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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby mc nugget View Post
    with one it was with cat round owner plays with me play and slo with cat meant treat = good with cats
    my girl was brout up with cats from 5 weeks old
    Yeah my dog has been around the cats since five weeks old too. But is just a super hypo kelpie.

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    Just as it is hard to take the digging out of a terrier...it is hard to take the herding out of a Kelpie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Just as it is hard to take the digging out of a terrier...it is hard to take the herding out of a Kelpie
    That's exactly right Cleasanta. lol. and my kelpie just happens to have a very strong instinct in her. she would make the perfect herding dog. maybe i should buy a sheep lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelpielover View Post
    Well i don't know if she is barring teeth because her lips are only going up a little bit. but it does worry me.
    Now My tessa smiles......Some people think this is aggression, but it is actually submissive............Do you know any people who are more familiar with dogs who can check this out. may dogs d o the submissive smile. and you can capture this and make them do it on cue and it makes for a cute trick. If I say "tessa Smile" she does it on command.

    Are her ears flat or forward when she does it....Is she tight or loose. If she is more ear forward and loose, it is most likely a smile (submissive).....That is why I like to see dogs, not by discription.

    There are many articles on bite inhibition. Google Ian Dunbar and "bite inhibition" or just biting and you will get lots. you need to read these. All puppies bite initially, it is normal. But we need to learn to teach them what is appropriate.

    The free ian Dunbar Puppy book also deals with it

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    We had to go to the vet today for her second vacination, and i asked what the vet thought about it she said that everytime she bites just stop what your doing, stop giving her the attention that she wants, and she will soon learn that biting is boring and not fun to me. It is definately just puppiness, she hasn't had much dog interaction because she was taken from her mum so early, (five weeks old). I am gonna try and take her to my step mums sometimes because she has three small dogs so that she gets some dog interaction. She is booked in for fixing in two weeks and i am on the waiting list for puppy pre school

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    Also see if you can find some people with friendly large vaccinated dogs.....puppies need to get familiar with all sizes of dogs, to fit in their doggy world. My dogs love puppies and can be trusted around puppie. especially katy, that is why she is the big dog in puppy classes. But all of mine are good. Do you know anyone with medium to large dogs that are friendly And don't forget to read the Ian Dunbar free download book. it will help with the biting/mouthing
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    With my pups I mimicked their mother when they nipped me. Can do it 2 ways...hand around the muzzle for a few seconds with a stern NO or with a growl.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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