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Old 01-25-08, 09:56 AM   #1
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I got a puppy! Any good puppy training/care forums?

say hello to fabienne (fabian ) the bernese mountain dog!



Does anyone have any links to good puppy or bmd forums?
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Awww ... pretty puppy!

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I'd give you advice, but my 6 month old is too smart to be trained. Had to get a shock collar and even that is losing it's sway.
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datsa gonna be a big doggie....
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Is this going to be a house dog? If so that creates special tactics. Regardless, as my good friend Cesar says, "every dog must have Discipline, Exercise and Affection to be a calm submissive member of the pack."

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My sister told me with her dog, when she first got him she would completely ignore him when
he had a barking fit. He only did that 2 times before he gave up barking for no good reason.
Now hes the quietest dog, but he will bark if someone knocks on the door. I think thats a good reason.
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That hound is so damn cute I want to stomp on his head!
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yes she is going to be a house dog.

check her out with her guinea pig buddies in the back ground



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Very cute puppy but I notice it is already having to stay in the corner...

The best advise I can give you is make obedience a game and reward for good behavior. Also, have a word that you say sharply when he disobeys that will get his attention - I used "HEY". This basically means - you know better, what do you think you are doing?!

There are some excellent information out there but before I would rely too much on advice in a forum, I would find a neighbor who has a dog you admire in how it acts (not everyone wants a perfect dog - I prefer mine to run around free till I tell him otherwise) and see if they will give you pointers. Your goals will determine the kind of training.

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yes she is going to be a house dog.

check her out with her guinea pig buddies in the back ground


In that case, my advice is to let the guinea pigs out and put the dog in the cage. Seriously! Well ok, just sort of. Bigger dogs are typically easier to housebreak, but i think the same thing applies. Get a large enough wire crate and keep the dog in it at ALL TIMES he is not supervised. This is just like a baby, we don't let them wander around the house, unattended. You shouldn't do this with your new dog either.

It amazes me the people who complain about their new puppy tearing up the house and peeing/pooping all over it. This shouldn't be an option for your dog. Our dog never tore one single thing up in our house. Of course he had pee'd in the house when we were housebreaking him but we were always THERE to see it and correct him! That is the key.

Let your puppy wander unattended and you are in for trouble.
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yes she is going to be a house dog.

check her out with her guinea pig buddies in the back ground



Damn. That dog needs to be grabbed by the tail and smashed against the wall she's so cute!

BTW - if she's going to be a house dog, make sure she gets PLENTY of exercise.
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say hello to fabienne (fabian ) the bernese mountain dog!



Does anyone have any links to good puppy or bmd forums?
Man, a cornered animal can get vicious quick!!!! I would put down the camera and slowly back away and call animal control.
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Damn. That dog needs to be grabbed by the tail and smashed against the wall she's so cute!
That's even less funny the second time.
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I should mention that I grew up and raised other dogs before. My family always had standard poodles and while they are not as big as a bmd they are not your average small dog. We had one that was over 80lbs.

We already have a crate and use it.

The major difference I am encountering with this dog is she is doesnt appear to be anywhere near the intelligence level of the standard poodles I grew up with. Our last dog was, honest to god, house trained in under a week. I also dont remember any of them being as much trouble as this little girl is. So I think I need to learn a lot of knew things about training a puppy. Its been almost 12 years since I last had a puppy.

We have a back yard and eventually when she becomes a mature dog she will probably spend her days in the back while we are at work during nice weather so she should have plenty of exercise. I am already getting excited to convert this little shed into a play house / shelter for her.

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does anyone know where i can get her the world champion stripes to use as a color
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That's even less funny the second time.
Guess what? I don't give a flying frak what you think, so go back to feeding the pigs, or whatever it is you do.
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cool

Down here you couldn't put a wood structure up against the house. Termite food.
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Guess what? I don't give a flying frak what you think, so go back to feeding the pigs, or whatever it is you do.
Milking sheep, but you're close.
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Cute dog. The guinea pigs will eventually be a light between meals snack for this canine, right?



Our three year old is asking for a dog. Apparently Webkinz just ain't cutting it after a month.
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I hope she isn't a habitual eater like, Jackson (my dog). He eats EVERYTHING. If he can swallow it, he will.

Try coming home from the woods one day to have your dog Technicolor yawn bear excrement all over your carpet as you try to rush him to the tile floor. Not only is he throwing up bile and half digested puppy food, but liquefied feces to boot. Swell.

He threw up a 2.5 inch long, 1 inch wide chewed up stick last week. He only weighs 35 pounds!
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Cute dog. The guinea pigs will eventually be a light between meals snack for this canine, right?

Thankfully, from what I understand, this breed isnt much of a hunter and doesnt even care about chasing squirrels and stuff like that. So far she has barely acknowledged the pigs.
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Try coming home from the woods one day to have your dog Technicolor yawn bear excrement all over your carpet as you try to rush him to the tile floor. Not only is he throwing up bile and half digested puppy food, but liquefied feces to boot. Swell.

Blech - all my little dog do was to roll in doo doo, any poop. Loved the horse trails. Luckily she grew outta that.



He threw up a 2.5 inch long, 1 inch wide chewed up stick last week. He only weighs 35 pounds!


Ooo I'd be afraid he might puncture something!
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I hope she isn't a habitual eater like, Jackson (my dog). He eats EVERYTHING. If he can swallow it, he will.

Try coming home from the woods one day to have your dog Technicolor yawn bear excrement all over your carpet as you try to rush him to the tile floor. Not only is he throwing up bile and half digested puppy food, but liquefied feces to boot. Swell.

He threw up a 2.5 inch long, 1 inch wide chewed up stick last week. He only weighs 35 pounds!
big dogs do have a tendancy to get fat so I hope she isnt like that.
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big dogs do have a tendancy to get fat so I hope she isnt like that.
too true, but exercise and not overfeeding them will help.

my best friend has a french mastif.

he's probably in the neighborhood of 140lbs, but he's far from fat. if anything, he's on the skinny side.
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Ooo I'd be afraid me might puncture something!
He stopped eating last week, naturally we assumed he had ingested something that was blocking his GI track. Trip to the vet revealed that it was a piece of rawhide the size of a stack of post it notes. He swallowed it then it expanded in his guts.

A 6 month old Akida/Lab puppy with laxative induced explosive diarrhea is one of the funniest things on earth.
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