I use a puppy seatbelt. It’s a super short leash (dog seatbelt) that clips to the dog harness (NOT collar). And then the car’s seatbelt loops through the short leash. It keeps the pup safe and off your lap.
Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014W40TSW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.NhACbA0HZJV2
I’m in Georgia. I bought a big ice cube tray like this. I mix water with canned pumpkin or chicken stock and freeze. My pup LOVED it after a long walk in the hot weather. Frozen carrots were also a big hit.
I’ve heard that this harness is good for escape artists, though maybe your current harness needs a smaller piece to fit her better? Either way, glad she’s ok! Cheaper option would definitely be getting an attachment to clip the harness and collar together, or double ended lead?
RUFFWEAR, Web Master, Multi-Use Support Dog Harness, Hiking and Trail Running, Service and Working, Everyday Wear https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01N10GGKT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WCVX9C86C89ZY4B58S37?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Very important lesson for any owner of a dog with non-shedding coat. Even if you opt to keep your dog's hair short, (which I do), brushing keeps their skin healthy, it helps them stay comfortable with handling, and it's an opportunity to check them for any injuries, infections, etc. Don't forget to check between the toes! Even though we have Ramses' paws shaved, the hairs between his toe pads obviously stay a little longer, and if he steps in something sticky it's a guaranteed mat, which can irritate the skin pretty quickly. Eyebrow razors work great for gently removing mats from tricky-to-access areas (this process requires many treats).
Hiya! Amazon link for licky bowl
I love all your doggies. When this is all over, let’s have regional doggie parties to meet all the redditors’ pets we’ve squee’d over.
It’s hard sometimes. They develop physically so quickly that it can be tough to remember they’re just babies.
Try your best to remember that your pup is picking up on everything you do. Tone of voice, body language, etc.
Maybe read The Other End of the Leash
Honestly though, keep it together while dealing with your puppy. When you put him to bed or for a nap, have a cry about it, and start again. He’s just doing what his instincts are telling him to do. It can be damn frustrating. Forgive yourself and take it as a lesson to not react like this again.
My puppy bites so hard and draws blood and sometimes, I literally can’t get him to stop. To help him, I stay calm and take that as a cue that he needs to calm down in his crate for a nap. I gently and kindly have him go to the crate with a chicken jerky, and he usually passes out after that. My puppy gets real asshole-ish when he’s tired. It was unbearable until I got him napping whenever he became a land shark. Try putting your puppy for a nap up until class time for the next session. Make sure he’s hungry so he focuses on the treat. You got this!
Got one of these for each of my leashes: https://www.amazon.com/Okydoky-Holder-Leash-Carrier-Bicycle/dp/B0797YJR3Q/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=poop+bag+holder&qid=1560370117&s=gateway&sr=8-10
My issue was I didn't want to carry the bag in my hand the whole time. This solved the problem. I think every dog owner should have one.
Hi! I hope you see this, I really recommend you invest in an "xpen." You can even buy two if you want to give him a bigger area. Some dogs just can't settle in the house without literal physical boundaries.
are you using a normal collar/leash? my labradoodle pulled like he wanted to choke himself until I got a harness that attaches from the front. when he pulls it tightens on his front shoulders and pulls his legs together, preventing him from pulling. I also give him lots of small treats, keeping my arm tucked to my side so he has to be right beside me to get them and is rewarded for being close to and listening to me.
as far as comments goes, it sounds like a majority of the comments you are getting are somewhat sexist since your S/O isn't receiving those same remarks. I would just remind them he's still a puppy in training and focus on training your pup. that's definitely frustrating, having to listen to people make the same comments over and over again though.
Not the person from above. But, I went though this when I got my puppy too. I went with a relatively cheap one that honestly, for the price I paid ($33), I'm really happy with.
It works with my Google display in my office (I can say, Ok Google, show me the Miles cam. It will throw it on the display).
Even better it has a bunch of smart detection that work. Cry detection so I get notified if he is crying when I am outside of the house. Also, person spotted if I'm away... which, Is not a bad thing to have if it happens!
