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Old 08-13-2012, 10:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What IS recommended is the following:

EXERCISE

And you know it's enough when the pup comes back in the house and goes immediately to it's bed to crash for hours. This will guarantee some relief.

Exercise is NOT letting my dog out in the yard alone. It is NOT having my other dog entertain my puppy. It's ME putting the puppy in the car and training, hiking, canoeing, swimming, until that pup is exhausted.

The other part of this is

TRAINING/TEACHING

Means we have to interact and TEACH our puppy to WANT TO PLAY WITH US................and in an APPROPRIATE WAY. We know WE are doing it right when the puppy starts bringing a toy to us and we know to STOP IN OUR TRACKS to play with them for a while. Cause they will learn that toy=play and biting does NOT = play. And all the puppy wants is TO PLAY.

How many hours a week are you doing 'engagement' training like this:




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