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Puppy is trying to be dominant

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Roisin, Jul 20, 2009.


  1. LostGirl

    LostGirl PetForums VIP

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    awww i bet they are cute!! :D
     
  2. Roisin

    Roisin PetForums Newbie

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    yeah, we all love tilly...especially when shes asleep..its like heaven:D lol, but or new lab, rosie just stretches all her legs out and takes all the room, Toffee the jack-a-bee is getting old, but still totally gorgeous!! :)
     
  3. Badger's Mum

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    How you getting on with house training?:)
     
  4. Roisin

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    well with tilly, she likes sleeping in the kitchen with her cage but not actually in it, so we took the bed out and she sleeps next door to our other dog for comfort and the cage has just newspaper now because she goes toilet in there, so thats a start, better than the carpet. but with rosie shes doing alright, going on the mats already and its her first full day here! but they're terrors when it comes to chewing, tilly is awful..chews abosolutely anything :eek: . what about you? :)
     
  5. Badger's Mum

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    She's good few puddle's here and there, :D
     
  6. Roisin

    Roisin PetForums Newbie

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    not too bad then :)
     
  7. Badger's Mum

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    No and it's normaly when i am at work so down to the kid's forgetting to let her out:rolleyes:
     
  8. Roisin

    Roisin PetForums Newbie

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    haha, typical :rolleyes:
     
  9. Badger's Mum

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    yep but she come's to work with me most of the time now it's not too hot for her:D
     
  10. Roisin

    Roisin PetForums Newbie

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    aww thats nice :)
     
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  12. davehyde

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    i always thought the mothers kennel name was taken by pups. the rest of it was made up.

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    shardanel (kennel) all that jazz(invented)
     
  13. catellkai

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    could the 9 week old pup be showing resentment toward her, cause she isnt the baby no more.Sounds a bit silly but she might need extra cuddles just to make her feel special.Its just a thought.
     
  14. fun4fido

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    Hi,

    The Springer is not being dominant, play fighting is quite normal puppy behaviour. Puppies need to play fight as it helps them to learn bite inhibition an other valuable social skills.

    At 8 and 9 weeks they are very young pups and this sort of play fighting is to be expected, and yes it can sound quite alarming at times.

    A really great book I recommend is:

    Before and after Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog


    You might also find these of interest:

    Hope this helps
     
  15. Stellabelly

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    Stella my Jack Russell is over 2 years old now and has no aggression in her whatsoever but when she gets together with my sisters bichon frise (who is 18 months and also not aggressive) it is continual playfighting. It looks horrible. All teeth and lots of noise and they box like hares. They never hurt each other but it's tiring to watch. When they've finished playing they curl up together and go to sleep.
    They are often playing tug of war with toys and chews. So funny. They take them off each other and run away with them and then the next time you see them the other one has it and the chase is reversed. Never any nastiness from either of them.
    Yet they both respect my sisters old xbreed who is like the grandma sorting out the youngsters.

    All part of puppyhood but in the case of Stella and Lucy - well I just think they must be Peter Pans of the dog world.:)
     
  16. Colliepoodle

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    The voice of reason.
     
  17. Colliepoodle

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    Just a general wondering to people who have crossbreeds and invent silly names for them - if you're that reluctant to call your dog a crossbreed/mongrel, why not get a purebred dog in the first place? :D
     
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