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nofishfisherman
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:15 PM 04/18/09 (CST)
We brought the new pup home today. Here he is.

His name is Ramzi and he's 8 weeks old. There are more photos in my blog. I plan on adding a few more pictures of him on the blog over time.

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jeffd
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 11:42 PM 04/18/09 (CST)
Great dog, is it a lab? My 8 mo lab is laying here smelling like a darn garbage dump tonight. He must have eaten something that did not agree but works out good for me. Enjoy your dog. Jeffd
nofishfisherman
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 07:37 AM 04/19/09 (CST)
its a Vizsla actually. He is currently chasing his docked tail not sure if he'll ever be able to catch it.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 08:19 AM 04/19/09 (CST)
Stocky little boy there.Is it a hunting dog? Looks to me like a swimming dog.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 10:02 AM 04/19/09 (CST)
Good looking dog nofish. I'm sure you guys will have lots of fun together. I can borrow you some training books if you need otherwise the library is full of good ones and videos. The nice thing about the books is that they all have different philosophies when it comes to training methods. Even if you are getting professional training done I still recommend reading some books, that way you can be a fair judge of the method your trainer is using.

I would start training right away and train hard. I only used treats and praising until my pup was older. Positive reinforcement when they are pups make them actually like the training process. But, during training time only give them treats when they do what they are supposed to..
The more someone can be around for letting the dog out to potty the better.. They will learn fast if you let them out a lot and tell them to potty when outside then reward them for going in the right spot.. I really don't recommend the indoor potty pads. My friend tried those and when he moved the pad outside the dog just kept peeing inside.

Oh yeah and remember. If you feed the pup a lot it will poop alot and if you give it a lot of water it will pee a lot. I know that seems like common sense but It's worth knowing. Like feeding two hours before bedtime is a lot better than right at bedtime.

I personally am not a fan of the leave a huge bucket of food out all day feeding method. It teaches the dog self control I guess. Or they become obese and unhealthy. I fed my dog three times a day until she was a bit older then switched to twice (my vet recommended it)

I know you didn't ask for this advice but I figured I would mention it in case it helps. I recommend getting the dog used to a leash and collar right away. Just let them run around with a leash even when not on a walk.

One last thing I'll mention. With my pup the morning feeding was a great time for a little 5 minute training session. I would instruct my dog to sit (vocal and hand signal) Then I would do the same for the stay command. I fill her dish then have her come to me away from the food. And then tell her OK and she would fly to the food bowl.. Later I eliminated the vocal commands and did just the signals. And I also added getting the morning paper for me before she gets fed. She learned the newpaper thing in three or four tries. Food is a major motivator.





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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 10:55 AM 04/19/09 (CST)
Im wiht ya on the feeding times. My pup is now 8 months old at 85 lb. Pure lab dad is 130 mom is 120. We feed three times a day. he gets 2 cup in am 1 1/2 at noon and 2 cups no later than 5 pm. we fed everything trying to find on that was good and decided on Blue buffalo. It has blueberries chicken and all veggies. The thing i found was if you feed something that has corn meal as filler it is basically sugar. my dog was hyper so giving him more sugar was not good. We did also purchase the Blue buffalo treats which are limited to one a couple times a week they are apple flavor. We do the milkbone puppy treats for reward and bedtime. Hope this helps, my dog is now tearing my bushes down again so have to stop him. Jeff
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 11:11 AM 04/19/09 (CST)
hey nofishermen glad to see you got that little guy home,enjoy the puppy days,i always love when they were pups,well i'm sure you to will become best friends if not already,have fun with him grin smiley


nofishfisherman
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 06:57 PM 04/19/09 (CST)
Thanks for the advice guys. So far things are going pretty well. Not alot of sleep last night so I am pretty tired right now but other then that its been good.

We've had a few accidents but they were ones we should have seen coming.

We have him on 2 feedings a day (morning and around 5-6pm) We're keeping him on the same Purina Pro Plan that the breeder started him on. We'll keep him on that through one big bag and maybe look at making the transition to something else.

The biggest challenge is just being diligent on the bathroom breaks and if he doesn't go on schedule to really watch for the signs becuase its going to come out sooner or later.

We're also working with him on crate training which is going ok. He'll go into the crate pretty easily if you toss a piece of his food in the back and then when you walk away he'll cry for a few minutes before settling down.

We were at the vet today so he got a treat from them but so far we've just been giving him a piece of his kibble as a treat. He only gets it when he goes into his crate. Everything else is done through verbal praise right now.

So far he sits well and he has been coming when called but I'm not sure how much he understands and how much of it is that he just wants to be near me anyways. I guess we'll see how it goes.




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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 07:07 PM 04/19/09 (CST)
Thats a good looking pup nofish, lots of good times ahead



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nofishfisherman
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 09:16 AM 04/20/09 (CST)
He is fun to have around but also very exhausting.



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