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Old 10-30-2012, 10:23 AM
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Any good articles on raising young puppies?

Hi all,

I've had my litter of street dogs for a week now. I have NO IDEA about their history, I found them dumped on the beach with no other dogs in sight.

Anyway what I am looking for is some good information on how to properly raise them. They are guessed to be about 6-7 weeks. Stuff about bite inhibition, socializing, etc. They got the all clear from my vet this morning so they can visit dogs with shots and play in the yard (they were under quarantine until today).

I want to do this right. I want to introduce them to many things and teach them how to be happy, confident puppies. I am not sure on how I should go about this. What I am looking for is situations to involve them in, situations to avoid, etc. I don't want to create fear by putting too much on them, but I want to expose them to a lot of things.

So far they have been in kennel on the way to the vet, seen the vacuume and been around other loud noises...and very soon they will meet my over-zealous Yorkie and apathetic cat.

THANKS

PS - A link to some pics HERE
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Allowing your pups to play with each other, is a great lesson for a start.
I would try to spend some alone time with each pup, by taking it to another room in house, away from litter mates. Pup's become very differently behaved away from their litter mates.

And play, interact, teach bite inhibition and toilet training.

then im presuming you wish to rehome the pups? they have till 12 weeks to be socialised to all n sundry. Start with your dog and cat. If you can conquer these two newbie socialisations, your pups will go to new homes with a fantastic start in life.

I socialise mine by taking it and exposing it to everything it will have to cope with in life: kids, horses, chickens, geese, ducks, trucks, car trips, roads/traffic, water. This is going to be near on impossible for a litter of pups surely?

thankyou for caring for these pups. I know how much hard work pups can be.
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I can't believe someone dumped them. They are sooo adorable. Definitely bite inhibition and potty training would be good to start with. Some impulse control, basic obedience (sit, down, stay) and crate training if you have time would probably also be appreciated by whoever you home them to. Socialization might be a bit hard considering their age and how many you have.

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