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Ozzy wants to know ....

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by PembrokeMadhouse, May 24, 2010.


  1. PembrokeMadhouse

    PembrokeMadhouse PetForums VIP

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    Is my mum walking me too far? How much should a 12 week old collie be walking ... bearing in mind he's was running round the farm where he came from every day. He also chases balls and that round the back yard ... so perhaps he is doing too much ....

    I don't want to cause hip problems too early on ...!

    This puppy lark is a bit new for me, so there might be a few questions that sound a bit silly.

    He has met all the cats now ... and seems okay with them, only got one swipe today!

    He is definitely food orientated so that's good for training. Just found out hte puppy classes round here have stopped, so it's up to me to train and socialise him!

    He has sussed "come" and "sit" ... what else should i teach him, or is that enough for this week .... indirectly I have tried not to let him jump up, and if he bites it is a firm no .... so he is learning all the time.

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  2. Bearpaw

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    Hi.well generally go for the 5mins per month of age rough guide with my pups.I tend to avoid ball games where the dogs jump and come to a sliding standstill (if you get what i mean!) and i also dont allow my youngsters to go upstairs (Ailsa would like to think she can go when my back is turned mind). but i also think its common sense in what you allow your pup to do,they seems so full of energy dont they.Keep up the training,as you have been doing,they love to learn.Mind games are great too.
     
  3. PembrokeMadhouse

    PembrokeMadhouse PetForums VIP

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    Apart from the toilet training Ozzy is great and very responsive .... He is so random with his toileting even though he goes out regualarly and often he still messes ... but he is young. I was thinking of replacing the rug anyway!!! :lol: However we did have a dry night so that's great.

    He's just murdering a ropey thingy ... ! He has also stolen one of those hard bone things that are filled with filling ... is that alright for him ?
     
  4. Bearpaw

    Bearpaw PetForums VIP

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    Ah bless him,he will get there,still a baby yet!
    Am sure the bones will be fine,mine dont have them as the filling upsets their tumms,so i tend to go for the raw marrow bones which theyre fine on and so good for them.
    Enjoy him! x
     
  5. Mum2Heidi

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    My little terrorist was a wee pup this time last year and I often worried that we had overdone walkies but most of it was on soft ground so I think that unless he is pummelling away on hard ground it wont be too detrimental (has fingers crossed)
     
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