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by Rippers
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Re: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please

She was out of her crate all night last night with no accidents! We are managing the excited nipping better and have only had one 'get off me' attempt at a nip - which I now see was my fault as I saw the signs that she wasn't happy and I didn't recognise them quickly enough. She has got a bit worse ...
by Rippers
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Re: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please

Tiny update, she's fast asleep and not in her crate (usually if out of it she'd be chasing shadows and can't relax) and we've had no accidents this evening yet either.

Baby steps :)
by Rippers
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Re: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please

Ah okay, was wondering if it was just me, i shall put up with it :)
by Rippers
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Re: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please

Goodness, I don't feel equipped to help you but is there a professional trainer in your local area that could come on recommendation? I have a dear friend who is a good trainer who uses positive reinforcement methods, sadly she lives a way away from me now (we're both forces families) but we are pl...
by Rippers
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Re: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please

On a different note, does everyone else have to verify they're not a robot before any post will go though?
by Rippers
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Re: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please

Working dog food is inappropriate for her because she isn't working. Find a colour/additive free ordinary food for her. The high-octane stuff will only make her more hyper. Independent sites such as dogfoodanalysis.com will help with telling you which foods are better quality. Don't give her anythi...
by Rippers
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Re: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please

Welcome. I'm only going to give short answers to begin with because I don't want to overwhelm you, and also the stupid Board times out with long answers. Thank you for such a detailed post and also for making it easy to read by using paragraphs. First off - the misuse of the laser pen may have caus...
by Rippers
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Re: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please

Thank you for the replies. Just about to peruse them properly but wanted to say thank you first as I wasn't sure if I'd completely bombarded you all!
by Rippers
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

8mo springer puppy - huge post requesting advice please

Hi, Quick intro, 8month old springer pup. Owned her 3 weeks after her first family realised they had bitten off more than they could chew. She was restricted to a small area by their back door, didn't get on with their other dog and was hyper and also nippy when overexcited, nervous peeing (usually ...
by Rippers
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Resource guarding
Replies: 5
Views: 7208

Re: Resource guarding

This is a timely post for me, thank you!
by Rippers
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy Peeing Indoors
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: Puppy Peeing Indoors

Thank you, I'm new to the forum so trying to figure it all out! Will do
by Rippers
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy Peeing Indoors
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: Puppy Peeing Indoors

I am also interested in this as we have the same issue. When puppy (8 months) is in her crate she won't wet, but if she has any space outside of it at all she will drop and wee (and sometimes poop) with no obvious signs. I hate her being. Her crate all the time but we have kids and stepping out of o...