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  1. BMA101210
    11-24-2015 03:07 PM - permalink
    Hello Tess, I have a question for you about crate training.. I have a that is about 12 weeks old. The breeder I bought her from was using an excerise pen and puppy pads to housebreak her. I have quickly realized this is NOT a good option and I have resorted to crate training (as of today) and I want to make sure I am doing this correctly. I placed her in the crate (no bedding) at 12:30pm and checked on her in 45 minutes. Took her out and placed her on the puppy pad. After a few moments of her not being interested in using the pad I placed her back into the crate. I did this again in another 45 minutes nothing.. Again in 30 minutes still no interest. However the moment I placed her back into her crate and I walked out of the room she pee'd in her crate.. Needless to say she let me know real quick something was wrong. I took her out of crate cleaned it out, bathed her and placed her back in crate.. No free time and no reward because she had an accident.. Am I on the right track?
  2. Abluedog
    01-23-2015 09:51 AM - permalink
  3. ColliesRock
    11-29-2014 01:29 PM - permalink
    How are the two mutts? Any pics?
  4. MeganCooksley
    10-29-2014 04:26 PM - permalink
    Hi Tess,

    You commented on a post I was reading and wondered if you'd be able to help.

    I have a 10 week old Beagle puppy (well actually a Puggle but he looks just like a beagle.)

    He is very affectionate with me, and cuddles me all day most of the day. He also has play times but is very close to me when he plays.

    He is a very calm and placid dog, and lovely mannered. However in the evening when my partner gets home he is wild, won't sit still, running around and won't relax. In the day he's completely different - still chews stuff but his toys but when doing so he will relax and chew them. It's literally when my partner comes through the door.

    He's like a different dog, do you have any idea why this might be?

    Any help would be appreciated.


  5. Leleytobenas
    10-06-2014 07:45 AM - permalink
    Hi I have a pregnant french bulldog she is six weeks pregnant and carrying five live puppies I have had her scanned three times and been back and for the vet she has been losing red sticky blood throughout her pregnancy which has worried me enormously there is no smell and she seems fine has anyone else experienced this
  6. Lindsey
    05-14-2014 10:55 AM - permalink
    Hi Tess,

    I saw your comments on a previous thread about aggression in Cocker Spaniels ([url] It would be wonderful if you could take a look at the thread I have just started ([url] and let me know if you have any suggestions.

    Many thanks!
  7. LoveLola
    03-30-2014 03:29 PM - permalink
    Hello m'lady!

    Was just thinking about you and your little family and wanted to stop by and send you some love. Hope all's well!

  8. ColliesRock
    02-13-2014 06:11 PM - permalink
    I didn't know that you have a cat.
  9. mhop
    01-11-2014 05:53 PM - permalink
    Thank you so much for your friendship, Tess! Your help, advice and support has been incalculable. You are very much appreciated! Consider yourself hugged. =)
  10. Chris Johnson
    09-12-2013 07:22 AM - permalink
    Chris Johnson
    I appreciate your input on my thread Tess. Your suggestions make sense and you're not judgemental. We've been doing everything you suggest but unfortunately, we're just not seeing any positive results. I'll look up those threads you indicated and contact that member.



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