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    It's so weird reading these posts and realising I don't have the youngest pup anymore

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    How old is yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    How old is yours?
    19 weeks tomorrow
    Holy crap, we've had him for 11 weeks now No way, that can't be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megan View Post
    19 weeks tomorrow
    Holy crap, we've had him for 11 weeks now No way, that can't be right.
    Is he the GSD in ur siggy and avvie?

    PS. going to take Dora on a walk now... fingers crossed she realizes that we arent going back to the house till shes walked at least ten minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Is he the GSD in ur siggy and avvie?

    PS. going to take Dora on a walk now... fingers crossed she realizes that we arent going back to the house till shes walked at least ten minutes
    Yeah, that's him.


    Goodluck with the walk today.

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    Some people don't mind if their dogs sit/lay on the lounge, others do. I wanted to give mine a "cue". So I got cheep kids polar fleece rugs (from Woollies) and when these are on the lounge dogs are allowed, no rug, no dogs on lounge.

    It didn't take the dogs long to realise and now if their rug has slipped off the lounge you will find them sitting there looking pathetic until someone gets up and puts their rug back up.

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    Oh I also wanted to say Masha that I did some training with a Maltese X puppy yesterday for lead walking and I have just got to say that my back is killing me today and I hope your walking Dora is coming along.

    We had success with various techniques. One; the owner out in front and me with dog. Two; throwing the food out in front and dog walking towards food (puppy arrived nice and early on empty stomach & does have food drive). Three; one of my dogs out in front (puppy loves other dogs) so followed after my dog. Four; furry squeak toy soaked in liver broth put to dogs nose.

    This gave the owner a couple of techniques to work with, the easiest being for this dog was to follow the adult dog.

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    Haha, yea, my back is pretty sore from a couple of days ago cos I was trying to coax her to walk, but she wouldnt unless I was in a crouch. I've being teaching her to 'come' when Im not in a crouch, so far... well its not going too well.
    At hte moment I don't have a dog to work with since my friend with the dachshund is away, and the only other dog I know is 12 week old Lab who makes Dora being impossible on the leash positively angelic - he's useless, and his owner isnt doing anything about it.
    Today I did the whole stopping while shes pulling, but it only works when shes pulling in FRONT of me, not BEHIND. I dont think she's got her head wrapped around the idea that when I stop while shes puling its a bad thing, not because I want to admire the scenery.
    It was horrible coaxing her out of the drive today. We live in a complex of villas and t/houses so the driveways really big. I usually let her off the leash in it, and walk down to the bottom and yell "Dora, come here!" which she usually does, but she wouldn't today. After ten minutes of it, I finally gave up and carried her to the end.
    She understood quicker this time that walk = coming home, and I only stood there for ten minutes ignoring her while she lunged and pulled towards the house. Trouble is, once she got walking, we went past a lady and her grandson and the lady was all in Dora's face. "Aww, what a cutie, let me pat you, kiss kiss, kiss kiss" etc. I told her firmly not to touch Dora since she was scared but the lady ignored me and tried to pat Dora's head. Lemme tell you - that pissed me off. Dora's got her tail between her legs and this stranger is dominating her space.
    Im sure if it wasnt for that lady, the walk wouldve being fine. But, it wasnt. I kept stopping ever metre because Dora kept pulling behind me. We finally got to the turning point, and turned back where she kept pulling in FRONT of me. I kept stopping again, and at the end I think Dora got it - dont walk in front of your owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megan View Post
    Yeah, that's him.


    Goodluck with the walk today.
    I love GSDs. Are you serious hes only 19 weeks? He looks way older. He so cute!

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    WOW Troopa is getting to be such a big boy!

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