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>>1992922
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>>1995859
About to go buy my pup some drontal (deworming tablets).

Are the effects immediate? Will he shit out all/most of the worms in one go? How long until pot belly goes away?
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Is it normal for a puppy to do this after a long nap?

It's like her legs are asleep or she can't decide if she wants to stay on the couch or get off so she just stays in that position even though it seems really uncomfortable.
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My dog developed a dry rash on her chest on November 1st. It appeared to be dry patches, some were scabby. By November 3rd her chest broke out in small red spots, which quickly spread to her belly and groin. She has had minor rashes before, but never like this. My neighbor lent me some itch spray. When that didn't work, we bought a medicated shampoo. Note that at this time, she was not itchy, but the redness and irritation was concerning.

We washed her with the shampoo Nov. 6th and Nov. 8th. The spots went down, and most of the dry patches have disappeared. On the morning of November 9th she was covered in hives, very agitated and itchy. We gave her benadryl, and tried to wash her again. She hated the shampoo, which got me thinking maybe she was having a reaction to the shampoo.

So this morning, Nov. 10th, I ran out again before work and bought her a basic oatmeal shampoo and a different spray. She took the shampooing just fine, but flinched and ran from the spray. The shampoo alone greatly reduced her itching, however the hives have not gone away yet. This is now a full two days with hives.

Is it possible she's allergic to Tea Tree Oil? it's one of the only ingredients in the spray but not the shampoo. It was also in the first shampoo I bought, and the spray my neighbor lent to me.

I'm planning to bring her to the vet if the hives don't recede tomorrow morning, but is this overreacting? I can't figure out what would cause all of this in secession.
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>>1995926
Let me add that throughout these 9 days of irritation, her energy levels have only seemed to decrease with these hives. Even then she took her walks okay and ran around the yard like normal.

Here is a picture of the dryness and small spots taken November 5th.
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What are good dogs for beginners?
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>>1995934
Golden retrievers
Labrador retrievers
Bichon Frise if you want a smaller dog
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>>1995930

Take into consideration her diet. She may have food sensitivities. My dog will break into hot spots on her hind, or develop redness on her belly when she eats food with too much grain
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My dog is getting on in years, but it's still very hard to walk him because he pulls constantly. He's done this for a long time, but there must be a way to fix it.

And yeah, i know, it's kinda partly my fault, this is the only dog i've ever had.
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Does your dog sleep in a create?

Is the create inside your bedroom?
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What is a good dog for beginners that is also hypoallergenic? I want a largish dog but I don't know if there are a lot of hypoallergenic ones.
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Awesome I was hoping for a thread like this

Do dogs understand the concept of an accident? My dog loves to lay down in the hallway, or behind my computer chair, or other inconvenient places, and occasionally I don't see them and kinda kick them, or bump them with my chair when I scoot back or something.

I immediately try to pet them and assure them that I'm not angry with them or anything, but I'm really worried they're going to start fearing me or something. I've been trying to watch for them, but late at night or something I just cannot see them in the dark. Sometimes even when I DO see them and try to step over them, they stand up or raise their head or something and end up catching a foot anyway. I'm starting to feel really bad about it because it happens like every other day. It's not a hard kick or anything, and they don't yelp or run away or react at all really, but I still don't like doing it
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>>1996128
Portuguese water dog.

You're mostly limited to smaller breeds. I have a Yorkie and I love him. Bichons are also good.
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>>1996011
> Immediate fixes
Try a harness and/or hold the leash in one hand and some of the slack in your other so it goes across your body, it gives you more control and stop your arm being yanked off.
> long term fixes
Place a biscuit or treat a little way off from you (about a couple of metres) Take one step towards it, if they pull, tell them no and go back to the start. If they don't pull go forward another step. Repeat til they get to the biscuit. Start with a short distance and work your way up.
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>>1996147
I don't think that dogs understand the concept of humans making accidents but if you reassure your dog after accidentally tripping over it, then it will understand enough to know that you're not disciplining it. There have been cases where some of my family members have accidentally hurt my dog but then they just apologized profusely and started petting it to know that they didn't mean it.

It's like when your vet probes your dog's ass - your dog doesn't like it but it knows that it's not being punished, especially if you try to pet it and reassure it while it's getting anally probed. Just be more wary of your surroundings and stop tripping over your dog. I always check behind my chair before moving it and I always open doors slowly so that I don't accidentally smack my dog.
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If my dog occasionally shits on the carpet, how much am i setting myself back in terms of potty training him? He's only 8 weeks if that info helps
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>>1995868
It will take at most 3 days to completely run its course. Are you going to repeat deworm or just do it the once?
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>>1996147
Any time I accidentally kick my dog or anything, he nuzzles me and licks me and it makes me feel so bad. I think he thinks he is being punished so he's trying to appease me?
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>>1996181
Repeat of course, don't want my poor guy to suffer from those nasty fuckers again. Any idea how long until the bloating goes away?
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>>1996119
Yes and yes. To hard for me to sleep with a dog bigger than 15 lbs, and I don't like washing my sheets every other day
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>>1996173
8 weeks is still pretty young I think, I don't know if you're setting yourself back but at that age it is still a work in progress
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Guys i'm in desperate need of your help, like really desperate.

Every time i take my dog out to take a dump, he'll wonder around and play with the grass etc. but he won't go potty except say taking a piss. As soon as he gets inside the house, that's when he decides to take a shit. What do???
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>>1996224
Wait out.
Whenever you see him half-sitting down to shit inside, grab him and take him out.
Praise and treat him whenever he pisses/shits outside.
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>>1996225
I try to, but then he ends up shitting while i carry him to the door. It's as if once he starts squatting, there's no stopping him.

Do treats help? I read online it's not advisable that you use treats when house training a dog
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>>1996224
You wait outside until he shits, even if it takes all day
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>>1996147
I'm almost certain they do, any time I accidentally stand on my puppy's toe I say "are you ok" and she stops for a hug... It's not like she runs away or expects it again, she knows I fucked up and she wants to hug it out.
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>>1996224
Leave his shit outside for him to sniff along with all the grass and such.
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>>1996236
I do this, I thought I was weird lmao
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>>1996234
Guess you're right

>>1996236
Will try this also. Do they ever step in the shit you leave behind?
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"Experts" recommend beginning house training a pup around 12-16 weeks old.

Do you guys agree or nah? Does this mean house training at earlier ages is pretty useless?
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>>1996226
I read the opposite and did it.
My puppy has never shat inside and only pissed in like half a dozen times, and for a month she's been whining at the door when she really needs to get out.

Also yes, welcome to the wonderful world of puppy/dog training where you'll find 14 diverging opinions and recommendations by reading ten different guides.
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>>1996245
Doesn't mean it's useless, also you shouldn't have a dog before ten weeks. Just don't be negative about its poos and ewes, I did and ended up with a dog that won't go in front of me, so fucks off and takes a secret shit.
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>>1996245
They say that because before the animal is vaccinated for rabies, time outside should be carefully limited. Also, probably stated so retards don't get upset at their 5 week old dog peeing on the floor and not the puppy pad or outside. Sometimes people need their hands held.

>>1996273
This, so much this. This is why you don't punish your dog for peeing/pooping inside. There was a dog at the shelter like this that refused to go potty when people are around, and we would have to put her in an outside pen, go fucking hide in the woods or behind a fence and just fucking wait. She got it so ingrained not to poop in front of people that she always refused to poop outside since people were often with her outside, and actually would only poo and pee indoors.
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>>1996245
I got my dog at 10 weeks old and he hasn't had an accident inside since the second day we brought him home.
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>>1995859
I'm actually thinking of getting an Australian Cattle Dog next year. I hear that ACDs are very energetic, and require a good amount of effort to care for. I live alone in an apartment and work a 9-5 job, but I'm very active (I'm into distance running, I go about 50 miles a week), once to pupper is matured I'd like him to be my running buddy. Do you think that's enough to keep an ACD happy?
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>>1996296
>9-5
Look for an adult dog, not a puppy.
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Are border collies no-no for a first time dog owner?

Someone will be home at all times (I live with my parents ;__;), and I will be playing with him/her at all times since I have no friends.
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Is Purina bad for dogs?
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My dog is for the most part a well natured dog but sometimes she has cranky days. I think it is more when she's on heat desu but randomly she will go to the back corner of the yard and avoid us and if she does happen to be on the patio and we do something she takes objection to she won't bite or growl but she makes a noise that is very clearly like a grunt of irritation and she will bite (softly) at our wrists and ankles.

