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    Default Sucess! It Really Pays to Be Calm!

    Just thought I'd share for those having difficulties with hyper puppies

    This morning we had a bit of a 'eureka' moment with Batty!

    Every time I've gone near his leash he's gotten overly excited, unable to sit still - makes everything very difficult

    I've been persisting with calmly asking for a sit before I pick up the leash and every time he gets up and wiggles around I put the leash back down and start again. Normally it takes over half an hour for him to calm down and sit nicely, this morning he did it straight away! I'm very, very happy!

    ETA: Yup Amy, this is why we were late coming out to meet you

    Now on to calmly walking past people when we're going for a walk instead of using his puppy wiggles and wiles to extract pats and cuddles from every tom d*ck and harriet that we walk past!!!

    It can be done, just keep persisting and they do get it - normally just when you think it can't be done!!

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    That is excellent Angela. Hard work is paying off with Batty. Congratulations on have the patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    That is excellent Angela. Hard work is paying off with Batty. Congratulations on have the patience.
    Thank you I'm a bit chuffed at the moment!

    TBH I'm not sure if it's patience or stubbornness! I keep having to give myself a time out so I don't blow my top But the cuddles he gives make it all worth it - even more so now his nails have been clipped again!

    It's sort of a mindset of "You will not win, I will get my way and if you don't like it then tough, we don't do anything" that seems to be working...

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    It is so rewarding when you have a breakthru.

    Kelpie's love to get you worked up. A speciality of theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Just thought I'd share for those having difficulties with hyper puppies

    This morning we had a bit of a 'eureka' moment with Batty!

    Every time I've gone near his leash he's gotten overly excited, unable to sit still - makes everything very difficult

    I've been persisting with calmly asking for a sit before I pick up the leash and every time he gets up and wiggles around I put the leash back down and start again. Normally it takes over half an hour for him to calm down and sit nicely, this morning he did it straight away! I'm very, very happy!

    ETA: Yup Amy, this is why we were late coming out to meet you

    Now on to calmly walking past people when we're going for a walk instead of using his puppy wiggles and wiles to extract pats and cuddles from every tom d*ck and harriet that we walk past!!!

    It can be done, just keep persisting and they do get it - normally just when you think it can't be done!!
    Ah yes...persistance is the key with all puppies I think! Glad that he has got the hang of it though! He is such a good puppy! I was amazed at how well mannered he was for his age! You have done an amazing job! He is only 10 weeks older than Poppy! Every time OH wants to give in to Miss Poppy I tell him another "Batty can do XYZ" story! Haha! I think he is starting to get the idea!

    Poppy was better on the walk this morning. There was more walking and less trying to wind around my legs! We walked around our two blocks again, past a big German Shepard in the back of a tradesmans ute, who gave us lots of bit "Hello" barks! Poppy started to whine and I had to stop myself from saying "Its ok" and instead said "thats enough" and we kept going! Then we went past another tradie who had the radio up very load and was banging away. Poppy had another whine about this but very quickly forgot about it. I think these walks are really good in terms of exposing her to different things! Thanks for encouraging me to get her out more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Ah yes...persistance is the key with all puppies I think! Glad that he has got the hang of it though! He is such a good puppy! I was amazed at how well mannered he was for his age! You have done an amazing job! He is only 10 weeks older than Poppy! Every time OH wants to give in to Miss Poppy I tell him another "Batty can do XYZ" story! Haha! I think he is starting to get the idea!

    Poppy was better on the walk this morning. There was more walking and less trying to wind around my legs! We walked around our two blocks again, past a big German Shepard in the back of a tradesmans ute, who gave us lots of bit "Hello" barks! Poppy started to whine and I had to stop myself from saying "Its ok" and instead said "thats enough" and we kept going! Then we went past another tradie who had the radio up very load and was banging away. Poppy had another whine about this but very quickly forgot about it. I think these walks are really good in terms of exposing her to different things! Thanks for encouraging me to get her out more!


