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    my puppy is only listening to me when i tell him to to sit and stay etc. when my partner tells him to do anything while im not at home or i am at home but not there he just looks at him stupidly.

    same with going to the toilet outside i tell him toilet and he follows me outside and then i go wee wees and he goes and sniffs and then finds a place and goes to the toilet.

    my partner does the same thing but he just goes outside and then looks at him when saying wee wees.

    ive told him to get the treats out and toys and give him rewards for sitting and stay and going to toilet outside etc but would this be the only reason he isnt responding to the puppy.

    when im not working i spend time with the puppy playing and working on training etc.

    also my partner believes flicking him on the nose when he has been bad but i dont ive told him that i dont believe in it and there is no need to do it. could that maybe the reason that my partner is more harsh then i am??

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    Our male dog Jack, who is now 11 months old, is the same. When we first brought him home as a 12 week old pup, my fiancee went away for work for the first 2 weeks Jack was home. He bonded with me, and thats been that. Some say it also has something to do with the female voice. I know he'd prolly feel really silly, but see if you can get your partner to get puppy excited by raising his voice to a higher pitch??

    Best of luck,
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    well its not about the time spent with him as my partner is home with him during the day while im at work. the only time i get to spend with the pup is at night and on weekends.

    i will tell him that but when i tell him to sit etc i dont use a high voice i use a neutral voice.

    although i do use a high voice when saying wee wees and toilet i think.

    also in the car i hold him in my lap while my partner drives (where still training him to be buckled in the back seat in a dog harness so on long car trips of more then 10 minutes i hold him other then that if its shorter then 10 minutes we buckle him in so he can get used to it.) could that affect him liking me more.

    partner says he plays with him during the day sometimes.

    i sit with the puppy give him his food and treats and play with him. hes always with me basically unless im out.

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    Female voices are naturally higher, if we try or not. The other thing, is try letting your partner be the one to feed him... see if that makes a difference.

    Just a side note, keep in mind its not legal to have a dog in the front seat. I know a lot of people do it, but you can get fined for it.

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    ok thanks i will try that

    whether its legal or not i would rather have my pup more happier and comfotable on my lap then buckled in the back seat crying and whinging for a long trip. he is getting better at it but is still scared.

    hes going to be a big dog so he wont always be on my lap thats why were getting him used to being in the back buckled in.

    i have done it with lots of dogs for years and never once been pulled over for it and ive seen soo many people do it too.

    how do the police think you can bring a puppy home after purchasing it??

    police have pulled up next to me and my partner at the lights before and ive had puppy in my hands they saw and didnt say anything. maybe they were just being nice but you would think they would of given a warning.

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    didnt mean that to sound rude its just i hate when my puppy is unhappy he is my boy my baby my child.

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    I'd rather have my dogs be happy too, but their safety is the highest priority for me. We had an accident coming home from holidays a couple of years ago, and coz some idiot was reading his melways, ran up someone elses bum, who in turn ran up our bum, and Molly hit the back of my seat. This was while wearing a harness that has a loop on the back for the side seatbelts to slip through. Since then i have purchased the ones that buckle in, would never use one that solely attaches to their collar, and dread to think what would have happened had she been in the front with me, she probably would have hit the windscreen :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodiesGirl View Post
    I'd rather have my dogs be happy too, but their safety is the highest priority for me. We had an accident coming home from holidays a couple of years ago, and coz some idiot was reading his melways, ran up someone elses bum, who in turn ran up our bum, and Molly hit the back of my seat. This was while wearing a harness that has a loop on the back for the side seatbelts to slip through. Since then i have purchased the ones that buckle in, would never use one that solely attaches to their collar, and dread to think what would have happened had she been in the front with me, she probably would have hit the windscreen :S
    omg im soo glad she is ok i would hate for my pup to get hurt. i worry over the slightest thing and want to take him to the vet but my partner says not too worry leave for a while and see if he gets worse. he usally get better.

    without my partner i would of spent hundreds of $$$ and the vets would love me. my pups only 9 weeks old.

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