This does not happen very often but it does happen and what weirds me out is that she wouldn't dare bite us most days but sometimes she just gets in a mood. I have a little sister who comes over, she's 11, and she loves to hug the dog and kiss her face and generally get all up in her space. Once again 85% of the time she enjoys these cuddles and they play but sometimes she will get cranky with her.

I don't smack her to punish her because I don't want to encourage violence to show annoyance. How can I can I get her to stop getting cranky at us? I worry that it will turn into aomething more one day with my sister or with another child maybe.
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>>1996567

Is your dog desexed?
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are corgis good for beginners
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>>1996575
>memedogs
>ever
fucking kill yourself
pugs, corgis, shibas, pomeranians, etc. meme loving fucks should go jump off a bridge for having the worst possible fucking taste in dogs
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>>1996577
fucking kill yourself for categorizing 'meme' dogs you ungrateful piece of shit.
Dogs are dogs, some are more popular than others.
Does that mean you hate all cats because of the caturday meme? That 4chan made up and spread across the internet?
Fuck off.
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>>1996577
Prime example of the pretentious cunts that populate this board
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My 6 month old pomeranian is teething, and I'm not sure if his play biting is truly play or if he's starting to show signs of aggression.

We socialised him heavily as soon as we got him at 12 weeks. I go through daily obedience training and walk him for an hour and a half daily. Indoors, we play fetch until he gets tired and he has 3 different puzzle games I rotate between.

Yet every time he gets too excited while we play, he starts lunging and biting and my fingers, arm, legs, toes; whatever he can get his mouth around. I try redirecting him to his toys, but he seems dead set on biting me. He's getting neutered in a week, but I don't know if that will help anything.

Is this normal behaviour and will it go away when he grows up a bit more, or should I start looking for a professional trainer?
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>>1996622

It's not agression, 100% not.

It's just teething. Get him a massive stick to chew on and when he goes for you, put the stick in his mouth.

The last two pups i've known have done this. it's all just play/teething. He needs to bite things.
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Are Shih Tzus a good breed that can be easily trained for a somewhat large house in a hot area? If not what dog would be good that is hypoallergenic?
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>>1996622
>>1996626
Hold up, why is his dog teething at 6 months? I thought that was a 10-12 week thing.
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>>1996643
>easily trained
naw, the little guys are pretty stubborn.

i think poodles are hypoallergenic, poodles are great!
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>>1996643
I hear they're pretty hard to house break.
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>>1996653
He's getting his adult teeth in; right now the only puppy ones left are his top and bottom canines. As far as I know, toy breeds tend to be late in losing teeth and are prone to retaining them, so while he's getting fixed they're going to take out any remaining puppy teeth so his bite won't be misaligned.

>>1996626
I have a Kong and puppy teething ring I freeze for him, but I guess a bully stick or something would be more enticing.

The growling and lunging is what caught me off guard; he had just gotten the hang of soft mouthing and then in the past two weeks he was back to biting. Having two extra sets of canines isn't helping any.
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>>1996659
Oh right, forgot about adult teeth, was thinking about the baby teeth for some reason.
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>>1996643
If you want a dog that's easy to train, don't get a shih tzu.

Other small dogs that shed little like poodles and bichons are easy to train and are intelligent enough to pick up on all kinds of tricks, but the catch is that they tend to be higher energy than shih tzus.

Any dog shouldn't have a problem with heat as long as you cut their coat short.
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>>1996654
>>1996658
What about a Yorkie or Yorkie poodle mix?
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>>1996675
Bichons look nice, I'll probably look into thenm further. I also need a dog that doesn't shed that much and the hypoallergenic ones seem to be better in that regard, that's why I couldn't just cut it short.
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>>1996574

no she is not, like I said I suspect it's when she's on heat. would this cure it?
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>>1996577

>even bothering to have exquisite taste in dogs

They're just animals lad
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>>1996677
If you're going for a yorkie, you should consider the silky terrier instead.
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>>1996686
>silky terrier
Those seem nice too. Are they very expensive? My dream dog would probably be a Labradoodle but those pups are way up there when it comes to price.
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>>1995871
My dog will do that briefly when thinking about getting off the couch sometimes, of she'll go into that position and stretch her front legs on the ground like that.
It's probably just a weirs thing your dog does, but you could try patting their legs when they're like that and see how they act.
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What're some good toys to keep a terrier pup occupied since they're so energetic? Mine seems disinterested with his rope/chew toys.

Can't take my pup for walks yet since he's too young and small
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>>1996694
Have you tried feeding him using Kong?
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>>1996694
Stuffed kong, frozen
Puzzle toys
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>>1996701
>>1996702
>Kong
I've seen this pop up in the info sheets my vet gave me, how does it work?
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>>1996703
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afAx7p1Hf_4

You stuff the Kong with wet food then freeze it.

The food only comes out bit by bit when the dog bites the Kong in the right place in the right angle, so it takes forever for them to feed.
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My little guys stomach visibly goes round and pot bellied as fuck whenever he eats. Is this normal? Is it supposed to expand that much? I'm not even over feeding, i'm giving the right proportions for his weight.
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I just noticed how large the tumor on my dog's neck was and I'm freaking out. What do I do? The vet's already said it would come back when we got another one removed from his stomach in February.
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>>1996706
Is it a pup? Then, yes.
It'll also likely bloat for a day or two whenever you deworm him.
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>>1996749
Call the vet instead of asking anonymous strangers on the Internet for medical advice?
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My dog keeps chewing through couches and bed sheets, and I have no clue how to fix it, my mom tried this spray that's supposed to make it smell bad to repel them but that didn't work. I'm thinking it's her getting fleas near the winter and all the biting making her bite other things. Am I correct or is there another way to keep her from chewing?
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>>1996838
Training.
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>>1996694
How small are we talking here?
Why can't you walk him?
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My puppy is a sore fucking loser.
How do I fix this?

Whenever we play tug and she loses (I also let her win about half the time, yes), she'll bite me. Not hard, mind, but still harder than when we're playing "rough".
If I play a dumb game of "catch this thing I'm dangling in front of you", she'll also bite me randomly if I don't let her get it quickly enough.
I tried stopping play, but either she'll have a go at my ankles while I leave, or she'll completely ignore it and start doing something else she enjoys (other toy, people, looking out the window, TV, etc). If I just get up, look at the ceiling and ignore her without walking away/moving, same thing.
Outside these games, she absolutely never does that, not even to grab attention.

Also, unrelatedly: she's afraid of pushing doors open with her head. Goddamnit, pup. Can't even lure her through with treats, fuck.
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how can i stop my dog being scared of my puppy?
it's so sad because the puppy really wants to play, she even tries to give the older dog a paw.
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>>1996567
I think you already answered your problem. Read the post over and think to yourself whether your dog is displaying inappropriate behaviour or not. An important factor in behaviour modification is having realistic expectations. Dogs aren't perfect just like the rest of the animal kingdom, they will have good days and bad days. During heat cycles it will effect her mood; and probably will make her a bit more cranky than she would if she were spayed. She is already doing a good job at telling you that shes uncomfortable, and I hope you stop doing what shes protesting too. She sounds like a very even tempered dog in that respect. You say that your little sister loves to hug and kiss her, and despite that humans often enjoy this, dogs do not. Dogs tolerate hugging and kissing (ventral to ventral contact: popular with primates) but find it pretty offensive in the way that they communicate with each other. Dogs are pretty smart and recognize that we are not the same and do some weird things. Some dogs DO enjoy that kind of contact, but they are exceptions to the rule. Your sister is old enough where she should not be allowed to manhandle your dog and should respect her boundaries. Stop putting the pressure on your dog to tolerate it to no end and you might see the behaviour you dislike stop altogether.

You can get her to enjoy or tolerate things better with the use of classical conditioning, if you insist that your dog must display angelic behaviour. Any time there is something that may bring on her crankiness, you can give her a treat. Food rewards are known to be powerful behaviour mod tools. When your sister comes over and she starts to look uncomfortable, give her a reward. Its a matter of turning something she sees as negative, as a positive because there is food involved. Don't think your rewarding bad behaviour, because shes only trying to communicate with you. Don't expect Mother Teresa from your dog if you can't expect it from yourself.
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>>1996622
Neutering probably won't help the behaviour directly, he's still very young.

