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01-23-2013 01:30 PM
mandiah89 They are incredibly smart! My 10 week old loves to train, and is always wanting to learn new things from me, it doesn't take me long to teach her something before she catches on. She has been potty trained since the first 4 days I had her, she has made a few accidents but I was the one to blame for them as I didnt get her out in time.
01-23-2013 01:19 PM
DixieGSD They are crazy smart! Mine was totally potty trainined by 7 weeks. Alot of thing's I had to tell her no once and she didn't do it again, like play in the blinds she learned in a day that, that wasn't acceptiable and will not mess with them now. Or trying to "play" with plant's, told her no a few time's and she will not touch them. They are really impressive dog's
01-23-2013 12:44 AM
volcano I know its ridiculous but my girl is learning well after a day/and shes 7 weeks. She even rang the bell to go out once, but usually whines toward the door. She got to crouching to pee today and I said no and scooped her but those were not good reps. The good reps are when I time it after her eating or waking from a nap and take her outside to her spot. Im not gonna train her to potty in the house.
12-26-2012 09:54 AM
MattLink Link followed me around since day 1. I don't think it's being attached rather than being nervous and looking to someone for cues as what to do and how to act (IMO). I believe this process helps you two to grow closer. Link learned his pee spot in 4 days (without fail as long as he was in the same room) and made a few accidents in other rooms which I always caught and corrected with a "No!" And moving him to his spot. Potty training was a big deal to me but for how easily he got that; I wish I had taken that young 'watching for cues 24/7' phase to split my teaching to other household manners.

One thing that you'll find is difficult to get a handle on is that when their that small, every day is like you have a different dog! Their colours change, their size, their attitude, their ability and even the things they know! Some dogs will forget a trick for a week and suddenly be able to do it again. Things he doesn't have a problem with now, he will later. So remember to encourage all good behaviors even if you don't think he'll stop doing them.


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12-26-2012 08:44 AM
CurvyOne Sounds like dogs naturally just love you as well. You must have a great energy

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We got Avery at 7 months and I swear he bonded to me over night. He likes my husband but never whines when he leaves, when I leave the world is going to end. We also watched my friends white shepherd one night and without a doubt Luna was my girl by the time I took her home. Loving, warm, fun homes make for happy well bonded dogs!


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12-26-2012 08:43 AM
CurvyOne He's so awesome! I havent had a puppy since I was a kid and that didnt end well So needless to say this is new to me But I love the lack of fear and complete and total innocence and willingness to learn in this guy. My parents dog is a grump around other dogs. He LOVES me and is super jealous of this puppy. He growls and barks and tries to scare him away. (no biting) But Huter (puppy) just leaves for a minute and like 10 minutes later he tries again. At one point he just walked up and put his head under my parent's dogs chin. Puppy is trying so hard regardless of the other guys temper. I'm impressed and trying to stay calm because I dont want him to become afraid of grumpy dogs...just respectful. I know my parents dog will adjust. He did to my sister and brother in laws dog. Anyway....I'm babbling. I'm just really excited and very impressed. He's already learning "sit" and I havent really even tried. He naturally is in a submissive state and when we go inside after "potty" he waits till I catch up and then runs to side and a little behind me. He waits at the back door till I call him in. Then he sits and wiggles his butt till I pet him. He still makes mistakes with potty as I dont always realize what he's telling me and his bladder of course is small. But I'd say he gets it right 80% of the time so far. But for example, we were playing and he started whining. He wouldnt leave me because I was trying to engage him, but he whined. I didnt realize what that meant and he accidentally piddled. Now I know what that means :P
12-26-2012 07:50 AM
jourdan We got Avery at 7 months and I swear he bonded to me over night. He likes my husband but never whines when he leaves, when I leave the world is going to end. We also watched my friends white shepherd one night and without a doubt Luna was my girl by the time I took her home. Loving, warm, fun homes make for happy well bonded dogs!


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12-25-2012 09:00 PM
EmmyBelle We got ours at 9 weeks and he was potty trained from the get go. My breeder said he didn't do it. He said another one of the litter-mates new owner said the same thing about their puppy. The only time he's had an accident is when WE were not paying attention to him. We were pulling Christmas decorations out of the closet and he was standing at the back door. I was prepared with pads, news papers, and the jingle bells at the door. I didn't have to use a thing! So glad!
12-25-2012 08:19 PM
Kyleigh Yes, they get attached very easily!!!! That second pic, with his tongue sticking out? OMG ... so cute ... and thanks for the pics!
12-25-2012 08:13 PM
CurvyOne Very smart. And do they all get attached so easily? I was the one to hold him when we brought him home. (my hubby and I) and he is sooooo attached to me. Followed me around all day and when I sit down, if I dont directly engage him he decides to lay on my foot. If I'm in another room and dont want him to come with me, he lays on my purse instead.
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