by StayCivil on 11 December 2019 - 18:12
Thanks everyone! Duke nd Emory your first hand experience is especially helpful. You all basically reaffirmed what the breeder(Sequoyah) was telling me. I have had a good feeling about them the entire time and went and watched them work their dogs. They have a great guarantee as well. I have been lurking and researching for some time, but this feedback on the exact mating is priceless. I appreciate everybody's comments. What toys do yall recommend I have on hand when she gets here? I mean like tugs? Jute or bite suit material? Do i need to start a new thread?
by Western Rider on 11 December 2019 - 20:12
This thread is fine for training toys also
by emoryg on 12 December 2019 - 10:12
As far as toys, I would check with the breeder. There’s a pretty good chance your pup will already be playing with toys and rags and they can help point you in the right direction as well as provide instruction on how to use them. Don’t forget the nose. There’s no nose like a puppy nose for learning good habits that will benefit you down the road.
One last thing, I appreciate the commitment some have to the pup they bring home, but there’s nothing wrong with finding it a new home if he/she doesn’t work out, or adding a second dog that better meets your needs if you can’t part ways. The breeder may be able to work with you on this if needed. Best of luck!
by StayCivil on 13 December 2019 - 19:12
by StayCivil on 17 May 2020 - 08:05
She is doing great and growing fast. She is about 50 lbs no health issues that we can see (knock on my wooden head)lots of treat training, off leash walking in woods, and back yard play.
We have begun letting her play rough w our 3.5 yr old 60# mix breed. They wrestle and run and he has slammed her a few times. Knocked the wind out but no yiping and she goes right back at him.
She does this weird nipping and licking at his face, and trying to jam her head down his throat. They play well for a bit and then she starts that. He doesnt like it, and starts to play harder when she starts. She gets so worked up that she keeps jumping on his head and wont let him settle. I have been telling her off and making her stop when it gets crazy. She will jump on him and try to hold his head still and jam her snout down his throat. That is when he slams her but she doesnt get the cause/effect.
How should I deal with this? I keep waiting for him to growl and reprimand her but idk if he is unsure if he is allowed to or what.
I dont want her to hurt him or vice versa.
Part of me thinks i need to stay out of it, part of me thinks i need to nip it in the bud.
Is this puppy instinct? Will this pass? Should I stay out of it?
Anyone have experience with this type of behavior?
by Koots on 17 May 2020 - 09:05
Glad to hear about your gal, I think you will have a great dog. Happy training!
by apple on 18 May 2020 - 08:05
by Nans gsd on 18 May 2020 - 12:05
by Mike Delaney on 19 May 2020 - 12:05
If you want to do sport keep the 2 dogs apart.
She will enjoy playtime with the other dog more than work with you.
You can’t compete in the fun department with another dog.
by StayCivil on 20 May 2020 - 19:05