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Stupid Question - Comment!!! (Torba)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by turkeylad, Jul 8, 2009.


  1. turkeylad

    turkeylad PetForums VIP

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    İ have been reading the problems people have been having with puppies!! Do you think rescue dogs know that they have been rescued?? My Torba (9 weeks old) has not had one toileting problem in the house since we got him at 5 weeks (at night he uses a dirt tray)-he does not bark except in play - sleeps through the night since day one walks brilliantly on lead and although, a bit over playful with other 4 dogs and a bit needing to know where you are has not presented any real difficulties.

    This has been my experience with my other rescue dogs too - do you think its possible they are just pleased to have a home - Ok sounds silly but interested to know what other people think.
     

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  2. rona

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    I think some do, if they have had a rough life previously.
    He's looking thin again, must be going through the leggy stage :)
     
  3. Dylan & Daisy

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    Gosh...a little cutie isnt he :D

    Yea i think some do
     
  4. Thanks for sharing with us Simon! The pictures are beautiful!!! All I can say is the fine behavior displayed by the pups is all because of you! You kind and constistant ways have left little doubt in these pups mind as to what is expected of them! You are a credit to the human race! I have nothing but admiration for you!
    Take care Simon! Wish there were more around like you.
    regards
    Your friend!
    DT
     
  5. Rachh

    Rachh PetForums Senior

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    I think AJ did at first but now 9 years later he's all 'heh they arent gonna get rid of me now so i can be as lazy as i like :D'
     
  6. turkeylad

    turkeylad PetForums VIP

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    Yeah first week looked like a balloon ate everything and begged for more - what he could not eat he tried to bury in tiles (stupid dog)
     
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    Hear hear!

    I don't think that dogs think like that as they don't rationalise, they just react. They are reacting to your clear and calm leadership and the examples that your other dogs set.

    Well done you, you are a star!

    x:)
     
  8. rona

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    Not stupid if you are trying to survive on your own and food is scarce ;)
     
  9. OOOH he definatly has the AWWW factor!

    Simon he's beautiful and i am sure his behaviour is all credited to you and your way with him!
     
  10. Nonnie

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    It could be because of the way they are raised and treated.

    If he wasnt used to attention and affection, then he wouldnt actively seek it. Cant explain the toileting, maybe he just really dislikes being near his own waste.

    I agree with rona on the burying. Feral animals merely eek out an existence, and learn to survive by whatever means they can. Caching food would be normal for them i imagine.
     
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    god hes gorgeous!!!

    I agree with the others its the love hes felt over the past few weeks xx
     
  12. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    i totally agree with what DT has said too!!:)
     
  13. turkeylad

    turkeylad PetForums VIP

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    He now knows his food is going to come and at what times and he does not stress about it.
     
  14. rona

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    Argh but he doesn't know it is permanent :)
     
  15. turkeylad

    turkeylad PetForums VIP

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    Oh hes is learning its permenant when we get home from our walks he is first one fighting his way in. The others all dawdle hoping to get a bit longer outside.
     
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