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  1. Getting a puppy

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    New to this looking at getting a puppy, i am working from home 3 days a week and i will be gone for 8 hours a day for 2. So that means i will be with the dog full time for 5 out of 7 Days. I am looking for a small to medium size dog, that doesnt shed or very little and that enjoys walks and...
  2. Sleeping Arrangements

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    My husband and I recently adopted an almost 2 year old great dane. He is crate trained but doesn't love going in his crate and he will cry a little. Today I found him in my first dogs crate sleeping happily. This made me think to try putting a blanket that smells like my other dog in his crate...
  3. got a new puppy! need pointers with old dog and crate training

    Puppy Help
    My dog Loki is a 2 yr old Australian Cattle dog, when he was a puppy i kennel trained him. now he sleeps with us and when he gets too hot he goes to his crate. I got a new puppy today and im not sure how to do the kennel training with the puppy. Is it okay if i leave her in the kennel while we...
  4. How We Crate Trained Our New Cavoodle Moxie

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    When we first picked up Moxie we had a 20 hour drive back to our home on Magnetic Island here in Australia. I didn't know what to expect having such a new puppy in the car with us for that long. We split the drive up into 3 long days and honestly she was a dream. She never urinated or went potty...
  5. New Great Dane puppy coming into the family. How do I introduce her to my other dogs?

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    Hello! Next weekend I'm picking up my new Great Dane puppy, Phoebe, and I'm not sure how to introduce her to my other two Great Danes: Bella and Oscar. Background Information: Bella is an older dog, she is 9 years old. She used to be very friendly and playful but now she is aggressive because...
  6. Should my dog be put outside to be with the new stray?

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    We found a stray dog that had been dumped. She is a beautiful young dog that has had puppies, and we took her home and took care of here. We are going to get her spayed, get her shots and such. My german shepard is 3 years old, and she has been an inside dog ever since. We love her to death...
  7. Feeling Trapped With New Puppy

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    My dog of 12 years died rather unexpectedly from a seizure in my arms one afternoon while laying on the couch with me. Since then I think I took it the hardest out of everyone in the family. It took everyone maybe 3 months to really get over the loss took me more like 7. I couldn't even talk...
  8. New Puppy Has Cherry Eye

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    I feel in love with this puppy at the shelter a few weeks ago. I returned today and nearly all of his liter mates were gone... except him. His "cherry eye" made a lot of people unwilling to make the effort into getting him, but I knew I had to get him anyways. I spoke to the vet, who is going to...
  9. Help needed introducing an 8 wk. puppy to a 16 wk. puppy

    Puppy Help
    We have just brought home an 8 wk. old, female English Pointer and are introducing her to a 16 wk. old GSP/English pointer mix. Things did not go as smoothly as we expected yesterday and I have been reading all about how this was a bad idea. We are committed to making this work. We are 2...
  10. New dog very nervous, please help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My fiance & I adopted a 2yo German Shepherd 2 weeks ago. We were not informed that he was basically kept in a barn with other dogs & little human contact (found out later on). They knew this was our first dog. The first day he was OK but it seems he is getting progressively more nervous...
  11. Learning to "Big Brother"

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    I have decided to track our families journey through puppyhood. From Trucker learning to big brother, to Galileo learning how to live in a world that has 2 dogs, to us as new puppy parents stumbling our way through, to Ranger learning all there is to learn as she grows up.
  12. where the heck can I get a dog in MA?

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    hi! I moved to the U.S with my family 5 years ago and finally settled enough to own a dog, the problems are: 1.tried to look for dogs in a shelter but most of them are pitbulls and I have really bad experiences with pitbulls (not trying to generalize but its traumatic) 2.went to a pet store and...
  13. What breed is my dog?

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    Just picked my new dog up from the shelter a couple of weeks ago. I know she's a husky mix, but does anyone have any idea what the mix could be? https://www.dropbox.com/s/jby9n74hu3hpig7/IMG_5019.JPG?dl=0 [https://www.dropbox.com/s/tok4ikp5saholev/IMG_5161.JPG?dl=0
  14. New to the forum -- rescue pup!

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    Hello all, I am new to the forum! My name is Sarah. My husband and I have just adopted an 18-month old beagle/terrier mix from a local rescue. They told us he was found on the streets in West Virginia and was brought up to Connecticut by rescue volunteers. He has been at the shelter for a...
  15. Any opinions on her possible breed(s)?

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    Hello, I'm new to this forum & I'm wanting opinions on our dog's possible breed(s).:ponder: We adopted her from our local humane society in Nov., & they had her down as a hound/shepherd mix. She weighs about 50 pounds & is about a year old. She absolutely loves to play tug of war with her...
  16. New puppy is a MINI AUSSIE...psycho

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    Hi all!!! I have a 1.5 year old cocker spaniel, but just got a 5 month old mini aussie......she's NUTS. I've never heard a dog bark so much!!! Nothing gets her to stop. She also constantly bites and nips. I really need help :( It's getting really frustrating. I know they're a super intelligent...
  17. 14 month old dog not getting along with puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I need some help! Monte is our older dog, not much older, we've had him for a year and he is probably around 14 months old. He has always been a very active dog with a ton of energy. We recently got Luna, she is bout 5 months old. She is a total snuggler and naturally pretty laid back...until...
  18. Help Name My Puppy

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    Hi all, I am at a loss as what registered name I should give my Female Black Russian Terrier. The name will be (kennel name) _______________ The registered name must have a word that begins with b or c. Call name does not have to be in registered name. The registered name for my puppy...
  19. Need Advise on Housebreaking our New Addition

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    I am new here, looking for some experienced advise. :confused: We just adopted a 4yr old dachshund, Oliver. In his previous home he was paper trained in an apartment. We want him to go outside only. I am home all day, we are working hard to teach this and I have the time to do so. But he...
  20. New dog...I think we're both depressed...

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    I actually joined this site to talk about my depression. My husband and I didn't get a puppy though, we got a 5 year old, but I still feel super depressed. I feel so overwhelmed at how life has changed. I feel trapped and smothered by her. I really don't like walking her (and 4 times a day...
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