Another dog….

posted 4 months ago in Pets
Post # 47
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  • Wedding: November 2010

elderbee :  

It looks like the Raff pic didn’t come through.  He’s wearing his superhero cape.

Actually, he got some kind of mystery injury on his neck (it’s a GSD thing). The vet suggest a t shirt to keep him from fussing with it.

He’s got a classic Czech big head.  I love this pic.

One thing I used to suggest with clients who had hard core diggers was to get their dogs their very own sandboxes. Given the choice, most dogs will opt to dig in sand over dirt. It’s a lot of fun for them and spares your yard from devastation.

Post # 48
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Helper bee

elderbee :  please never stop posting photos <3 

 

My SO & I just got the message that our preffered breeder is pregnant! WE’RE GETTING A PUPPY August and I am so excited.

As another Aussie/Adel bee i’m sure you understand the excitement of me skipping winter before potty training. HAH

big brother to be – 

Post # 50
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going2bmrsc :  

Awwwwww!  Such a darling!

And, the countdown begins!  The longest two months ever, yes?

Post # 51
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elderbee :  

Well, okay.  That’s a pretty impressive sandbox.

Please forgive the threadjack, but, this is just so exciting.  I couldn’t even sleep.

The day after I paid Raff’s breeder (aka my Breeder for Life) a deposit for an upcoming breeding (her pups get claimed fast), the most amazing synchronicity happened.  Out of the blue, my Raff’s sister suddenly became available! A true synchronicity.

Her owner decided not to keep her for goofy reasons; that happens to the best of breeders. Of course, the breeder paid to get her pup (now two years old) back. 

The breeder has thoroughly evaluated her behavior and training (she’s had none. Totally fixable.). Next, it’s off to the vet for an exam and to bring her current on her shots. She’s already spayed.

The breeder is 800 miles away, and as of March, the airlines no longer fly large crates. So, the breeder has to work out ground transpo with a company she know she can trust.

It’s not a done deal just yet; we’re waiting for the vet. But, at her age, I’m not too worried.

Here is Raff’s litter mate, and, hopefully, future playmate.

 

 

Post # 52
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Helper bee

elderbee :  YES another little Frenchie, same breeder, very excited!!

ahaha, i have my fingers crossed that second half of Aug turns it up for me and the puppy. HAH

sassy411 :  LONGEST wait. It’s a lot harder for my SO though, he gets the choice of puppy so he is BURSTING at the seems aha.

Post # 54
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elderbee :  here’s me with my dressing gown and ugg boots on and its 17 degrees C

I am not mad though.   😂

 

no no sassy, I’m the threadjack 😂

Post # 55
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going2bmrsc :  

I don’t see a pic?

Post # 57
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elderbee :  

She is just too cute!  I love that look on her face. She seems very expressive.  Cora just has the most intelligent look about her.

Totally getting you on the other dogs thing.

 

Our Jada has arrived!  Daddy made the road trip to the breeders’s and just got home with her this afternoon.  She is such a sweetheart!

Here is a pic Dh took at the motel.  There will be plenty more in coming days.

 

 

Post # 59
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Housebreaking I can help you with.  When I trained dogs professionally, one of my services was to take puppies for a month (or longer) to get them reliably housebroken.  It cost a lot of money.  Not because housebreaking is hard; because fixing owner mistakes is hard.

I will assume that Cora is crate trained.  

I am not clear what it is that Cora is doing “wrong”?  How old is she now?  When housebreaking a young puppy, peeing or pooping anywhere outside is wonderful.  Later, you can guide her to more specific areas for potty, if that’s what you want.   But, to get a puppy to understand a) outside, and b) only certain places outside is going to confuse her.

The potty in the garage thing must stop.  You are teaching Cora to potty indoors.  A puppy has no way to understand that a garage indoors is different than a house indoors. Inside is inside to Cora.  More confusion.

What do you mean you’re taking Cora out at the ‘right times’?

If a puppy is not 100% reliable in the house, she needs to be crated whenever you can’t watch her every single second. That is not hyperbole. Your job is to prevent her from ever making a mistake.  Every time a puppy potties in the house, she learns she can potty in the house.

You need the reflexes of a military test pilot for this.  It is really hard work.  But, it passes.

A baby (under four months) needs to be taken out every two hours, with the exception of overnight. Also after play; sometimes during play, after eating, after a nap, when she comes out of her crate, and a few hundred other random times each day. Getting her outside often enough really makes this easier.  Don’t drag her, scoop her up and carry her.  Never wait for her to come along.  It may be too late.  Be decisive.

It’s all about prevention.  Don’t set her up to fail.  Don’t confuse her.  Pick a spot she seems to gravitate toward and make that Cora’s designated potty for now. Bring her straight to that site each and every time you take her out.  Her own pee scent will really help—it’s a trigger.  It’s ok to pick up the poop.  There will be enough “remnants” to remind her.

Give this at least 30 days. 

What are the issues with other dogs and people?

Grooming should not be at all traumatic, if the groomer is a good one. Word of mouth is the only way to find a good groomer.  You can also ask the staff at your vet’s office. 

Post # 60
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elderbee :  

Here is a pic of the Bobsey twins together.  They are great pals and having so much fun.  Jada wasted no time establishing herself as Queen Bee and her brother doesn’t question it.

Jada is such a love. I already can’t remember when she wasn’t here.

We took her to the vet the other day, she is perfectly healthy and the vet loves her temperament.

Quite the lovely girl, that Jada.

 

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