Like you said, he just gets too excited and goes over threshold. He wants to play the way he might play with his dog friends, by biting and growling. The best way to teach dogs to stop that, is by getting up and leaving. End the play session whenever he becomes too much. Redirecting onto toys is fantastic as well, so if he doesnt settle for a chew toy, remove yourself. Thats the biggest punishment. Get up and ignore him for 1-2min, then resume play. If he does it again, leave. It might take a couple of days before the message truly sinks in, but training is all about consistency.

Most dogs hold their owner as the ultimate reward - you give them toys, food, praise and attention. Leaving is more of a punishment then anything. He will probably settle after maturity, but some dogs retain bad behaviour if allowed to continue. I have a couple of friends whose dogs I don't even like playing with because they bite so hard. It's good to nip it in the bud early.
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>>1996838
How old is your dog?

My first thought is that you need to supervise your dog. Since she clearly does not have the capacity to self supervise. Chewing is a natural dog behaviour, and not related to her having fleas. She would chew herself, not other things. If your dog has fleas you need to get her to the vet for medication immediately, obviously.

If shes chewing things she shouldn't, does she have enough toys for herself? Considering shes destroying things, shes probably not getting enough exercise. Exercise needs depend on breed/type, size and to the individual dog. However minimum should be 1hr in play/walks. Preferably off leash so the dog can run. Chewing on a couch and sheet definitely mean she's bored. No amount of saying no can change that, you need to exercise and stimulate your dog so she doesn't have to resort to such things.
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>>1996940
I think it's just poor impulse control. I would look up "its yer choice" a training regime by Susan Garrett. It has a strong use of food but it all about teaching self control, which is applicable in any part of training. I was going to say to stop playing tug, but it's an awesome game for dogs. You seem like you have a strong handle of how to control the situation outside of your puppy's frustration, so you should be able to get over it.

I believe you just need to be more active in the training aspect of the game of tug, especially since you seem to have a very high drive puppy. You need to have more control over the game rules then just allowing her to bite wildly at the toy. Before she gets to excited, switch to something else. Ask her to do something instead of removing yourself. Time it right and it will go pretty smoothly.

I wouldn't teach her to open door with her head because it tells her to disrespect barriers, but thats just me.
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>>1996965
Thanks for the first two paragraphs.

>I wouldn't teach her to open door with her head because it tells her to disrespect barriers, but thats just me.
I don't know, my old dog could, and we never had any problems. That smartass also knew how to work doorknobs, and she also could open doors she had to pull instead of pushing. It was convenient when she was around and you had your hands full, I suppose.
That new puppy, though... She'd rather sit or lie down in front of the door and wait. Eventually she'll bark/growl/whine until I open it up a bit more. I doubt she sees any barrier to disrespect there anyway, she sleeps on my bed and comes in my room a lot already. No, I don't mind her on the bed or her hairs, and I won't mind either when she'll be adult and weight her 30 Kg.
idk, I'd really rather she comes to me whenever she wants or needs rather than wait for me to finally deign acknowledge her existence again.
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>>1996967
Thats fair, I understand that.

I guess you just have to safe guard from some things. My dog can open latch knob doors, and pushes doors open with his head, can clear most fences. But he doesn't use it to escape, just to follow me around like your previous dog.

I just always caution people because it can teach dogs that they dont have barriers. Door dashing, opening cupboards, jumping over baby gates. My friends dog lets himself through gates at the dog park; stop watching him for five minutes and he's on the other side through two gates. Just little nuances. From the sounds of it I don't think you'll have an issue.
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>>1996893
Well for one he hasn't had all his vacs yet
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>>1996893
How old is the pup?
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>>1997089
Just got him at 10 weeks. He's a rowdy one i tell ya.
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>>1996238

No, it's actually smart. It's how I houstrained my coonhound, which is one of the most stubborn breeds around.

For dogs, a patch of dogshit-strewn grass is like Facebook. More like Craigslist, really. They walk through sniffing and figuring out who's in heat, who's got kidney problems and who just got his balls lopped off. And then, the dog wants to leave his own status update. So leaving dog shit in the particular area where you want your dog to shit is just reinforcing that.
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So my puppy used to follow me everywhere around the house, he'd never walk through a door first unless i did, he used to follow every single command i gave him (the ones he learnt anyways).

Now, it's as if he never listens to anything i say, he never follows me and he's always running off on his own. Is this normal or am i clearly doing something wrong here?
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>>1996296
It's not just about exercise, I don't advise you get any type of working dog when you work 9-5 and live in an apartment.
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>>1996348
Do what you want, just understand the commitment, I saved up so I could NEET it up and get a puppy. She's awesome, best dog I've ever had, such a fast learner tho I suggest you get your shit well and truly together well In advance. You also sound like a fucking gross loser, get fit and active, make some fucking friends, the dog needs both of those things too.
> I will be playing with him/her at all times
Don't over indulge your dog, the key is to give them just enough attention, herding dogs work for you at a distance and shouldn't be running back every two seconds for you to play red rocket. You'll end up with a shit dog.
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>>1996577
Queen of England is a meme dog lover with worst possible fucking taste in dogs... Cool.
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>>1997164
Have you stopped training him those commands regularly? Does anyone else feed him?
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How would you sum up
Boston Terriers
Shiba Inus
?
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>>1997229
Getting a shiba is like getting a cat, only with the added maintenance and investment that comes with owning a dog.
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>>1996960
My friend's dog had this problem with my puppy. (We think since her dog was a rescue that had previously been a stud, he was punished for seeing his puppies and whatnot.)
He's gotten used to her with frequent visits. He also sneaks in a sniff or two of my pup's butt to get familiar with her smell.
Use treats to get them close to each other, they'll group up without realising it. Your dog will eventually realise that the pup can do no harm (unless teething. Because teething is a bitch.)
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>>1997229
Just got a Shiba Inu puppy. She turned 12 weeks old on the 9th. She is very much like any puppy, and picked up on my dachshund's habits, like sleeping totally under the covers for example. She even barks now. (Thanks you pooping wiener!)
She was very easy to train and her walks are getting better and progressing quickly,
She knows:
>Leave/drop it
>Shake
>High five
>Turn around/spin
>roll over (WIP)
>lay down
>sit
>Stay (WIP)
As another question: What tricks should I teach her next?
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I'm going to be picking up my puppy in a few hours, and I'm panicking about whether I'll be able to take care of her properly. I can barely myself, I'm not sure how I'm managing. Does everyone go through this or am I truly that unprepared.
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>>1997219
It's mostly me feeding him, occasionally my sister or my mum. And i try teaching him them every day, given, he loses focus after 5-10 minutes.
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>>1997286
Puppies are about the horriblest thing. In the cuteste package.
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So i read online that rolling a puppy on his back every time he tries biting and growling at you is a good way to earn his respect since you're replicating "beating" him in a play fight.

Can you guys vouch for this or am i reading a bunch of bullshit?
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>>1997302
sounds like some retarded cesar millan shit
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>>1997300
So I'm basically fucked?
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>>1997238
Mine is totally fine with her if there's treats being given out and sometimes when the puppy is sleepy.
If not she'll just run away from her with her tail between her legs and bark/cry at her.
I'm hoping they'll bond a bit when I can take them walks together next week.
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>>1997286
You're probably unprepared.
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>>1997302
Totally bullshit if I'm honest, I tried it with all my dogs, only thing that happened is the biggest oldest dog got pissed off when I rolled him over I front of other dogs and had to go round reassertion himself... Humans aren't dogs and dogs know this.
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>>1997305
>>1997361
Yeah lol just tried it... they don't get any less feisty. And is cesar millan a meme on this board? He's almost always the first option to pop up whenever i google anything dog care related.
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>>1995871
My dog does this on stairs and shit, seems like its comfy.
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>>1995930
>>1996011

