13 week old puppies (unless there is something tragically wrong their temperments and you need to get them back to the breeder...) don't fight. They only play and wrestle. It's not only normal but NECESSARY for normal growth, exercise and socialization.Quote:they like to fight
quite messy in the morning, but we're trying harder now, I read here that they can't be potty trained before 14 weeks oldOriginally Posted By: Wisc.TigerHow clean are they in their kennel?
yes, 2 seperate dog houses so they can't reach each other when unatended. I think I will place houses together, with center of the tieout chain away so they can't tangle up around the house while at the same time can be closer together in case of some animal comes by, bears should be asleep in another month, and in the spring I don't think bears will want to be anywhere near here any more...Quote:Are they going to have separate dog houses and runs outside?
I'll bet you'll find quite the opposite. Dogs are no match for a bear. Especially chained dogs who are essentially defenseless.Originally Posted By: rytI don't think bears will want to be anywhere near here any more...
Hi Maggie, first of all I believe dogs are outside animals more then humans; I saw how they sleep in the cold as opposed to inside, they love the fresh air.Originally Posted By: MaggieRoseLeeryt, why are you forced to keep your young puppies outside? All of us have either heard why this is a bad idea, or done it so know it's a bad idea, so I'm sure we'll try to pass those experiences.
Actually, if they are too overwhelming to keep in the house and train, you may want to call the breeder and ask if they will <span style="color: #FF0000">take at least one of the puppies back</span> so you will have the time to train the other (do you just have 2 or more?).
hahahaha, what a coincidence! yeps, I got fish 265 galon is my biggest tank right now, but when we will reconstruct part of the house, I will build a 1000 galon one.... I am a total pro when it comes to fish, bred discus, and succesfully kept them without a single change of water for 6 months at a time, with my dad only feeding them... if you know about discus you know that is an accomplishment...anyway...Quote: I've had friends who get puppies and think that it's kind of like getting <span style="color: #FF0000">fish, once you buy the tank </span>(caged area outside) and the fish (your puppies) and the food............ you just put everything together, feed them and water them a couple times a day. Watch them to make sure they are ok, then go on with the rest of their otherwise extremely busy lives.
We got that. you're right, and don't forget space: most people do not have space, they walk their dogs in the city streets, while I don't want to insult, tell me whose dogs will be happier, city dogs or my dogs when we can go for a walk in the forest with them every day???? I think you know the answer.Quote: And it's only when the pups are around 6 months to a year old that they start finding out that puppies aren't really like fish at all and need TONS more <span style="color: #FF0000">time and commitment </span>(really more like children...)
Yep, my first dogs since I was about 8. (im 34 now) and it looks like Im doing a great job training them so far...
Play, you're right... how often should I let them play is another question we have, we let for about 10 minutes couple times a day, usually after they play with us first....Quote: 13 week old puppies don't fight. They only play and wrestle. It's not only normal but NECESSARY for normal growth, exercise and socialization.
read that link 6 weeks ago then followed a link from that site which explained how.... we're not like 'most' people our business is on the property and we don't have many other close friends, so theyre our best friends
I gave that some thought, and rest assured if that should happen, I would not be buying any more meat in the market, I would be a full time bear hunter... but 1. bears will be sleeping in another month and 2. in the spring our pups will be ~9 months, and if you think at that age a bear will want to mess with 2 of them, you're wrong.Originally Posted By: Chris WildI'll bet you'll find quite the opposite. Dogs are no match for a bear. Especially chained dogs who are essentially defenseless.Originally Posted By: rytI don't think bears will want to be anywhere near here any more...
I expect you'll come home one day to find a hungry bear has taken you up on your nice offer of tasty bear snacks tied up in the yard.
No, I seriously doubt I am wrong.Originally Posted By: ryt in the spring our pups will be ~9 months, and if you think at that age a bear will want to mess with 2 of them, you're wrong.