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    OK, quick update.

    We've enrolled Marley in the local vet's puppy classes held every Thursday evening for the next four weeks. $150... ouch. But money well spent I think. Hopefully I'll learn as much as Marley!

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    gawd, my vet only charges $80 and I thought he was expensive.

    I hope the show bag they give you is worth it. The idea is that you learn all you need to know, so write down a list of puppy FAQ, eg house training, bite stopping, washing stay on line, hole digging, loose lead walking, vaccinations c3 and titre testing vs C5, flea regimes.

    And if they recommend hills science diet ask them to read the ingredient list and explain why those things are good for your puppy (not their wallet).

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    Thanks Hyacinth. Yes, I agree $150 seems high, but it's local and convenient. Your list of FAQs will come in handy so thanks again.

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    Quick update.

    We took Marley to the beach for some basic SIT, DROP, STAY training and a first attempt at swimming.

    He is (so far) very trainable and loves to please. The swimming was also a success, he had no trouble at all.


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    He's very cute!!!!
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    Such an adorable puppy congrats!!!

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    Very very cute! With the swimming, I would allow the pup to venture into the water himself with some encouragement.
    I at 10 years old, unfortuantely scarred my JRT by forcing him into the water as a puppy. He's now dead scared of it.
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    Lovely photos, that one in the water is adorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Very very cute! With the swimming, I would allow the pup to venture into the water himself with some encouragement.
    I at 10 years old, unfortuantely scarred my JRT by forcing him into the water as a puppy. He's now dead scared of it.
    I know exactly what you mean. He actually dived in off the swim platform of the boat into about a foot of water. I jumped in a scooped him out. This was the result...



    I put him down and he just stood on the platform and shook himself, wagging his tail and seemed fine with it...



    Then I put him back in and he swam up to the platform as shown in the earlier post.

    We then dried him and he fell asleep flat on his back on top of the towel...



    When we got back to the boat ramp he splashed about on the adjacent beach so I think he'll be OK with water, but I'll take your advice and let him enjoy it in his own way. Thanks.

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    He really is a cutie! I love the pics.
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