|09-26-2013 12:57 AM|
|cdlamb43||Ok I did my homework and decided that purina was not a good food for her so I went and bought her simply nourish large breed puppy. Hopefully with that she will get started on the right foot|
|09-25-2013 02:53 PM|
Don't listen to other dog owners. If you don't know your breed, listen to your vet that does!
Don't listen to me but, I have put a healthy amount of weight on my puppy by feeding him raw foods. It's cheaper than high quality kibble and much more healthy for the dog. The only downside is prep time and that is already happening because I cook for my two kids and wife.
|09-25-2013 02:39 PM|
|cdlamb43||Sorry I think its actually purina one large breed puppy|
|09-25-2013 02:01 PM|
|cdlamb43||She is on purina pro plan large breed puppy|
|09-25-2013 01:32 PM|
|09-25-2013 11:24 AM|
|09-25-2013 09:26 AM|
|Tim&Marth||Olivia was only 15 pounds when she was adopted, also 10 weeks old. Put her on a healthy diet and she should flourish.|
|09-24-2013 05:41 PM|
|cdlamb43||Thanks for all your help.|
|09-24-2013 01:37 PM|
Ah, Delgado was bullied by one of the puppies (another GSD of all dogs lol) in his class during the playtime for the first few sessions, it's not unusual. He was raised around other dogs both at the breeders and my house and extensively socialized with rock solid nerves but he still didn't just jump in head first into the first puppy play session.
Step between the two puppies if she's showing signs of nervousness and gently block the other dog from approaching.
What I found helped was the trainer split the playgroup into two, one being the boisterous dogs and one being the quieter dogs. Delgado played with the quieter dogs and enjoyed it, they still ran and wrestled but it wasn't as extreme as the other group. So one group would play while the other group did obedience with their puppies, then we switched. By the fourth class we had the entire group playing together, but they still split off naturally into those two groups since they had time to forge "friendships" and learned which dogs were safe and fun.
If the group is too big some dogs can't handle it especially when they're young puppies, it takes them a bit to size each other up and learn.
Go in early and try and talk to the trainer before the next class and see what they say, between both of you there can be a plan made to make sure that all dogs are happy, especially yours. It might mean keeping your puppy with you and gently blocking the others away until she becomes more comfortable with the group or the trainer might have another plan in mind.
Here's the thread with my story about Delgado and his puppy class. Hopefully it will help as it shows even a dog with everything going for it in breeding and temperament can have issues in certain settings
|09-24-2013 01:07 PM|
|cdlamb43||The other puppies playing is what bothered her. She didn't mind watching them play , matter of fact she was pretty interested in them. When they tried to play with her that's another story. She would run growl snap hide if they got close to her.|
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