some questions about puppies
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:27 AM
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"Saving one dog will not change the world...but surely, the world will be changed for that one dog."
Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:24 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:35 PM
sorry this is so long but i might be getting a border collie puppy, i dont know yet, but i have some questions. first how old can you start exercising them? i know you have to wait till there bones are matured or something to that nature. i know you cant get them around other dogs till they have all there shots, which is around 12 or 16 weeks, i forgot i have it written down somewhere, so what have you guys done with your pup till then to keep them exercised or stimulated? i am thinking of using clicker training i have never done it before but have read alot on it and think it is a very good way of training. have any of you used this way? or if there is a better way to train please let me know. i am also thinking of getting the puppy when he is old enough into frisbee when is the right time to start introducing him to the Frisbee? i am going to crate train so any suggestions about that would be great also tips on potty training. thank you for your advice.
Replies to a couple of your questions:
Clicker training - yes. I found it very helpful. If it is your first time, you may want to sign up for a local class since the click timing is so important, it is easier to have someone right there to help you.
Exercising - I am guessing you mean 'formal sport training'? All dogs need exercise. I don't think that young pups should be exercised by repetitive actions - i.e. jumping a bar, chasing a ball endlessly, frisbee or running with a human partner. I like to let a young pup free-range in the woods and fields, if you have that type of geography around you. They exercise at their own pace - stopping and starting, jumping small and big sticks, going uphill and downhill, etc.
Frisbee - Jedismom has a good suggestion about finding a slightly older pup that has toy drive since you have a better idea if s/he has the desire to play, and you would be able to start training sooner (depending on how old the pup is). Look into nearby frisbee clubs and ask questions to make sure they place a priority on the dog's health.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:14 PM
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