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03-14-2014 09:23 PM
nktigger99 We are blessed that our house is baby proofed to the max....we actually have wooden boxes bolted to our walls around cords in our main rooms. Doesn't look classy but oh well...we had 4 kids under 4 when we moved in.

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03-14-2014 09:12 PM
TheDakotaShow
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Yeah, I guess. The big surprise is the person I met on this Forum. I feel like I hit a Grand Slam Home Run when I least expected it ...

While I understand your hesitation of not taking the puppy out of the house .. I feel personally, it's worth the risk to get the animal leash trained, between 8 and 10 weeks and then starting on training --- basic training, at 11 to 12 weeks not having to wait 4 months until the dog has had all the shots --- the rabies and so.

I had my Jack Russell terrier with me in the motorhome at the campsite when he was like 8 or 9 weeks he was out he was learning to be leash trained at a very young age and I feel it's an advantage --- but it's also a risk.
Don't think I want to risk that as I have already dealt with parvo.

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03-14-2014 09:11 PM
selzer
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Yeah, I guess. The big surprise is the person I met on this Forum. I feel like I hit a Grand Slam Home Run when I least expected it ...

While I understand your hesitation of not taking the puppy out of the house .. I feel personally, it's worth the risk to get the animal leash trained, between 8 and 10 weeks and then starting on training --- basic training, at 11 to 12 weeks not having to wait 4 months until the dog has had all the shots --- the rabies and so.

I had my Jack Russell terrier with me in the motorhome at the campsite when he was like 8 or 9 weeks he was out he was learning to be leash trained at a very young age and I feel it's an advantage --- but it's also a risk.

I think it depends on where you are, too much parvo going on right now on this site. Scary stuff. And distemper. In some locations -- not sure where the OP is from, it literally might not be safe to take him out yet in public.

A couple days after the second set of shots for areas not prone to high doggy traffic.
03-14-2014 08:50 PM
sehrgutcsg Yeah, I guess. The big surprise is the person I met on this Forum. I feel like I hit a Grand Slam Home Run when I least expected it ...

While I understand your hesitation of not taking the puppy out of the house .. I feel personally, it's worth the risk to get the animal leash trained, between 8 and 10 weeks and then starting on training --- basic training, at 11 to 12 weeks not having to wait 4 months until the dog has had all the shots --- the rabies and so.

I had my Jack Russell terrier with me in the motorhome at the campsite when he was like 8 or 9 weeks he was out he was learning to be leash trained at a very young age and I feel it's an advantage --- but it's also a risk.
03-14-2014 08:31 PM
TheDakotaShow
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I am not disagreeing with you but I am letting you know that from the time I got Bella after she got her first shot I walked her kept her away from other animals and kept her off the floor at the veterinary office she's had her second shot and she goes out every day I'm not saying it's right but I'm saying that's what I'm doing and it's working
Brave man/woman.

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03-14-2014 07:51 PM
sehrgutcsg
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Wish I could take her out. But she just got her first shot last week.

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I am not disagreeing with you but I am letting you know that from the time I got Bella after she got her first shot I walked her kept her away from other animals and kept her off the floor at the veterinary office she's had her second shot and she goes out every day I'm not saying it's right but I'm saying that's what I'm doing and it's working
03-14-2014 07:45 PM
TheDakotaShow
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I think a leash is good . Same here . Take for 15 min . walk , feed well and keep a very close eye on the direction of mouth travel ..

I'm right there with you buddy boy.
Wish I could take her out. But she just got her first shot last week.

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03-14-2014 07:36 PM
Xena9012 For chewing on electrical cords either don't let her in that area or put some stuff on it that dogs don't like. You can either buy a special spray or just look up some home made ones like alum spray or Tabasco sauce.

As for the play biting my dog used to do that too. What I did was train her with treats. I would touch around her ears and stick my feet in her face and if she didn't bite me I would give her a treat. If she did I would just say NO loudly and start again. Now she is 7 months and doesn't bite at all. Remember patience is the key, she just wants to play and is used to biting her litter mates.
Hope I helped!!
03-14-2014 07:35 PM
sehrgutcsg I think a leash is good . Same here . Take for 15 min . walk , feed well and keep a very close eye on the direction of mouth travel ..

I'm right there with you buddy boy.
03-14-2014 07:26 PM
Sunflowers Hans was on leash or tethered to me until he was 1 and a half. When I couldn't do that, he was either crated or in the expen.

The only way you can make sure they don't chew something they shouldn't is to eliminate access.

Nothing will get through to an eight week old puppy. You can't expect them to "get" anything until after they are six to seven months old. Even then, there is not much that they will understand. Just now, after he turned two, I'm seeing some maturity in Hans.

You wouldn't expect a human babies understand what you're saying, and behave the way an adult would. Why would anybody expect this of an eight week old puppy?

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