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08-09-2014 02:13 PM
lalachka
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Originally Posted by lalachka View Post
That's why I told you I have a dog from a puppy mill and he's amazing!!!!!
Build the bond with him and soon you won't care about anything else.

Yeah my dog hides behind me sometimes but I swear that's the sweetest thing. I feel like his protector and that's an amazing feeling)))))))
Yeah, he's wary of the lawn mower and couches sitting on the sidewalk. And loud buses. And whatever I forgot about.

But he's so amazingly affectionate. And beautiful. And I love being around him. And I can write about him all day.
Oh yeah. I've been to many trainers already and most said I have a really good dog, gem, beautiful, out to please, easy to handle... Not one bad thing have I ever heard about him.

Maybe it's because he's really so amazing.
But maybe it's because they see how in love I am with him and that transfers to him somehow and they see him with my eyes.
Not one day goes by without compliments
08-09-2014 02:06 PM
lalachka
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I hope he does turn out to be a great dog but now the thought has been planted into my head. I'm afraid that if he does not turn out into the kind of dog that I specifically wanted then I am probably going to be critical of him and will be forever yearning for something else. I have to knock it out of my head! It takes a while for me to get a real kind of love attachment to things. I know it's not the pup's fault that he came from a questionable breeder. It's my fault for going with that breeder.
That's why I told you I have a dog from a puppy mill and he's amazing!!!!!
Build the bond with him and soon you won't care about anything else.

Yeah my dog hides behind me sometimes but I swear that's the sweetest thing. I feel like his protector and that's an amazing feeling)))))))
Yeah, he's wary of the lawn mower and couches sitting on the sidewalk. And loud buses. And whatever I forgot about.

But he's so amazingly affectionate. And beautiful. And I love being around him. And I can write about him all day.
08-09-2014 12:49 PM
Castlemaid LOL, Love it!
08-08-2014 12:04 PM
Yoshi
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So no more excuses - get out there and have fun with him, that's an order!
Yes sir! I will try!

EDIT: I mean ma'ma. Sorry! Too bad there's no saluting smilies, eh?
08-08-2014 11:35 AM
Castlemaid I get the impression you are just looking for reasons to find fault with your pup? This is YOUR puppy now. All this stuff you keep bringing up is but politics and drama having to do with people, and nothing with your pup.

Doesn't matter where the pup is from, how he started out, who his parents are, what the ethics of the breeder were. You made your choice, you have the pup, the rest of it is up to you. The dog will be what he is, and you can give him the best possible start by raising him as if he was a superstar. EVERY dog should be made to feel that they are the best dog in the whole wide world, that their family/owner is thrilled beyond belief to have them, and fell loved unconditionally, the way they love us.

He's just a pup - NONE of this is his fault. There was nothing in the videos you posted or the pedigree or the prev. discussions you had with the breeder that raised any red flags, so not sure why you are trying so hard to find fault with him now.

So no more excuses - get out there and have fun with him, that's an order!
08-08-2014 11:24 AM
Yoshi
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I'm sorry...I know this is weird, but I didn't realize you already had your dog. I thought this was more of a discussion about not going with that breeder. At this point, who cares about the breeder. They are who they are. You have your dog, he'll be a great dog.
I hope he does turn out to be a great dog but now the thought has been planted into my head. I'm afraid that if he does not turn out into the kind of dog that I specifically wanted then I am probably going to be critical of him and will be forever yearning for something else. I have to knock it out of my head! It takes a while for me to get a real kind of love attachment to things. I know it's not the pup's fault that he came from a questionable breeder. It's my fault for going with that breeder.
08-08-2014 10:44 AM
martemchik I'm sorry...I know this is weird, but I didn't realize you already had your dog. I thought this was more of a discussion about not going with that breeder. At this point, who cares about the breeder. They are who they are. You have your dog, he'll be a great dog.
08-08-2014 10:25 AM
Yoshi
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Wasn't you last post about negotiating with this breeder because he's all the sudden dropped the prices on some of the litter? Also advertises some of them as meant for police departments/military while others aren't?

After knowing these two things...I'd be worried about the person. Just some weird practices that scream "marketing" to me without much to back it up.
Yeah, true that. Pity I didn't notice this stuff before I payed for the pup. I really thought I did all the right things - I talked to the breeder, was very specific in what I told them I wanted, I let the breeder pick for me, because I thought they knew the pups best, I even went I talked to other people who bought pups off them!

The breeder also gave me the impression that this litter was super popular so I needed to pay up pretty quickly. Well, there's still a few left there for sale and prices dropped. Gah, I just can't believe that I chose wrong! I really wanted to support a great breeder.

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I wouldn't dwell on any of this. Who cares what this breeder and that breeder said. You have your puppy, and selzer gave the best response: work with the dog you have. Nit-picky "my dog is better than your dog" arguments won't change anything.

And please people, stop posting personal emails, even is your remove the identifying info. It never ends well.
I apologize if it was wrong of me to post that email. I would have disregarded the email but it's hard not to because some of it rings true. I may sound as though I am being overly critical but I am pretty sure that this pup is not as brave as my last dog, which was not impressed upon me that it was exceptional with super nerves, easily trained, high drives and all that yada. My last dog was from pet lines and I knew what I was getting. But the pup I've got now, I have to admit he's not what I expected I told the breeder what I wanted. But yeah, I guess there's not much I can do now.

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Originally Posted by Gwenhwyfair View Post
If the dog was substandard and not breed worthy why didn't the breeder who you are discussing this with neuter him and find an active pet home for the dog? So he/she sold the dog and made money off of it and *then* knock it?

Eh. This is not just the dog world, the horse world is equally crazy. Those 'in the business' can be highly competitive in show and sport and often talk behind each other's back. A few good ones out there mind their own business but quite a few engage in a good bit of politics.
Good point. I wonder why they didn't neuter the dog. All this dog world stuff is giving me a head ache. And to think I kind of wanted to get into it, thinking it would be awesome working with great dogs and talking to all the dog owners/breeders.
08-08-2014 10:03 AM
Traveler's Mom Just my 2 cents:

I am sure there are many owners who paid seriously big money for "big name" pups that ended up being less than the breeders promised.

Love your pup-work with your pup and you'll both do well in whatever venue you both end up enjoying.

Lynn & Traveler
08-08-2014 09:54 AM
Gwenhwyfair If the dog was substandard and not breed worthy why didn't the breeder who you are discussing this with neuter him and find an active pet home for the dog? So he/she sold the dog and made money off of it and *then* knock it?

Eh. This is not just the dog world, the horse world is equally crazy. Those 'in the business' can be highly competitive in show and sport and often talk behind each other's back. A few good ones out there mind their own business but quite a few engage in a good bit of politics.
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