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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Glad I'm not doing the wrong thing by the little guy! How old would he need to be before he can handle games of frisbee etc?

    Yep, I understand, I'm going to try that now, he woke up about 10 mins ago, has been to the toilet and wants to play!
    Look...I wouldn't do it until 12 months, but ask your vet on this one...he might think different

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    You sit on a chair with a handful of treats. You say...Batty come...Batty comes you give a treat. You throw a treat on the floor about 1 metre away (make sure he sees you do this)...he goes to pick up treat and as soon as he has picked it up...say Batty come....batty comes and you give a treat......and so on and on. In no time Batty will get the picture of coming when you say so. You then make the distance you throw the treat further away when he understands what you want from him and eventually you can throw the treat a fair way and he will come when you say...Batty come You then start incorporating toys as the lure and not just treats

    Good luck (I hope you understand my explanation)
    AHH cool! I've been trying to teach Tedd and its not working well, will try your method!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by organicsab View Post
    AHH cool! I've been trying to teach Tedd and its not working well, will try your method!!
    good luck...be patient and have some fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I understand that some puppies are "active"...it is up to us humans to limit their exercise to a healthy level. My staffy boy could run around too like a mad chook, but had to be limited due to risks of hardening of the lining around his heart.

    Over-exercising can put enormous amounts of strain on developing muscles...tendons and bones. That is why we "regulate" how much exercise we give them. We also need to minimise excessive jumping and running around after lets say frisbees etc until they are 12 months old!

    We might have active children...that doesn't mean we take them hiking up Mt Everest.

    Regarding vaccination regime...under normal circumstances...it is given at 6, 10 and 14 weeks OR at 8, 12 and 16 weeks...and THEN we need to wait an extra 2 weeks after the last vaccination to guarantee FULL immunisation. If your puppy is only 14 weeks...I am finding it difficult to see how a full vaccination program has been done, but you could enlighten me here.
    She has gotten hers just done. I forgot to say, that she hasn't had the two weeks recc. period. But this dog needs a walk... it's not like I'm taking her to the dog park where there are lots and lots of dogs. She won't be satisfied with play in the yard.

    In her two hour walks, she don't walk all those two hours. We get to the beach (10 minutes walk), she has a 15 minute rest, the hops into the water for five minutes then another 5 or so minute rest and so on. I don't force her into anything - she does it on her own free will. She can have a little nap on the beach for all I care, but she chooses to have a play in the water. I dont force her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I understand that some puppies are "active"...it is up to us humans to limit their exercise to a healthy level. My staffy boy could run around too like a mad chook, but had to be limited due to risks of hardening of the lining around his heart.

    Over-exercising can put enormous amounts of strain on developing muscles...tendons and bones. That is why we "regulate" how much exercise we give them. We also need to minimise excessive jumping and running around after lets say frisbees etc until they are 12 months old!


    We might have active children...that doesn't mean we take them hiking up Mt Everest.

    Regarding vaccination regime...under normal circumstances...it is given at 6, 10 and 14 weeks OR at 8, 12 and 16 weeks...and THEN we need to wait an extra 2 weeks after the last vaccination to guarantee FULL immunisation. If your puppy is only 14 weeks...I am finding it difficult to see how a full vaccination program has been done, but you could enlighten me here.
    You took the words right out of my mouth Cleasanta. My boy is "active" too - he'd happily fetch the bloody ball until the cows come home if you let him. However he's a pug x cav - 2 breeds at risk of knee problems and he's only 6 months old, so the games are played on my terms.

    My 2 get a walk round the streets and always end up in the park (round the corner from our house - how lucky's that!) for a run round (on lead) and a play. This usually takes us 40mins. They are 2 small dogs who are only 6months old. I always know when they've had enough - it's when one of them (usually Bella) just lays down in the park as if to say, "right that's enough now mum, I'm ready for home". They also get more exercise at home when they play "chasings" with each other too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I want to put my 2 cents worth in here.

    Your puppy is 14 weeks old...a 2 hour walk/2 kilometre walk and swimming is extreme for a young puppy. Also...has she had her 3 vaccinations + (often) 2 week after period to protect her from diseases?
    my puppy ia 7mths not 14wks

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    She was talking to Masha.

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