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New Chihuahua owner needing advice

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Clarkyboy, Jan 19, 2014.


  1. Clarkyboy

    Clarkyboy PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, we got Coco a smooth coat girl at 8 weeks and she is now nearly 9 months.
    Great nature, been well socialised and a happy wee girl.

    Yesterday we collected Dexter an 8 week old smooth coat boy from the same breeder. Great outgoing nature and not scared at all.

    My question - they play rough and tumble but every second of the day. I know it's early days but coco is way too excited with the pup and not interested in us at all. We are constantly separating them when they start nipping each other.

    Is this normal and will they just get used to each other???

    Help!!

    Steve
     
  2. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    Really at barely 9months she is really still a puppy herself, Often if you get two really lively pups they will play non stop. The danger of having two puppies or young dogs, is that they can get so involved in each other and canine play, they can start to do it to the point where they can start ignoring owners. Its possible that they will calm down to a degree once the novelty has worn off a bit.

    Usually its recommended when you have two really young dogs to spend time training and playing with them individually and also do some separate walks and exercise too. That way it usually ensures that they will still bond and focus on you and listen to commands as well as each other, as if they spend all the time together it can get harder still.

    I would also continue when the play gets too wild and hyper if they wont stop any other way, to separate them, let them calm down and then re-introduce them again. The more over excited and hyped they get otherwise the wilder the play will get and it will be more difficult to stop them.

    One solution maybe to crate train one or both of them, and pop them in the crate to rest and wind down. Another alternative would be to have a puppy pen. Puppy safe chews or stuffed kongs are another good way, to get them to self amuse and wind down and then rest too a lot of the time.
     
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  3. Knightofalbion

    Knightofalbion PetForums VIP

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    A very warm welcome to the forum, dear Steve.
     
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