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02-17-2014 03:46 PM
MyRex
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MyRex,

You've not said why you can't bring the puppy back to his dam and litter, but that would be the very best thing you could do for him for the next 4 weeks. It's important for the litter mates to socialize each other at this age. You said he was a gift so it doesn't sound like a hardship situation. If you can, do what's best for the dog and bring him back home in a month. Just my opinion and I could be wrong.
You are right.

My uncle said that the mother tried to eat the puppies, that encourages me to not try hard getting him back even 4 weeks.
And about socializing the puppy i am contacting my friend to bring his puppy and let him meet mine, hopefully that would be helpful.

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02-17-2014 07:38 AM
Maximilian MyRex,

You've not said why you can't bring the puppy back to his dam and litter, but that would be the very best thing you could do for him for the next 4 weeks. It's important for the litter mates to socialize each other at this age. You said he was a gift so it doesn't sound like a hardship situation. If you can, do what's best for the dog and bring him back home in a month. Just my opinion and I could be wrong.
02-11-2014 06:31 AM
MyRex
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Originally Posted by Oisin's Aoire View Post
We rescued a dog from a bunch of guys that were kicking her around , and she turned out to be pregnant . She had the pups but rejected them and killed/tried to eat two of them. The remaining two were hand raised by us . They fit in your hand and could not walk yet. They were maybe 2 weeks old . We got formula from the vet ..we had to feed them around the clock and wipe them with warm wet cotton balls to get them to go to the bathroom. One did not thrive , he stopped eating and the veet had us feeding him through a tube we thread down his nose them into his stomach. He did not make it But the last one did ..we named her Lucky.

They were MUCH less developed than your pup, and I do not remember a lot about the details of care ( it was 25 years ago) ..but I wanted to tell you that Lucky turned out to be a brilliant little well behaved dog that was loved by everyone , human and dogs alike. She lived to be 15 , and was always healthy . I just wanted to give you some encouragement
Haha really nice story.
Thank you very much i appreciate your encouragement really!
My dog is doing very well and growing fast too.

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02-11-2014 06:27 AM
MyRex
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I think you should take the puppy to the vet. Don't set it down on the floor, because it cannot possibly be safe from disease, but this puppy will need to be wormed. And should be wormed every two weeks until it is about 9-10 weeks old, then once a month.

The pup has a rough start, being taken away from the litter and dam early. You really do not want him to be fighting worms as well. Worms are typical in puppies. The breeder ought to start a worming program right about how old your pup is. So by the time buyers get the pup at 8-10 weeks, they never see them, and when the pup gets its shots, the vet will just worm them.

You do not want to wait until this puppy is 8 weeks old to deal with this.
Yeah i contacted a vet and soon will come to take care of the puppy.


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02-10-2014 07:40 PM
Oisin's Aoire We rescued a dog from a bunch of guys that were kicking her around , and she turned out to be pregnant . She had the pups but rejected them and killed/tried to eat two of them. The remaining two were hand raised by us . They fit in your hand and could not walk yet. They were maybe 2 weeks old . We got formula from the vet ..we had to feed them around the clock and wipe them with warm wet cotton balls to get them to go to the bathroom. One did not thrive , he stopped eating and the veet had us feeding him through a tube we thread down his nose them into his stomach. He did not make it But the last one did ..we named her Lucky.

They were MUCH less developed than your pup, and I do not remember a lot about the details of care ( it was 25 years ago) ..but I wanted to tell you that Lucky turned out to be a brilliant little well behaved dog that was loved by everyone , human and dogs alike. She lived to be 15 , and was always healthy . I just wanted to give you some encouragement
02-10-2014 05:24 PM
selzer I think you should take the puppy to the vet. Don't set it down on the floor, because it cannot possibly be safe from disease, but this puppy will need to be wormed. And should be wormed every two weeks until it is about 9-10 weeks old, then once a month.

The pup has a rough start, being taken away from the litter and dam early. You really do not want him to be fighting worms as well. Worms are typical in puppies. The breeder ought to start a worming program right about how old your pup is. So by the time buyers get the pup at 8-10 weeks, they never see them, and when the pup gets its shots, the vet will just worm them.

You do not want to wait until this puppy is 8 weeks old to deal with this.
02-10-2014 01:52 AM
MyRex
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I don't mind, I will help if I can. But there are others here that may have more experience raising singletons than me, and sometimes it is best to get a number of ideas. You can then weigh them, and choose between them what seems the best advice for your situation.

My dogs tend to not be very bitey -- not the typical landsharks that there are so many posts about. So the threads about how to teach bite-inhibition will be much better than anything I could offer.

Good luck with our puppy.
When he gets old enough i'm sure he will bite cause now he always tries to bite a little cat i have.
I for sure will accept your kind offer.

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02-10-2014 01:02 AM
selzer I don't mind, I will help if I can. But there are others here that may have more experience raising singletons than me, and sometimes it is best to get a number of ideas. You can then weigh them, and choose between them what seems the best advice for your situation.

My dogs tend to not be very bitey -- not the typical landsharks that there are so many posts about. So the threads about how to teach bite-inhibition will be much better than anything I could offer.

Good luck with our puppy.
02-10-2014 12:56 AM
MyRex
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Dog reactive maybe. He may not give the right cues to other dogs, and he may not understand their cues to him. Once he is fully vaccinated -- usually around 16 weeks, I would definitely get him used to being around other dogs, hopefully dogs who are stable and well-behaved.

Aggressive, no. Not necessarily. Bite-inhibition is not aggression. Puppies play and they use their teeth. When dogs play with each other, they use their teeth. Puppies in the litter will yelp, and if that does not work they will refuse to play with a pup that is biting too hard. They teach each other how to bite-nicely in play. Dogs that need extra help in bite-inhibition, are dogs that play with their humans too roughly because they haven't learned not to. They call it the land-shark phase. It has nothing to do with how a dog acts toward strange humans.
Many many thanks for your explanations Selzer.
If i need something i will contact you if you don't mind.

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02-10-2014 12:25 AM
selzer
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I am doing all my best to raise him.
I will do as you say.
But im afraid that the dog would be more aggressive when getting mature for he was raised without his mother and no mates with him.
What do you think ?

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Dog reactive maybe. He may not give the right cues to other dogs, and he may not understand their cues to him. Once he is fully vaccinated -- usually around 16 weeks, I would definitely get him used to being around other dogs, hopefully dogs who are stable and well-behaved.

Aggressive, no. Not necessarily. Bite-inhibition is not aggression. Puppies play and they use their teeth. When dogs play with each other, they use their teeth. Puppies in the litter will yelp, and if that does not work they will refuse to play with a pup that is biting too hard. They teach each other how to bite-nicely in play. Dogs that need extra help in bite-inhibition, are dogs that play with their humans too roughly because they haven't learned not to. They call it the land-shark phase. It has nothing to do with how a dog acts toward strange humans.
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