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#1063

Can someone reassure me that if I donโ€™t have a perfectly behaved dog by the time itโ€™s 12 weeks old thatโ€™s ok? Read somewhere that implies theyโ€™re ruiend for life and Iโ€™m like SHIT I ONLY HAVE TWO WEEKS TO TRAIN MISTY Iโ€™M DOING SO BADLY :grimacing:


#1064

Lol no. Of course itโ€™s best to get them trained as early as possible, but 12 weeks is very very young. Mine was pretty much house trained at that point, but chewed everything and wouldnโ€™t walk more then 10 metres without latching onto my clothes. Just work on one command at a time.


#1065

The one thing I really recommend with training is the โ€˜drop itโ€™ / โ€˜leave itโ€™ commands. Not teaching him those as a puppy really has made things difficult.

Are you doing training classes?


#1066

And probably stop/stay for road safety etc


#1067

Oh for sure, just focused on the drop it / leave it type ones as theyโ€™re often not covered in training courses.


#1068

Dog is being blanket whilst Iโ€™m watching ski jumping


#1069

Yeah Iโ€™m trying those although with minimal success really. We have a potty pad which is raised up slightly with a training pad on it, Iโ€™d say she has a 25% success rate at the moment (lol). She tends to wee and poo next to it instead of on it, and she has now advanced to trying to eat the training pad.

Her separation axiety is really bad, she only has to see one of us look away to start crying :frowning: weโ€™re doing our best to ignore her until she calms down but it is really difficult.

Edit: and yeah Iโ€™m hoping to book her into puppy classes, although she wonโ€™t be able to go out until about a week after her 2nd vaccination (14th Jan) which is after the dreaded 12 week mark. Hence my panic! :laughing:


#1070

Ah right yeah, I think you probably donโ€™t need any more than that though high five or handshakes are pretty cute


#1071

I canโ€™t wait to teach her high fives :smiley:


#1072

I donโ€™t know if itโ€™s possible in your situation, but I would really recommend bypassing pads if possible - it just delays getting it in the right place (outside). I got house training near enough completely sorted in two or three weeks by taking him out every half hour and doing crazy celebrations whenever he did anything.

Realise this requires having someone around throughout the day though.


#1073

We got a couple of super cheap rugs and used a carpet off-cut to cover the living room for the first couple of weeks.


#1074

We do take her outside but she doesnโ€™t go, and waits to go inside in the warm. We even try taking her pad outside with us, haha.


#1075

Interesting - we have a water resistant playpen where she spends most of the day, and the taining pad is inside that. Maybe weโ€™ll get rid and start just taking her out.

Sheโ€™s currently sleeping like a little angel tho!


#1076

Yeah, I would sometimes spend a good half hour waiting for him to do something at times, but he seemed to get the message after a while that the quicker he did something the quicker weโ€™d go back inside. Even now when I take him for a wee and he doesnโ€™t need to go heโ€™ll cock his leg and pretend so Iโ€™ll let him back inside.

The early house training stage is so frustrating, but once itโ€™s sorted it usually stays sorted


#1077

I got mine at the end of April/ start of May though - much more pleasant time to be outside!


#1078

Do you like the beach, Honey?

Good-o.


#1079

Please can I have your dog?


#1080

Help yourself, she is a pain in my balls.


#1081

I refuse to believe that


#1082

almost involuntarily waved at someoneโ€™s dog earlier as i was walking past.
didnโ€™t make eye contact with the owner

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