The cry detection was really great for me. One time my dad came to pick me up. Miles was just so excited to see him, but then we both left immediately. I left him in the pen w/ a kong. But, he started howling and was incredibly upset. I ended up going back home, spending a few minutes, did a walk, and then let him settle back in the crate. I think he was so upset that he saw my dad, who he loves, but then he immediately turned around and left. I was real glad I had the notifications because he was so upset and not settling for the entire 20 minutes I was gone. However, once I came back, he was fine after I left again.
What kind of leash are you using? I use one like this when out walking, as the second loop provides better control.
I know it may be pricey, but I've had a lot of success with a playpen. Granted my pup is very, very small (Japanese Chin) so I was able to find one for around $20 (I have the 'medium' version of this one, it does have a 'large' but I'm not sure if that would suit your needs- you may need to find a sturdier one). But I can't stress how helpful it is to have a place to have him play by himself to calm down when he gets overexcited, or just somewhere to put him when I need to make dinner or do laundry. That way your puppy doesn't associate her crate with punishment, and she might not even view it as a punishment at all because she can still have her own fun- she just can't wreck the whole house. Puppies need time to chill, too.
This was my Yorkie’s “lover” for his whole life lol.
One of the best things I’ve figured out is to do the following:
-buy a netted rubber toy ball: https://www.amazon.com/JW-Hol-ee-Roller-Size-Assorted/dp/B00X1TMDAC/ref=mp_s_a_1_12?keywords=rubber+ball+dog+toy&qid=1576749173&sr=8-12
I found one at a local pet store. There were multiple sizes and I found one that was a bit bigger that I could also use to play soccer with my dog.
-buy a stuffable Kong toy
Fill the kong with frozen peanut butter or something bendy like chicken jerky.
Stuff the kong INTO the netted ball.
My dog is an insane chewer and he has gone crazy for it. Hes also very high energy and needs constant stimulation. Most puzzle toys he figures out in five minutes. He is still able to eventually get the Kong out (no idea how he does it) but it takes a long time.
I have also stuffed bully sticks into various Kong’s in difficult to reach positions but the above netted ball and Kong combo has worked the BEST for me.
I use this- I don't know if it's the top quality, but I brush my dogs' teeth nightly after dinner. My 13 year old never had any tooth issues, and my 7 year old has never required a tooth cleaning recommendation from the vet. Her teeth are pearly white! My 13 month old is finally getting it and no longer chomping on the brush as I use it. They absolutely love the taste!! I let the pup have a lick before I brush which keeps him distracted. I've read it's only required to brush the outside, so I load the brush, brush the outside of one side, then load and do the other side- 20 stokes each side. Congrats on the milestones with the puppy!! This way shouldn't require extra treats.
We bought this one: Amazon Squishy Face Flirt Pole in the small size and it works great in our apartment. Depending on your pup’s size, could be an option
Guessing they’re talking about this - my dog also loves it!
PetSafe Busy Buddy Freezable Dog Chew Toys - Refillable Frozen Treat Toy for Strong Chewers
Get an exercise pen! It’s a game changer. My pup stayed in there till about 5 months old then graduated to being out in my room behind a baby gate, then was able to free roam the hall way, just gave her more access to the house little by little.
MidWest Foldable Metal Dog Exercise Pen / Pet Playpen, Black w/ door, 24"W x 24"H, 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00377WL46/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_2ZHSN7775SV3GP9XCTNV
Wow aha. This sounds like my corgi puppy (female) a few weeks ago to a tee. She is now 15 weeks old.
I know you already know what I am going to say, but the little habits will fall away pretty quickly as he gets used to his new surroundings! At least it happened that way for me!
For the zero chill, I started forced nap times every 2 hours. She mellowed out pretty hard after that. They don't know how to self-regulate their sleep and a lot of the bratty behaviour is because they're overtired and overstimulated!
The eating of everything seems to be a common tread as well.. unfortunately that one hasn't gone away for me yet - I hold her leash REALLY tight (or even her collar) while I pick up her poo to make sure she doesn't eat it - gross. Apparently they grow out of this .. still waiting. Also, snails have become the new best thing to eat.. ugh.
As for the nipping, I found that yelling "OW!" really shrill and sharp, then storming away and closing the door behind me was super effective (and honestly kind of fun). My corgi is an attention fiend, so she learned pretty quick that nipping results in a loss of attention and play time.
