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    I hide from our pups on walks with the intention of giving them that panicky feeling and to teach them they need to watch where I go.

    The other day I took my daughter and her friend, both 10ish and it was hilarious when I suddenly ducked behind a bush or tree without saying a word and my daughter would immediately follow, pulling her friend with her. A few times we had Banjo hiding with us even. Then we watch the pup running back and I only call her if she runs past us without spotting us. And then of course I/we squeal when she finds me/us. I don't do it too often because I don't want them to expect it.

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    Hardest has to be the chewing...just when you think you have puppy proofed or decide an old couch would be nice in their shed when they are outside. Looked like snow in summer.

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    Pulling things out of my pups rectum. Like socks, bra's, rubber gloves, tyre inner tube. He'd eat stuff, and then would try to pass it, half in, half out result.

    Lush

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I hide from our pups on walks with the intention of giving them that panicky feeling and to teach them they need to watch where I go.

    The other day I took my daughter and her friend, both 10ish and it was hilarious when I suddenly ducked behind a bush or tree without saying a word and my daughter would immediately follow, pulling her friend with her. A few times we had Banjo hiding with us even. Then we watch the pup running back and I only call her if she runs past us without spotting us. And then of course I/we squeal when she finds me/us. I don't do it too often because I don't want them to expect it.
    Hahahaha that's cute

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    Actually found this article on my 'hardest part of puppy ownership', covers the separation anxiety stuff and what you need to do to get over it click here to read it

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    Hi Sir Mick

    Actually found this article on my 'hardest part of puppy ownership'
    You found it or you wrote it? Seeing how it's on your website. Either way you should give credit where it's due.

    If the puppy is prone to crying during the night, you may want to put the puppy in its kennel far from your room in order to get the sleep you need.
    OMG - I have a 700sqm block and there was no place on it that I could put the puppy that I couldn't hear her screaming. And if I'd put her outside, in the shed, or in the car - all the neighbours would hear her too.

    So I'm definitely one who swears by keeping the puppy - that has just been removed from all its friends, next to my bed. And that way I can start toilet training and appropriate (non destructo) training from day one. And she only gets noisy when she needs to get outside for toilet - and I encourage that. We haven't got a dog door.

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    I admit to letting all our foster pups sleep on my bed because I find it far more manageable to keep them close to me at night than to try lock them away (and having to get up every 5 minutes!). That way they don't get destructive, they don't cry and they will wake me up when they have to go out so it really speeds up toilet training.

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    Same. Makes it much easier.

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    Cleaning human husband vomit, out of my fridge, sink and kitchen, because the pup had shat on the floor, and it stank on the first night. That was my lowest moment i reckon, in all the pups ive raised.

    Hearing my 6 month old child substitute GSD Bernie pup screaming as his paw had become trapped in the fence. And having to hold him, still, and calm him, and stop him biting at me, to set him free with a screwdriver. He sounded like the leg was surely broken to pieces. As soon as the little shit was free, he carried on his zoomies game>? troll dog!

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    Keeping her safe was and is challenging. The rat poison episode when visiting my sister was a nightmare and very expensive. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have her well and healthy. She spooks so anticipating issues if she is off lead even at the beach. Making sure she doesn't eat stuff, still working on "leave it" she will but only if I get there quick enough!
    But like the others I think the puppy stage is way too short even though it is troublesome in some ways.

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