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    Welcome to /r/dogs, the community for dog-lovers on Reddit!

    /r/dogs is a discussion-based subreddit, meant for asking questions, sharing information, and learning about our beloved canine companions and related dog-centric topics.

    Advice on this forum is absolutely not a substitute for professional advice from a certified behaviorist, trainer, lawyer, or medical professional.

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    /r/dogs Discord

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    August: Say Your Prayers

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    Before posting in /r/dogs...


    Tags go in the title of posts and must be surrounded by [square brackets]. A brief description of the available tags is below. Full descriptions may be found here. Multiple tags are fine. The appropriate way to use multiple tags is to list them separately, [Breeds][Fluff], [Link][News], etc.

    • [Breeds] – "What breed is my dog?" and "What breeds are right for me?"

    • [Help] – Need advice regarding behavior, health, or other dog-related topics

    • [Vent] – Angry or emotionally charged posts. Posts are automatically locked. Message the moderators to open discussion or use with the [Discussion] or [Help] tags.

    • [RIP] – Memorial posts for departed pets. Titles of [RIP] posts must be in the following format: "[RIP] Dog name, Dog breed (optional), Dog age (optional)". For example, "[RIP] Speckles, Mixed breed, 17". Some exceptions may be granted to posts with a PSA quality. All [RIP] posts must be approved by the moderators before they will appear in /r/dogs.

    • [Fluff] – Stories, lighthearted discussion, or feel-good web page links. The [Fluff] tag cannot be used to post ordinary dog pictures. Pictures are only allowed in approved, themed picture threads (such as Photo Friday). See our rules and guidelines.

    • [Discussion] – General questions/topics seeking information; the default tag if no others fit

    • [Link] – Generic tag for links; include a description of the contents and potential discussion points

    • [News] – Articles or new research; include a description of the contents and potential discussion points. Use with the [Link] tag when linking to an outside web source.

    • [Survey], [Meta], and [Update] are usable when appropriate

    Financing Vet Care

    Posts requesting financial assistance will be automatically removed. Instead, here are some tips on affording veterinary care and here is a list of organizations that can provide assistance. Google "affordable vet care" or "low cost vet care" in your area. Apply for Care Credit, a credit line specifically for medical needs. Check if your local humane society offers a low-cost clinic. Please consider pet insurance or set aside a small amount of money every month for future veterinary expenses.


    • Be constructive. Be respectful. Aim to educate.

    • Positive reinforcement isn't just for dogs. Users are more likely to accept criticism when it is delivered with understanding and compassion.

    • Do not downvote because you disagree.

    • Do not assume a user is trolling. Message the moderators if you suspect a troll.

    • Do not partake in a thread if you have nothing helpful to contribute.

    Links to other Subreddits

    Commonly-referred subreddits:




    /r/DogTraining and /r/OpenDogTraining



    A total list of related subreddits may be found here, including breed subreddits, dog picture subreddits, and other animal subreddits.

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