This, my dog is allergic to wheat and breaks out in similar spots and red rashes, not so much the hives, but we've never given her enough to cause that much of a reaction.
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>>1997384
He has a training method of 'being the alpha dog' which leaves you open to be usurped and ruins a proper trusting loving relationship with a dog. He's also pretty aggressive, seen him stomp a golden retriever for snapping at his hands.
He's a pit bull apologist too, one of those guys who has an army of pit bulls and military impersonal style of training them.
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>>1997393
Also leads them to out alpha people other than you and be very strict with other dogs. I personally hate seeing my friends dog (Caesar Milan style training) play with my dog, it's constantly about asserting himself and not about playing. Cunt dog, cunt dog with fleas. Also imposes himself on me for treats and I have to raise my voice or his owner has to call him off, not good.
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>>1997393
>>1997395
Yeah i get what you mean. However i'm sceptical of that style of training because i read that it's the best way to rule out bad behaviour and seeing as i'm raising an energetic terrier, i'm apparently in for a ride of a lot of bad behaviour...
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>>1997321
Yes but it's the sweet kind of fucked and you can't help but want more and before long you'll wish your dog would stop growing up and be a lil' pup again.
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>>1997397
It's indeed the best to root out bad behaviour.
However, it will *never* root out the cause for the bad behaviour or the dog's anxieties that led to the behaviour and merely make the dog stop expressing himself on these matters, which often will lead to to "I don't understand, he was always so sweet!" type dogs biting apparently "at random", but really, the dogs just learned not to express their discomfort because some retard smacked them in the face everytime they did, and the dogs skipped all warning signs and "leave me alone" body language and bite right away.
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Guys I don't know where to ask, I need some help. I was playing with my dog and accidentally hit him witha toy on the eye and he kept it close for a lil bit, not even a minute. And then he resumed playing and I noticed a little white cloudy thing on the bottom of the eye, should I worry? I already am but still, someone? The thing disappears sometimes but if he moves or puts his head differently it will appear again
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>>1997393
>seen him stomp a golden retriever for snapping at his hands.

The dog didn't snap at his hands, it had his hand in his mouth and was piercing it. He kicked it in the chest to get it to let go, he did not "stomp" it
lol if it had been a pitbull with his hand in its mouth you wouldn't be whining about him kicking it off, you'd be applauding him
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>>1997302

"No" and "ow" are good words to learn. If he bites you and you do a high pitched "ow" he remembers (if he was socialized well), his litter mates yelping when they were bit too hard and he learns not to.
I did this with my dogs and now they're incredible careful and delicate with their teeth.
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>>1997464
>"No" and "ow" are good words to learn.
good tones to learn.

dogs don't understand words, they respond to tones.
>If he bites you and you do a high pitched "ow" he remembers
then he remembers the tone not the word.

dog barks sound like gibberish to us because it's tones and not words.
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>>1997465

incredibly pedantic but yeah sure
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>>1997360
>>1997300
>>1997414
So, Day one.
She peed on the floor 4 times and shat on it once.
And now she's on my bed continuously alternating positions to sleep despite her bed being nearby on the floor.
Things are going great.
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>>1997944
You should crate her.
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>>1997947
I don't have a crate. The bed is a dog bed.

Also, to be fair on her excrement habits, she was trying to hit the newspaper all those times, it's just she got her front feet on them and then figured that would be good enough.
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>>1997465
Dogs remember words.
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I think my dog is making a habit of peeing in his crate, what do? Burn it and buy him a new one?
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>>1997091
He's fine to go for walks, he likely already has a lifetime protection from his first round of vax but you can titer when his next round is scheduled and see. 10 is the time to enroll in structured puppy classes, look for actual training clubs instead of Joe Schmo at the local PetSmart. The price will be the same but you will get much more in the way of expertise and experience. Regular classes coupled with 10-15 min daily practice is a very engaging activity to help tire out a puppy, along with regularly experiencing new places and people.
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>>1997298
How old? What do you use as motivation?
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>>1997458
Give it a night, if it doesn't look better in the morning TITTV
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>>1997966
Describe the circumstances in which the dog pees in the crate. And please provide dog age and breed.
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>>1998012
Australian/jack russell terrier, 9 weeks. Normally when he wakes up, he whines until i take him outside to pee. But earlier today he woke up, walked around in his crate then peed straight away without even making a sound.
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>>1998049
Congratulations!
Your BYB dog already has behavioral issues.
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>>1998061
Fuck off twat, it happened once.
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>>1998066
Tip of the iceberg.
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>>1998070
1. I know this is the pretentious faggot that keeps assuming my puppy is from a byb

2. You talking about behavioural issues with byb dogs only makes you look even more stupid because it means you're talking shit about shelter dogs as well, since they potentially have more behavioural problems than byb pups, some that may even be irreversible.
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Does anyone else own a Samoyed? I've been debating getting one. I've only owned 1 dog in the past, but training seemed to be a breeze for me. Is there anything I should worry about?
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>>1998082
I don't own a Samoyed, but I've heard they're very well behaved.
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>>1998061
People like you are the reason why i think this board is full of cunts
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>>1998071
I don't know who you are talking about. I know your dog is from a BYB because you bought a mutt from a "breeder".
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>>1998092
Except I didn't kek

>Ignores the second point
Okay it's time for you to shut the fuck up now, would've just been easier for you to admit you were wrong.
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>>1998095
If it was only a one time think then why are you here whining about it?
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>>1997953
>it's just she got her front feet on them and then figured that would be good enough.
Also you should really walk her out every hour/two hours and treat her whenever she pisses outside.
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I'm trying to teach my pup to lie down with a lure.
But I can't get her to do it if doesn't sit first.
What do?
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>>1998098
Even if it happened once, I know it's abnormal since dogs are known to not pee/shit where they sleep. At the same time, i didn't expect some high-moral faggot to start talking shit about my pup.
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>>1998237
You were advised against getting this pup for several valid reasons.
Don't act like this it coming out of left field.
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>>1998244
>Advised against getting this pup for several valid reasons
>Valid
You know nothing of the circumstances for which he was adopted and most of the shit you think you know are nothing but assumptions as i've already told you. Get the fuck off your high horse fag.
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>>1998255
Ok. Then explain it to me.
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How much did you pay to acquire your dog?
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>>1998244
You sound like a vegan
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>>1996554
This site has some pretty good info on what goes into different dog foods and how nutritious they are for your dog. There are several different types of Purina food, but overall, the Purina stuff doesn't look great.
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/
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>>1998495

The only issue with that site is that it's assuming 100% meat is optimal, not matter what.

When in reality as long as the dog gets enough of the key macro/micro nutrients..the rest doesn't really matter as long as it's not "bad" (See carcinogens/posions/sugar). I mean dogs can live long and healthy lives on cheap dog food no problem..
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I've been meaning to ask about bones.

They seem like a great reward and just a nice thing to give a dog anyway, but have the potential to be anywhere between mildly and seriously dangerous.

I know dogs are probably fairly hardy animals and moreso than I would usually give them credit for, but I'm just wondering about opinions from people here about it.

Chicken and other animals with small bones seem like far too much of a gum/throat/stomach risk, but do people consider things like those huge cow or lamb bones you get at butchers okay? I feel like they'd splinter and still present a bit of a risk.

>do people here give bones as treats, and if so what kind? Big/small, raw/cooked, with bits of meat/clean?
>a cooked bone seems like it would be much more brittle than an uncooked, would this be less safe (and nutritional)? I particularly enjoy cooking and as well as roasts, I often use cheaper cuts of meat with bone for slow cooking/stews/soups, and if possible and safe I'd like to be able to kill two birds with one stone and have a meal and give the dog a treat afterwards (only if safe to, obviously)
>am I just overthinking and worryimg about it, or is it something people have conflicting opinions about?

It's obviously an embedded thing in peoples minds that dogs love bones and they're a good treat (and nutritionally they probably are, marrow is meant to be freat isn't it?), and on my high street the butcher always has huge scrap bones for sale for dogs, but is it something that owners should be concerned about and supervising or are they generally fine?
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>>1998575

Apologies for the typos as well, I'm on my phone and it's late.
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>>1998575
Can't vouch much for cow or lamb, but i used to pick up chicken necks (almost entirely bone) from the butchers since he was practically giving them away and i'd give em to my dog raw. He loved them and had no issues with it.
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>>1998575

Bones are literally 99.5% fine for all dogs.

It's only an issue with labs because they eat food by swallowing it. Seriously, there's fucking bowls designed to slow them down because they cause themselves so many issues.

I'm entirely sure that's where the "don't give dogs bones" bs comes from
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>>1998583

Swallowing (without chewing much)
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>>1997393
>>1997395
I don't know how you expect a dog to be obedient without assertiveness. Do you expect a dog to be trained purely on love, respect and kindness? That's stupid.
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New puppy.
We were going for a walk, and 10 minutes in, she started crying, loosed herself from the collar, and ran back home.
When I opened the door, she ran to the garden and took a shit. Because public gardens were for plebian dogs.

