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Old 04-02-2011, 12:48 PM
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Stepped on puppy's foot!

My new puppy is always underfoot. I have been very careful not to step on him but today I did not see im and stepped on his back foot.

He squealed a lot and limped. I picked him up and was able to manipulate the foot and leg with no reaction. As time passed, he limped less and less. I called the Vet and she said it is unlikely that anything is broken since he is walking fairly normally.

I feel terrible about it, though. Any tips on how to keep the puppy out from under our feet so this does not happen again?

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Old 04-02-2011, 12:53 PM
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They will just learn. I stand here, mom or dad steps on me.

I have done it several times and Zoey always looks at me so sad. I just tell her im sorry!(not that she gets what that means) and give pets.

I have also started showing her where I would like her to be. For instance when im in the kitchen she is to sit in the corner where I cut veggies or next to the fridge, or on the rug next to the back door. She is doing really well seeing as I have not formally trained it.
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Happy to report that there are no indications of any discomfort in his foot. Whew!! After an hour or so there was no noticeable tenderness at all. He is being more careful about getting under my feet now too. We're thinking about putting a little bell on his collar so he can't sneak up behind us.

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It's the worst thing to do this... and I think it happens to most of us whilst raising a puppy!

One thing to do is to drop a treat when this happens, just to try to counter the reaction... to reassure the pup he was not being punished.

SO glad pup is OK!
They are pretty durable really.
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Its okay, puppies and dogs forgive you Just apologize by giving them pets or picking them up and giving them kisses.
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I've been told that if you "shuffle your feet" rather than taking steps, if can help.
I don't know...I never step on my little ones, they are quick to get out of the way. The BIG one, on the other hand......oy vey!
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