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Worst day with bryson so far.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Dotte, Jan 25, 2012.


  1. Dotte

    Dotte PetForums Senior

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    Sorry about the negativity but I kinda think yous are the only ones right now that can understand my frustration. Today my 14 weeks old puppy Bryson is the worst he has ever been... God I'm exhausted, we started training and he was doin great (he's so clever) then he had a nap and now for the last two hours he's been a nightmare! I just dont know what to do, he is running around like a lunatic, he bit me twice so bad he broke the skin and then he has also attacked my arm around 6 times and he is just so hyper... I'm so frustreated I want to cry... He has never been like this before, I just dont know what's gotten in to him!! :crying:
     
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    SEVEN_PETS PetForums VIP

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    How much do you walk him?

    How much training do you do with him?

    What is he fed?
     
  3. ClaireandDaisy

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    You get good days, you get mad days...
    What are you feeding him?
     
  4. Dotte

    Dotte PetForums Senior

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    we cant walk him yet cuz the guy we bought him from decided that he could save loads of money either vaccinating him himself or not doing it at all and just forge the documents so we had to do them again just to be sure, god monday cant come soon enough so we can start walking him... He's fed royal canin, but I'm going to start changing him over to a natural diet... He's usually the most amazing puppy ever, but today he's just insane... We're working on stay and leave it, he can alreday sit, down and shake, hehe, he picks it up so fast.. He's just a nightmare right now and I just dont know how to handle it...
     
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    CHIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLL :)

    He is a puppy, he is behaving like one. His teeth are his puppy teeth therefore razor sharp and these wil go through your skin like a hot knife through butter. I have the scars to prove it lol.

    Enjoy these lovely moments, they soon grow up and you will miss his puppy days :D
     
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    God, I admire your enthusiasm. ;)

    I certainly don't miss that.
    But five is right. He's just a puppy and the zoomies are part of that. Terence went through that, too, and still has the occasional wobble. just ignore him. If he learns that he gets a reaction, he'll keep on doing it. ;)
     
  7. Dotte

    Dotte PetForums Senior

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    Hehe thanks, he's such a great puppy 90% of the time, and I'm hoping we can get that up to 98% when we can start bringing him on walks :001_tongue: I need him to chill... He finally fell asleep now so I have about an hour of peace and quiet to tend to my battle wounds ;)
     
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    Have you been carrying him around outside for socialisation? At 14 weeks, his window for socialisation is closing, so I'd get out and carry him around, sit outside school gates, sit outside supermarkets, get him used to people, traffic, children, people stroking him etc.

    Once he starts walking, he'll probably be calmer.
     
  9. Dotte

    Dotte PetForums Senior

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    Yeah thats what I am tryin to do, to just ignore him when he gets like this, he is only 14 weeks and the good thing he is gettin older slowly but surely, even tho I do know we have even tougher times ahead of us :001_tongue:
     
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    Iv never taken Sammy outside a supermarket. You think it would be ok even though he is 17 months now?
     
  11. Dotte

    Dotte PetForums Senior

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    Yeah I've been doin that alot, making sure that random people can come up to us and I get them to give him treats, we're starting a puppy socialization classes now next week too, wich I hope will be really good :) Wear him out and socialize him around other dogs :blush:
     
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    Dotte PetForums Senior

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    Well if he doesnt seem to have problems with people and he's been socialized in other situations I wouldnt think there would be a problem?
     
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    How long have you had him? When we had Dougie at 8weeks he was such a quiet little thing and slept most of the time, then after about 2 weeks he did go slightly potty and started the puppy biting. Think of it as taking a toddler into a completely new/strange environment with nothing & no one familiar, expect them to be quiet & withdrawn to start with. Once get used to things and settle they gain their confidence so I would say all perfectly normal :D
     
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    Wow - I remember these days.

    There is light at the end of the tunnel. Keep on top of his energy with exercise, games and training and when he's older you'll look back and laugh at the crazy days you used to have.

    When Charlie was a crazy puppy I used to make him sit for a treat. I'd keep him sat with a treat and gently stroke his chest in a circular motion. Theres something about massaging their chest muscles that can calm them down. As long as it's slow, and you're quiet and calm.

    But sometimes puppy's will go mad because they either want to play or they're overtired. It's not always easy to tell between the two.
     
  15. Dotte

    Dotte PetForums Senior

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    We've had him for 4 weeks, so he is very settled hehe, Bryson was nearly never a quiet puppy, he has always been high energy, hehe races arund like crazy and the passes out :p He's so beautiful and so good, but cuz I'm alone with him most days I do get frustrated in his crazy moments ;)
     
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    Hehe thanks I do need the occational reminder that he won't be like this forever, I would go mad! How long till they start calming down? 6 months? 1 year?
     
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    Its different for everyone. Charlie really calmed down at about 6 months and everything seemed to just click after a few months of crazy puppy days. And then kept getting calmer and calmer. He never got his teenage phase (or hasn't had it YET).

    Technically I think a dog isn't mentally mature till about 3 years old?

    You'll just have to ride it out and see.
     
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    Tummel loves getting his chest massaged, he's almost 20 months old now but he still starts dozing off when he gets a rub :eek:

    I have a few suggestions for games you can play that will mentally tire him out.

    1) Find it - can be done with food or toys, i prefer food. Place the pup in his crate(or tie him to something so he can't move yet) and start by placing the item in plain sight, let him out and praise...gradually you could do this with one of his meals, scatter it in a room or the garden and let him "find it".

    2) Doggy puzzles, if you don't want to buy one make your own, things like putting a treat in a toilet roll tube and placing a few around a room...puppy will have to go round them all to find the ones with food in them. You can also do this with cups :)

    3) Training(as you know). What i'm currently doing is sitting with a meal of kibble, letting Tummel go about his business then suddenly doing some training with him(literally 3-5 comands then releasing him, you coud just so 1 or 2) and rewarding him with his food.
     
  19. Dogless

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    We had a 'lightbulb' moment at around 7 months and again a few weeks ago (14 months) where I had the sudden realisation that things were getting there ... touch wood!! :p.

    Although married, I have had Kilo by myself for the vast majority of the time (used to see hubby every 5-6 weeks or so) and it can get a little overwhelming at times. I found that improvements sort of creep up on you....one day you realise that you haven't been nipped for an hour...then a morning....then a day etc etc.

    If I get another puppy I intend to keep some sort of training diary so that I can see improvements and look back when I am having a wobble!!
     
  20. Helbo

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    It might be an old fashioned way of thinking but Charlie doesn't get anything without working for it. If he wants a chew he might have to give me a hi-5 for it. If he wants his dinner, he has to sit and watch me put it down, walk away, and tell him he can eat it...before he can eat it.

    It's not that I'm doing this for any authority reasons - but doing odd bits of training like this throughout the day (as ballybee has suggested) keeps them on their toes and adds to their mental stimulation...and obedience.

    And DOGLESS - I kept a puppy diary. Since hubby worked so much I wanted to show him all the things Charlie had done through the day, what he'd accomplished and how many toilet accidents he'd had etc. It is funny looking back over it.
     
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