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Subject: Your New Dog or Puppy - FAQ Date: 5/23/2003 11:55 AM
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Hi & welcome to the Pet Lovers board. Are you thinking of adding a new puppy or dog to your life? Looking for some advise before you make a commitment? Good for you! Kick your shoes off & have a seat for a while. Woops! Watch out for that squeaky toy between the cushions. And don't mind the dog hair. It's just one of those little signs that the house is full of doggie joy.

Before plunging ahead, take a look at some of the board's best tips to help you successfully make your decision & add a lifetime of well-mannered canine love to your family:

Shopping List For The New Guy
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15818222

Essential Reading For Your Canine Library
"Don't Shoot The Dog" by Karen Pryor
"Culture Clash" by Jean Donaldson
"Paws To Consider: Choosing The Right Dog For You And Your Family" by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson

What Breed Fits Your Needs?
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15911927

When Searching For A Puppy...
http://users.adelphia.net/~lechaun/puppies.html

LOTS 'O Links - Clicker Training, Crate Training & More
Plus - Tips For An Energetic Pup
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17835388

Locate A Positive Reinforcement or Clicker Trainer In Your Area
http://www.apdt.com/

Clicker Training Message Board
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClickerSolutions
(join to post - it's free)

Training the Chewing/Destructive Puppy
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17877589&sort=username

Mouth Training - Teaching Bite Inhibition For A "Soft" Mouth
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18611111
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18608354

The Art Of Kong Stuffing, Crate Training & Other SFSPCA Training Tips
http://www.sfspca.org/behavior/dog_library/index_library.shtml

More Tips For The Energetic Pup
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17955377

Improving Your Dog's Recall
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16190786

Teaching "Leave It"
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16334298

Catch 'Em Doing Right
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18617925

Leash Chewing & Training Tips For Give
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15959905

Reducing Fear Growling & Biting Around Strangers
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15178928

Eliminating Jumping
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17682879

Bathing 101
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15824255

Nail Clipping For Newbies
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16008255
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12526033

A Piddle Primer
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16189757
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18899727
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18563836
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15287318

Recommended Pet Urine Neutralizer
Simple Solution (preferred over Nature's Miracle)
http://www.petsmart.com/cat/shopping/stain___odor_control/products/product_8157.shtml

Your Day Is Full Of Training Opportunities
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14781178

Does Your Yard Look Like the Grand Canyon?
www.doggiedoor.com/diggings.shtml

What To Do For a Dog that Chews
http://www.doggiedoor.com/chewing.shtml

Is Your Dog Known as Mr. Barks-A-Lot?
http://www.doggiedoor.com/barking.shtml

Never Never Say It Say It Twice-Twice
http://www.clickandtreat.com/dfogb7.htm

Leading The Dance - Building A Better Relationship
http://www.shirleychong.com/keepers/archives/dance.txt

Many Good Articles
http://clickersolutions.com/articles/index.htm Clicker Solutions
http://www.ddfl.org/sitemap.htm Denver Dumb Friends League

A Training Philosophy - Nothing In Life Is Free
http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/nilif.htm

To Your Dog - Your Family Will....
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18293063

Lead with Love - Gentle Leaders, Halti's & Other Head Halters
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16574310

Sources for Head Halters
(Your dog's head shape/personality may make one a better fit than another)

The Gentle Leader®
http://www.gentleleader.com/

The K-9 Kumalong®
http://www.petfoodexpress.com/shopping/prod_detail/main.asp?productID=2757&catID=8

The Comfort Trainer®
http://www.miriamfields.bigstep.com/catalog.html (website of the halter developer)
http://members.fortunecity.com/trainyourpet/trainhumane.html (picture of Comfort Trainer)

Stop Your Dog's Pulling Problem In Its tracks
(See source for The Snoot Loop®)
http://www.geocities.com/jetflair/halti.html

The Black Dog Wear Training Collar
http://www.blackdog.net.au/
AU$ 31.70 is about US$17.50, U.S. shipping available

Halti & Gentle Leader Collars
Fitting and Acclimating Procedure
http://www.doglogic.com/halter.htm

Boxers & Head Halters
http://www.boxerworld.com/training/headhalter/
acclimation tips, also shows Black Dog head halter in use, which might fit short-nosed dogs better than other brands

And let's not forget the joy & humor of owning a dog.....

How To Make Puppy Pie
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15828460

Understanding Your New Dog - Division of Matter in the Universe
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16197744

Solution For Training Problems - Correcting With A Rolled Newspaper
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17816000

Hope you enjoyed your stay. Feel free to post any questions you may have, as well as pictures & stories about your new furball, once you find the one meant for you. Welcome to the board & a world full of doggie love & companionship!

Laura
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