Lastly, my corgi pup did the EXACT same thing with her kibble.. I tried soaking it in broth, even that got boring. So, I got her a treat dispensing toy and I load up her entire meal into it, she now LOVES her kibble. Corgis love a challenge, they're smart dogs. Maybe give that a try? It's a $10 investment on Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/Omega-Paw-Tricky-Treat-Orange/dp/B0002DK26M/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=omega%2Bpaw%2Bball&qid=1552483475&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1)
Best of luck! And don't hesitate to message me with any corgi puppy problems!
Piper - 16 weeks old - I can't believe how big she's getting.
They do make "official" versions of these if he ever gets destructive with the container! We have this one: https://www.amazon.ca/Omega-Paw-Tricky-Treat-Orange/dp/B0002DK26M
He doesn't destructo chew it, even though he has gnawed on a couple hard plastic versions and is a strong chewer, but he loves to push it around and takes a while to empty
So, the trainer is not being terribly helpful! Now, being a mix of two higher energy breeds, one being possibly prone to reactivity (the BC), you may have a bit more a project on your hands than others might. But it's something you can totally manage!
I'd suggest reading this book: Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out. It's $6 on amazon kindle, so totally affordable.
Another good book to look at, although this book comes at this through a lens of dog sports, is Control Unleashed This book is more expensive and not available digitally, but also VERY good!
I also recommend using these silicone ones too if you are looking for more shapes! The round ones are nice for rolling around and the smaller honeycomb ones are good for smaller treats, but I also like to use the larger ones if looking for something to last longer and higher value!
this is going to sound ridiculous, but I use pre-fold cloth diapers. They're super absorbent and easy to wash. You can get them from amazon (here) or even Target/Walmart. Bonus: they're also great for cleaning other things and dusting.
Have you tried plain greek yogurt? A tablespoon per day in a small dish right before the first meal will help establish good gut flora. I'd try that for a couple days before any further tests.
There's also Fortiflora, a probiotic food additive that will help promote healthy bacteria growth. My Vet recommended it to me for a similar issue. Just sprinkle a packet on their food once a day.
I struggled constantly for the first 3 weeks and now it's just occasional. It's a process - you both need to get to know each other and you will, it just takes a little time. So take it one day at a time and even though it doesn't feel like it now - soon enough it will be one month and you will be doing better.
Some of the things that we learnt along the way - Enforced naps in the crate, bully sticks, feeding meals in puzzle toys/kongs and being able to take her out helped a lot. We also took out all our pillows, curtains from the living room because we were tired of keeping her away from it.
Here's the toy we got to prolong her meals and tire her out - https://www.amazon.com/StarMark-Bob-Lot-Interactive-Small/dp/B003YHB8EI/ref=asc_df_B003YHB8EI/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198076665015&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7113458409114245374&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032166&hvtargid=pla-355307834068&psc=1
But what really helped me personally is the little things - Just realizing that she's a baby and that she has accepted us and our home as her own - made a lot of difference :)
You will get there!
Get her used to the tub first (no water). Make the tub a happy place, with lots of treats and good stuff in there. Once she's fine with the tub, you can start introducing water slowly.
Also does she really need a full bath every time she steps in poop? A MudBuster might be a better solution for that.
I bought this one, my guy seems to love it. Looks like Amazon is currently sold out. Amazon - The Green Pet Shop
I got a 15' biothane lead off Amazon. It was just long enough for what I needed and it doesn't get tangled, caught on things or collect much water/ mud/grass like the cotton ones tend to do while I was just letting my dog drag it around. I think it's this one I've had it over a year now and it's still in really good shape, though i don't use it much anymore.
Bully sticks, pig ears, antlers, nyla bones. For chews I try to make sure they are made in the US and all natural/organic/easily digestible as I can find (i don't give them rawhide). Nyla bones are handy and easy for mouthy puppies, but they're not digestible. Frozen kongs are a great way to keep them occupied for a while (fill with peanut butter or pumpkin or even their food), and I find all my puzzle toys on chewy.com. They start out at level 1 and then go up from there. (my dog peaked at level 2 lol) As for best deals, chewy/amazon offer subscription services for certain percentages off your order if you order them regularly. I prefer chewy over amazon because they care about what they send out and I've never gotten anything expired or broken from chewy.