How can I help her shit outside? I mean, I'm glad I can instill classism this early in her development, but it's a tad inconvenient when we're going for walks.
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>>1998683
Get harness so she can't loosen herself.
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>>1998683
How old is she and how'd you house train her like that so quick? I'm jelly
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>>1998684
She starts biting it like a tug toy when I get the harness out, and then does this, "The fuck is this shit" as she keeps backing up until she falls.
I was thinking of just getting a smaller collar, but would training her for a harness be worth it?

>>1998685
8 weeks. I got her 2 days ago. The breeders did most of the work by training her to use a newspaper, I just put the newspaper outside the first time, gave her a treat, and she semed to understand. No idea how the breeders managed it, though, but after hearing horror stories, I'm impressed.
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>>1998683
Take her where other dogs shit, reward her when she shits outside.
Also 10 minutes could be too long man.

>>1998685
Plenty puppies already start not wanting to soil their home, m8. They just can't hold it for long.
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>>1998688
Thanks, I'll try that, the nearest dog park is 30 minutes by foot, so I'll sure she shits first and then take her there.
>Also 10 minutes could be too long man.
Too long for a walk?
How long should I be walking her.
She's a german shepherd.
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>>1998688
If you think most most pups become fully house trained at 8 weeks you're crazy
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>>1998687
>8 weeks
Congrats on your BYB puppy.
Start saving, your going to need money for trainers and vet bills.
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>>1998725
You could've given him advice on how to make his dog comfortable with shitting in public, but instead you chose to be a smug cunt. Bravo.
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>>1998728
>I like to defend people who choose to support BYBs
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>>1998729
Literally no one cares
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>>1998728
This is /an/.
If you get a puppy under 12 months old you're a monster, your dog should be shot/taken away, and the breeder is a terrible scumbag running puppy mills for money.
If you take a shelter dog, enjoy having to train for years to go against all the abuse and poor upbringing, might as well put it back there right away you shitter.
If you buy a pure race from a breeder without having the health check-ups of the twelve generations of dogs that led to yours and the results of genetic tests for all of them, enjoy ur vet bills and cancer and dem hips.
If you let your cat outdoors, you're a terrible monster.
If you keep your cat indoor, you're a terrible monster.
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>>1998732
Might as well rename the board to /peta/. You're absolutely correct.
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>>1998731
That is exactly the problem.
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>>1998732
Gross exaggeration doesn't make you right. It just makes you look stupid.
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>>1998744
>exaggeration
Top fucking kek.
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>>1998743
There are more worse problems in the world than where people buy their pets from sperg.
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>>1998755
It's a problem that can easily be solved with a little education.
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>>1998764
Actually, people know but simply don't care. Much easier to go to a "hurr byb" than to go through the process of a registered breeder who sell their animals for 10x the price, implying there even is a r.breeder in your area to begin with. Your "noble cause" is a worthless one.
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>>1998766
You don't get to decide what "cause" is worthwhile or not.
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>>1998732
>every dog is a meme dog
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>>1998767
You ignore my entire post to nitpick at a single sentence? Goes to show you have no argument, may as well kill yourself tb.h
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>>1998771
I'm not here to argue.
I would like to educate people on the problems BYBs cause.
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>>1998773
You can't even state why it's a problem though kek
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>>1998773
>I would like to educate people
All i see is you being a smart ass to innocent anons. Fuck off.
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>>1998780
byb shitter detected
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>>1998116
It takes ages, get sit, then lay down, back to sit, then stand, treats for every action, then as she gets the hang of that start changing the order. Clicker and treats are the best way to instill actions like this, check out kikopup on YouTube.
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>>1998785
Thanks for the post. The information you posted is so educational and i stand corrected, you actually are here to educate people! My views on byb's are forever changed.
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If my dog is on a kibble with salmon and ocean fish meal as the first two ingredients, that means I don't need to supplement omega 3. Correct?
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>>1998575
Brachiaphilic dogs shouldn't have bones as the spittle collects and can cause a blockage in the airways, as they have small throats it's also not good to have small bones.
Most dogs tho are fine with uncooked bones but there's a risk of splintering with a cooked bone. The dogs stomach is so acidic however it will melt bones with ease so no real issues with swallowing smaller bones as long as it doesn't get stuck
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>>1998678
Yeah, you feed the dog, it knows without you there's no food. Obedience is just a habit it associates listening to your command with food and comfort and that's enough.
It's more harmful to their development to yell and be a cunt to them all the time, a dog that's not used to you shouting or intimidating it will react better if ever you do have to yell at it for something that is absolutely haram.
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>>1998797
Simply feeding a dog doesn't prevent or cure behavioural problems. Your lack of knowledge regarding this style of training is obvious as well since you seem to think being assertive means shouting or intimidating when actually it's the opposite.
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> you want a puppy from 8/9 weeks
> you don't want to have to guess your dogs breed
> you don't want to retrain an adult dog
> you want a specific type of dog
> you go to a breeder
> they have a back yard
Kill yourself
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>>1998799
Where is the part where bybs are bad?
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Owner wants $300 on Craigslist. Says its 7 weeks. No papers obviously and no shots. "Maltipoo"

You think they would knock the price down? Should they?
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>>1998804
Uh oh. Prepared to get shat on by the autists of /an/.
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>>1998804
Also I know Google exists, but what are your personal recommendations on finding the cause of, and fixing the brown discoloration on white dogs ears and mouth
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>>1998805
I'm a complete dog newfag. Only dogs I've ever owned were when I lived at home with the family dogs and I had no part in picking them
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I've had a lot of different dogs, but this border collie is my firts long haired and female dog.
The hair on her vagina tapers to a point, I'm guessing the advantage is aiming her piss, but this hair gets crunchy and stiff/sticky after about two days from her last shower. Brushing it irritates her as it's near her soft skin with little/no hair on and it's sensitive because it's pubes... So do I leave it as is? Doesn't seem to bother her, or does anyone trim it down? Absorption is also ruining the surrounding fur.
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>>1998808
Try barter with the guy, a puppy with no shots, no papers, not micrchipped etc. is not worth $300.

Also, retards on this board hate every dog unless it's a shelter rescue or from a "registered" breeder.
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>>1998806
Golden eyes I think it's called, it's a brand in America that sorts it out, Sulphur as a dietary supplement also works, as do anti-fungal shampoos.
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>>1998804
Please rephrase this as 'rehoming a mutt, is a $300 reforming fee too steep as I'll have to pay for the vaccinations, fleas and worms treatment" to appease the autistic PETA faggots.
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>>1998810
Isn't it illegal to buy dogs under 8 weeks in the US?
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>>1998818
Wouldn't know, i'm not murrican.
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>>1998811
Angel Eyes?
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>>1998818
I can't even tell if that is the real age of the dog. Like I said I'm a total newfag but that dog looks older than 7 weeks
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is it a red flag if a girl has a lot of dogs? she has four and it just seemed excessive. don't get me wrong, I love dogs, but yeah.. wondering if I should cut and run
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>>1998999
no only when she has a lot of cats.
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>>1998790
No, unless you feed fresh fish or exclusively grass-finished raw red meat you should add fish oil. The EPA/DHA yield listed on the bag is the pre-cooked measurements, the extrusion process pretty much breaks it all down to nothing. Another sneaky pet food industry tactic.
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>>1999003
she only has one and it's an indoor kitty with an outdoor enclosure thing. apparently her friend got a 2 week old kitten and didn't know how to care for it so she gave it to her
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>>1998806
Yeast feeds on sugars (soluble carbs). Add ACV to dog's food, wipe affected areas with 1:1 ACV/water, try and eliminate as much carbs from the diet as possible (feed a high-quality canned or raw diet).
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>>1998810
/an/ doesn't hate the dogs, they hate the breeders and people who enable these shitty breeders by paying them money.

When a BYB breeds a litter and ends up not selling all the puppies, then often times they end up surrendering the remaining puppies to a rescue and stop breeding. I work with a local breed rescue and have seen it happen, it's the best possible outcome because the puppies then go to carefully chosen homes and the breeder stops making money from producing unhealthy puppies.
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>>1999016
>/an/ doesn't hate
You don't speak for everyone you pretentious jerk.
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>>1999016
>shelter
>carefully chosen home
Ah.
How hilarious.
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>>1999022
only if you go to a high kill county-run shithole in the south. you must've missed all the threads with people bitching about shelters having requirements for dogs
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>>1999016
I don't know where you gay cunts keep getting this idea that BYBs sell retarded dogs full of health and behavioural problems, but the differences between a good BYB and a "registered" breeder really aren't that big except that most registered breeders are registered because they breed show dogs, they add $1000 to the price tag for this reason, and are cuntish enough to sell off a dog if he doesn't have "desirable" physical features.
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>>1999027
That's because when people go to a shelter and walk out with a doggie within ten minutes, they don't need to complain about it.
And no, I don't live your shithole south.
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>>1999028
No offense, but you have no idea what you're talking about.

