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  1. Normal panting in dogs

    Dog Health
    I know this probably sounds like a dumb question, but I’ve never had a young dog or an energetic dog before. So this could be completely normal and I’m being paranoid (hopefully that’s the case). We have a one year old pit bull/Australian Shepherd mix. She is extremely high energy, but I started...
  2. Question about preventing bloat (GDV)

    Dog Health
    Hi all. Question... for those of you who work regular 8hr/day jobs, how do you fit in exercising your dog(s), particularly high-energy breeds, in the morning before work? From what I understand, you should wait at least 1 hour before eating or 2 hours after eating to help prevent bloat (GDV)...
  3. Any Ideas On How To Tire Out My Dog?

    General Dog Discussion
    I have a German Shepherd mix. To any of you who also have GSDs you probably know how much energy and stamina they have and how hard they can be to tire out. I love walking my dog in town and will visit some of the stores that allow dogs so she gets more mental stimulation. Sometimes I visit all...
  4. New Puppy Blues - Looking for Support

    Hi all, New puppy owner here! Six days ago my partner and I got an 8 week old Goldendoodle named Chili. She is gorgeous and smart and also a little bit crazy! Of course we know this is normal and are patient with her. For the past 4 nights she has slept 7 straight hours in her crate. She is...
  5. Experience with Ratting-Type Terriers

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, all! I apologize as this post will likely be long-winded, please bare with me. About a year and half ago, I adopted Zarya, a then 12-week old "lab mix" from a local rescue. She has since grown to be a 25 pound terrier mix, my best guess is a Patterdale / Jack Russell Mix. Being that I was...
  6. How much daily exercise adult St. Bernards really need?

    Hello to all! This is my first post in the hope of getting some advice on making the right decision for our first dog. We are thinking of getting a Saint Bernard. From what we read, the saint's personality is the most compatible with our life style. And we simply like big dogs! However we...
  7. **Best ways to tire out a highly energetic dog?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    What are some of the best ways to tire out a highly energetic dog?
  8. Running beside bike

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! So I'll just get right into it. My pup's main form of exercise is going on bike rides with me. Now, she LOVES bike rides, just about loses her little puppy mind about the idea of going on a bike ride. I don't really mind her getting excited (although my neighbors probably think I'm...
  9. Joggin with an 8 month old pup too soon?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So we have a border collie/lab puppy who has TONS of energy. Very hard to tire out- usually needs at minimum two 45 minute walks a day plus two hard 20 minute sessions of fetch, plus 30 minutes of obedience training, plus all food via treat dispensing toys (so lots of mental stimulation and...
  10. Owner of a 1yoa Standard Poodle and new Airedale Terrier

    Hello, I have a 1yoa standard poodle and just added an Airedale Terrier. I could probably offer a good amount of advice on the Standard Poodle breed at this point(from trial/error and growing pains), and would welcome any advice on the Airedale breed. Also, I've never owned multiple dogs at the...
  11. Dog Food for Hiking

    Dog Food
    Question: What do you guys feed your dogs while hiking? I've noticed my dog doesn't seem as interested in his dog food while hiking but of course he needs the sufficient nutrients and energy replenishment. Does anyone have any homemade treats that are high packed in calories and energy?
  12. Exercise my dog using a Drone?

    General Dog Discussion
    I'm loving the idea of using an amateur drone in an open area and flying it around so that my pup will chase after it. I get tired of having to throw a ball and sometimes I'm really feeling like I'd rather sit on a lounge chair with a remote control giving my dog exercise via the drone. Has...
  13. First post + question about high energy Puggle

    Hi! This is my first post and I'm new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone could help me out or maybe link me to another thread that would be useful to me. I have a 13 month Puggle, Olive. For starters, I'm not entirely sure if she's an actual Puggle because she is a puppy mill dog. She's...
  14. How much is the right amount of exercise for a 4 mo old Husky/Lab mix?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I have a four month old husky/lab mix named Grimmlok. We're currently going to manners classes, and he's already completed his puppy training classes. He's fairly well behaved, considering the breed mix. However, I'm a little confused recently as to how much exercise is too much. We go on...
  15. Investigating Dog Park Safety

    General Dog Discussion
    Hi guys! A friend and I are currently working on a company idea, which would help make leaving your dog off-leash at parks and open areas a lot safer. However, before we can launch ourselves into production, we need to get a sense of the market and if there's truly a need for this. If you have...
  16. Two Q's, Puppy Exercise and Puppy Biting!

    Puppy Help
    Well I've posted once before on the site about puppy exercise, so here I go again haha! I have an almost 9 week old Australian Shepherd puppy, and I've been exercising her in about 45 minute periods throughout the day, usually totalling up to 5 hours each day. It feels like a lot, and I know...
  17. Anxiety related to too much exercise??

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Last week I adopted a 2 yr old cattle dog/boxer mix. I LOVE him. His name is Chicken. He is inexhaustible. He is great with other dogs, great with kids and wants to be great with my cat (although his energy is VERY alarming to my cat who has turned suddenly aggressive - separate issue though)...
  18. Inexperience Dog Owner - Questions about dogs living in apartments.

    New Additions
    Hi...I am new at the whole dog game and I have some questions about living in an apartment with a dog. I live alone and I've been wanting a dog for a while, but I've been concerned about leaving a dog alone in an apartment while I work. I went to the local Humane Society and asked for help...
  19. Good alternatives to dog park for high-energy 9 month old puppy?

    Puppy Help
    Hi all, My puppy Ivy (I realized she's actually 8 1/2 months old, not 9 months, whoops) adores the dog park. We usually take her 3-4 times a week, and that's how she gets most of her exercise. (I take her for frequent walks as well, but am so much less fit than she is that it's more of an...
  20. **Dog activity centre feedback needed for my Alevel project**

    Dog Gear and Supplies
    I have created a dog activity and rest centre for my Alevel project in the UK. It has been designed for the Dogs Trust where the dogs are often left without interaction and so are board. This project is to combat this problem in an effort to entertain the dogs in the play area.:) Please could...