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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 07:26 PM
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Hans was on leash or tethered to me until he was 1 and a half. When I couldn't do that, he was either crated or in the expen.

The only way you can make sure they don't chew something they shouldn't is to eliminate access.

Nothing will get through to an eight week old puppy. You can't expect them to "get" anything until after they are six to seven months old. Even then, there is not much that they will understand. Just now, after he turned two, I'm seeing some maturity in Hans.

You wouldn't expect a human babies understand what you're saying, and behave the way an adult would. Why would anybody expect this of an eight week old puppy?

Search this site for titles of books to read. Understanding your animal is the first step to success.

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