Here's a good reference guide when comparing breeders.
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>>1999044
that chart is stupid bullshit.
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>>1999044
You clearly have no idea what the fuck you are talking about judging by that graph kek.
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>>1999044
So when a backyard breeder is good, he is no longer considered a BYB but instead a hobby breeder? Fuck out of here you cherry picking retards.
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>>1999044
Hahahha oh fucking wow.
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>>1999028
Dogs from reputable breeders cost more in part because of the cost of health testing. BYBs do no health testing.
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>>1999052
>>1999057
>>1999058
Please articulate the specific criticisms you have with the chart, and provide your own alternative.

I am active in the world of purebred dogs, I go to shows and working trials. I personally know several breeders who fit in the "hobby breeder" column, and a couple who fit in the "reputable experienced breeder" column. Of course, being active in rescue, I often come across people who have bought dogs from puppy mills or BYBs. Once you KNOW someone who breeds the right way it's a night-and-day difference, and I find this chart incredibly accurate.
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>>1999044
>>1999044
THANK YOU
This chart needs to be posted in every single fucking puppy thread, I am so sick of the ignorance out there when it comes to breeders.
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i want a wire haired dog that's smaller than a lab but bigger than say a corgi or shih tzu. i'd like to be active with him..any advice?
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>>1999076
I already posted my criticism. Apparently the definition of a BYB is blurry for retards like you and >>1999072 >>1999079 because any BYB breeder that is "reputable" is somehow categorised as a hobby breeder and not a BYB.

Funnily enough, prior to this picture being posted you people acted like there was only ever 2 options; either the breeder is registered or they're not. If they're not, they're a BYB no matter how "good" they are. You fags doing all this backpeddling is hilarious.
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>>1999083
Hobby breeders breed with health, structure, temperament, and type as their primary goal. BYBs take shortcuts when breeding which compromise their puppies' health, structure, temperament, and type. That is the difference between a BYB and a hobby breeder.

Do you have any other questions? Anything else you're confused about? Specific examples you'd like me to clarify?
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>>1999088
So in other words, a backyard breeder is only a backyard breeder if they're bad. Got it, thanks for confirming my post.
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>>1999090
Just because someone breeds and they have a backyard doesn't mean they are a BYB, is that what you were getting confused about? It can be hard to tell the difference between a BYB and a reputable breeder (the right two columns on the chart), unless you know what to look for. That's where this chart comes in handy.
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>>1999092
Unless a breeder is registered, they are a backyard breeder no matter what.
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>>1999090
Right, a hobby breeder is a reputable breeder and you will do well to get a puppy from them.
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>>1999044
>>1999072
>>1999076
>>1999079
>>1999088
>>1999092
>>1999094
So next time someone like this cunt >>1998061>>1998725
gives me shit with is smartass comments, i can just tell him i bought my puppy from a hobby breeder right? :^)
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>>1999093
99.9% of the time, yes. But at the same time backyard breeders can be registered so that's not the only criteria on which one should judge a breeder, it is more like the bare minimum.
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>>1999102
You can go buy a puppy from the shittiest pet store in town and tell people whatever you want, doesn't make it true and doesn't make your puppy any healthier.
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>>1999076
the columns need to be relabeled to "casual" "puppy mill described negatively" "puppy mill described positively" "serious" "serious and does not need to work for a living"
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>>1999102
A hobby breeder doesn't intentionally breed mixes, and doesn't send puppies home at eight weeks.
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>>1999108
That's not the point fuck face, you made a big assumption without knowing the conditions of which the puppies were raised.

>>1999111
The puppy was raised well enough to be house trained at 8 weeks, an astonishing feat, yet still the owners get judged as a BYB because you autists act like you know everything.
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>>1999110
>serious and does not need to work for a living
That can be pretty true, every good breeder I know:
A) is in a high-paying career and can take time off/work from home as needed
or
B) wealthy and retired
and
C) pretty much has no social life outside of dog events because in that life you're doing something pretty much every weekend

It truly is a lifestyle.
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>>1999118
For everything your breeder did right, they still made choices that could negatively affect your dog's physical or emotional health. That makes them a BYB.
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>>1999125
I'm not that anon with the 8 week pup, my dog was rehomed to me, yet i still got the same faggot giving me a smart ass comment a few threads ago about my dog apparently being a byb. Just from that alone i can tell your definition of a BYB is blurry at best and it seems to be very subjective.
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>>1999128
Can you link your post?
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>>1998575
Actually, a breeder near me gives her dogs chicken feet all the time, the bones are so small they can't do any damage going down and they can be dissolved
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Has anyone here developed an allergy to their dog's hair? I've had an adult chow mix for about a year and a half now and was fine for the first year but now anymore than 1 minute around him and my throat swells up and my nose itches like all hell. Haven't had any allergy problems of any kind before this.
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>>1999135
Definitely a byb.
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>>1999138
Maybe, maybe not, impossible to tell.
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>>1999135
>>1998794
>>1998583
>>1998581

Thanks chaps, I'm getting a golden retriever pupper next week and I've heard a number of different opinions about bones and dogs (overworrying relatives etc.). I understand that gundogs like labs and goldens have quite a soft bite and are different to other dogs with their teeth, and one anon mentioned labs and eating, so does this change anything or should I just feel a bit more confident about giving it raw bones as treats when it's properly developed dentally and stuff?

I'll obviously observe its eating habits and see if it likes to eat really fast or chew lots, and bones seem really good for dental health and chewing. I really don't like those plastic ones, we had one or two with a family dog years and years ago and I just remember it getting all rough and bits coming off and everything.
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>>1999129
Can't be arsed finding it, but it's no different to the smart ass replies in this thread
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Do puppies outgrow nipping and biting (during the teething stage) or is that something you have to teach them?
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>>1996241
You should pick up the shit. It ruins the grass over time.
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How do I stop my dog from eating food off my kitchen counter when I'm gone? I left a loaf of bread on the counter before I left for work, and when I got home, I noticed he had grabbed it, ripped through the bag, and ate all the bread. He's also gone through the trash for food when I'm away. The strange thing is he only does this with "people" food- the bread loaf was right next to his bag of dog food, but he doesn't touch that at all. Obviously I need to remember to not leave food out when I leave, and get a stronger trashcan, but how do I correct the behavior? It's not like I can catch him in the act; he only does it when I'm not at home.
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>>1999279
How so? I'm not much of a garden enthusiast but i always assumed shit was good for plants, or does that only apply to herbivore shit?
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>>1999266
You must teach them.
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>>1999344
Training.
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>>1999356
>how so?
Shit mixed in with dirt is great to grow plants in. A pile of nitrogen rich dog shit sitting on top of the grass just kills the grass underneath.
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My puppy growls a fuckload. When she sees someone she hasn't seen in a while, when her toy rolls away from her, when she wants to go out, when she wants attention, when my grandma talks to her and pets her, when I'm preparing her food, etc. She doesn't growl even half as loudly or menacingly as when she's playing with other dogs, and when she growls at people, she's usually pretty fucking excited and stops growling real fast as she go towards them.
Should I let her do that?
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>>1999356
It blocks the sun which plants kind of need
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Hi 4chan do you like pointless posts?

ME TOO!
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>>1998799
There are plenty of breed specific rescues that live working with people. The ones in my area typically provide a free 6 week training course. Their adoption fees run from 250 to 450 though. They really care about the animals and want updates on how they're doing.

Got my blue heeler from a herding dog rescue. He was living on the streets on chicago at 6 weeks old. They make good bait dogs apparently, never backing down but small enough to not hurt the large dogs. He might be mixed but he has all the stereotypical acd behaviors and look. Pretty as fug. Smart as fug.

There's a doberman rescue, a border collie rescue, a retriever rescue, and a load more specific rescues all within 30 miles of my home. I got my border collie from the doberman rescue because they love picking up dogs in miserable situations when they're on shelter tours. Pretrained, and incredibly loving despite potential backyard breeding.

