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    Pax just woke us up for a toilet brake, 8 weeks and she is essentially toilet trained it is great. We didn't end up putting her collar back on as she hasn't shown that she needs it. She does whine for about 20 mins after being returned to her 'crate' but then she curls up and sleeps or chew on one of her pig snouts or toys

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    You guys sound like your healing process is coming along. It sounds like you have got one very smart puppy.

    On the dingo breed, I remember years ago one of my uncles brought a orphaned dingo pup to our home an he was very placid and happy to be cuddled, but goodness he was very food aggressive no noise just hackles and snapping. Not at all like Pax and her 30min marathon food balancing act.

    I am assuming my uncles pup was like this with food because he was rescued from the wild, not from a breeder.
    “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
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    She is gorgeous! Sorry to hear about the full on recovery process. But you'll both get there.

    I had a dog who got hit by a car and had a massive slash in her front leg through which you could see the bone. She had a bandage for a couple of weeks and no collar and was fine.

    But if you think you need a collar, get a different one from the pet shop. I recently did that with my cat because those hard plastic ones are so very sad. Kong sells two different ones, one is a soft collar (they're green) which already made a huge difference to our cat's comfort level - until she somehow managed to get it off, and the other one is an inflatable one called the Kong Cloud. We didn't use the last one as I had to order the xs size online and by the time we received it, the cat's wound had pretty much healed.

    Here's hoping these next 3 weeks will fly by and your beautiful pup will heal without further complications.

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    Pax is fine, currently napping in her crate again after her breakfast of Kangaroo mince, puppy milk and puppy biscuits. Then it was a toilet break before chewing on a pigs ear for half an hour before passing out on her pillow in her crate a few minutes ago.

    Max, We also help reduce chances of food aggression by hand feeding her every morning. It is not uncommon for dingos to become aggressive with improper training or care. I know two that are aggressive to everyone except their owners and must not be left un-attended in public or kids try to pat them. They were both bred in captivity. With the wild instincts not completely 'bred out' they can be a touchy bred but they can also be like Pax affectionate, smart and beautiful

    Beloz I would love to buy i different collar but our pet shop is our vet :P we have 2 vets (the latest one opened up because the first was essentially ripping people off with there prices) and the next nearest pet store is 1.5 hours away. SO we are just risking Pax'x horrid collar off.

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    Gawd I wish a pigs ear lasted half an hour around here? Stuff that took Frosty days to munch on when she was a puppy, now last about 3 minutes if I'm lucky.

    Do practice food trades - something yummy for something crap usually works. And short (a few seconds) sit stays - before she gets to have her dinner (impulse control). And maybe a bit of "its yer choice" on handfuls of treats - if she doesn't try to steal - you give her some of it. (more impulse control).

    As long as there's no sign on the leg of chewing then you're probably safe. Tho in moments of frustration - a puppy can forget and rip something to shreds they previously showed no interest in. I've lost a few cushions and pillow cases that way.

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    Pax has just had her first check up on her cast. It is looking very good at this stage and she seems to be healing well. The only hiccup is her cast has slipped and needs to be put back in the right position so she has to spend today at the vet. The good news is if there are any pressure sores he should be able to give them a quick clean and make sure they aren't serious or infected.
    Pax our lovely lady has been handling the whole order fairly well considering her age. she still whines after you put her in her crate but settles faster than when we first placed her in it. She does pee and poop in her crate though no matter how often she is given toilet break. Meaning several times a day we have to clean the cage. In extreme cases when she poops we have to wash her paws from where she has walked in it but she is worth it

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    Dragoncharm yes Pax is definitely beautiful and smart...Keep on smiling and healing
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    Well it has been a while since my last update so i thought we had better report in.

    Pax is doing a lot better she has even stopped whining and howling all the time lol And on Thursday her cast is off for good yay. We still will have to stop her from hooning around the yard for a few weeks but gentle walks are no possible and Basic obedience training can begin :P She currently responds to her name and has a pretty good recall for a 11 week old puppy in a cast. But sit has been a bit tricky with one leg in a cast mainly because I PMSL everytime she tries to sit down quickly and instead just falling over :P

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    That's great that there isn't much longer to go now got any more pictures? Lol

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    That's great

    We definitely want pictures!!

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