as the title says we finally purchased our pure bred pup after all the dramas and stress... (if anyone had read my past post regarding health issues etc) We ended up getting the big boy who has was the healthy boy of the lot so we were stoked.
Anyway, have been having a few issues...
firstly we've had him now approx- 3 weeks (hes 10 weeks old now) and still having issues getting him to drink water? Its just so bizarre, wei've tried different bowls, glass, metal... the only way he will drink is if I disguise the water with a bit of puppy milk.. but even that he wont drink during the day and only just before bed and tends to drink the entire bowl ( i worry maybe he gets so dehydrated)?
Other issue is that he looked really well when we picked him up, but going on 3 weeks he is looking quite skinny. he is slim build dog (weimaraner) but you can see most of his ribs. We feed him between 2 -3 times a day .... once before we go to work (mince meat, advantage dry bics, sardines etc) so a decent size. We then feed him again when we get home.. and then again before bed.. usually just dry biscuits with his puppy milk and water so at least he gets fluids. he is quite active and playful so I know Im guessing hes not unwell.... he doesnt always eat his food so I dont want to over feed him.... Im just stressed about the ribs showing!
Ok.. other issue.... he constantly bails me up, bites, scratches me but not my husband. I have tried every method and needing some advice if anyone can help! Ive tried the loud (NO, or no bite, get down... stop) doesnt work just makes him progress further. ive tried getting up walking away and ignore him only for him to grab a firm hold on my leg (with his mouth) and i cant walk... ive got bruises, scratches everywhere and its really upsetting me. My husband just says NO or HEY and he stops for him? he seems to do it more when my husband isnt there. Iknow hes not trying to hurt me or be vicious and possibly just an attention thing but its realy distressing me! Ive been around dogs in the past who have always seemed to jump on me but not others... so I was nervous about how I was going to go. Ive yelled so loud and realise that this is not working, so Ive tried to be calm.... he still continues and has this viscious look in his eyes the more I tell him off! Ive been googling a way to stop this and have tried every suggestion and ready to pull my hair out! I love our boy so much, maybe too much? Is that maybe whats wrong? Im around him more than my husband and have got him nearly toilet trained.... he follows me around everywhere... and I mean everywhere yet turns his nose up at my husband! Its quite bizarre!!! ok.... sorry this turned into a massive post!
just wondering if anyone can offer any advice, Ill try anything! thanks!!!