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    Default Getting the pup and the older dog to stop playing! :)

    Hey guys,

    Any tips on getting puppy and 13 month old puppy to stop playing inside and have a bit of quiet time instead?


    Couch time usually ends up as play time!


    Kev
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    She's cute and you have your hands doubly full. Only way you will stop them playing is to seperate them. Best way is to crate train them both and have their crates next to each other but have a towel or a blanket (something you don't mind being chewed, to slip over the adjoining sides if they get a bit talkative.

    Crates are good for house training as well so read the threads on here about that.

    Have fun.
    Nev Allen
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    Ahhh, good idea... We have a crate in the house for pup, but the Beagle had a soft crate and it's been chewed through....

    Might have to look at another one
    Meet Luna, a 13 month old Beagle pup in Melbourne with her sister Cynder a 13 week old Border Collie!
    Check out their blog at http://lunadogslife.blogspot.com

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    I know how you feel......I find the older dog usually ends play time when he is ready so not too much of a big deal, he likes his quiet time lol....pup likes barking when playing I don't know if I should stop that or not, gets kind of irritating but if it is normal behavior then I don't mind, what are your two like together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neesolay View Post
    I know how you feel......I find the older dog usually ends play time when he is ready so not too much of a big deal, he likes his quiet time lol....pup likes barking when playing I don't know if I should stop that or not, gets kind of irritating but if it is normal behavior then I don't mind, what are your two like together?
    They generally don't make too much noise, but pup will sometimes growl if a good game of tug-o-war is going on....

    But they also like to play in the kennel which to me seems like an accident waiting to happen sometimes...
    Meet Luna, a 13 month old Beagle pup in Melbourne with her sister Cynder a 13 week old Border Collie!
    Check out their blog at http://lunadogslife.blogspot.com

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    We do not allow playing indoors..Can you imagine 4 large dog of which 3 are newfies playing indoors. also when newfies are puppies they are only allowed gentle play

    We tell them gentle and stop the play, physically..if they go back we actually do separate them, even if it means time out...If they go on their place we reward them in the early days,

    We do get sneaky play, which we allow, it is where they play footsy and just mouthy........It is almost whisper play and very cute. We encourage that play and call it "gently".

    Sometimes when they want to play we may just say "outside". If you are strict with no play, they get it and know that play is for outside.

    Sometimes when we have puppies that get over the top, we just hold them and gently massage them......We never yell at ours, if they are naughty, if we want to intervene, we just grab collars and hold, with no eye contact. till quiet..let go and repeat if they do it again. And repeat as required
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    mine are too large to play indoors. So have taught 'out'.
    if they were small dogs, i dont think i would mind.
    During play, older dog ends play when he's had enough, i never interfere, he's far better at settling the pup than we could be. Just tries to swallow it lol

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    I had 2 litter mates that I had to teach this to and at the same time (they were then 3 months old) I was going through chemotherapy so they had to learn to be gentle inside and could run amuk outside as much as they liked.
    I too used the word gentle, gentle, hand around muzzle with a no if too mouthy. Quietness was rewarded with treats and praise. If they kept on being boisterous it was NO and they were put outside.I allowed soft play. You have to be very consistent and be on top of it EVERY time as give in once and they think it is ok.
    I now have a 3rd littermate back here and their mother and all 4 are terrific mostly inside. The pups will be 3 in october. I also pick my times to have them inside. They are inside/outside dogs. When they are in it corresponds with their let's flake out on the lawn etc times and they are NEVER inside except when it is raining hard in the last 2 hours before dark as this is when they all go nuts. They all sleep inside unless we are away.

    I love watching them gently playing tug lying on the floor or having grunting mouth wrestles also lying on the floor.
    Picking your times as well as doing the gentle training worked best for us.

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    I want to endorse Di's note about picking your times.

    I generally have multiple dogs, no less than 2. And with each 'set' of dogs, there are 2 times during the day, when they rough and tumble. First thing in morning when we get up, and 8pm on the dot. So i generally get them outside for these moments.

    Whisper play, where they are led down, and mouthing each other is fine at any time indoors. the minute they stand to get an advantage, or up the anti, out.

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    We do not allow Cindy to play inside the house. MOstly she stays in her indoor bed and watch TV with us
    she barks if she watns to play so if she did bark - we go straight to the backyard to play ball while our 2 year
    old play in the sands

    Train you pups to stay in their indoor bed - we started to put some toys on her bed so she stays there
    m<(o.o)>m

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