    Sounds like a great morning! I'm glad she's not trying to trip you up as much!

    Definitely the right way to go telling her 'that's enough' as opposed to 'it's ok' and I'm glad Batty can be a positive influence He's even teaching Bobby some bad habits! She will gauge her reaction based on yours - I jump at thunder but otherwise storms don't bother me, Batty jumps at thunder too but doesn't get scared of storms

    Thank you very much for your compliments He's definitely better on days when we're able to get out! He loved playing with Poppy - whined for about 15 minutes after you'd left then crashed out bless him

    You'll have a lovely confident puppy in no time at all, you are a great first time puppy owner - better than a lot of others who just don't care! Remind me to get the patterns out to you too Might go and do that now actually...

    She's a beautiful little girl, and she's very boisterous when she comes out of her shell I'm hoping that her play with Batty will help her when she's at puppy school - hopefully (my fingers are crossed for you) she won't be so worried and will start playing straight away for you

    Did you check her ears when you got home? Batty had a couple of little red dots hehe but wasn't bothered by them at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    It is so rewarding when you have a breakthru.

    Kelpie's love to get you worked up. A speciality of theirs.
    I'm actually expecting it to get worse very soon... Approaching teenage moments and I think he's going to really push the boundaries! I'm being very firm with him now to hopefully lessen the extent, don't know if that will work or not though. I'm also using all of our play sessions for training too I hope this works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post


    Sounds like a great morning! I'm glad she's not trying to trip you up as much!

    Definitely the right way to go telling her 'that's enough' as opposed to 'it's ok' and I'm glad Batty can be a positive influence He's even teaching Bobby some bad habits! She will gauge her reaction based on yours - I jump at thunder but otherwise storms don't bother me, Batty jumps at thunder too but doesn't get scared of storms

    Thank you very much for your compliments He's definitely better on days when we're able to get out! He loved playing with Poppy - whined for about 15 minutes after you'd left then crashed out bless him

    You'll have a lovely confident puppy in no time at all, you are a great first time puppy owner - better than a lot of others who just don't care! Remind me to get the patterns out to you too Might go and do that now actually...

    She's a beautiful little girl, and she's very boisterous when she comes out of her shell I'm hoping that her play with Batty will help her when she's at puppy school - hopefully (my fingers are crossed for you) she won't be so worried and will start playing straight away for you

    Did you check her ears when you got home? Batty had a couple of little red dots hehe but wasn't bothered by them at all.
    Aww! Thats so cute that Batty was sad when Poppy left! I did check her ears, couldnt see anything (maybe coz I didnt know what I was looking for ) but wiped them over anyway! I feel terrible that Batty had some red marks! I think he was being VERY gentle with her and she was just going crazy!

    I am so looking forward to Puppy Preschool tonight! I hoep she comes out of her shell tonight too but I'm not 100% sure she will. Will be good for her though! Will be sure to update on how we go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Aww! Thats so cute that Batty was sad when Poppy left! I did check her ears, couldnt see anything (maybe coz I didnt know what I was looking for ) but wiped them over anyway! I feel terrible that Batty had some red marks! I think he was being VERY gentle with her and she was just going crazy!

    I am so looking forward to Puppy Preschool tonight! I hoep she comes out of her shell tonight too but I'm not 100% sure she will. Will be good for her though! Will be sure to update on how we go!
    I think his teeth aren't the sharp needle like puppy teeth anymore - don't feel bad he is fine (they didn't bother him), they both had a lot of fun and IMO he deserves a few red dots in his ears after the hell he puts Bobby through!

    Can't wait to hear how she goes!

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    You can never expect too much from a Kelpie in regards to their training.

    Of course they will also be puppies, it's a bit of a yo yo effect at the moment for you I imagine.

    Silly puppy one moment, then amazing you the next with what he is capable of.

    Oh I do miss my Kelpies but I know I don't have the time to dedicate to training like I once did and an untrained, unoccupied Kelpie is not fun.

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