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    Thanks lv4dogs! Murphy is neutered already....

    Thanks lv4dogs!

    Murphy is neutered already. We'll definitely teach him "drop it." He's pretty smart and can learn new commands in one or two days.

    Maybe we should've taken him out this morning....
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    Murphy only lifts his leg if he's standing...

    Murphy only lifts his leg if he's standing against something (a hedge, tree, fence, even a parked bike!). He'll squat if he's in the middle of the grass.

    Now, if only we could get him to stop...
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    signs of aggression/dominance?

    Hi all,

    We've had our Murphy for two months now; we rescued him from the shelter and don't know anything about his history (he's 2). He's never shown signs of abuse and is very friendly and loving...
  4. Thread: Tara

    by strass
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    Tara! You're gorgeous! Congratulations! Aren't...

    Tara! You're gorgeous! Congratulations! Aren't you a lucky dog...

    I'm amazed to say that you look VERY similar to our dog Murphy...same markings and face...although I think you're a bit bigger...
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    Hey all! Just wanted to thank you for the...

    Hey all!

    Just wanted to thank you for the advice and tips! We got back from our first camping trip with Murphy yesterday. Overall, it went pretty well, although I think he was a little confused at...
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    Thanks for all the great advice, everyone!! ...

    Thanks for all the great advice, everyone!!

    One more question--can you use regular "people bug spray," like Off, on dogs, or do we need to buy a special "dog bug spray"?

    Luckily Murphy has his...
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    www.petswelcome.com lists hotels and motels...

    www.petswelcome.com lists hotels and motels around the country that are pet-friendly!
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    Do you camp with your dog?

    Hi all! We're getting ready to take Murph on his first camping trip in a few weeks. Luckily, we're going to a state park that has an area of the beach reserved for dogs and their people. It sounds...
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    Poll: Try doing a search of these boards for "jumping";...

    Try doing a search of these boards for "jumping"; I tried that and found quite a few interesting tidbits. When Murphy jumps on us, we cross our arms over our chest and look away, saying "OFF." We do...
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    G-Diddy. Cool name. ;) It's all about Pet...

    G-Diddy. Cool name. ;)

    It's all about Pet Talk. These people are so helpful!

    Thanks for the coins-in-the-can suggestion. We read about that awhile ago and totally forgot about it. I'll give it...
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    Thanks guys for answering! We've tried commanding...

    Thanks guys for answering! We've tried commanding "sit" (still working on "stay") but it's tough for him to concentrate/obey when he's all excited and happy like that. Friends of ours have...
  12. Thread: Leash Chewers

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    Umm...why is he tied with a leash in the house?...

    Umm...why is he tied with a leash in the house? Can't you put him in his crate or, if he doesn't have a crate, confine him in a certain area with a door or with baby gates? He's probably frustrated...
  13. Thread: Leash Chewers

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    We've been having this problem too! Murphy ate...

    We've been having this problem too! Murphy ate through two leashes in four weeks. He would only chew on it while we were walking from the door of our apartment to outside (which takes about 3-4...
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    How do you discipline your dog?

    Hi all! Things are going so well with Murphy, our little mutt that we adopted a month ago from the shelter. He has his routine down, hasn't soiled in the apartment once, and is bonding really well...
  15. Thread: My dog is sick

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    Wow, this thread is very upsetting. You have GOT...

    Wow, this thread is very upsetting. You have GOT to do everything you can to convince your dad to take your dog to the vet! PLEASE! or try calling the vet yourself and explaining the situation. Your...
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    Oh, a companion--I think we've got our hands and...

    Oh, a companion--I think we've got our hands and attention full with just Murphy for now. :) Maybe when we have a house in a few years, we'll look into another rescue!

    Murph has been doing great...
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    Thanks so much for the responses! Today is...

    Thanks so much for the responses! Today is Murph's third day home alone. The first two days have gone very well--no accidents at all! You're right...he's probably snoozing. We take him out at 6:45 am...
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    Unfortunately, we can't return the crate to the...

    Unfortunately, we can't return the crate to the store, because it's been used (it's against Pet Supplies Plus's policy to accept a used crate back. And you can tell it's been used, because Murphy...
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    My dog is all alone!

    Hi all,

    Just looking for some moral support...today is the first day we've left our new dog, Murphy (age 2), at home alone for a full day (9 hours), and I can't stop thinking about him. What is he...
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    Update: Last night we didn't put Murphy in the...

    Update: Last night we didn't put Murphy in the crate, and he slept in his bed right outside our door. No whining at all. All three of us were much happier! I don't think he's going to be a crate dog,...
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