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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I don't feed a meal after puppy school They get far too many treats to need one

    Batty wound up getting crated at about 11pm... He started wanting to play not sleep. He was sleeping nicely until then...

    It's always good to have a goal going into pet ownership. I'm very much an animal person but even I can't handle the things you've described. I don't like disobedient animals at all. I do make lots of allowances for puppies, but some things are just not on. Oh, and you're not OTT you're responsible - there is a huge difference IMO.
    Ah! Right...got it...no dinner after P.P! She still had her ususal 1/2 a cup & raw mince! And my goodness I didn't think so much poo could come out of such a little dog! Haha!

    I'm so going to use that line with OH..."I'm not being OTT, I'm being responsible!" I'm glad you said that though. I'm really enjoying the training part of Puppy Preschool and the socialisation for her too!

    How long after P.P do you have to wait before you can go on to Obedience Classes or something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Ah! Right...got it...no dinner after P.P! She still had her ususal 1/2 a cup & raw mince! And my goodness I didn't think so much poo could come out of such a little dog! Haha!

    I'm so going to use that line with OH..."I'm not being OTT, I'm being responsible!" I'm glad you said that though. I'm really enjoying the training part of Puppy Preschool and the socialisation for her too!

    How long after P.P do you have to wait before you can go on to Obedience Classes or something like that?
    I think it's your choice. I'm working on Batty getting a few things down pat here before proofing him with distractions at the obedience club. Some people like to teach things at the club in the classes but I've always found anything taught in this manner is flaky TBH, BUT that's just my opinion and it definitely isn't right for everyone!

    I'll bet OH loves that one!!! I wish you'd seen my hubby's face when I said it to him! I don't think he knew how to react

    EDIT: Well, not flaky really, just not as solid as things that have been taught under no distraction then proofed under distraction. Does that make any sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I truly don't understand the people with a holier than thou attitude who believe you should know everything about everything before you do anything. We all have to learn, and if you don't ask the questions you won't learn anything. Never ever be afraid to ask any question, no matter how silly you may think it is, 9 times out of 10 those are the questions that you really need to ask because the answer may be more obscure than you think!

    If I ever do make you feel stupid for anything, slap me in the face I'd deserve it.

    TBH I really appreciate having someone around my age who is just as obsessed with her dog to talk to! No-one I'm friends with in reality (excluding yourself and Rosie's mum) are into training at all. They have dogs for their kids, who aren't trained, who have no recall and they wonder why I get cranky with them.

    As far as the food goes, even with the zip-lock bags for supercoat it'll go off FAST! If you're going down that road (tonnes cheaper too btw) make sure you have a large container to put it into otherwise it will go off and be a waste!

    Batty is being spoiled tonight. He's sleeping up on the bed with me. But only because I've been watching movies and he was really calm and quiet the whole time He's snuggled up to my side at the moment

    Re the supercoat:
    I buy Supercoat small breed for Bella, has anyone found that supercoat is a goodbrand? I get a 3.5 kg Bag for around $13, is that a good price for the quality, or should we be using something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    Re the supercoat:
    I buy Supercoat small breed for Bella, has anyone found that supercoat is a goodbrand? I get a 3.5 kg Bag for around $13, is that a good price for the quality, or should we be using something else?
    Depends on your dog. If your dog is doing well on it then keep using it. If you want better quality make sure you don't get something so rich your dog can't handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I think it's your choice. I'm working on Batty getting a few things down pat here before proofing him with distractions at the obedience club. Some people like to teach things at the club in the classes but I've always found anything taught in this manner is flaky TBH, BUT that's just my opinion and it definitely isn't right for everyone!

    I'll bet OH loves that one!!! I wish you'd seen my hubby's face when I said it to him! I don't think he knew how to react

    EDIT: Well, not flaky really, just not as solid as things that have been taught under no distraction then proofed under distraction. Does that make any sense?
    I get what you mean. I guess I want to go to learn more about the how, what and why of training dogs. Do the dogs interact with one another at Obedience Club or not really? Is it similar to P.P but for older dogs and more structured? Or completely different?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    Re the supercoat:
    I buy Supercoat small breed for Bella, has anyone found that supercoat is a goodbrand? I get a 3.5 kg Bag for around $13, is that a good price for the quality, or should we be using something else?
    I've used Supercoat for Puppies with Poppy since we got her as its what the seller fed her on and its what we were given in the puppy pack. She likes it but like AGB said its really a dog to dog thing.

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    I like supercoat very much. Pretty has adult, pups were weaned on to it (the puppy one) my vet recommends it. I Feed raw, scraps and other stuff too. Their coats are shiny and they are very fit and agile. Everyone will have their own preferences but the only good one for you is the one your dog thrives best on.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    I get what you mean. I guess I want to go to learn more about the how, what and why of training dogs. Do the dogs interact with one another at Obedience Club or not really? Is it similar to P.P but for older dogs and more structured? Or completely different?
    The interaction is limited to before and after class. The ones I've been to won't let the dogs off leash until they have graduated to a certain level and even then they are off leash to work and either sitting at heel or crated when they aren't working.

    I do think that obedience clubs are brilliant for training under distractions but I don't think they are a good place for a dog to learn a command. I have a tonne of information I can get you to read through if you want? Also a tonne of books for you to read!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I like supercoat very much. Pretty has adult, pups were weaned on to it (the puppy one) my vet recommends it. I Feed raw, scraps and other stuff too. Their coats are shiny and they are very fit and agile. Everyone will have their own preferences but the only good one for you is the one your dog thrives best on.
    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    The interaction is limited to before and after class. The ones I've been to won't let the dogs off leash until they have graduated to a certain level and even then they are off leash to work and either sitting at heel or crated when they aren't working.

    I do think that obedience clubs are brilliant for training under distractions but I don't think they are a good place for a dog to learn a command. I have a tonne of information I can get you to read through if you want? Also a tonne of books for you to read!
    I see what you mean. We really need Puppy Prep to Year 7 for after Puppy Pre-School! Haha! Is there anything in between the Pre-School and Obedience Clubs?

    Ooooh! Books! I was looking at one in a book shop the other day but OH dragged me away! I would love to borrow any that you think might be interesting for me!

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    Bellas coat is shiny, and shes not fat. shes just the right weight IMO. She doesnt like anything else, and i Think its pretty good value for money, seeing as the eukanuba is about $18 for the same size...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    Bellas coat is shiny, and shes not fat. shes just the right weight IMO. She doesnt like anything else, and i Think its pretty good value for money, seeing as the eukanuba is about $18 for the same size...
    To put it in perspective for you...

    I pay $50 per month for 3 or 4 kgs of dry food (can't remember which and can't be stuffed getting up to look lol). That lasts Batty a month. He eats less than half what he did on supercoat (yes I've tried it and had only issues with it). I wasn't a fan and neither was Batty.

    IMO the food I feed is worth it because of the condition Batty has at the moment.

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