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  1. Nervous about getting new puppy

    Puppy Help
    Greetings all! I'm mostly looking for some encouragement here. I'm getting a new corgi puppy (from a reputable breeder) in a little less than two weeks. I'm still very excited about bringing her home, but as I have begun doing lots of research on effectively training and taking care of a...
  2. Border Terrier training difficulties

    Puppy Help
    Hello, My girlfriend an I recently (last Saturday) got a 9 week old Border Terrier puppy. House breaking/training is going ok. She's eating ok and we started teaching her "sit" and to like the brush/collar. We do have a few questions regarding our training technique though for other issues...
  3. ~3 month old puppy highs and lows

    Puppy Help
    Hi everyone! So I posted on her previously about my pup Theo. He's supposedly a texas heeler (but who knows!). I've had Theo for about a month now and he just turned three months about a week ago. I would love feedback on his progress and suggestions/tips for his future training as well...
  4. Our first puppy coming home when he is 10 weeks old advice on food & training needed

    Dog Food
    Our first puppy coming home when he is 10 weeks old advice on food & training needed Hi! We're getting our first puppy ever home in 4 weeks. He's a Schnauzer, lovely guy. But of course, I'd say so. We need advise on crate training - we want him to be independent and therefore plan to keep the...
  5. My 1 year old Lab is not socialized. What to do now??

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My 1 year old Labrador/Golden retriever mix has not been socialized well (I think), and I'm at my wit's end! She walks on a leash well until we see a person with a dog, then she slams her butt onto the ground and waits until the dog is close. Then she lunges so hard towards the dog that my arm...
  6. Lots of advice and answers needed with puppy (first time dog owner here)

    New Additions
    Hi all, Sorry for the nondescriptive title, as I have a number of questions to ask and would be really thankful for some advice :) I'm the proud, first-time owner/mommy of a cocker spaniel female puppy, named Miko, who's around 2 months now. 1. Apartment potty training - I think Miko's natural...
  7. Need help understanding my puppy :(

    Puppy Help
    Hi, I'm new to this forum so please be gentle :) I just recently got a rough collie puppy (my first dog) and I'm really starting to have doubts on my abilities as a dog owner. The puppy is quick to learn, and does commands well enough in the house. I've started training him to do the same in...
  8. Need advice for an out of control, yappy yorkie

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm dog sitting for my parent's 1 year old yorkshire terrier for a few weeks and I'm on the brink of losing my mind. If anyone has any advice I would be monumentally appreciative! I'll try to break down the issues into categories: Barking- He barks at ANY little noise he hears. He barks when he...
  9. My puppy is destroying everything! Help!

    Puppy Help
    I have an 8 month old red merle aussie. She is a quick learner, good with commands. I do work a day job so she is left home for 8 hours on her own. At first we kept her in our kitchen with a baby gate but early on she found a way to pull herself over the gate and get out. We then tried x-tall...
  10. My puppy chewed through 2 crates and chews on his chain leash!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I've been working with a dog trainer, and she has been helpful, but it still seems like my puppy is hell bent on proving that he's boss. He is barely 5 pounds, but he has managed to chew holes through two carrier/crates (made of cloth and zip up at the "roof" top) and escape. So now I have to...
  11. Puppy Potty Training need help

    Dog Training and Behavior
    i have a puppy that is about 12 weeks old and i cant seem to get him to stop using the bathroom in the house. i have had him for about 6 weeks me and my wife dont let him sleep with us in the bed because we dont want him to use the bathroom in the bed so we leave him in the hallway dont know if...
  12. Puppy eats everything and gets sick!

    Dog Food
    Hello. I have a 5 month old terrier mix who eats ANYTHING she sees, even tufts of her own hair if she sees one on the carpet. She just runs over and laps things up with her tongue, without even knowing what she is eating and before I can even stop her. She's so fast! We live out in the country...
  13. Our puppy decided to go backwards!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have a 4 month old puppy, we have had her for almost 2 weeks. We have been working her basic training (sit, lie down, go in her crate, housebreaking, recall during walks). The first week was really good, she learned pretty quick while working on her separation anxiety and housebreaking and...
  14. Our puppy unfocused and hyper

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have a 3 month old terrier mix that we just adopted 3 days ago. SHe learns pretty fast and is a sweetheart. We are working on sit, stay, potty training, separation anxiety issues and going inside her crate. When it comes to the training, she has a short attention span so i do the sit and...
  15. Training a New Puppy ? Diet Could make a big difference

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Having trouble teaching Fido to sit and stay when you want him to? New research shows nutrition could affect your dog's ability to learn. A study released at the 2004 meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association shows docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential brain-building nutrient...
  16. Puppy spooked by garbage truck, now timid

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 6-month-old Lab puppy, Roscoe, and he's great! Plays well with kids, adults, and other dogs. House trained, listens well (mostly), etc. I live in a big city and I knew raising a puppy would have it's challenges. At 3 months of age, while I took him out the front of my building to do...
  17. Anyone have any Petsmart Puppy training experience?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm registering my new rescue puppy (approx. 3-4 months old) for training classes soon, and I've been thinking of PetsMart puppy training because it is close and fairly priced. I was wondering if anyone has had any positive or negative experience with these classes. I know they just teach basic...
  18. Crate training vs pen training for 12 hour night shift nurse's puppy?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey, I have been seriously contemplating getting a small apartment-sized dog now for quite some time. The main thing holding me back is my job...I'm a nurse and I work three 12 hour night shifts a week, sometimes 4. Including my drive to work I am away from home approx. 14 hours each shift. I...
  19. Going about Training a Border Collie Puppy?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    How does one go about training a Border Collie puppy or dog? As in what do you think the puppy should learn first as the basics, then what next would you move on into training and how might one go about doing so? Plus, what are your tips on Border Collie puppy training? (even tips for the...
  20. Loose leash training fallouts at night

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I am yet another person having trouble with loose leash walking. Raven is a four month old black lab-spaniel cross (she's a rescue, so we can't be sure about breed). She has been going to puppy kindergarden for 3 weeks now, and has learned to walk on a loose leash using the turn around when she...
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