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    hi guys, just got a dog yesterday. her names lexi she 18 mths old, pomeranian, maltese, shi tzu cross. the lady who gave it to me had 4 kids so unfortunately she didnt have much time to train it. she got a wonderful personality, extremely friendy; but not trained. So is it possible to train still; does anyone know any good websites that could help me with this? thanks

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    It's never too late to train, so start as soon as possible.

    Lot's of threads here pertaining to different training methods etc, so have a browse through the treads and see what you can find.

    Also, congrats on getting your new girl.

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    Hi and welcome.

    No it's never too late to start training.

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    it is normal for her not to bark; because so far (ive had her for 2 days) shes only barked once. what she does is whine a lot so is that a replacement for her barking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by draistlin View Post
    it is normal for her not to bark; because so far (ive had her for 2 days) shes only barked once. what she does is whine a lot so is that a replacement for her barking?
    Barking is not soemthing you want her to start doing. Not barking is great!
    A lot of little dogs feel the need to bark to warn others off them because they do not feel secure, she must like it with you

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    shes whinning a lot especially when i cant play with her anymore but thats normal right?

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    If she is whining to get your attention, ignore her until she has stopped and been quiet for a couple of minutes then give her lots of praise and attention. Otherwise you will end up with a dog who whines to get your (or anybody else's) attention.

    This website may help you: Dog Star Daily

    Is there anything in particular that you want her to learn?

    As I said in the other thread, this week should really be about her getting used to you and you getting used to her. Some dogs can even take up to 6 weeks to settle in properly and get to know that you are their new family.

    ETA: I would also like to add that dogs can live up to 20 years as well, so your girl really is just a baby There's plenty of time for her to learn!!
    Last edited by Angela's Gone Batty; 04-01-2010 at 12:19 PM.

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    It's never to late to train.

    18 months ey? She's still a baby!

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    Old dogs can certainly learn new tricks and since your's is still only a baby, you should have no trouble.
    My old dog Ralph has mostly been an out door dog, but due to illness he has become an indoor dog and at 10 going on 11 has been successfully toilet trained! So if we could do this with Ralph, I am sure you can do loads of training with Lexi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Old dogs can certainly learn new tricks and since your's is still only a baby, you should have no trouble.
    My old dog Ralph has mostly been an out door dog, but due to illness he has become an indoor dog and at 10 going on 11 has been successfully toilet trained! So if we could do this with Ralph, I am sure you can do loads of training with Lexi!
    I second that.

    Aww, that's sweet. Ralph sounds gorgeous.

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