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    Default Mini Schnauzer Owners

    Hello

    I asked about 12 months ago about indoor dogs, but now I am thinking I might be able to create a small fenced backyard. I work 8 hours a day, but walk in the mornings and would take it to the beach at night or across the road to the park for a run.

    I am just wanting to talk to owners of these dogs. Do they stay outside whilst you are at work and come inside when you get home? Would they prefer to stay inside all day? Do you have much of a barking problem? I live in a unit with neighbours and I don't want it annoying them by barking whilst I'm at work.

    Does yours get on with cats?

    Have you learnt to groom them yourself? Are you happy with your little schnauzer?

    Love to hear from you

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    We don't have any other Schnauzer owners, you're our only one

    Schnauzers, as far as I know, are quite people orientated. I think when you get home he/she should come in and spend some time with you.
    If your dog is bored or energetic he/she might excessively bark.

    Sorry I can't be more help!
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    Hi,

    I have a mini schnauzer and it will be a good choice for you.

    1. barking-yes they can bark but they usually have reasons to bark. They are good watch dogs. You also work on preventing separation anxiety early on.
    2. grooming-I think schnauzer gooming is quite easy and resources are abundant on web. I groom my dogs.
    3. Outdoor while you are at work is not a problem if you train that way. I and oh work full time and my mini sch used to stay outside in the backyard alone. I have a plenty of friends who live in units with their mini sch. Mini sch has good stamina and energetic but they are not hyper. They are happily sitting with you.
    4. Puppy in general will take any cat as their friend as long as a cat allows a pup to do so. I had two cats when I had mini sch pup. One nursed the pup and the other cat hissed at the pup. The latter is not a very friendly cat

    When you have a puppy, make sure you have at least two weeks off to train/mould your dog to suit your needs. On top of that if you want a naturally clean dog, you can not find better dog than sch. BTW get your puppy from a good breeder. Happy searching!!!
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    Ooo! mini Schnauzers are gorgeous!

    Just be wary of where they come from. I have a dear friend who thought she was doing the right thing buying from someone who seemed to know lots about the breed... But it was a big time puppy farmer.

    She had to meet them at the side of the road to pick up her puppy etc. He wasand is lovely, but had some scary nutritional issues and cost a small fotune in vet bills trying to get him right. His legs will never be straight due to his poor start, he had rickets.

    But lovely cheerful little dogs. You can find good online tutorials to help you learn self grooming too - even videos. Youtube is a wonderful place sometimes!!

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    Thanks hachna for taking the time to repsond... A mini schnauzer is sounding like a good option for me and they are so cute...

    I just want to meet them first before deciding.

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    My mate has 2, they are great indoor dogs and spend alot of time inside by thier own choice. They are rather noisy when someone visits however i think most dogs are.
    The male has the attitude and demeanour of a Rottweiller

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    Do you think they would last inside for 8-10 hrs or do you think for that period of time they should be outside and then come inside when I get home? Do you think I can train them not to bark outside?

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    Hi,

    If you have a dog flip, it will be ideal for the puppy and you. I live in a house with a few units looking into backyard, so even dog flip was not my option therefore I toilet trained my boy and he is absolutely superb. I understand that a bitch does not bark as much as their counterparts and their have wonderful docile yet high spirit personality. It is however understood that a bitch in general seems to have toilet accidents when it is excited (never a big thing though). I think it will be depending on training again-one should not make big fuss when arrived from work any how. Mini sch is a healthy dog and very trainable.
    If you want a good breeder, please contact Sch Club NSW. It is really worth it. I did not get my mini sch from a registered breeder (I think she might have been byb-I did not know any better) from rural nsw (we drove 4 hours…..) We were happy about the pups’ parents and I am happy with my mini sch.
    In regards to barking, during day time people are ok with dog barking from time to time but at night especially after 9pm (imo) people will be unhappy and you do not want to make enemies. So my suggestion to you is to train your dog to be inside as well as outside during day time so that it has more space but after you come from work perhaps your dog can stay inside till morning unless out for toileting short period time.
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    I love schnauzers they are so cute. If you go to a local dog show you should be able to meet some there.

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    What is a dogflip?

    By the way you think I would need a doggie door? The only problem with that is that I have cats and also where I live has snakes sometimes so I am a little concerned about snakes coming in. The chances are very slim, but if one did come in I wouldn't know until it decided to show its face...

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