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See son, you have to twist your hips and brace yourself a bit in front. Like this!



Hey Daddy, wanna share my new toy?

 

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Awww, so cute!

At what age do you let dad get together with the pups? I've never been around a litter before and wondered how that worked.
 

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Moses heard the pups and was curious about them from day one. He knew better than to try to get near them, but wanted to peek at them to see what the noise was. After their eyes opened we started bringing them inside and letting him see them from a distance. He was interested but cautious.

The past week the pups have been in several times a day getting used to the sights and sounds of being in a home and have wanted to introdcue themselves to him, as he has free rein indoors. HE however has decided they should keep their distance so does a deep menacing growl when they get too close. He hasn't tried to hurt them, but won't tolerate them climbing on or touching him. He growls and snaps and barks in their direction when they try, so they've learned to back off which is a good lesson for a young dog to know. Those who he's scared are immediately submissive to him already and they're only 6 weeks old today.

I wouldn't dare leave them together unsurpervised, but I try to get them together often now.
 

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Glad to see Moses is a little more tolerant Tink! I think he may still be a bit possevive of you!!! Isn't it nice to know you're loved!!!! The pups are adorable! My...how fsat six weeks have gone by!!
 

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Hey Tink ... Moses looks no worse for his scary experience last weekend ... how is he?

And ... did your neighbors cover the well?
 

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Oh, so adorable...looks like Daddy is thinking about stealing that toy, not sharing it! LOL (My mother dogs always steal their puppies' goodies and toys!)
Moses looks a lot like my Chase! Beautiful!
 

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Moses is still acting out. He's not one bit reluctant to pee in the house and I've found 2 piles he's left us as well. He does it overnight or when he thinks no one's looking, so he knows it's wrong, but does it anyway. He doesn't want to go out in the dark or if it's raining.

With all the people we have living here and different schedules we all keep, there's just no excuse for it. He gets let out every couple hours even overnight and at 16 months he should be able to last overnight. I SO feel it's a psychological thing and hope we can get him past it soon.
We've got flooring bought to put in to replace this old stuff, but see no point in doing it while he's still using the house as a litter box.

Thanks for asking!
 

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Moses is still acting out. He's not one bit reluctant to pee in the house and I've found 2 piles he's left us as well. He does it overnight or when he thinks no one's looking, so he knows it's wrong, but does it anyway. He doesn't want to go out in the dark or if it's raining.

With all the people we have living here and different schedules we all keep, there's just no excuse for it. He gets let out every couple hours even overnight and at 16 months he should be able to last overnight. I SO feel it's a psychological thing and hope we can get him past it soon.
We've got flooring bought to put in to replace this old stuff, but see no point in doing it while he's still using the house as a litter box.

Thanks for asking!
I would imagine he is scared from his nighttime episode of falling in the neighbors well - little night fright poor baby, I sure hope he gets over it soon, does someone go outside with him at night - if not maybe that would help him to get over his fear - just a thought - give him a big hug for me
 

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Tink, I don't think it is psychological, at least not in a "I'll show them" kind of way...it may well be acting out due to the well thing...but I would say that he is marking.
That is the only time that Chase marks, when he has a litter of his pups around. It makes me so mad...but then I remember reading that what it means is that he is "making it known to the dog world" that this is his property, his territory and his family...and he will protect it with his life." I think that is kind of sweet...even though I hate the problem, I love the message!
When the pups are gone, I am sure that Moses will get back to normal. Chase always does.
 

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Jac, if you were closer I'd HUG you right now.
It hadn't occurred to me, but that's VERY possible. He really HATES having other dogs in HIS house and near me. He's made that quite clear.
He growls and snarls at the puppies and Canada when she comes in... he makes sure everyone knows he's top dog!

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you're right. If you discover a "cure' for it, please let me know. LOL
 
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