|09-12-2013 12:10 PM|
Puppies ARE hard!
Hopefully you are crate training cause that makes everything easier.
Make sure you really read thru ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...imer-tips.html
and ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...s-puppies.html
|09-11-2013 07:14 PM|
8 week concerns
1 week and 2 day of having Antrax home, we are so blessed to have him. He makes this household come together for one common goal; to raise a loving family dog...with that said...
MAN PUPPIES ARE HARD!!! It's been awhile since I've had a puppy, my last one was a Golden Retriever. Let me just say... he is tough. lol but he is worth it!!! It is like having another baby in the house!!!
I didn't think after 1 week I'd be so attached but I rushed to the emergency room on Sunday because he was throwing up, I thought maybe he just ate something he wasn't supposed to, maybe I (oops) bought the wrong treats!!!
Anyways, after 2 hours in the Petsmart walk in clinic and 200 dollars later, a Giarda and PARVO scare after praying she comes back...tells me it's Coccidia..okay sure, he gets an extremely painful shot of Cerenia(poor baby). I bring him home and within an hour he is bouncing around and playing chewing things up like I had never seen him. He had been pretty mellow but now I realize it was because he was sick! I am giving him also some Panacur, she said in case he had roundworms and also some Albon.
Last day of the Panacur today and he has an accident in my little girls room when they let him out. (He gets so excited when they get home so I make sure he takes a nap before they do!) Anyways, I find a nice little surprise of roundworms wrapped around his poop and I mean this things are HUGE AND LONG! I cleaned it up and sprayed the **** out of it with Lysol and don't worry I always clean up his poops outside and the dirt he pooped on... the story of this whole thing is this..
If there are any other suggestions as to what I should ask the vet to check him for. I don't want anymore little surprises!!!
He is 8 weeks now and wouldn't you know it, bright as can be!! Already knows his name, sit and lay down, He has few accidents inside, he is a puppy so I don't get mad he is still learning.
Only thing is...he has become so rebellious since he has started feeling better, I am starting to see his personality more. I am concerned that when he does his business outside sometimes he won't come inside so I try to catch him and carry inside and he proceeds to bite me!!!! I did however try a new method... instead of begging him, I tell him twice and if he doesn't listen I go inside and close the door..while watching him secretly through the window of course and then when he sees I'm not there, he will come scratch at the door. I then open the door and give him a treat and say GOOD BOY!!!
The nipping and biting is the only thing I am having problems with. I do ignore him and give him his toy, tell him, NO don't bite me! but then he goes to chase the kids and bite them!!! Is it okay to then put him in his crate? I hesitate because I don't want him to think of his crate as the punishing crate! My kids are 8, 5 and 3 and he is pretty good with them, I did notice when he made the 3 year old cry he kinda nuzzled up to him, like saying sorry. I know he doesn't mean to hurt them and his teeth must be hurting him like **** but is there something else I can do to tell him no? He has like 10 toys and is the most spoiled dog ever lol