My training plan for my new puppy

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Re: My training plan for my new puppy

Postby BrokenAquarian » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:16 pm

Until Theo allows her up there?

If its your bed, Theo does not get to make that decision. Letting any of your dogs be possessive of things/spaces is a very bad idea. If he's acting that way, it's time to take away the bed privileges. No guarding of any objects should be allowed.

If your little pup gets tired of being snarked and snapped at in 6 to 8 months, she may start fighting back - and then you have a problem.

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Re: My training plan for my new puppy

Postby BrokenAquarian » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:01 pm

Ah I see :)

How old is this pup when you bring her home? A small pup is not old enough to go for walks and usually they are scared to do so. Naturally, they wouldn't be venturing too far from the den until a bit later. I can't remember the age appropriate for venturing out on walks. My dogs are 7.5yrs. So it's been awhile lol

Anyone here know the proper age for puppy walks(outside the yard)?

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Re: My training plan for my new puppy

Postby chinchi_&_chupa » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:31 pm

Per my Vet, no walking out of your house/yard until all puppy vaccines are done - usually 3-1/2 months or so. You can take them in the car, but only to places with no other dogs or keep them in the car. You don't want a puppy that isn't fully vaccinated touching the ground where unknown dogs have been.

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Re: My training plan for my new puppy

Postby UnconventionalLove » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:56 pm

Sounds like you care a lot, it's refreshing to see people planning things out for success ahead of time!
I would suggest not using a slip lead to leash train as it constricts the puppy's neck.
Here are some videos of better ways:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFgtqgiAKoQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT8VDgR_Koo

You might also find it interesting that dogs are not necessarily "pack animals".
http://www.nonlineardogs.com/socialorganisation.html
http://www.caninemind.co.uk/pack.html
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues ... 416-1.html

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Re: My training plan for my new puppy

Postby Mooresmajestic » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:34 pm

If the pups "parents" are mentally stable (don't have any major issues like fear, etc) and the people that have them are able to provide an environment in which the pup (all the pups preferably) will be exposed to many new things positively, waiting to bring her home at 10 weeks of age would be ideal. Those extra 2 weeks with her littermates and parents will really make a huge difference in her confidence and social skills in the future.

Also, between 7 and 10 weeks of age, bring her home with you for a few hours at a time 2-3 times a week. Not only will this help her learn valuable travel skills (cars, new places, new dogs, new people) , it will give your existing dogs a chance to accept her as a friend before she becomes family.

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Re: My training plan for my new puppy

Postby ThreeTails » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:40 pm

Regarding the walks at a young age and vaccinations:

The reason why a puppy needs vacs done by 16 weeks is because that's around when the protection from the mother's vacs wears off. If you're certain the mother was up to date on vaccinations and your area is not a hotspot for parvo or anything else (your vet can tell you), starting walks at 10 weeks or so is much better that waiting. Getting puppy used to a variety of things as early as possible is a great idea!


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