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20-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #1

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20-08-2012, 06:42 PM   #2

Re: New Puppy Adjustment Period


I strongly suspect that when this dog matures he will have a very independent streak which may be difficult if you hare used to having a handler dependent breed.



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20-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #3

Re: New Puppy Adjustment Period


He may be on his best behaviour as he's still quite new to your place. Give it a week or so and he'll remember he has Springer Spaniel genes. My mother acquired a 14 week old Cocker x Collie from rescue and he was very quiet for the first few weeks. Not any more though!



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20-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #4

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Hang on in there. The Honeymoon Period will shortly be ending and you`ll wonder what hit you......



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20-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #5

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Thanks.

I figure he is just laying low getting used to everything but I am used to getting puppies at 8 or 9 weeks where they adjust quite quickly.

I am taking him home this weekend to my parent's house who have a huge fenced in back yard and a 5 month old Beagle pup who is nuts. I am betting some serious puppy play time with the beagle will help get my dog out of his shell.



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20-08-2012, 08:55 PM   #6

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This behaviour sounds allot like my Fenny when he was a little baby.
He did not even like to be touched (he would move away from human touch) even when he was so little.

He got to around 10 months old and came right out of his shell. Rough playing and racing around like a loon.
It took around a year for him to settle down from being a total nut.

He's now a little grumpy and does pull away from cuddles (unless he comes to you). He's unlike allot of dogs I know in how he acts, though I would not swap him for the WORLD.

I don't know if this is very helpful to you or not, but I hope so.
There's something special about an aloof dog. When they choose to have cuddle time, its like being chosen for a super reward

My Fenny is a Schnauzer Shi Tzu x BTW.

I'm sure your puppy will be a wonderful friend!



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21-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #7

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Aw bless him. He certainly does sound very timid. Hopefully he will enjoy having another dog as a friend and lots more positive socialisation.
Good luck and let us know how you get on with him.



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21-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #8

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I had a lurcher pup who was very quiet, he spent most of his time sleeping & did not gel with me until he was almost a yr. He grew into a lovely loyal dog that every one took to.
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23-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #9

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Just wanted to update that since I posted he has definitely came out of his shell some. He has even started barking occasionally when playing and such which is something he never did before.

Certainly becoming more and more like other puppies I have been around.



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23-08-2012, 06:25 PM   #10

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Glad to hear he is settling in and getting braver



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