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06-30-2014 03:38 PM
Alena Gonzalez
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Is anywhere truly safe? I see lots of dogs in Home Depot and anywhere else that allows dogs. I sheltered my Ridgeback until she was 6 months and now she's afraid of strange people. I don't take the new puppy to dog parks or Petco but I can't worry about everything! In my yard I have deer, coyotes and fox at night. How do I protect him from diseases they might carry?

So true!! We have raccoons and armadillos and god knows what else. Is pavement not safe either?? Like if you walked around the block but in the street? Or is that just dumb?


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06-30-2014 02:06 PM
Broncs
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She's only 8.5 weeks, only had one set of shots so I was trying not to take her anywhere where other dogs may have been. Am I being overly careful?


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Is anywhere truly safe? I see lots of dogs in Home Depot and anywhere else that allows dogs. I sheltered my Ridgeback until she was 6 months and now she's afraid of strange people. I don't take the new puppy to dog parks or Petco but I can't worry about everything! In my yard I have deer, coyotes and fox at night. How do I protect him from diseases they might carry?
06-30-2014 01:48 PM
mydogs My boy peed in Home Depot. I just grabbed paper towels and cleaned it up


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06-30-2014 01:29 PM
Alena Gonzalez
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No, you want to be careful. I stick to places like Home Depot, Hardware stores, playgrounds with hard surfaces. A lot of them in our area have been redone with foam padding. See how she acts in different places and with different people without overwhelming her.

That's what I thought. Never thought about Home Depot. Hopefully she won't go to the bathroom in there that's the only problem. I live in a community where dogs are everywhere so the parks are pretty much out of the question here. Thanks! I am so grateful to have people to bounce these things off of


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06-30-2014 12:45 PM
Steve Strom
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She's only 8.5 weeks, only had one set of shots so I was trying not to take her anywhere where other dogs may have been. Am I being overly careful?


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No, you want to be careful. I stick to places like Home Depot, Hardware stores, playgrounds with hard surfaces. A lot of them in our area have been redone with foam padding. See how she acts in different places and with different people without overwhelming her.
06-30-2014 11:15 AM
Alena Gonzalez
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Give her time go slow with her make it fun to be outside. Also socialize her take her everywhere when you can. My puppies first visit is Home Depot lots of noises people etc. You have only had her 3 days. Go slow as far as your other dog it's a lot of time and patience and watchful eye. Been there with my puppies and my Great Dane. They're great now.


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She's only 8.5 weeks, only had one set of shots so I was trying not to take her anywhere where other dogs may have been. Am I being overly careful?


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06-30-2014 11:06 AM
mydogs Give her time go slow with her make it fun to be outside. Also socialize her take her everywhere when you can. My puppies first visit is Home Depot lots of noises people etc. You have only had her 3 days. Go slow as far as your other dog it's a lot of time and patience and watchful eye. Been there with my puppies and my Great Dane. They're great now.


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06-29-2014 11:10 PM
Alena Gonzalez Thanks guys. No, she was only socialized with the breeder/trainer and his wife. He's real weird about exposing them to anything since they are not vaccinated ( I would have liked a bit more socialization). We visited her twice and she was the most laid back one which is why we chose her. The other female was crazy hyper. And yes it's smoldering hot her I live outside Houston. But that's where she was too. Yes everything is so new to her. I will slow down. She starts some basic training tomorrow(back at the breeder) she's really smart and already sits on command. I have to remind myself of her age. I think once she was walk outside and not just in my back yard which is mostly pool she will be so much better. She's had 2 really rough nights we are crating her and we've had the crate in the study. She wakes up when reading and screaming pretty often. We of course get her up to potty but have to lay outside the crate to get her settled down. Tonight we are going to attempt the crate in our room and see if being closer to us will help.


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06-29-2014 10:45 PM
Phantom
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Brought home my 8 week old pup Friday morning. She had lived her whole life in an outdoor kennel. She had a part if it indoor like a garage type area where it was cooler then an outdoor part but the whole thing was cement and wood shavings in an area too. It was not a/c but fans in door and shaded even outdoors anyway I describe this to give you an idea that she wasn't living the high life even though well taken care of, and clean. Ever since coming into my house (first time indoor) she doesn't want to go outside. She acts like a sissy and you have to drag her out ( typically I just pick her up) even luring her with homemade salmon treats she won't freely come. She has done much better potty training today, no accidents. But I've been forcing her out often and walking her with a leash in my yard. She's so stubborn!! Is this normal? I assumed a larger dog that's spent so much time outside would enjoy it. Attachment 221098


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Is it hot outside? When I first got Jinx she didn't really like being outside either, then when it started getting cooler, she never wanted to come in, and now that it is hot again, she seems to prefer being indoors again.
06-29-2014 10:41 PM
Castlemaid It's not so much that she is afraid of outside, she is just not used to the big wide world. Her security is you, and the closeness of the walled-in indoor areas.

Give her time and be patient with her. Carry on matter-of fact to reflect to her the positive example that there is nothing to be worried about.

Sounds like she was not socialized at all during before you got her, so EVERYTHING is new and overwhelming. Since she is so unsure about everything, take is slow to introduce new people or new dogs.
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