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    There is only one probleme with my other dog that I'm slightly worried she will pass onto him, seperation anxiety

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    I find that sometimes behaviours can be passed on, but more often than not, they arent.

    Using my own as an example, Barney gets overexcited about things. You get his lead out - hes a maniac. You put him in the car - he whingesh until you reach the destination. He thinks its time to come inside - while he waits for the door to open, hes an idiot etc etc. Pippi on the other hand, you get her lead out - she sits patiently waiting for it to be attached to collar (and we never taught her to wait patiently) You put her in the car - she sits quietly until you get out. She thinks its time to come inside - she waits patiently for the door to be opened.

    So while pup might pick up some behaviours, I personally owuldnt stress too much about it. I have found that they usually dont....except some of the training. Pippi has pretty much been taught everything, by watching Barney sit, lie down, stay, have his ears checked etc.

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    I got my dog at 5 weeks old and she still nips at 7 months. Even though i teach her not to. It's just she was taken from her mum to young. I got her off a guy who got it for his gf but after one night she decided she didn't want it And he was just trying to get rid of it because the breeder wouldn't take it back. So i took her.
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Pippi has pretty much been taught everything, by watching Barney sit, lie down, stay, have his ears checked etc.
    This is what Bella has done as well. Mine are completely different in their bad habits as well.

    Is there any way you can talk the person who owns the pups to keep them for a second week or are they keen to get rid of them?

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    They just want there dog to be left alone... Shes not doing aswell as she should be and they keep harrassing her

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    They can remove them from mum and still keep them together. My last litter had little to do with mum after six weeks, 12 full-on monsters was not her idea of a good time. If she was near them she didn't get a moments peace.

    But we were lucky in having a good pack structure with a doting young male playing carefree uncle and an older aunty and dad ready to be the slightly cranky ones to pull them into line occasionally.

    Still, even if not wth mum, being with sibs at this age plays a huge role in development. This is why single pups are often difficult adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    This is what Bella has done as well. Mine are completely different in their bad habits as well.

    Is there any way you can talk the person who owns the pups to keep them for a second week or are they keen to get rid of them?
    LOL yea my guys bad habits are well different. Barney can by annoyingly clingy but he is never naughty...and Pippi can just be an outright little shit but she is never clingy LMAO

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    Mine have individual bad habits too. I have three siblings from one litter here that have been together since birth, and they all very much do their own thing...
    Are a terrible trio if they work together though!!

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    Well its good to know he shouldn't get seperation anxiety just because she has it . Hers is no way near as bad as it used to be thankfully! Just pulls washing off the line and sucks it and lays on it to get my scent

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    Hi Sheena,
    I don't often comment here but just had to say.....
    Unfortunately I get so many clients coming to me with their dogs' behaviour problems. These problems are so had to fix but so easy to avoid.

    If the other pups are going at 6 weeks I would not even consider taking a pup from this breeder. You will have this dog for the next 15 years, and that 15 years can be hard or easy based on the choices you make with this puppy. The risk of having behavioural problems in the puppy will increase the earlier it is taken (or alone) from its litter mates. Why take such a risk? Find another breeder is my advice.

    I would never consider taking a pup at 6 weeks. In fact I brought my last one home at 9.5 weeks, although I visited him almost everyday until that time, that was so much fun. If you are dead set on this you must step up and get some good professional help as soon as you adopt this puppy, in the form of one-on-one training. All the best.

    By the way, I actually read in to everyone else's responses as caring more than judging. I'm sorry you feel judged, many of us have seen the result of poor choices and we care enough to try and make it better for you, that's all.

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