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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by y2klovebug, Jun 8, 2010.


  1. y2klovebug

    y2klovebug PetForums Junior

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    Well we bought our 8 week old puppy home 4 days ago now and hes settling in really well. Slept from 10.30 till 4.30am without crying last night which was a real godsend. He now only crys for 2-3 mins when he is left then curls up and sleeps rather than the half and hour he was doing the first day. Taking him to the vets tomoro for his check over and first jabs. I was just concerned re what training/play is ok for him at this age. I dont take him out for walks yet because he isnt vaccinated but he has got used to his collar and lead really quickly so i walk him round the garden when we go out to the toilet, he has a ball and frisbee which we throw for him but we do so really low to the ground - almost rolling them and he doesnt chase them till after they have landed so i dont think hes stressing his joints. Im now at a loss really for how to go about starting to train him. He does sit now to have his lead put on and taken off but im not sure if thats just coincidence! We have nearly cracked the toilet training also. Any help appreciated!!
     
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    Iwannadog PetForums Junior

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    Hi
    I am in the same position as you :D

    We've had our pup Hurley 1 week now, he will be 9 wks old this friday.

    So far our house training is going well, few accidents and the nights same as you waking only once now to go out for toilet. Takes us a little while to settle him back in his crate. I usually ignore him once brought back inside, when I sit on the computer he then gets the idea and takes himself to bed, I wait 5 mins then lock it up.

    As for training, we've started on 'sit' which he seems to get the idea, but I think thats down to luck and him being clever knowing he'll get a treat :lol:

    he also comes running when we call his name :thumbup:

    I'd like to know how to teach him 'No' as he's getting more naughty now he's settled in.

    He's play biting at our ankles and jumping up when excited. He's also eating the palnts, bushes and anything else he finds! :lol:

    What dog have you got??
     
  3. y2klovebug

    y2klovebug PetForums Junior

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    We have a golden retriever puppy, what puppy is it that you have? We are at about the same level as you by the sounds of it - he sits when i take his lead off but im sure thats just because he knows i wont let him in till he has lol. He is just so lively that i worry he is going to do damage to himself as he is constantly falling/rolling over where he tries to go faster than his little legs can carry him!! He eats anything he can get his paws on - tulips and rocks and mud are todays favourites! We also have the bitting - he isnt too bad unless he is really excited but ive found if i yelp quite loud then turn away until he has stopped and sat quietly then give him fuss he stops might be worth a try.
     
  4. Iwannadog

    Iwannadog PetForums Junior

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    Hurley is a cocker. I know what you mean about worrying about them hurting themselves, Hurley is forever bounding around and falling up the steps in the garden! He also loves rocks and mud :lol:

    Yes he only nips us when playing excitedly and I do yelp, but it doesnt always have the desired effect! I will stop play in future and turn my back on him until he's calm. :thumbup:

    We've tried Hurley on a lead a few times, however, he bites the lead while putting it on and tries to keep hold of it while walking around the garden, so we need a bit more practice there!!!

    How's the socialising going? We've had family and friends pop in and we've taken him to the in laws. He's been out in the car for a few tips and is getting used to that, but he has been sat on my lap, so I need to sort out a permanent arrangement - seat belt and/or boot rack thingy.

    We popped to asda on Sun for 10 mins, and hubby held him outside while I nipped in. Hurley was a bit scared by all the noisy trolleys and hussle and bussle.
     
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