, and I would really appreciate your input. We are buying a golden retriever puppy from an experienced breeder who is also a friend. During her dog's pregnancy, the breeder told us she expected the puppies would be ready to go to their homes at the...
  4. Anxiety Prevention?

    Dog Health Questions
    My 6 year-old, four lb. chihuahua will be coming to live with me soon, after two years of required separation while I lived on campus. I'm of course terribly excited, and plan to spend as much time with her as possible... but I'm also a tad worried about her socialization once she leaves my...
  5. Picking up a new puppy- which scenario is better

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello, I will be picking up a puppy next month. I live in NY and the puppy (smooth fox terrier) is in LA. I'm originally from southern CA and my mom still lives there. I will be flying back to NY with the 9 week old puppy (in main cabin). I'm wondering which of the following situations...
  6. Transitioning your dog from portion to free feeding

    Dog Food Forum
    I know this sounds backwards, but now that our 7.5 month old border collie pup is fully potty-trained, we would like to transition her from being portion fed twice a day to having food out all day (free or choice feeding). Before anyone freaks out about the risk of pet obesity, let me tell you...