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    From kennel to freedom of house????

    Bo is a yr and 1 month old now. I would like to eventually transition him to sleeping on a dog bed in our room at night stead of in his kennel, then from there start giving him more freedom while we are gone from the house for short periods of time so that one day way down the line he has full...
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    Freaked out by african american kids :(

    Our boxer (1 yr old) has had 3 different "freak out" moments over the kids down the street playing outside. I don't know if he is afraid of kids in general or if its just because they are a different color skin than hubby and I. I really don't know what to do about it but I am extremely...
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    Constantly Licking/Chewing Paws :(

    He is on Taste of the Wild which is grain free. We've tried multiple protein sources and have transitioned him to Wellness Core at one point but it he never seemed to adjust to it and constantly had diahrea on it so we switched him back to TOTW. He loves the food and seems to do very well on...
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    Are walks really necessary?

    Just from personal experience: our boxer is 1 yr old and has a lot of energy so i definitely think walks are a must for us. my husband normally walks our boxer in the morning and in the late evening. We've done this ever since he was a pup. My husband took a summer class for his masters program...
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    Constantly Licking/Chewing Paws :(

    Bo is a yr old and has been licking his paws for the last 6 months. We've been to 2 different vets and they said he has environmental allergies and there's nothing we can do about it but give him cortizone shots. He's been on Cefpodpxime, Pred, and Metronidozle for his paws and coinciding gunky...
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    Mute Boy Found Voice & Guard Dog Role?

    Our boy just turned a year old about 2 weeks ago. We had never heard him bark, he only does this play growl when hubby is wrestling with him or they are playing. We have kinda gotten used to him being silent and kinda liked it that way. We are glad we did not get a yappy annoying dog! A...
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    Hungry Hungry Hippo...boxer?

    His name is Bo :) Just an example: He has had food in his bowl all morning but has yet to eat it so I do really feel like he only eats when he's hungry. Sometimes he will skip breakfast all together. But makes up for it at dinner time or pork out the next day. He has always had leftover food...
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    Hungry Hungry Hippo...boxer?

    A part of me is thinking this may be a growth spurt too. This is kinda the same routine he's had in the past when he's grown except this one seems to be lasting a little longer. Hopefully he will be calming down with the food soon. And we will be a little more strict about his food for now on.
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    Hungry Hungry Hippo...boxer?

    Here is a picture of him. 1 yr old | Flickr - Photo Sharing! He's like a little sausage. I wouldn't call it fat but definitely not skin and bone. We are trying to cut down on his food. I just wonder if maybe he really is needing that much food. He is very active and we walk him about 3...
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    Hungry Hungry Hippo...boxer?

    Our boy is a yr and a couple weeks old and weighs about 75-80 lbs. He is German bloodline if that matters. I wouldn't call him fat, but he has never been skinny by any means. Even as a baby he was a littke hunk and he's grown into this broad bodied, muscular boy and a very healthy eater. We...
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    Adding Another Puppy???

    We have a 9 month male right now and are looking to adopt a new baby. We want a female companion for him to play with spend his days with. We are curious how our male pup right now would do with a new baby puppy in the house? He is definitely still a puppy but hes also over 65 lbs . He LOVES...
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    Growth Spurt?

    Will do! My husband just opened up a bag of puppy food he bought last week so in a couple weeks we will start transitioning him to adult food. He does look like a husky little wiener dog right now. More long and wide than tall. (The people at the dog park call him "tank".) Hopefully he will...
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    Growth Spurt?

    Wow, I don't know if I can see any of his ribs :( I guess we are fixing to cut back a little!!! Should we switch him to adult food now or wait until 1 yr old? Maybe not having as many calories that are in the puppy food would help??? Oh I feel bad. We created a little piglet boxer :(
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    Growth Spurt?

    Last month we took our (then 8 mo old male) to vet to get his trifexis and he weighed 50 lbs. This month we took him and we were shocked to find out he's now 65 lbs. we feed him taste of the wild puppy food. I know the bag says 2 cups twice a day but he gulps down 2 cups and wants more. Some...
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    Foot allergies?

    Our 8 month pup constantly licks his feet and they are red. They used to just be red on the bottom in between the pads but today I noticed the top of his toes and in between his toes are red too and he has white fur on his feet so its very noticeable. I'm wondering if this is done type of yeast...
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    Stop Eating My plants!!!

    Our puppy will be 8 months old next week. He has a thing for my cordyline plants in my back yard. I have 20+ of them lining the back of my fence and he will snap off a chunk and run around the yard with it wanting to play "keep away". Since day 1 we have yelled "No", trying to keep him out of...
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    Constantly licking feet

    We feed him Taste of the wild puppy food. They only have one flavor at tractor supply for puppies. He gets the blue buffalo wilderness grain free dog biscuits for a treat when it's time to kennel up. He has bad gas as well, we notice it gets much worse when he chews on toys/bully stick/rawhide...
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    Constantly licking feet

    Our puppy (7 Mo old) is constantly licking his feet, all four of them. He has always done this and we just try to get him to stop and move on but it's starting to get rather annoying and I'm getting worried he might have an OCD issue. He will lick his paws until they look all red and raw in...
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    Post-neutering super hungry & marking?

    Our dog is now 7.5 months old. We got him fixed about 3-4 weeks ago when he was 6.5 months old. He weighs 61 lbs as of today. I need help with two new problems Feeding: How much should we be feeding him now? Taste of the Wild bag says 3-4 cups a day but he is probably eating 5-6 cups a day...
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    Dog Friendly Cabins in Texas?

    We hate going on family vacations without our dog. Does anybody know of any pet friendly cabins on a lake in Texas that allow dogs to stay the night? We would love to bring our baby with us when we have our family vacation next summer. It's just not a family vacation without our furbaby :(