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Old 04-05-2007, 12:07 PM
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I bought my puppy on tuesday and he will be 6 weeks on friday. He has had two shots and two wormers so far and i have the third for the third dose of wormer. When i got him he was 10 pounds 14 ounces. The mother was a yellow lab probably 40 pounds and the father was a black lab probably 95 pounds. He has some big paws on him so he will probably get big. don't know how much more i can tell ya about the little guy. Hoyt is his name. OK i know i am going to be asking a lot of questions but here they go....

1. For now should i let him bark and then try to quiet him down later?

2. He is in the biting stage right now and when he bites me i curl his upper lip on his canine. Is this right?

3. He will be 6 weeks on friday.... anything else i should know at this age?

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Old 04-05-2007, 03:05 PM
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Have you been crate training him? I just picked up my French Brittany a week ago, he was 7 weeks, so I have been going through much the same. Although mine doesn't bark.

On the biting thing I have just been saying "Ouch" kind of luder like it is painful and he stops. I was reading somewhere they learn not to bite hard from their littermates so since he was taken prematurely from that stage, you have to become that with him.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:29 PM
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The first thing I would do would be to go back to the breeder and smack the crap out of him for selling a puppy before it was at least 7 weeks old. [:@][:@]



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Old 04-06-2007, 05:42 AM
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1. For now should i let him bark and then try to quiet him down later?

I own a barker but personally, I wouldn't do anything at this stage. A pup at this age can do no wrong. Praise what he does right. Barking can be corrected by a bark collar or other methods later.

2. He is in the biting stage right now and when he bites me i curl his upper lip on his canine. Is this right?

He's just a puppy and playing like a puppy. I'd say let him. I seen dogs that were raised by people who won't play with puppies. Many just don't know how to interact/play with other dogs because they've never learned or been taught.

3. He will be 6 weeks on friday.... anything else i should know at this age?

Lots.Get a good puppy book. Get him used to routines now. Socialized him.
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Old 04-06-2007, 05:53 AM
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The first thing I would do would be to go back to the breeder and smack the crap out of him for selling a puppy before it was at least 7 weeks old. [:@][:@]
Very true it is illegal here to sell a pup at this age! Your pup still needs others to play with so, if he is chewing on you or barking a little that would be normal. So let him get a little age on him before trying to correct him of this.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:01 AM
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Two things I always try to stress to my puppybuyers are:

1. Crate training; there's a pretty good book called "How to Housebreak Your Dog in Seven Days" by Shirlee Kalstone. Dirt cheap on Amazon. I don't know about the 7 days part, but it's a good guide to crate training.

2. Socialization; that's really important. I would suggest taking him to a puppy kindergarten class. I feel the socializtion is important enough that I have taken all our dogs thru the class. I could teach the class, but go strictly for the socialization.

Good luck with your new puppy!

Oh, and about what Doc E said about the breeder........ Doc E is WAY too polite.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:13 AM
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Here in FL they have to be 8 weeks or older and have a certificate of immunization.
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