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Thunder the puppy
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(05-11-2019, 05:15 PM)Iron Wrote: My dad's dog, Gita, is visiting. She's a big lazy husky. They spent the first 24 hours very nervous around each other, but now they are chasing each other around the tiny house. I booted them outside and they went and played in the mud.

The only problem now is they both want to eat the other's food instead of their own.

Oh! That must have been/still is a bit tense and hectic with two hanging around your feet, especially in the early stages of contact! Glad they ended up getting along in the end, though I feel bad for your flooring after they come in after they are done having fun in the mud....

What's the matter with them eating each other's food? That shouldn't hurt either of them, right? Unless they have very specific diets?

Also, are huskies as stubborn as many people claim they are? And have the dogs caused you any major trouble yet?
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Puppies are supposed to eat a specific diet, because they aren't very robust yet and they need to grow.

Adult dogs shouldn't eat puppy food because it will give them an upset stomach. Not the end of the world though.

Gita isn't very stubborn because she's half-shepherd (though she looks a bit like a wolf), but my cousin has a very very stubborn poorly trained husky and it's scary. They need a lot of exercise and authority.

The only trouble is tracking mud, like you say. They are good dogs. Oh, Thunder tried to get in the beehives... that could be bad. She was just happily sniffing them. Bees are pretty gentle but if a big fluffy thing tries to knock down their hive they will defend it.
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(05-11-2019, 06:06 PM)Iron Wrote: (...) Oh, Thunder tried to get in the beehives... that could be bad. She was just happily sniffing them. Bees are pretty gentle but if a big fluffy thing tries to knock down their hive they will defend it.

Ahhhhh please protect curious and cute puppy from suffering bee stings and the bees from dying after stinging :C
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Anything new about the good girl apart from she having grown bigger? :>
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I'm curious too how's the pupper doing too, mate! Have things been going well with her?
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She knows a lot of tricks now and is calming down a bit. Each trick has a hand signal with it.

-Sit/stay
-Speak
-Down/stay
-Leave It/Not yours
-Drop It
-Place (she goes and lays on her rug)
-Come, even when distracted.
-Shake

She's so smart.

Her growth is really funny. Her torso hasn't changed much, but her legs grew much longer, especially in the back. So she's a little ungainly, but she can endure a much longer hike now.

She has to go to the vet today for her last round of shots. Next week she starts puppy school... I hope there's something left for her to learn!
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Such a clever girl, awwwww! But 'shake' as a command? What does that mean, shake herself when her fur's wet or shake hands/give a paw?
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(06-13-2019, 02:43 PM)PhantomUnderYourDesk Wrote: Such a clever girl, awwwww! But 'shake' as a command? What does that mean, shake herself when her fur's wet or shake hands/give a paw?

I think its the later, dear.

Heh, you certainly have a real smart poochie there! Feel a bit bad about her growth pattern, but that'll even out in the future hopefully!

What are you sending Thunder to pet school for, though? I thought you were doing a great job of training/teaching her yourself, unless you mean for her to pick up something you can't teach her so easily?

Has she caused you any trouble or grief too?
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(06-13-2019, 03:16 PM)Lord Windos Wrote:
(06-13-2019, 02:43 PM)PhantomUnderYourDesk Wrote: Such a clever girl, awwwww! But 'shake' as a command? What does that mean, shake herself when her fur's wet or shake hands/give a paw?

I think its the later, dear.

Heh, you certainly have a real smart poochie there! Feel a bit bad about her growth pattern, but that'll even out in the future hopefully!

What are you sending Thunder to pet school for, though? I thought you were doing a great job of training/teaching her yourself, unless you mean for her to pick up something you can't teach her so easily?

Has she caused you any trouble or grief too?

The biggest benefit of pet school is that she'll be around other dogs, learning to perform those tricks around constant distractions. I do wish puppy school had started a month ago, but she wasn't considered old enough.

The only trouble she causes me is due to her being a herding dog - she nips at everyone's ankles all the time! She's getting better about that but it's a slow process.
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(06-13-2019, 04:43 PM)Iron Wrote: The biggest benefit of pet school is that she'll be around other dogs, learning to perform those tricks around constant distractions. I do wish puppy school had started a month ago, but she wasn't considered old enough.

The only trouble she causes me is due to her being a herding dog - she nips at everyone's ankles all the time! She's getting better about that but it's a slow process.

Ah, gotcha. Yeah, that would be a good thing for her, to learn how to work and perform under increased pressure and sensory input. Don't want Thunder getting distracted mid-trick or during an important job, right?

Heh he, that's breed in instincts, for you! At least she's not tearing up the house, getting lost in the woods, or anything else that a dog can get themselves in trouble for!
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