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    I agree fully with Paws, the best socialisation time is between 8-12 weeks, with a slightly lesser period till 16 weeks....make the most of it.
    You puppy looks a small breed, you can even carry it everywhere.

    I used to raise Guide dog puppies (heart breaking job) and I always carried them in a baby sling into the supermarkets at 8 weeks, until they got too heavy. I took them everywhere, cinema, airport, trains just everywhere. I alway asked and we were always allowed everywhere, because it was a guide dog to be. All my puppies became guide dogs, none failed and I think it was because i was really serious about the socialisation.I wnet to kids parks and allowed lots and lots of kids around the puppies too, big people, small. fat and every ethnicity. I always do the same with mine.
    I also go looking for good dog clubs where dogs are required to be vaccinated and just sit there with my puppies and ask people with friendly dogs to greet my puppies when they are on the ground, not carried
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    Take the pup to the beach at low tide and let him have a run round if you are worried.

    I walk all my dogs in public as soon as I get them regardless of how many vax's they have had.

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    Thanks!

    I have taken him on my driveway a couple of times and around my yard. I take him in the car when I can so he gets used to traveling and he's met a heap of different people. He's making huge progress with my cat, they are actually starting to play together now. He's met my ducks and I know a few people that have dogs of similar size to him, so I will check if they have their vaccinations up to date so I can take him for a play. Am I right in thinking introductions to new dogs should be on neutral territory?

    I think last night was the best night so far! I got nearly a full night's sleep and I only needed to take him to the toilet once!

    Can young puppies have pigs ears? I have a couple that I'd like to try giving him when I leave because he doesn't seem to like the kong, but I'm not sure if they're too hard for their teeth at this age. Or does anyone have other ideas of something I can give him to keep him busy when I leave? I've been putting some of his kibble and peanut butter in the kong. He loves chicken sandwich meat, but I don't know if I want to put that in the kong if it's going to go bad sitting there for hours.

    Also regarding toilet training, is it ok to have several toilet locations or is it best to have one area only? His toilet area is in the bathroom and it's probably a bit far for him to go to get to it when I have him out in the house with me, especially since he'd have to lose sight of me to go there. So I was thinking I might set up another toilet area in the living room so it's closer. I've been cleaning up his accidents with diluted vinegar, but I'm not sure it's working well enough, can anyone recommend a good odour neutraliser?

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    I just noticed you said you had ducks......So you must have a garden/yard. Can I ask why you choose to have your puppy litter/paper trained??

    Also if you have to many indoor places to go, you might find that your puppy will end up going anywhere and everywhere. It is actually quite confusing..And the smell will stay in the areas and might lead to future mistakes

    I will always remember our first newfie pup in 1980..She was paper trained, my hubby loved reading the Sunday papers slowly and had them by his side. Jessy would do her pee's and poos' on his paper, beside his chair, LOL..........
    Pets are forever

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    A pigs ear every now and then will be fine. I would try freezing the kong with the peanut butter and chicken meat in it that way it'll last a bit longer. Dont worry to much about the meat going bad. Dogs can handle that sort of thing better than humans. I used to give my guy a frozen marrow bone but only as a special treat as they are high in fat i've been told.
    I order all my ears, tendons, treats etc from theses guys as they are cheap and have a huge variety of diffrent treats and chewy things.
    Mojo has been chewing on a cow hoove for over a month now and has hardly put a dent in it. They last for ages and dont stink at all.
    I just noticed that this seller is away till the 2nd of March so he dosnt have any listings until he gets back. Bit of a bummer but it'll be worth a look when he gets back.
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    My dog never showed much interest in the kong, but she does like her treat ball. I put treats in it though as she probably wouldn't find kibble much of a reward. Sometimes I even put cubes of cooked liver in it, but I had to stop doing that now in summer because it attracts the ants.

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    Trip to the vet means pigs ears for my dogs , they always get given one, from puppy on....they love them
    Pets are forever

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    yes, I have a reasonably large suburban block with several ducks, however, none of my block has any grass or flat areas really, it's all rock retaining walls and stones with garden. My puppy can't really get around very easily because he's shorter than most of the rock steps. I do take him out to have a poke around, but he can probably fit under various parts of my fence at his current size. I'm trying to litter train him so that he can be a mostly indoor dog. Also it's conceivable that we might move to a unit/townhouse in the coming years. Also I think it would just be handy for him to know how to use one, even if he's trained to go outside as well, just in case.

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    We pretty much gave Oskar raw bones and pigs ears as soon as we got him, at around 11 weeks (seems so long ago now, but he is still very much a pup lol), his teeth are fine, and seeing a tiny pup naw on a huge bone is so cute lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    and seeing a tiny pup naw on a huge bone is so cute lol
    I couldnt agree more.

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