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    1. #11
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      Quote Originally Posted by annkie View Post
      Totally agree with this comment! I have an 8 week old pup myself. I'm starting to realize that this is the Toddler stage. They're testing boundaries. They're stubborn. They want their way and if they don't get it they get feisty. You have to stand your ground and establish boundaries and follow through. Calmly and consistently.
      8 weeks? Hehehe you ain't seen nuthin' yet LOL Seriously though, the 8 week lovely dovey stage is my favorite, and the bonding done at this age. The toddler and teen months are the really challenging times.

      I raised two littermates and it is really hard, they need to do everything separately, crate training, potty training, obedience training, car rides, socialization, etc... etc... etc... I won't say that I won't do it again, but it takes a lot of dedication.

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      I got Rocket Dog somewhere between 6 and 7 weeks. She did fine... BUT #1 we had two grown dogs in the house to keep her in line a bit and #2 she turned out to be dog-aggressive as she grew into adolescence. Maybe related to #1. Or maybe she was going to be that way no matter what. She was the most dominant pup in her litter of 9.

      Long way to say, if it hadn't been for the exigencies of Christmas and jobs and so on and so on... I'd have left her with the dam another week or two.

      BUT, she's still a great dog. Just took some extra work down the line.

    4. #13
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      wow.....seems like i am always busy with my 1 pup. can't imagine trying to handle 2 at the same time. riggins is almost 12 weeks old and starting to come around some.....but i/we spend alot of time with him. i just don't feel i could do it with 2 at once.

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    6. #14
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      Carolina in my mind..
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      Wonder if the OP ever read any of the answers.

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