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03-23-2014 11:13 AM
SunCzarina Your boy's gorgeous too Wolfiesmom, love that spirited tail!
03-23-2014 11:12 AM
SunCzarina He's cute, take lots of pictures of those silly ears.
03-23-2014 11:08 AM
Wolfiesmom Here's my dog with his curly excited tail. When he isnt excited or on alert, it's down.
03-23-2014 10:47 AM
jeffmendelsohn Thanks for all the advice! I've been practicing alot lately on leash walking and he is doing great! No pulling and walking next to my side!, Today he is 12 weeks old exactly! His ears are pretty floppy but at times one ear is up. Still waiting for them to be up all the way. Most of the time its usually down though
03-21-2014 11:53 PM
SunCzarina Thank you, he's my handsome beast. All that spirit that shows in the high happy tail is also what makes him a difficult walker. He'd prefer I put on the skis I had on when I took that picture. Or get out the big trike and run him 2 miles. All the tricks in the book didn't work for him, I had to make up my own to get him to walk politely and not try to take me for a drag.

After raising him, I worked very hard on my female who's 14 months now. She's a joy to walk. When I taught her to heel, I held the leash in my right hand and a treat in my left, right over her head. Telling her to heel, I'd take a few steps and if she did it in correct formation, she'd get the treat. We did that for weeks in school - she was in school at 10 weeks but not walking down the street until closer to 4 months. I'm paranoid, I can't make other people get their dogs shots!
03-21-2014 11:41 PM
Harry and Lola Puppies and even older dogs don't like the sensation of the tail hair ends touching the ground, so will tend to lift the tail into a curled position to keep the tail ends off the ground - this can then become a habit of holding the tail up (which you don't want)

You can cut the end hairs so that when the tail is relaxed and hanging down, the hairs are not touching the ground. I prefer to burn the ends off as this gives a much more natural look than cutting straight across.
03-21-2014 08:32 PM
jeffmendelsohn
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Yup. My Otto's a very happy dog, the tail is almost always up and waving around. It's a great tail, I think he's rather proud of it
Great! He looks amazing. Any tips how to leash train a pup? i have been trying but he keeps running in between my legs..or walking back towards me
03-21-2014 08:21 PM
SunCzarina
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He is excited most of the time so usually it gets curled from that
Yup. My Otto's a very happy dog, the tail is almost always up and waving around. It's a great tail, I think he's rather proud of it
03-21-2014 07:20 PM
jeffmendelsohn
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Otto has a high happy tail. Not so much a fishhook the way some dogs carry it, just so high and happy, when he was younger, I used to use it like a rudder to steer him around the house out of my way.

Ok good to know, yeah i wasn't sure why his tail seemed curled. He is excited most of the time so usually it gets curled from that
03-21-2014 12:01 PM
SunCzarina Otto has a high happy tail. Not so much a fishhook the way some dogs carry it, just so high and happy, when he was younger, I used to use it like a rudder to steer him around the house out of my way.
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