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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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8 week old puppy questions

I have a new puppy named Ziva. She is 8 weeks old. I just got her three days ago. She is doing well sleeping and only wakes me up once during the night. But I am trying to walk with her to help her get tired. She does fairly well for being so young, but today she saw children for the first time and freaked out. I thought she was going to choke herself trying to get away. I sat down on the ground and asked the children to do the same and to pet her. They were thrilled and she did well after that. Did I do the right thing? Will I need to do this each time I see them for a while to get her used to them?

Also, she only wants to play with one of her toys...the squeaky one at the end of a throw stick. Should I hide that one for a while and try to get her to chase a ball or something?

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walking to get her tired isn't good for her. Short walks only to learn proper walking technique. Shes not fully vaccinated either so more reason to avoid lots of walking. Play time with toys is what will be best for her energy. We want to reduce repetitive exercises on cement, flat surfaces and stairs while she is growing.

As for the toy, not to sure, my girl will play with anything. shes got balls and ropes all over, antler bones, but her favorite toys are cardboard papertowel rolls, empty plastic milk jugs and unfortunately shoes.
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