Just got a pup,

by June
(CA. USA)

So we got a pup, he's about 15 weeks old right now. we have had 3 weeks now, just a sweetheart. Can get quite rambunctious for half an hour or so twice a day. We can not walk him yet because he hasn't had his 4th shots. ! Help! we do crate him when we are gone during the day, I'm only gone for about 4hours some day's. Sometimes a little more. At night he does have the full run of our home. He's still working things out. Any help if we are doing it wrong. Also any suggestions about the night barking would help. I do know they are night guarders.

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May 29, 2016
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Need excerisize
by: Ed A from NJ

Exercise this little man in the morning before crating then again after crating, and a third time after dinner.

They should noy be too long or to intense. Puppy pyres need to be exercised in a very careful way as their bones grow fast and you don't want to overdo it.

Nice short well paced WALKS will be enough to take the edge off him without hurting his growth cycles.

Pyres save their energy to use in short bursts as needed. That should be considered when you do exercise them. You just want to burn off a little of that puppy energy.

I am going through this with my Newfie. For the first year I kept her to 5 minute walks 3 times,a day until she was 6 months. Then went to 10 or 15 minutes from 6 to 9 months and then 20 minutes 9 months to 12 months. Now,we are doing 20 to 25 minutes. I still don't let her do steps or jump in the car yet. Nor do I let her jump on the,sofa but now,at 145 pounds it is,getting harder to booster her in.

But on the other side, she aced her x-rays. Her hips and joints are perfect (so are her eyes and skin). We plan her spaying for around 18 months. Slow growing and taking my time with her now will payoff as she ages.

Take the time now and I know it will payoff later in life when she is healthy. None of my pyrenees ever had hip or joint problems. I may be lucky but I believe an ounce of prevention is worth way more then a pound of cure.

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Exercise
by: Donna

Ed is correct.

However, you can make sure she gets playtime with other pups and dogs with whom she can play well to burn off that energy and get socialized with other dogs.

Aug 14, 2016
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Mr Potter
by: june

So Mr Potter is 6 months old and he's 90lbs!! Thank you for the advice on walking him. I have had him around other dogs and he's very good. Still finds gremlins in the house in the middle of the night! Ha!

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