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.....When can our puppy go out into our back garden?. He will have his first injection about 3 days after we get him..... thats his 8 week one , then theres another at 10 to 12 weeks...... but can the pup go into our back garden...... is it just isolation from other dogs...or.... from being outside alltogether
 

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it is just isolation from unvaccinated dogs. Your own garden should be absolutely fine! Besides you have to start the housetraining somewhere ;)
You can also start taking him outside for socialisation (it's good for him as he is hitting his first fear stage) but only if you carry him the whole time.
He will be able to go outside properly about 5 days after 2nd jab (so just under 3 weeks from now)
 

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A good book is Gwen Bailey - the perfect puppy.

With Daisy, we just let her find her own way in to the crate, then praised her lots. Gradually started shutting the door for a short amount of time (couple of minutes max!) and praising for being calm and quiet, also initially gave all food and water in there. Gradually build up this time. Overnight if your pup cries, wait till he stops (even if just for a second) and then go to him, let him out to the loo then straight back in the crate, no cuddles, no words (other than praising for going to the loo outside). Don't let him oout whilst he is crying otherwise he will learn this is what he needs to do to get out.

You need to encourage your pup that their crate is their space - their den if you like. A blanket over the top helps too.

We always left the door open in the day (still do) it only gets shut at night-time or if we are out (although I'm actually wondering if we really need to do this now she is older) she just goes in when she fancies some time out from us or the kids :) Although you can put your pup in the crate to keep them out of the way, don't put them in as punishment - it needs to be their safe haven not the equivalent of the naughty step.

I still put a water bowl in the crate (got one which hooks on the side) as it is important she has water all the time.

A heat bad, and fleecy blanket/soft toy, plus a ticking clock wrapped in a blanket will all help your pup settle down in his crate initially too.

Think that covers most of it - hope I remembered it all right, we have a new pup coming in 5.5 weeks so will be doing it all over again myself :D

What type of puppy are you getting?
 

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A good book is Gwen Bailey - the perfect puppy.

With Daisy, we just let her find her own way in to the crate, then praised her lots. Gradually started shutting the door for a short amount of time (couple of minutes max!) and praising for being calm and quiet, also initially gave all food and water in there. Gradually build up this time. Overnight if your pup cries, wait till he stops (even if just for a second) and then go to him, let him out to the loo then straight back in the crate, no cuddles, no words (other than praising for going to the loo outside). Don't let him oout whilst he is crying otherwise he will learn this is what he needs to do to get out.

You need to encourage your pup that their crate is their space - their den if you like. A blanket over the top helps too.

We always left the door open in the day (still do) it only gets shut at night-time or if we are out (although I'm actually wondering if we really need to do this now she is older) she just goes in when she fancies some time out from us or the kids :) Although you can put your pup in the crate to keep them out of the way, don't put them in as punishment - it needs to be their safe haven not the equivalent of the naughty step.

I still put a water bowl in the crate (got one which hooks on the side) as it is important she has water all the time.

A heat bad, and fleecy blanket/soft toy, plus a ticking clock wrapped in a blanket will all help your pup settle down in his crate initially too.

Think that covers most of it - hope I remembered it all right, we have a new pup coming in 5.5 weeks so will be doing it all over again myself :D

What type of puppy are you getting?
Thats good stuff , thanks

We are getting a Jack Russell....... and he is going to be called BOLT
 

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Providing your garden can not be accessed by other dogs. And has not been. He will be ok. Keep up his socialization by taking him many places to meet animals and lots of people, elderly and many children, different situations, busy etc by holding him Not to let him walk on grounds. He will be safe this way until his next and final vaccination. Good luck! Xx
 

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Out of curiosity, what breed was Bolt in the film? (haven't seen it) looks like a GSD to me pmsl!
From wikipedia...
Bolt's characteristics are based on an amalgam of breeds, although the designers started with the American White Shepherd.[9] Joe Moshier, lead character designer, said, "they [American White Shepherds] have really long ears, a trait that I tried to caricature in order to allow the animators to emphasize Bolt's expressiveness."[
 

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From wikipedia...
Bolt's characteristics are based on an amalgam of breeds, although the designers started with the American White Shepherd.[9] Joe Moshier, lead character designer, said, "they [American White Shepherds] have really long ears, a trait that I tried to caricature in order to allow the animators to emphasize Bolt's expressiveness."[
Interesting, thanks!
 
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