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  1. Finding a Good family Dog

    Hi Everyone, I'm new here because I would like some advice on what dog to get. I had dogs growing up but I have never had one as an adult with kids of my own. When I was young we had what seamed like the perfect dog: Tally an Australian Shepard. She was sweet, wise, quiet, smart, loving, had...
  2. New dog owner seeking advice about: Bathroom break schedule

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    Hello everyone! A couple of months ago I adopted my first dog and I LOVE him. He's so sweet. Right now I'm on holiday break so I am able to take him out as often as needed, but next semester I will be finishing my associate's and will be quite busy. I'll be able to let him out before heading to...
  3. Terrified for first dog

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    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. Teaching new puppy to walk politely

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have had my new dog Scout for about 5 months now (he just turned a year), he is my first dog, and hes doing surprisingly well with training. (I planned on getting him into obedience classes right away, but some unexpected medical bills keep pushing it back.) He is doing well on everything...
  5. Trying to switch to new food

    Dog Food
    My boyfriend and I recently adopted our first dog this past February. Scout is a pug mix (possibly mixed with besenji) and he was 7 months when we adopted him. He turned one this past weekend. When we adopted him, we were given a bag of "Hills Science Diet Puppy- Small bites" Scout liked the...
  6. New member: 3 Month Puppy-Need to Leave for Weekend! Advice

    Hi all! New here! So I adopted a puppy a couple weekends ago and I have to leave for work. I am a recent college grad and this is a new position so I have to go. I live at home to save money and my mom and brother have also been acclimated to my pup. However they are very worried that he, a...
  7. Hi, I'm conducting a survey and I need your help!

    I'm currently conducting a survey for my research project, and it's about the lifestyle people have with owning a dog. I'm thinking about getting a dog I want to know some general information. Thank you for participating in my survey.
  8. New puppy owners, looking for tips/random questions

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    Hey everyone, My husband and I will be making an addition to our family - a female black and tan coonhound. She'll be coming home during the last week of April when she will be 8 weeks old. My husband and I both had dogs growing up - I grew up with a lab mix and my husband had a shepherd mix...
  9. Advice Needed: Mutt Puppy vs Adult

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    Hi all! I'm going to be adopting my first puppy from a shelter - but unfortunately it's in Texas, and I live in New England, so I have to go by photos and videos to get to know my future pooch. On the plus side, her Foster Mom has provided several of each :) My dog (one of three varied...
  10. Planning To Buy Very First Puppy

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    I was wondering what kinds of puppies are good for first time owners. I had a German Short-hair Pointer and a Yellow Lab growing up and loved both to death. I was hoping for a small dog (maybe a medium dog) with low to moderate energy due to the fact that I work. I've read that poodles and...
  11. Active city girl trying to find the perfect dog

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    Hi, I am moving to Paris soon and I am planning to get a puppy. I have been looking at a bunch of breeds that I really like and have gone through so many options I don't even know what breed I could choose anymore. I am a first time dog owner but I have done so much research and am planning to...
  12. Depressed after getting new pupppy

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    Hi everyone, I got a 5 month old shih tzu and it's my first puppy..been with me 4 days now & yesterday I had a major crying fit, felt really depressed & started psychoanalyzing myself :) The pupp is very quiet, never barks, spends most of the time sleeping, doesn't eat his food (same one he had...
  13. Our pup arrives in 3 weeks YIKES!

    Puppy Help
    What a terrific Forum! I have been reading all of the 'Puppy' posts and am sucking up the info like a Hoover. After reading a few "OMG What Have I Done" posts, I thought I would seek some advice BEFORE 'Pup' arrives. Us: We (as a couple) are moving in with the owner of an apartment and his 11...
  14. advice for new puppy owner?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have recently convinced my parents to let me get a puppy and I know its not ideal but id be taking care of it around my school schedule, I know its not the greatest idea but I am determined to make it work. I have been doing some research but I still have a few questions any and all help would...