|08-29-2013 09:23 AM|
|Nigel||Yawning/lip licking could mean he is a little stressed. When your pup has a rock or anything else you don't want him playing with remove it and immediately replace it with a proper toy, same works should he become mouthy with human arms, hands, and legs, just look up "redirection". Glad to hear you have him indoors.|
|08-29-2013 03:53 AM|
thanks for the advise guys,
just an update : he slept in our room last night, i took him outside every 2 hours and he didnt pee in the house... thank God im starting to get this right...knew the problem was me...
i think he is a bit confused as we let him sleep out the night before, but now that we have arranged a schedule he should notice the pattern within the next few weeks??
he keeps yawning and licking his lips, read somewhere thats a sign of confusion??? is that right?
will let him outside during the day (my mum is at home to monitor him) and at night will let him sleep in our room, just till we get the tarp over the pool.
he is gna be too big to stay inside when he is fully grown, and we have such a big yard outside... the gardner is coming on Saturday and will make sure that all is GSD friendly. looks like he will be with us inside for the next 3-4 months tho only at night...
|08-28-2013 12:58 PM|
|LARHAGE||PLEASE do not leave your puppy outside unsupervised around a pool, all it takes is a harmless little slip to fall in and drown, my friend just lost a 3 year old JRT to falling into a pool and not being able to climb out, it's just not worth the risk, if you are intending to keep your puppy outside it is much safer to build a nice safe kennel when you can't supervise him at all times.|
|08-28-2013 12:20 PM|
|Nigel||I used to think crates were mean, but its for their safety. As jafo220 said they are very mouthy, you don't want them swallowing a rock or other harmful things. They can make your pup sick or cause a blockage. Not to cause you worry, but it can happen.|
|08-28-2013 11:57 AM|
|jafo220||Just checked out your pics. Thats one of the most adorable pups I've seen! Great looking pup!|
|08-28-2013 11:55 AM|
I used to keep my shepherds outside when I was younger. No more. I have had all my shepherds inside all the time since. Until they are potty trained it can get alittle messy inside if you don't watch them close, but they catch on quick. I'd get a crate for inside and get him potty trained.
I also agree, allowing him around a pool unsupervised is not a good idea.
These are majestic dogs. You get out of them what you put into them. It's that simple. Get to obedience classes with him as soon as you can. It will make life easier for you and your new pup. They do tire easy when they are pups. They will do this all day long, play hard for awhile and crash. Then up again then crash again. It's normal. As far as being depressed looking, he wants to be with you. as far as walking him, thats fine but don't expect him to walk like an adult dog right now. His main things are being with you, eating, pottying and sleeping. Thats why training is so important right now. To get that initial imprint on him as to what you expect from him. It strarts now. Potty training him is a good first step for a young pup to start to learn how to learn. They will learn to learn from you.
But I wouldn't leave my pup, especially that young alone outside.
Then some other traits you get to enjoy in the near future, the teething process. Get him some good teething toys. The ones you can put into the freezer. They like them cold.
These dogs are hands on. Meaning thier mouthy, thier mouths are thier hands. They are nicknamed "landsharks" for a reason. Just remember, be patient. Give him a chance. When he gets to be an adult you won't find a better breed of dog to have.
|08-28-2013 11:31 AM|
wudnt that be like caging him up???
and he is quiet big? pls check the pics? and let me know what you think
thanks for the warm welcome...
sorry if i sound really uninformed, this is my first pet, we have always lived in a flat and we never wanted to confine a pet... we have just bought a house with a big yard cos the hubby and i are both animal lovers...
tiger doesnt have control when he needs to urinate, i tried to train him but he is so big to pick up and take him to where he needs to pee... i bought the floor pads...he is so clever, on Monday night he came to wake me up so that he could go outside to poo. i think i am not training him right to go pee where he should, i have enrolled us at puppy school and we start next saturday.
any other ideas to keep him in but have him pee in a designated area??
|08-28-2013 10:41 AM|
|Nigel||I'd buy a crate and keep the pup inside at night or any time he can't be supervised. My apologies, I forgot to say welcome to you and your pup!|
|08-28-2013 10:36 AM|
do you think that enough for now? or should we get the tarp? its a bit expensive but will do it if we really have to.
|08-28-2013 10:28 AM|
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