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    Barking in crate at night

    I have a 2 year old spaniel mix (Pesto) who is crate trained, and we crate him at night. His crate is in our bedroom.

    At night, foxes and other wild critters roam around our neighborhood, making...
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    Thanks for the advice. I try to walk him on long...

    Thanks for the advice. I try to walk him on long walks, play fetch, etc. but there's only so much time in the day, especially when I am at work.

    He's a mixed breed, about 40 pounds,...
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    New dog terrorizing older dog -- help!

    You were all so helpful when I was deciding to adopt a second dog so thanks for that, and I'm hoping you can help with a new issue.

    Smudge is 5; Pesto (the new dog) is around 1 year. Smudge is...
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    DC/NoVA area -- Country Dogs boarding

    Hello,

    Has anyone used Country Dogs (http://country-dogs.net/) for dog boarding in the DC/Northern VA area?

    They are on a converted farm in the country and it sounds really nice, but I'd feel...
  5. Thanks for the encouragement. I do give him lots...

    Thanks for the encouragement. I do give him lots of exercise when we're home - morning and evenings -- by playing fetch/tug of war/etc., and then my older dog and he play a lot.

    He definitely...
  6. Thanks. He actually is crated when we're not...

    Thanks.

    He actually is crated when we're not home. When we are home, he's on his leash thethered to me or my husband or to something in our proximity.
  7. New Dog -- cries all the time; accidents still

    Help Please!

    I have a 4-year-old perfect well-behaved dog. I just adopted a 10-month-old dog from the shelter, about a month ago.

    This morning was the first time I have EVER even had a thought...
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    fyi... Pesto is crated no more than 4 hours at a...

    fyi... Pesto is crated no more than 4 hours at a time. I always give him a Kong filled with good treats (he only gets the kong and those treats when in the crate) but to no avail.

    It's been a few...
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    I'm glad you like the name! It took us a LONG...

    I'm glad you like the name! It took us a LONG time to come up with one we liked. He just looked like a Pesto to me :)

    Well, I give him a Kong and a rawhide treat. The treat remains uneaten when...
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    Crate Training new dog

    It's me again -- just got a new puppy -- they're getting along much better now, but of course there are new issues that I'm worried about :(

    Background: I just picked up a new dog from a shelter...
  11. Thanks. Along with this toy issue is the...

    Thanks. Along with this toy issue is the question of when to break up a fight.

    Pesto usually "starts it" with Smudge,and Smudge (being 4 yrs older) doesn't want to bother, gets annoyed, and...
  12. I brought home Pesto (8 mo old...

    I brought home Pesto (8 mo old spaniel/lab/retriever mix) to meet Smudge. They played well on the deck, then when in the house, Smudge got a bit agressive (he's usually pretty docile) and was...
  13. Thanks to everyone! We decided to get the peppy...

    Thanks to everyone! We decided to get the peppy boy pup because he and Smudge seemed to enjoy each other and will hopefully grow into each other.

    As far as the male-male thing, neither dog seems...
  14. Thanks. Actually, they're both male dogs (I've...

    Thanks. Actually, they're both male dogs (I've heard the male/female thing as well).

    When we went to look at Jet one more time, Smudge seemed to be more willing to play so they had more fun.
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    It's Ilene again -- we're definitely going for it...

    It's Ilene again -- we're definitely going for it -- looking at a young (10 mo) dog now, also male (but very friendly and just wags his body at everyone and everything).

    Smudge met him and is a...
  16. Deciding on best second dog as companion for my first

    Hi All,

    This is Ilene (the dog owner from a previous thread about getting a second dog). Well, we decided to get a second dog and are very excited!

    We took Smudge (4yr old male flat coated...
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    Thanks so much to all of you! I've attempted...

    Thanks so much to all of you!

    I've attempted to insert a picture of Smudge here:

    [hmmm, didn't work - technically challenged]

    My biggest concern is that I want to do this for Smudge, and I...
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    Thanks! We're looking at a dog similar in size,...

    Thanks! We're looking at a dog similar in size, age, and temprament to our current pooch.

    Yes, we are prepared to deal with the time and cost. I'm more worried about Smudge (our current dog).
    ...
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    Should I get a second dog?

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm new to this forum but excited to have a resource!

    I have a 3 year old lab mix who is very sweet and a bit sensitive, but likes other dogs. My husband and I are thinking of...
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