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Old 01-13-2013, 10:32 AM
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oh dear... ;( I hope the landlord relents. Perhaps show him how cute the puppy is!


The two of them look like they are playing together fabulously.
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We might be considering just keeping her...not good I know but it is a possibility...they have to give us 24 hours notice before entering the property, time enough to plan things...ah, i dont know, everything is a jumble at the moment lol so we're just trying to enjoy the dogs

More excellent playing today. Kasp did get nipped too hard at one point, he yelped and backed away, but then went rigt back in to play! In another game Zoey was jumped on a bit too roughly and she actually yelped and told Kasper off!!!

Why won't Kasper tell her off?! Why does he just lay there having his fur yanked lol?! I mean he doesnt seem to mind too much but still!

How can we encourage both dogs to settle when play is a bit much? One will inevitably go to play again and it never ends, so we want a way to calm them before it gets too much. We have leads trailing after the dogs so we can lead one away and keep some distance, but Zoey especially will struggle to get to Kasp.

No mess in her crate when we both walked Kasper today Vet tomorrow, which should be good socialisation too...I need to buy her a little jumper, she really feels the cold...

We will manage whatever happens, and just do our best

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Thanks Sue Missed your post somehow. Yes, they look even more comfortable playing now too, it makes me very happy

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:16 PM
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Its really good they are playing so well. And its also totally normal for "mistakes" to happen where one dog accidentally hurts the other. This is how puppies learn bite inhibition... when the other dog says "ouch!" the puppy learns she has been too rough.

As far as stopping play, I think you just need to separate them sometimes so they can rest. Otherwise the puppy, and even Kasper, will probably get very over-tired and over-stimulated and things might get out of hand.... just like over tired children cannot calm themselves down and sometimes momma needs to send everyone for nap time.

Overall, though it sounds like they are doing great and every day that goes well puts "money in the bank" in terms of their relationship.
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As far as why Kasper has so much patience... well Josey was the same way about Tessa. She was merciless with him as she got a little bigger. She used to LAUNCH herself at him and just leap onto his head and body at full speed. He just loved it!

I guess for a boy, any attention from a girl is a good thing.
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Hahahaha did you feel as sorry for Josey as I do with Kasper? He just lays on his back, play panting, whilst Zoey yanks at his fur or ears!! Josey seems like such a good big bro

Thankyou for all the advice and reassurances you have given us, it has been very helpful!

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Yes, we felt sorry for Josey... kinda! He can be a bit too much at times for Tessa too though, particularly outside when he wants to play "chase me!" He'll bark in her face and spin in circles right in front of her and block her way along the path, all until she gets put out with him and chases him off a bit.

Yes, its very cute to watch the friendship develop. I do hope you can keep Zoey as I think it is very good for a dog to have a canine friend in the home.

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Haha that's true, Kasper does tend to knock Zoey about a bit, so I guess its only fair she gets him back

We got a good couple inches of snow today which Zoey HATED haha. She really doesn't like the cold, so I'm going to get her a jumper / coat whilst she's small. She has her first vet appt today, so we'll wrap her in a blanket to take her down!

Any ideas for high value treats for puppies? Kibble doesn't quite get her to work for it, and she spits out some soft smelly treats we have! The only thing she would work for and eat is small bits of cheese and bread (like tiny crumbs of bread, but mostly small bits of cheese). How much cheese is too much?

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I have a quick question about bite inhibition...I understand that hard bites = end of play. But what do you do if the puppy is hanging off your pants or socks?!

We play something similar to a flirt pole to tire Zoey out, but sometimes in her zoomies she will randomly pounce on socks or pants legs. Clothes biting can also happen if she follows me when I walk away after a hard bite, sometimes she will sprint after and start biting feet or trousers...ah, puppyhood! ^__^



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I have a quick question about bite inhibition...I understand that hard bites = end of play. But what do you do if the puppy is hanging off your pants or socks?!

We play something similar to a flirt pole to tire Zoey out, but sometimes in her zoomies she will randomly pounce on socks or pants legs. Clothes biting can also happen if she follows me when I walk away after a hard bite, sometimes she will sprint after and start biting feet or trousers...ah, puppyhood! ^__^



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All very normal puppy stuff.
The good news is they do grow up!

The pant leg biting thing is particularly annoying. You just need to gently extract your leg from the puppy. Talk calmly, stay calm, remove puppy gently. Time for puppy nap, in her crate, or some other switch to a calmer activity. At least that's how I handled this. When puppies are tired they get especially over-stimulated and unable to calm themselves.

Fortunately the pant-leg stage usually only lasts a few weeks, and you'll learn what sorts of things precede this behavior, and therefore be able to avoid getting her into this state. Again, its usually over-tired and/or over-stimulated.
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