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6month old puppy & not allowed to walk her.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by RoxyTheBeagleCross, Mar 5, 2017.


  1. RoxyTheBeagleCross

    RoxyTheBeagleCross PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,
    I'm new here so please say if this is in the wrong place x
    We got our puppy from the dogs trust last week but found out she hasn't been fully vaccinated yet & she won't be until her 2nd lot of jabs on the 22nd march, she'll be almost 7 months old by then & has had no social interaction with other dogs out & about, the centre said I can carry her & go for a walk but at 6 months she's very wriggly & tries to jump out of my arms.
    I'm already struggling to entertain her & tire her out so it's going to be incredibly hard to do it for another 3-4 weeks.
    She's also at the chewing stage & not being able to take her out isn't helping.
    Any advice please? X
     
  2. Happy Paws2

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    Hello and Welcome

    You'll have to try and amuse her at home I'm afraid, lots of training made into fun games, hide seek games with her toys, learning to walk on a lead in the garden.

    As for chewing she's teething, try getting some old tea towels ripped in strips try a knot in them and freeze. Dillon loved playing with them and it cools their gums down.

    What breed is she, what's her name and pictures please:):)
     
  3. RoxyTheBeagleCross

    RoxyTheBeagleCross PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you, she's a beagle cross terrier x
    I like the idea of the frozen towels, I'll definitely give that a go x
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    She looks very cute,:)
     
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    Once she can go out enrol in a good dog training group and explain to the trainer about her they will help you socialise her.
     
  7. RoxyTheBeagleCross

    RoxyTheBeagleCross PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you Bobbi, we actually have a training session today at the dogs trust so I'll speak to them about it x
    I had a 2 dogs when I was 15, they passed away 3 years ago, they were my babies & I was devasted when they passed away (within 6 months of each other) we thought long & hard about getting a dog (a good 2 years) I wanted to rehome an older dog but because our boys are 4 & 7 they advised a puppy.
    I feel so guilty but since we brought her home I feel nothing towards her at all & I feel terrible about, I'm a huge dog lover so why can't I love this dog?? Is it normal?
    I'm hoping that once we can take her out & she gets out of the nipping/chewing stage I'll feel different.
    My boys & hubby adore her but I just feel nothing
     
  8. Bobbie

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    I think you are expecting too much of yourself. At the moment the dog is a pain we have all gone through this thinking " what have I done " once she starts to learn and respond to you you may feel different. My rough was a pain to begin with but he is a pat dog and so laid back at 10 years old. The BC in the pic is our retired sheepdog.
     
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    RoxyTheBeagleCross PetForums Newbie

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    I feel like such an awful person, she loves me so much (follows me round like my shadow) I fuss her & cuddle her but it's all show. I'm glad to hear it's not uncommon. I think it's mainly because I feel like I've been thrown in at th deep end with her, my husband went back to work on day shifts the very next day we got her (works 12 hours shifts) and we got her at the worst stage of her little life add in 2 demanding kids & im pulling my hair out & feeling really low about it all. 3 more days without hubby & im off to see Billy Elliot in Birmingham so he can deal with it all lol x
    Thank you for the advice & making me feel so welcome & not judging me for not bonding with her x I'm hoping as she gets older the love for her will come with it x I'm not giving up on her x
     
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    Was she in the Kennels at the Dog Trust? because if so I would possibly chance my arm and start walking her as if she's been in Kennels then she been around others dogs possibly vaccinated and unvaccinated, maybe find quiet out of the way places to walk her to start with and try not to interact with other dogs, but I think I would rather get her out and about to save your mind as well as stimulate and tire her out.

    Oh and you are not an awful person, puppies are hard work, I really didn't like either of my two that much when young.
     
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    It's pretty normal to feel the way you do with everything you've got going on at the moment. You can only stretch yourself so thin. So don't feel terrible about it. Things will be a lot easier when you can take her out and get some air and time to think for yourself.

    And as Happy Paws said, now is the time to get some basic training in if you can.
     
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    Thank you, the puppies are kept separate from the older dogs but not sure how much interaction she's had with the other pups, I'll ask when we go in today x
     
  13. RoxyTheBeagleCross

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    Thank you x
    Ive done a few training bits with her, I have to do it when the boys are occupied doing something else or they want to get involved & she's got 3 of us telling her to sit etc ‍♂️
     
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    It might be a good idea to get the 7 year old involved in training her, with you watching obviously, as it's always good to teach kids how to handle pets. Although..... how you would stop the four year old joining in and not getting upset is another question.....
     
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    Why not give the boys a trick each to teach her? Your older boy at least would probably be able to? Then they could focus on their 'own' trick.
     
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    Yeah I agree, but yes the youngest wants to get involved too x
     
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    Giving them their own trick might work though. As Joanne said, that gives them something that is theirs to concentrate on. And it will make the four year old feel like he's not missing out on anything.
     
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    WHY isn't she "allowed" to meet other dogs? - And don't feed me the b-s line that "she could die of Parvo..." :rolleyes:
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    Parvo is a virus that is extremely dangerous to PUPS 5-WO AND YOUNGER, not to a pubertal pup - who's well-past the age where Parvo is "likely to kill" her.
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    Dog BEHAVIOR kills more dogs in the U.S.A. than contagious diseases & traumatic injuries, combined;
    dogs who don't get well-socialized at an early age are very likely to develop major problem-behaviors that put them at risk of losing their homes, & thus of being euthanized, at an early age.
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    She's been living in a public shelter; even if she met very few dogs nose to nose, she's been around the fomites / carried microbes of probly hundreds of dogs, even if she was only there for a few weeks. If she's been there over a month, she's been exposed to plenty of contagions - on workers' shoes, clothing, hands, on door panels, on floors, outside in the grass or on the soil, etc.
    They cannot sterilize every surface, nor are living beings sterile - we are all a walking mass of microbes, inside & out, & 90% or more are either friendly or BENEFICIAL, not dangerous at all, but necessary.
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    My advice? - get her out into the world on leash ASAP, meet as many friendly sociable dogs as possible, & only avoid those who are *visibly* ill - open sores, weeping eyes, nasal discharge, etc. DO * HOWEVER * AVOID dog-stools, especially if they are "wet" / runny -- dogs are not the hazard, the possibly-contagious microbes in dog-poop are.
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    I'd walk her personally.
     
  20. shirleystarr

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    I cant understand why the Dogs Trust did not have her vaccinated in the first place that seems wrong to me I would walk her somewhere quiet for the time being and don't owrry the bonding will come later
     
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