Adopting dogs from breed specific rescues is the way to go. You can get puppies, or older well trained dogs for cheap.
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>>1999076
>>1999079
Fact is, some of the "ideals" about a breeds look has lead to a decline in health in the pursuit of a unique look. Not to knock all breeders, but you cannot deny that certain breeds live longer and with less health issues than others. I love the idea of great Danes, but the reality is that their bodies aren't built to survive for long. That's just one example and I know you can think of many more.
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I've just gotten a puppy, today. It's sleeping at my feet right now. It was sort of an impulse, but being an occasional /an/ lurker I'm fully aware of the big responsibility and large amount of work this involves and was prepared to do it, so please don't chew me out for that. I'm reading up on puppy housebreaking now.

Anyway, my issue right now is that I have a grumpy, unsocialized apartment cat who has practically never seen a dog in its life, and I have absolutely no idea how it's going to react to the puppy. I have the cat locked up right now and a basic idea of how to acclimate him. The puppy is sleeping on a shirt that I'm going to put in there for my cat so he can get used to the smell. Can you give me any other advice?

I didn't buy the puppy or anything, I got it from family, so if it definitely doesn't work out at all I can just take it back.

Picture is the little fluffball. I haven't named him yet.
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Anyone else have a dog that's terrified of rain?
Got my dog on my pillow literally behind my head and shaking from the thunder. Funny since he's a pretty big dog.
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>>1999739
It's not too unusual. you'll get the same reaction on 4th of July or whenever the firework holidays are in your shithole country.

a huge bonus is that he will learn to sense the change in barometric pressure or whatever and will preemptively start to flip out, i.e. you now have the most accurate storm predictor in town.
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>>1999739
My old dog was absolutely terrified what made it worse was she had a bunch of different heart conditions and i could hear her heart beating from a meter or more away. Thought she was going to have a heart attack.
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Why are labradors such pushovers?
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>>1999378

Well, obviously, how though? How do I teach him to not do something if he does it when I'm not there?
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>>1995859
Alright /an/. I'm going to graduate in a few months, and would like to get a dog. Ideally a small calm breed that's alright for apartments. Would a rescued Greyhound be a alright choice?
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>>2000245
>small
>Greyhound
pick one
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>>2000250
>>2000245

Oh, I'm stupid. Meant to put small to medium.
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>>2000245

I keep hearing from absolutely everyone that greyhounds are amazing as apartments dogs, but I have no personal experience, so I can't be sure. Wouldn't hurt to try and find one and see what it's temperament is like.
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I bought a Border Collie puppy 2 days ago. 8 weeks old, cute as a button, been a window dog her whole short life.

Unfortunately theres a 4 hour period where noone is home to look after her, so I have her kenneled when I'm gone (and also at night with the kennel literally on my bed so she can see me).

Is crate training a good idea?
If I start doing so, should I use her current kennel, or go buy a wire crate or something and just use the kennel for night?

Its a large kennel, but it seems like most people recommend wire instead.
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>>2000236
If you don't know how to train your dog on your own you should contact a professional. Not only will they help you with this specific issue, but they will teach you about what dog training entails so you can address future training needs independently.

https://apdt.com/trainer-search/ is a good place to match up with an educated, experienced trainer in your area.
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My neighbor used to have sex with his dog a lot and claimed it helped the dogs digestive system. He's full of shit right?
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>>2000339
Crate training is always a good idea, as long as it is not a punishment. Also if you buy the wire ones I think you can buy a big one and get dividers to make it gradually larger as she grows. You don't want it much bigger than they are.
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This is going to be a stupid question.
How do I play with a dog?
I've never had a dog, or a cat, or any kind of pet before.
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>>2000438

Depends on the dog. Lots of dogs like playing tug and there are some good dog toys available for this. Throwing safe dog toys for them to fetch is also a big favourite- dog-safe frisbees are pretty good for fetch and for catching in the air. I try to 'trick' my dog a lot- I pretend to throw toys in one direction so she has to watch very closely or she'll go running off the wrong way. She also likes it when I have a stick and I pretend I'm trying to keep it away from her- I swoop it up and down, move it faster and slower, lift it just out of her reach when she jumps the first couple of times to grab it, and then I let her get hold of it and pretend to chase her to get my stick back.

And then some dogs just have weirdly specific games they like to play. Sometimes I wrap myself up in a blanket and call for my dog to save me, and she gets very excited leaping around, tugging at the blanket and trying to dig me out. Downside is that there have been a couple of occasions when I've been rolling around on the floor in a blanket shouting HELP SAVE ME, and then the dog unrolls me and I find out someone's come in and I have an audience staring at me.
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>>2000339
>Border Collie

This is going to turn into a disaster unless you have a giant yard.
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>>2000537
More like unless you have a few hours to dedicate to hard work every day and a fondness for having your weekends filled up with dog sports.
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Can anyone tell what breed my dog is?

She is supposed to be a Pitbull/?. I'm not sure what is the other half of her mix is.
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>>2000607
Does it have papers? No?
It's a fucking mutt, you turtle turd.
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>>2000618

what's a mutt
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>>2000619
A bastard. Basically the best dogs.
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>>2000633
I have a german shepard rott mix, best dog ive ever had
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What's the deal with bones?? Can dogs ingest them? Give only raw bones? What about boiled? Does size matter?
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>>2000647
you forgot:
>what's a dog?
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>>2000658

He made an honest question dude, no need to be aggresive. After all, this is a thread for dog questions, is it not?
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>>2000647

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2010/05/19/caution-bones-can-kill-your-dog-find-out-which-ones-are-safe.aspx
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>>2000537

Yard is pretty decent sized, although I've got a vegetable garden going on so that'd probably complicate things in the long term.

I live right next to a track with a little sidewalkway around a school that everyone takes their dogs to so I'll probably do that for the heavy exercise times.
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4 month puppy is into scat big time. used to let her lick me all over the place and i would even give her quick kisses in the mouth, but some days ago i discovered shit in her paws, and then i realized she has started to play with her shit. she smeared feces all over the carpet yesterday, twice. i literally vomited my lunch while cleaning up her foul-smelling mess.

today i'm 99% sure i caught her taking a bite of her shit. this is ridiculous. i can't even just clean her paws because the smell is still there so i end up showering pretty much her entire body every time she does this and i can't keep doing this every day.

is this common behavior that will stop naturally or do i have to punish her ass if she keeps at it?
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Why are beagles always fat
The only fat dogs I've ever met were beagles
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>>1996577
B-but I've loved pugs since Men in Black
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>>1998082
They smile a lot :)
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>>1998725
I got my pupper at 8 weeks. She's awesome.
Fuck off back to your monkey hut.
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>>1998683
At that age, I only walked my puppy for a few minutes. First I trained her to poop on pads then when I got a hold of her pee/poo schedule, I took her outside, let her sniff around with my other dog (You can go to a neighbor/friend with a dog if you think you need that) and waited for her to do her doo. I gave her a tiny treat ('cause she's a teeny dog) and said "Good girl". She then pooped outside more and was rewarded more for the next week, now she's cool.
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Law question. My dog escaped my fence and some fucker ran over my dog, which could only be possible if he was speeding. Who's liable in this case? Should I press charges or is it not worth it?
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>>1995859

Dog gets seasonal dry skin.
Enough that he'll rip his ass raw and furless.
He's a schnauzer poodle mix poss more, and is on good food (summit I believe pro adult lg breed) he has ibs.
What's a product that can help this. I put itching allergy powder and it helps for a few days but it also absorbs moisture making the skin more dry over all.
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>>2000998
haha, you've been driven insane with guilt. get that fence fixed before the new puppy arrives, or else you're going to have to film ANYBODY'S FAULT BUT MINE 2: THE RECKONING; BUT NOT THE RECOKING, BECAUSE I JUST BLAME OTHERS FOR SHIT THAT IS MY DOING
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>>2000998

You can't do shit son.
Your dog hopped the fence and was where it shouldn't be. You can't prove the driver was speeding in excess that led to your dog being hit/delay in braking. The judge will only see "dog jumped fence, was in the road it shouldnt of been, and was hit"
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>>2001002
Even if the speed limit in residential area is 15 mph, aka, pretty fucking slow?

