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03-11-2014 10:12 PM
andrea04 We've bought lots of toys for our girl she really seems to enjoy the squeaky ones and rawhides bc she really loves to chew and this seem to keep her occupied for a good length of time. Our girl slept a lot for the first week and a half after we brought her home.

Now at almost 10 weeks she stays awake longer during the day and can go 4-6 stretches sleeping at night.


When she gets too worked up and starts biting everyone's feet we give her a time out in her crate( it's very effective for her)


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03-09-2014 10:14 PM
BensLife
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That's is pretty much what most people belive. And most of the time with most dogs you can get away with it! But some dogs you can't and you won't know that you have a dog that you can't do that with until the damage is done!If you start cramming people and strange dogs into his face to soon.

You teach your dog what normal human/dog interaction looks like and it can pay off in the long run fi you ever need "him" to have "your" back!
I'm actually glad I found this thread because my puppy is coming home in a week and I'm glad that I found out the useful information! It makes sense when I think about it too!
03-09-2014 08:49 PM
carmspack oh no, I am sorry , NO

"Your puppy has lost communication with her sisters and brothers and she might grow into a social outcast if you wouldn't find a place where she can play with puppies of her age. Daycare centres and puppy dog parks are the places you can take her. Her wish to run to people and adult dogs is a part of her missing socialization at her mother's lap, but you shouldn't let strangers to touch her or let her to unknown dogs, especially older ones, it will teach her bad habits"


her mother's lap?
03-09-2014 08:44 PM
Chip18
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Kjdreyer, I'm glad that you posted the link about socializing the pup. I thought that the best way to socialize mine was to bring him to new places and to allow people to come up to him and pet him. Maybe it's because I watched one of his older videos where he allows a group of girls to come up and pet his dog Nick, and feed him treats. But thank you for making me second think about how to socialize my pup!


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That's is pretty much what most people belive. And most of the time with most dogs you can get away with it! But some dogs you can't and you won't know that you have a dog that you can't do that with until the damage is done!If you start cramming people and strange dogs into his face to soon.

You teach your dog what normal human/dog interaction looks like and it can pay off in the long run fi you ever need "him" to have "your" back!
03-09-2014 08:30 PM
Chip18
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She is so cute! There's a ton of info on other posts here about the exercise question, this is one really good thread: http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...e-puppies.html

Are you working on crate training? The crate is probably the number one puppy accessory on my list! Lots of great threads on crate training in this forum too. When your pup's comfortable in the crate, it's an excellent idea to start leaving her alone. I would put Jedda in her crate and just go outside for 10 minutes at first, and since I had a week off when I brought her home, before I had to go back to work I had worked up to the four hours she'd be alone. I actually used an exercise pen for several months, because she couldn't hold it for four hours till about 14 weeks if I remember right.

And, one more bit of advice I learned the hard way - please read this before you start socializing: Leerburg | Socializing Puppies

I had the idea that having my puppy meet and great everybody and every dog was the idea of socializing, and that misunderstanding really set us back. I believe my mistakes contributed to if not actually caused some earlier issues with fear aggression. Thank goodness I didn't ruin her permanently, but I wish I'd read this article and really practiced it before I hit the ground!

Good luck and have fun!
My guy went the "Who pets my puppy route" (rescue 7 month old with "people issues") and he turned out just fine! . And before you go putting your puppy at risk around other dogs in puppy world go read some of the distemper and Parvo threads.

"My" policy is my next puppies feet will not hit the ground where another dog has been until two weeks after his last puppy shot.

Good luck.
03-09-2014 08:10 PM
shepgirl32 Thanks so much for all your advice everyone.


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03-09-2014 12:55 PM
kjdreyer You're welcome BensLife!
03-09-2014 04:41 AM
BensLife Kjdreyer, I'm glad that you posted the link about socializing the pup. I thought that the best way to socialize mine was to bring him to new places and to allow people to come up to him and pet him. Maybe it's because I watched one of his older videos where he allows a group of girls to come up and pet his dog Nick, and feed him treats. But thank you for making me second think about how to socialize my pup!


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03-08-2014 06:40 PM
brembo Make sure sure sure she is UTD on shots before puppy parties..
03-08-2014 06:38 PM
kjdreyer She is so cute! There's a ton of info on other posts here about the exercise question, this is one really good thread: http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...e-puppies.html

Are you working on crate training? The crate is probably the number one puppy accessory on my list! Lots of great threads on crate training in this forum too. When your pup's comfortable in the crate, it's an excellent idea to start leaving her alone. I would put Jedda in her crate and just go outside for 10 minutes at first, and since I had a week off when I brought her home, before I had to go back to work I had worked up to the four hours she'd be alone. I actually used an exercise pen for several months, because she couldn't hold it for four hours till about 14 weeks if I remember right.

And, one more bit of advice I learned the hard way - please read this before you start socializing: Leerburg | Socializing Puppies

I had the idea that having my puppy meet and great everybody and every dog was the idea of socializing, and that misunderstanding really set us back. I believe my mistakes contributed to if not actually caused some earlier issues with fear aggression. Thank goodness I didn't ruin her permanently, but I wish I'd read this article and really practiced it before I hit the ground!

Good luck and have fun!
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