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  1. #21
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    Hi Lauren, what breed is your pup? it looks as though it has Kelpie in it.

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    That's aweful Erinah How is your bub going? She is so sweet

    Hey Lauren, have you read the 'Puppy Calender" by K9 Force? There is a thread somewhere here in the puppy section, well worth a read...really great stuff!


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    Dozer is a kelpie x lab. The cut off age for the puppy classes is 16 weeks but I have been told that they like the puppies to graduate at 16 weeks. I have since called other vets in the area but all have said he is now too old at 14 weeks to begin. I am looking into other basic training and in the meantime just trying to meet as many dogs as possible.

    I took Dozer over to my mums house to meet her 2 maltese dogs but since he is already bigger than them it was interesting. Dozer was playful but it was a bit much for the 2 littler ones. It is good for him to learn that he needs to be gentle sometimes.

    I have read the puppy calender and it is quite helpful. It is good to understand some of his behaviour.

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    I agree that puppies need to have socialisation with dogs of all sizes, I have a medium sized breed, that went to puppy socialisation classes but discouraged to return, even though he was well behaved, as their were only two other dogs his size as a puppy, we returned regardless, were ignored, so continued to do my own research and 8 mths later have a very responsive dog.

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    Hi Billy
    my puppy is sooooooooooo naughty!! at home!
    At training she is really good at home she just ignores me (just like the rest of the household) she rolls on her back when you tell her to sit she still wees in excitement if you so much as look at her and she is chewing everything in sight even though she has plenty of her own to play with! Ratbag.
    I would love to take her to training but wont go with the several dogs afore mentioned as I have issues with some dogs as it is and I dont think it would be very conducive to learning.
    But she is still a sweetie and really really good with the kids.

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    Good news!

    we have found a class for Dozer! a local obedience club has a puppy class and we will be starting next week!

    We have been doing some training at home and he understands (as long as there is food in it) sit, drop, stay and come.

    Thank you all for your comments - they have been very helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERINAH View Post
    Hi Billy
    my puppy is sooooooooooo naughty!! at home!
    At training she is really good at home she just ignores me (just like the rest of the household) she rolls on her back when you tell her to sit she still wees in excitement if you so much as look at her and she is chewing everything in sight even though she has plenty of her own to play with! Ratbag.
    I would love to take her to training but wont go with the several dogs afore mentioned as I have issues with some dogs as it is and I dont think it would be very conducive to learning.
    But she is still a sweetie and really really good with the kids.
    Hey Erinah

    Oh dear a naughty one!! I love the naughty ones sadly I just cant help myself....and they always seem to arrive here!

    I understand how you are feeling re training atm...is it possible to find another who will support you all?

    I work a great deal on building healthy confidence with the fosters here who are very submisive, and training/reward is a great confidence builder!

    Often time is the healer Erinah, as they grow and develop and get some experience under their belt they are much less phased. The puppy phase is very tricky and challenging for sure! I am sure you have seen amazing progress already and that will only increase as she develops skills and confidence....not to mention matures

    It's like our naughty toddlers! though they do get better as their awareness and skill base grows!

    Nic x

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauren View Post
    Good news!

    we have found a class for Dozer! a local obedience club has a puppy class and we will be starting next week!

    We have been doing some training at home and he understands (as long as there is food in it) sit, drop, stay and come.

    Thank you all for your comments - they have been very helpful!
    Congratulations Lauren

    That is fabulous news for you all what a lucky boy to have such a devoted Mum!! onwards and upwards from here!

    Nic x

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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