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    Yes, that's right. I freaked out when our BC didn't seem to want anything to do with us The best advice I got here on the forum was ... give it time!! Now, a few months later they're besties and she kisses the ground he walks on

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    Quote Originally Posted by margoo View Post
    Yes, that's right. I freaked out when our BC didn't seem to want anything to do with us The best advice I got here on the forum was ... give it time!! Now, a few months later they're besties and she kisses the ground he walks on
    Ummmm - maybe rethink what I have highlighted above - 'margoo' - it suits this little girl of yours at the moment !
    The 2 girls that I had in my life - loved their 'boys' - but - they are not called 'bi$3hes' for nothing !

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    Oh, I know that. She is already pretty good at outsmarting him. Not that it takes much. Only a few days ago I saw her pinning him down to the floor and while he thought she was playing with him, she gently stole his bone In fact she always gets what she wants in the end. Somehow...

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    Just a typical female - maybe ?

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    i took him to the park today, let him off leash for the first time and it turned out he actually liked tennis balls, so i'll start from that, the park also had a dog agility thing XD

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    You lucky person, so far my GSD rescue Chloe who we've had 5 mths now and is 12 mths old has gone through 40 tennis balls... 3 chew ropes (large) 1.5 kongs... a number of mats and pulled foam out of a chair and lounge.

    Chewed 3 large holes in my GSD boy's $100 dog mattress, which he's only had 6 mths, pulled good clothes off the line and chewed large holes in them and chewed a few plastic food containers when I took my eyes off her for 5 seconds. Several blankets now have holes in them and she chewed through her harness in the car.

    Don't worry too much, all these wonderful things will happen to you in time once he settles in.... you'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamaki View Post
    i took him to the park today, let him off leash for the first time and it turned out he actually liked tennis balls, so i'll start from that, the park also had a dog agility thing XD
    You got him a few days ago, and you took him to the park and let him off lead already and he's part beagle?

    Wow. Most beagles I know would be nose down on a scent and gone. I guess if the park was fenced - there would be a limit to how far but you wouldn't have something called "effective control".

    Vague rule of thumb (wish I'd known this when I got my puppy), keep dog on lead all the time - for your first month together. Work on recall (come when called) in small areas where you know you can get the puppy if they don't come.

    Only call once, when you're sure the puppy is coming already - so you don't break the word. If you feel the desire to repeat call - use the word "pup pup" instead - because it doesn't matter if the puppy ignores that one, but is less likely to because so many breeders use that as their dinner call for puppies.

    I'm thinking - you don't really have a beagle. Or your beagle is not very beagle like.

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    Bernie said it. With low drive dogs at our puppy classes we use a buggy whip with a piece of sheepskin tied on the end. There are not many pups that will totally ignore chasing and catching a piece of sheepskin being dragged under it's nose. You can build a retrieve from that quite easily.
    Of all the dogs we have owned, I would guess a good half were either toy obsessed or at least motivated to play. The other half were indifferent to toys but good at herding the other dogs whilst they played.
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    i love to watch the herder dogs when off leash. every now n then, you have to step away from the person your with, as your too close. Having been put there by your dog, whilst you werent paying attention, and frequently ask my visitors, why are you standing over there? where bernie has put them without them noticing they've been herded back to the same spot repeatedly.
    so sneaky!
    Last edited by bernie; 04-17-2013 at 10:09 AM.

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