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by suzi23173
18 Mar 2016, 09:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How accurate are puppy size predictors?
Replies: 12
Views: 5330

Re: How accurate are puppy size predictors?

It's absolutely spot on for Tess. Amazing! It used to drive me crazy trying to work out how big she would get. I wish that had been available when she was little. You have to put in Labrador or poodle but it still accurate. She was 16 kg at 16 weeks so it says she should end up 28.8 kg which is exac...
by suzi23173
16 Mar 2016, 10:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's in a name?
Replies: 23
Views: 8626

Re: What's in a name?

We had been to see the puppies and had left saying we would not say yes there and then but wait to make sure we were certain and happy with the breeder, not just being rash etc and let her know later. OH kept saying, "Shall I ring her then, when shall I ring her?" even though it was me who had made ...
by suzi23173
16 Mar 2016, 00:11
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Emily still nipping
Replies: 35
Views: 13325

Re: Emily still nipping

Hang in there- and start training now. The more commands and words she knows the easier it with be to interact with her and get her to do what you want. Do it in short, fun bursts. It will also tire her out in these early days when walks have to be short. Maybe think about a clicker as they are real...
by suzi23173
14 Mar 2016, 11:28
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Emily still nipping
Replies: 35
Views: 13325

Re: Emily still nipping

That's a very good point about the bite reflex and definitely something to be considered and encouraged. Just to add that having done a combination of all I describe above, Tess has an extremely good no bite reflex. I think some people advocate letting the pup bite you and pushing down to make it un...
by suzi23173
12 Mar 2016, 23:39
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Emily still nipping
Replies: 35
Views: 13325

Re: Emily still nipping

It is normal but quite upsetting. The thing to realise is that you won't suddenly come up with a strategy which will switch it off. She will grow out of it when she gets that that's not how you play with people and suddenly it will stop. That may be with different people sooner and others later depe...
by suzi23173
08 Mar 2016, 11:55
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New puppy coming home
Replies: 26
Views: 10014

Re: New puppy coming home

Definitely agree with Liz on this. I did the same, as I said above and Tess also never touches anything of mine. She has two big toy baskets and helps herself to those. She would have destroyed everything when she was a pup but I followed her everywhere and if I couldn't supervise her I made sure sh...
by suzi23173
04 Mar 2016, 08:56
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New puppy coming home
Replies: 26
Views: 10014

Re: New puppy coming home

Obviously l don't mean all those training things in the same day- but she will pick them all up. Very short bursts is good. It will tire her out as using her brain is good for exhausting her energy when you can't go for walks for walks need to be very short because of those growing joints. I agree w...
by suzi23173
03 Mar 2016, 22:38
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New puppy coming home
Replies: 26
Views: 10014

Re: New puppy coming home

You can easily teach her sit, lay down, fetch, roll over, come- she will pick them all up quickly. When she bites you or something that's not hers, tell her no or uh-uh no bite! - firm but not scary. Then give her something of hers and really praise her for biting that. She has to learn what's hers ...
by suzi23173
03 Mar 2016, 20:01
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Soon to be new owner - anxious and excited!
Replies: 34
Views: 13390

Re: Soon to be new owner - anxious and excited!

Ah yes that's right- I was trying to remember the name well done.
I wonder what happened to her. She was a great member. Xx
by suzi23173
02 Mar 2016, 08:07
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Soon to be new owner - anxious and excited!
Replies: 34
Views: 13390

Re: Soon to be new owner - anxious and excited!

Oh yes- you're learning fast- God made 'em cute so you don't kill 'em!! :shock: :lol: ...during the bitey faze, teenage faze, recall training, being the class clown (and the cleverest) at puppy classes so all the pedigree owners tut and sniff at your "designer dog", for weeing in your shoe, running ...
by suzi23173
29 Feb 2016, 18:08
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Soon to be new owner - anxious and excited!
Replies: 34
Views: 13390

Re: Soon to be new owner - anxious and excited!

Oh he's just scrumdoodliumptious! xx
by suzi23173
25 Feb 2016, 13:05
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: How long did toilet training take you?
Replies: 7
Views: 6606

Re: How long did toilet training take you?

We only had poos in the house for the first few days but wees took longer. I think until about 4.5 months until she was reliable. Then she did a wee out of the blue in the living room at 6 months but since then no accidents. So I would say cast iron at 6 months. I did not crate. I had a pen and pads...
by suzi23173
22 Feb 2016, 23:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Velcro dog doodles!
Replies: 18
Views: 6971

Re: Velcro dog doodles!

:lol: I don't Anne, if I'm there by myself but OH was about and so being a believer that familiarity breeds contempt and there are still some things you should never share I do shut the door. When he's not there we do the girlie trip to the loo like all good bezzie mates. Xxx
by suzi23173
22 Feb 2016, 22:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Velcro dog doodles!
Replies: 18
Views: 6971

Re: Velcro dog doodles!

For Pollydoodle: Would the real Tess please stand up:-

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No peace for the wicked as they say! :shock:

(For the squeamish- I was fully clothed and the lid was down!)
by suzi23173
20 Feb 2016, 23:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Velcro dog doodles!
Replies: 18
Views: 6971

Re: Velcro dog doodles!

It's much funnier to imagine their angst Pollydoodle! :oops: :lol: :shock: