|09-22-2013 11:16 AM|
Different puppies have different degrees of it and the bite inhibition forum has lots of ideas on how to address it. However, some puppies are rather resistant to corrections (whatever type you choose) but with time and consistency even these pups start to "get" it (around 5-6 months and older).
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|Jack&Deezol||The bit that I can say is, I hope your chest is all locked up cause they steal your heart instantly|
|09-20-2013 08:05 AM|
The thing that helped me the most when we got our pup was reading the puppy section of this forum. So many awesome ideas and good information, particularly during the landshark phase.
Although we crate trained, we knew our pup would be sleeping in the bed with us, so she began that the first night home. (We put a shower curtain under the sheets to protect the mattress in case of an accident.)
We took her out at 11 for her last pee, again at about 3 AM, then again around 6-7 AM and she never had a single accident. There was also no fussing or whining because she was never alone at night. I know this isn't feasible for everyone, but it worked for us because she was always going to sleep with us.
Clicker training and positive reinforcement worked so well. They really love to learn and our dog, even at 3 years old now, LOVES the clicker and new chores/applications.
Be patient and then be patient some more. They are just such awesome dogs and really worth your time and effort. Good luck!
|09-20-2013 07:39 AM|
|kristinloveschief||We will be taking lots of pictures!!!!! And a video of when him and our cat meet... I sure that's going to be really interesting/entertaining. We won't be letting him bite or chase her but I'm so curious to see how she's going to react to a puppy! She's never been around a dog before. She's seen cats that have come up to our windows before and has never acted aggressive or scared so I'm praying she does well with the puppy!|
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|boomer11||take lots of pics! they grow really fast! you blink and suddenly you have a completely different dog|
|09-19-2013 11:58 PM|
I got my pup about 2.5 months ago when he was 9 weeks old. The best advise I can give is to have patience. There will be times where you want to open the door and let him go, but it's all going to be worth it in the end.
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|09-19-2013 11:40 PM|
Good luck! I remember how excited I was bringing my boy home when he was 7 weeks old I love this forum and have learned sooooo much. He will be 15 weeks old tomorrow and has grown so much... I can't imagine life without him. Enjoy your new best friend!
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