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    Default Clever pup

    I didn't expect our foster pup to be particularly smart, being a staghound cross and all. And with parvo, work and trying to adapt to having 2 dogs and Banjo initially being a real bitch to him, I haven't really gotten organised enough with training. All I've done really is to reward calm behaviours with pats and the occasional treat.

    So I was very surprised when this 11 week old pup offered me a down on the edge of the kitchen area 3 times in a row today. And did end up scoring himself lots of treats.

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    That sounds positive!

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    I walked into the kitchen this morning and the pup promptly laid down in the "out of the kitchen" spot!

    He also asked to go outside for the first time last night. Yay! And then he stepped in his own poo. Sigh.

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    I thought thats why dogs poo.
    So it can be stepped in.

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    only after we've stepped in it first!
    staghound smart < thought that was sposed to be an oxymoron lol

    how long have you had him now Beloz?
    and is there any cleaning each other, playing with each other between banjo and pup?

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    Must be what he's crossed with that provides that extra bit of brain power.

    We've had him for 2 weeks, but he spent 3 nights at the vet.

    He and Banjo are playing now. Very noisily. But when he gets too crazy and starts barking and acting like a compete lunatic, she'll tell him off.

    I'm waiting for someone who expressed an interest in adopting him to call me now, so we may not have him for that much longer. I'll miss him, but won't miss having to follow him around whenever he walks away from me in the house. If we get another small pup, we really should do crate training. We can't get unvaccinated pups here for a long time, but his 2 sisters are still in Wagga and they had parvo so are immune.

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