I guess I'm going to look into passive-aggressive vandalism.
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>>2001011
maybe you should piss in your pants to show them how much of a mad baby you are.
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>>2001014
Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think it'll work for me.
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How would I get my puppy used to a hairdryer after bathing?
She's 13 weeks old and sort of had a bad start to bathing.
I tried rewarding her with treats, but all she wanted was out of the bath when I was rinsing her.
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>>2000822
in combination of being generically predispositioned to it, many people who own them are shitty and think obese animals are "cute"

I work at a shelter and the number of fat labs, beagles, and doxies we get in kills me on the inside
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>>2001061
funny enough. My dachshund was a rescue because she was neglected, fed table scraps and weighed nearly 30 lbs. Miniature Dachshund btw.
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>>2000821
It won't stop naturally if you allowed that habit to develop to begin with. Your fault honestly for not keeping your puppy supervised at all times, or keeping her in her crate when you can't supervise her.
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>>2001064
God damn he must have been dragging his belly pretty bad. 15 lbs is a fat mini.
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>someone selling Goldador pups
>not a dog breeder
>appears to be a farm that has a few dogs and sells the pups when their dogs have them

Does this fit the description of BYB?
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>>2001045
Find a higher-value reward that she only gets at bath time. Go slow, start by rewarding her for being near the dryer, then for being near the dryer with it on, then for having it blow just a little bit on her, etc... expect this to take at least a week and don't rush it.
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>>2001142
Yes, do not pay them money.
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Can any dog learn to howl like a wolf?
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>>2001142
yes
but I trust a farm more than a house in the burbs when it comes to byb
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>>1997465
It's amazing how you manage to be wrong about every fucking thing you say. Do your research before discussing topics you don't know anything about.
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>>2001140
Yes. Her legs hardly could carry herself around.
Right now she's 18lbs, if she loses a few more she'll be ideal. I know that'd still be considered overweight, but she's overweight with muscle from all the weight she's lost.
Pic related. She has a lot of loose skin, you can see it on her back leg in this one. But her arms and thighs are just rippling with muscle, hardly any fat on them.
Her stomach is quite hard now too. We went to the vet and I thought it was just like hard fat that was tight against her skin, nope. Mostly muscle down there. like 90%
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>>2001162
Thank you. She hasn't even seen it yet and attacks anything that amuses her. So I hope she'll like it kind of more naturally.
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>>2001234
shiiiit, try and stop 'em.

throw your head back and start howling, your dog WILL eventually join you. you can play a youtube video of wolf howls for your dog and they'll start in. some'll even do it along to ambulance sirens.
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Any anons in the thread with a lot of dog training experience that can help me?

My puppy has a pretty solid "sit" right now. Every time he goes to bite, nip or growl at me, i tell him "sit" and he stops and sits down immediately. How effective would this be at getting rid of his biting habit?
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How do I socialize a puppy with as many strangers as possible if I'm a friendless shut-in?
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>>2001712
>>2001712
Go sit at a train station, a million old ladies will come over and caaaw
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>>2001717
>tfw live in small-sized Canadian city, and that one train station 30 minute drive away has only three trains each day
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>>1999111
What about a labradoodle? Or a pomsky? Or any of those fashion breeds that are just essentially mixes
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>>2001569
I tried for about a week just with YouTube, it wasn't working she was only ten weeks tho, I'm gunna try now as she's older as it goes.
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>>2001712
Alternatively ask at local old peoples homes if you think it would be beneficial for some of the residence to meet a puppy and make a thing of it. Puppy classes aswell, pet stores, parks, outside schools at leaving time, outside church on Sunday etc etc, if you live on a busy street sit in the front yard people will come up and show the puppy love, that'll also get rid of the guard dog attitude barking at anyone near the house
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>>2001719
Put an ad on Craigslist "come see my puppy, maybe be my friend because I'm a recluse"
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>>2001732
I don't want to get murdered.
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>>2001723
Correct. BYB
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>>2001537
Mirin bulk
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>>2001760
;)
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>>2001712
Walk it out.
People and dogs will come on their own.
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Anyone ever sent their dog on a cargo flight before? Did it work out fine? Have to put my dog on one next week and I'm kind of freaking out.
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>>2001991
I'm also curious about an answer to this.
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http://disgustinganimals.tumblr.com/post/133555056092/
what kind of dog is this? I used to not care much for dogs but after seeing this I think I want a lil' pup

does this kind of dog stay this small? I've seen pictures of it before, do they ALL stick out their tongues like dumb goofs? I love it.
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>>2002096
Can't remember the breed but i remember seeing that exact dog on facebook before. Apparently it has some sort of medical condition hence his tongue sticking out like that.
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How long does the Puppy Regret Stage last
5 days in and I want to kill myself
But I must persist.
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>>2002205
Lmao i know this fucking feel. Team-no-sleep amirite?
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I have a medium size dog who just ate part of my peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich. It was cut into fourths and she only had one of them

Do you think it would harm her? :(
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>>2002388
shouldn't be harmful at all, unless the the peanut butter contained xylitol.
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What's a good brand of kibble? I'm using purina super coat for puppies right now. It has "real" chicken, other meat by products, is about 29% protein and has wheat (which i heard is bad?).

Should i opt for something better?
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>>2001712

>I'm a friendless shut-in
>I want my dog to socialize

You need to get rid of that "shut in basement dweller" attitude to begin with, OP, and your dog will follow your example.
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>>2002205

Give it at least two weeks. After that you'll start getting used to it. In a month you won't even notice since both of your routines will have adapted to each other.
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Hey my 9 year old black lab border colly mix has recently started detesting her dry food how should I fix this?My first thought was wet food but I dont know the best way to go about this. please help!
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>>2003526
Let her be hungry until she eats it. Dogs don't get problems from going hungry for a bit, cats do.
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>>2003538
well time to feel awful for a bit
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>>2003542
She won't suffer from a day or two.
Just make sure the food is actually good, she has fresh water, and she has a fairly undisturbed place to eat.
When we took over our dog after the previous owner abandoned him, we had to let him starve for a day and a half before he realized that we weren't going to feed him table scraps and he would actually have to eat his kibbles. We have never had any issues with him eating his food after that though.
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>>2003113
>purina super coat for puppies

>Meat & meat by-products (from chicken, beef and/or lamb) and/or poultry by-products
That's quite vague. Why didn't they just mention what's in it? By-products are NOT good.

>fish and fish by-products
Same thing with above

>wholegrain cereals (wheat and/or sorghum); cereal by-products and/or vegetable proteins;
Third item on the list and they've already gone to shit. Again with the by-products and wtf is 'vegetable protiens'. The reason vegetables are in there is to give your puppy a balanced diet with proper vitamins. Not just fucking protein.

>other cereals; minerals and vitamins (including, sodium chloride and/or calcium carbonate and/or potassium chloride and/or choline chloride; vitamin E, zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, niacin, copper sulphate, manganous oxide, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, vitamin A, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, potassium iodide, vitamin D3, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite, vitamin B12); beet pulp; garlic, rosemary plant extract.

The first five ingredients should be specified for meat and vegetables. You don't want "cereals" and "by-products" in there. That could just be some horrible animal they scraped off the side of the road. You want to know what's going into your dog.
Also, imo I don't think you should look for food that has labelled "for coats" because if it was a good brand, all of its foods should be aimed for health. And that's the best way to see how healthy your pup is, by how healthy their coat is.


I recommend these brands:
Acana
Origin
Blue buffalo
Back to basics

You can also look at this website here.
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/best-puppy-foods/best-dry-puppy-foods-5-star/
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>>2003526
She might not be getting the nutrition she needs. What kind of food are you giving her?

>>2000153
Experienced breeders have bred them for there loving temperament over the past century. Since they're retrievers, it's necessary for them to be very family friendly. That's what makes them extremely able to be tamed.

>>1999590
My cat is like this as well. Because my puppy is so high strung, I pick her up sometimes and slowly carry her over to my cat and let her sniff her. Face to face doesn't work most tiems, so I've been letting her sniff her butt. My cat has been tolerating her a lot more recently and I think you should try this.

>>1999422
It could develop into a hostile behaviour when she's older. Tug of war should be fine because she know's she's playing, but if she is directing her growls at you when you take it away, then it needs to be dealt with.

>>1999344
Teach him to stay and other basic commands. Once he's more well behaved and can pull off a good stay, seclude him in a puppy proofed room (no cords or anything to chew on in reach) when you're gone.

>>1999082
Wheatens are very nice soft wire hairs. They're a terrier so they have a lot of energy. Co-worker got one and he's an absolute doll.
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