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    this is totally normal behaviour.

    Their mouths are like our hands so everything goes in it.

    They are also teething.

    Plenty of chew toys is needed and every time it reaches for your hands or clothes you need to divert it's attention to a toy.

    When one puppy is bitten too hard by another then the puppy yelps and normally walks off. So the biter has no friend to play with. If a puppy bites me I yelp like a hurt puppy and end contact with the puppy. I go and get one of it's many toys and use that to play with it.

    Some puppies are more mouthy than others so keep the play levels sensible and always use toys to interact.

    Yes your older dog is likely to give it a good lesson on getting lost and that is normal too. Just give it some time away from puppy so it is not pushed too far.

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    You will need lots of patience. At her age she should still be with her mum, who is the best one to teach her that this stuff is not on. She won't get those messages as fast from you - just stick with it though. She will get there eventually.

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    She will learn eventually! I tell you one thing, having a puppy does not agree with doing night shift! My partner stays home with her all night while she is sleeping then I get home in the morning and try to sleep and all she wants to do is play!

    What age do you guys think is best to start puppy school? We are thinking about 10wks or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llmoose View Post
    What age do you guys think is best to start puppy school? We are thinking about 10wks or so.
    I would wait until 2 weeks after the final vaccination. Not all puppy schools require a vaccination certificate for entry so you are taking a risk until they are fully vaccinated.

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    Join puppy school now.

    From 8 weeks onwards I continue it's socialisation. From 3 - 16 weeks is the most important part of a dogs life in regards socialisation to sounds, objects and other dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Join puppy school now.

    From 8 weeks onwards I continue it's socialisation. From 3 - 16 weeks is the most important part of a dogs life in regards socialisation to sounds, objects and other dogs.
    There are other ways to socialise your pup other than risking giving it Parvo in a group of unknown dogs. If you have friends/family with vaccinated dogs the pup play with them. They can be exposed to sounds and objects without the need to interact with unvaccinated puppies.

    This is of course a personal choice, I choose to wait until it's safe for my puppy and spend a lot of time with known dogs during that critical period.

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