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  1. Puppy Help
    A housemate began to foster two 11 week old puppies with the intention of keeping only 1. After a few days, I realized I wanted to adopt the second one (they're sisters). She has been caring exclusively for the pups for over a week now and they are closely bonded with her. She's doing a great...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there! I need to start weaning a dog off of my presence. About a week ago, my parents got a rescue dog to be a companion for their older dog, and while everything is going well, the new dog has completely bonded with me and gets incredibly anxious when I'm not around. He thinks he is my dog...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    Okay, I feel absolutely petty for even beginning to make this post. I should just be happy to have a dog - but this isn't even close to what I imagined/have known dog ownership to be like. So after living on my own (with roommates) while being a working college student for quite awhile and...
  4. Other Pets
    We adopted a Cockatiel almost four days ago now that we have named Tex. He's around 4 - 5 months old, spent all his life with his first family in a tiny cage, and was never socialised or let out. He spent the first 24 hours on a perch, quiet and didn't move. On the second day he had a brief...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    My mom recently "puppy sat" for me for two days while I was out of town. So today, before I got home, my mom said she'd drop off my puppy so that he would be here at my house when I got home. (She lives about 10 minutes away and sees my dog maybe once a week.) Well, when I walked in the door...
  6. New Additions
    Lately, my sister has been helping me out with my puppy because I've been extremely busy. She has been driving my pup to doggie daycare a couple of days a week and pet sitting every once in a while to help me out. Well, I've noticed that my puppy has really starting to bond with my sister...
  7. Puppy Help
    How is that for a pretty expressive title? Background: My husband and I got married this past October. We've been friends for 5.5 years and together 4.5(ish?) I promised him when we first started dating (as I am afraid of commitment and also of being hurt) that 'if we last 6 months, we can get...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey Dog Lovers! My family has been training dogs for many, many years but I have encountered something new and I am perplexed. The first part is that my 8 month old puppy Nolan was so excessively crate trained before I got him that he refuses to pee outside. He won't go in the house either...
  9. General Dog Discussion
    If a dog is fostered and then adopted, and the adopter returns the dog due to whatever reasons - is it true that it's better for the dog to be returned to the original foster as opposed to some other foster? Like, the dog establishes a close bond with the original foster, then leaves the...
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