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tinajane
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:11 am 
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hi again,
im after some advice,
wen my daughter was born 17wks ago, we had a 12 month old staff, he was brilliant,
unfortuentally we had to have him put down 6wks ago, he had epilepsey and fitted 9 times in 1 day, we were gutted, both me and hubby cried Sad ,
anyway 3 days ago we bought a lab puppy, hes a night mare, he dont go near the baby buts hes mental! a complete lunitic!
anybody with any advice i would b very gr8ful,
cheers tina x
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:19 am 
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Hello tinajane

How old is the puppy? Sounds like he needs neutering asap as that should calm him down although i believe that labs are very boisterous/playful dogs. You can also maybe get a feliaway plug in which can calm them down especially when they are in a new home etc.
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:27 am 
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hes only 9 wks old so i really should jus give it more time, me and my hubby were jus amazed at how he was, we've had loads of dogs ova the yrs and none of them have been this bad, lol, not even our staff who was a little bugger,
i think i may give the plug a try as my hubby will neva get a dog netured unless its a medical reason,
thankyou so much for your advice, im really greatful for it x
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:33 am 
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hi tina i have a boxer puppy and she is really boisterous to at first she was ok but now she bounces all over the place and is nuts!! but we have been taking her to puppy classes at first it was nightmare cos she jst wanted to play with everyone and not do anything but now she is really good
its mayb jst cos he is jst away from his mum and he will calm down in a couple of wks

gl xx
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:38 am 
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lol, i see the pic aint she lovely!
well i was thinkin about puppy classes, but we took him to meet our guard dog last nite and he seamed really well behaved around him, so i may start walkin them together, i did that wiv the staff and that seamed to calm him down abit,
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:03 am 
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hi
its only because they are so young he will get better he needs to get used to being away from mummy and you need to get used to him
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:35 am 
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ml223- i have a boxer just like urs very boisterous got him 2 months before i gave birth and he was ok at first then sooooooooo boisterous but never ever is boisterous near baby very gentle but crazy n e other time so aint really had any problems.

tinajane- i wud giv it sum time labs are very playful dogs and he is still only young.
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:59 pm 
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Getting a dog neutered calms their behaviour down and also is better for them healthwise. They have less chance of getting testicular cancer if they are neutered and it is amazing how much they calm down after being netuered (i should know, i work in an animal rescue home)
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:02 pm 
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Some people think that routine castration of male dogs is unnecessary. Here are some reasons why we think neutering your dog is the best option:

Your male dog can smell a [*CENSORED*] in heat from a very long distance away, and some dogs will do anything to reach her -including scaling tall fences or digging underneath. These dogs are liable to become lost, or be involved in road traffic accidents.
Often, male dogs become very frustrated. They may try to mount cushions, or even people's legs. Some become snappy. Others become very dominant, and constantly attack other dogs. Un-neutered male dogs may also scent mark by urinating about the house.
The risk of testicular cancer is completely removed by neutering. Many older male dogs develop prostate enlargement, leading to urinary problems, constipation and the possibility of prostatic cancer. Because prostatic cancer can be hormone dependant, these dogs have to be castrated when they are getting on in years and therefore present a greater anaesthetic risk.
Neutering is best done when your dog is about six months old, before he has learned any bad habits.
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:21 pm 
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Hiya Im new to this site, I have 4 chihuahuas, 2 girls and 2 boys, each is different, girls are 1yr old, dogs one long hair 2yrs old looks like a fox, other dog short hair 11 mnts, they are all individuals with different characteristics, all spoilt and friendly, youngest dog were havin difficullty wee training. getting better with time, hes crazy tho, I love em all, theyre my babies, my little bundles of fluff.
Keep at your puppy, persuasion pays off, love and attention, but disciline too xx
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:43 pm 
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yer i have just had my dog castrated he is 2 years but aint seemed to off calmed down much. wne will this happen?
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:26 pm 
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How long ago did you get your dog castrated Laura?
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:53 pm 
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only about 2 weeks ago!
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