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  1. Suggestions for Landscape Surface for Dog Play Area

    General Dog Discussion
    Hello all. We have two very active K9s (a rescue part-border collie and a border collie) that we've acquired in the last 18 months. They constantly chase each other and we play fetch with them several times daily. The yard is fenced in, it is pitched and has a few trees that throw shade. The...
  2. 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...
  3. Help! Dog won't use bathroom in backyard

    Dog Training and Behavior
    hello everyone ! I recently just joined the dog forum because I'm really in need of some help with my dog. I rescued him about 2 months ago, he is a 6 year old black lab. When I first rescued him I had just moved into my new home that did not have a fence so of course I was taking him for...
  4. Beagle/Hound - Suddenly Afraid of PART of my Yard!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 5-year old beagle/hound mix that up until last week had no problems using the back door doggy door to get into an area of my back yard that is fenced in. That is where she would do her business all well and fine. And then suddenly she started to use the carpeted areas of my home as her...
  5. Yard Fungus hurting my Dog

    Dog Health
    I have a toy rat terrier. He is nine years old. He was chewing up his paws and legs for a while. The vet did a scrape on him and concluded it was a type of fungus he got from our backyard. My dog always goes in our fenced backyard. That’s where he does his business obviously. We don't have...
  6. dog chewing anything!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    just today she chewed a power cord and could have started a fire. she chews boxes and other stuff she can get. mostly my dads stuff (garage stuff) really nothing of mine or moms. dads not happy and he doesnt help much he yells at her and expects her to be good. we have tons of toys for them and...
  7. Getting my dog to use the backyard to poop?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm going to repost as I don't think my original post stuck? I'm new to the forums, but thought I would give this a try. I recently adopted a 6 year old Wheaten whom I absolutely adore! He has no issues whatsoever with the exception of the back yard. I'm not sure why, but he's not keen on the...
  8. Dog jumping the fence

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We adopted Jack 2.5 weeks ago. He's 1 year, lab mix, weighs 72lbs and is pretty mellow. He was a stray when he was found. He obeys perfectly while inside - it's my kingdom - but only occasionally outside - it's his stray kingdom. We have a typical 4' city fence and a decent-sized backyard...