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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Puppy Acting Strange

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So I have recently acquire Kai, from a local breeder. Kai is only 8weeks old. He was a star on his first 3 days alone with me and has his own Den. But he has started to act up and show signs of not respecting me. This could be due to my family showing too much or too many affection. I was told by my friend who also owns a 3yo GSD, that kai might be thinking he is the alpha or he is having separation anxiety .

When Kai is leashed for a walk. He heels (was not taught to heel) behind me and follows wherever I go. Currently he is unresponsive to my calls and always finding a way to sleep.

I do consider getting a trainer if it continues to his third month. But I would like to have some advice before going to a trainer. If possible, I would be glad if someone would give me a one on one chat to understand further.

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Hello there and congrats on your puppy! Your puppy is acting normal! Puppies sleep alot, enjoy the breaks while you can! Right now I would only concentrate on potty training and crate training! Enjoy your puppy and keep lots of chew toys available. I started training classes at around 14 to 16 weeks with my girl and she's doing good. She's 8.5 months now. Relax. I'm sure more knowledgeable people will jump in with advice. Good luck with your pup!
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He's just a baby.He doesn't understand human language.Imagine you found yourself in a new foreign land and you couldn't understand the language or customs.You would love to have someone who would teach you slowly and patiently how to understand the language and navigate and enjoy your new home.
And yes,puppies need plenty of sleep in between short activities!

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Yup. Puppy acting like a puppy. 8 week pups are not out to dominate humans (the source of food, water, and other feel good stuff).
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Thanks for the replies, Yeah maybe he is just acting like a puppy should.

When they lick or bite their paws, does it mean it is allergic to something? The food was recommended by the breeder too. So I am at a lost


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Thanks for the replies, Yeah maybe he is just acting like a puppy should.

When they lick or bite their paws, does it mean it is allergic to something? The food was recommended by the breeder too. So I am at a lost


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Could be a cleaning agent on your floors or a chemical on the lawn outside.

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Could be a cleaning agent on your floors or a chemical on the lawn outside.


That must be, thanks.

Is it better to start grooming when he starts to shed or after every washing?
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I'm not sure what you mean by grooming?Going to a groomer or brushing and doing ears and nails at home?
I only bathe my dogs twice a year when they're shedding in spring and fall.Nails clipped as needed,ears cleaned as needed.I brush daily when they're shedding and a couple of times a week when they aren't along with a deodorizing waterless spray to keep them smelling nice.

It's a good idea to get them used to being touched all over gently,especially ears and paws.Almost every dog I've owned has resisted this at first or they want to roll around and play.But if you are gentle and persistent eventually they will cooperate.Many short sessions.

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I'm not sure what you mean by grooming?Going to a groomer or brushing and doing ears and nails at home?

I only bathe my dogs twice a year when they're shedding in spring and fall.Nails clipped as needed,ears cleaned as needed.I brush daily when they're shedding and a couple of times a week when they aren't along with a deodorizing waterless spray to keep them smelling nice.



It's a good idea to get them used to being touched all over gently,especially ears and paws.Almost every dog I've owned has resisted this at first or they want to roll around and play.But if you are gentle and persistent eventually they will cooperate.Many short sessions.


So its best to constantly brush daily, but clip nails when needed and clean ears when needed. Also bath him when he is dirty and when he is shedding.

Thanks dogma13

I just want a clarification on when is it appropriate for check up and such?
The breeder told me that after its 9th week. I should take him to the vet for check up, and every third consecutive third week I should take him until its his 16th week.
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He will need a couple of vet visits to finish up his series of immunizations.

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