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  1. New Additions
    So about three weeks ago I adopted my first dog (Tchaikovsky). I've never had any sort of pet in my life so I am completely new to this. I am sure that there is stuff I'm not thinking of that are important to helping my new dog have a wonderful happy life in my home. Tchai is a 1.5 year old male...
  2. New Additions
    Hi I'm new to this forum and I usually dislike joining forums etc. BUT my life has just been turned upside down by our new family member, 8 weeks old akita inu puppy, Daiki. I had been dreaming of getting a dog for over 5 years and now when I finally got one I've been feeling sick and feel...
  3. New Additions
    Hi everyone! This is my first time posting on this site but I've been lurking for a while. I have never had a dog before, and I never had a dog growing up, but I have wanted one my entire life (I even went as far as to write my dad a 5 page, single spaced essay with citations about why I...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, I am a first-time dog owner of a 6 month old boxer/lab mix puppy. He is house trained in the sense that he will not go to the bathroom in the house and sleeps 8-10+ hours through the night without going potty. Usually, there is someone home with him during the day while I am at my 9-5...
  5. New Additions
    I'm a fairly experienced dog owner, but my husband has not. We're getting a shiba inu in a few months and it's his dog. I've read that it's not a first time owner kind of dog, but I feel like my husband can adjust well seeing as he's not the only parent this puppy's going to have. I was...
  6. New Additions
    Here is some background info: - I live in a 2 storey house - My house has a front yard and a mini backyard - The dog has to be okay left in a crate unattended for 3 hours during the day - I don't mind taking the dog for walks twice a day - There will always be someone in the house - I don't mind...
  7. Dog Health
    I read lots of threads in this topic and become afraid as a first time owner. As I joined the forum, people helped me to choose between Jack Russel and Basenji. Both of them are small so I would be able to easily travel, very cute and active, I thought. However, as found out, they do not suit...
  8. New Additions
    Hi, I've been looking for some weeks, doing LOTS of reading on various different breeds of pooch and now i thought i'd ask you guys. I would like a small/medium sized dog. They will be alone for 8 hours a day, 4 times a week. I will walk them mornings and at least once in the evening on those...
  9. New Additions
    My girlfriend and I are talking quite seriously about adopting, and we came across the following event in Rhode Island next weekend (see link below). MY GF surprised me and filled out an application without telling me…not that I’m against it but I’m more concerned with the whole event itself...
  10. Dog Breeds
    Hey guys, I am new to the forum and need a little assistance in picking the right dog. I am 18 and live with my mum and younger brother who is 9. We live in a ground floor flat with fairly large rooms and a large communal garden with plenty of grass and running space. I do not have much...
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