These are my dogs favorites but they're pricy: no-hide chews I don't think chewy has them yet but I get them at my holistic pet store.
No it hasn’t, but I understand your fear hah. We keep it down only for food and roll it up right when she’s done eating, which I think helps her view it just as a food source and not a toy.
This is the exact one I have. It’s been invaluable! If you’re worried about losing money i know a ton of people make them themselves for super cheap, but I was lazy and desperate :)
It might be the "people food" that's the villain in the matter. Alot of things that we eat on a day to day basis either doesn't agree well with dogs or are straight out dangerous.
Salt and spices are typical things you dog shouldn't eat, the seeds from apples and other fruits contains cyanide in small doses, not enough to affect humans, but potentially deadly to dogs. Cheese and other milk produce could also be the cause of this all.
I'd recommend you cut that all out and be stricter on only feeding him his regular food and dog treats instead of whipped cream/cheese sticks or other people food. It could also be the kibbles you feed him but it's less likely in light of everything else.
What some people recommend when a dogs stomach gets a bit upset is to feed them cooked rice and chicken for a few days, no salt or spices added. It contains the nutrients dogs need and is neutral to the dogs stomach.
Here is a guide how to cook chicken and rice for your dog as well as how to handle the transition back to his regular kibbles
I actually got a holder for my yak chews, because he'd drop them on the tile and they'd break otherwise, it might help with grip?
But... also I have done this with holding a kong.
You are perfectly within your rights to expect people to not pretty your dog without asking.
This is disrespectful of you and your pup. Strangers have no idea how your dog will react and if God forbid they were to get bitten, your pup would be blamed.
This is a link to a 'do not pet vest' on Amazon. This might help. Also, as soon as you sense someone heading for a pet, have your pup sit and try to stand in front of to block their access while you let them know you are 'training' so no petting at this time, sorry'. 😊
Non-pet owners can be very thoughtless and we must train them.
It sounds like the puppy is just trying to burn energy. Do you let him run around outside to burn some of the zoomies after pottying? Maybe try playing with something like a flirt pole? What breed is this puppy?
>nothing would calm him down and he started growling at us and running around barking and chewing everything anything
Sounds like frustration.
Try a simple game to collect the puppy and refocus and see if it helps. Take a treat, stick it in front of puppy's nose, and lead him back to you. Lure him into a sit (or use a command if you have it and he'll listen to it), and give him the treat. Then drop a treat at your feet. Let him get the treat. Do that 2-3 times. Wait just long enough for him to finish the treat and look back at you. (Call his name or re-lure him to you if you lose him).
After a few drops, add a word - we use 'Search'. Whatever you want works. Say search, drop the treat. repeat 5-8 times while dropping the treat in front of you. Then you can make it a little more complicated by dropping the treat beside you instead. Call Puppy back to your front or lure him back to your front and treat him in front of you again. Rinse and repeat. Eventually, he'll start returning to your front on his own.
This way - you're treating him for paying attention to you, not racing around like a crazy critter. Also, get your puppy teething toys. It sounds like he's probably at that age where he needs them.
I got my puppy at 9 weeks, but still felt like getting one of the puppy stuffies that can have a heating pad put in it and had a heartbeat was really helpful for him adjusting to not being with his littermates. I imagine that would be even more true for such a baby.
I got this one: https://www.amazon.com/SmartPetLove-Snuggle-Puppy-Behavioral-Biscuit/dp/B0722XGRMB/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=puppy+heartbeat+stuffed+animal&qid=1620318838&sprefix=puppy+hea&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=AI05SQOHSRAP6&...
I prefer this. Fits everything I need.
Talk to the Paw, Cross Body Dog Training Treat Pouch, Dog Training Treats, Hands Free Dog Leash, Puppy Treats for Training, Dog Poop Bag Dispenser, Dog Leash Waist Walker, Clicker Dog Training https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QH1QNVL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_SS35XKRV76YE46WNDP59?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Try redirecting. I put a bit of white vinegar in places my puppy tries to nibble stuff. It works pretty well, you might have to respray every couple of days. I got some harder toys for my puppy to chew on and that helped a lot!
This one is like fake wood and it kind of crumbles off it’s safe and not like a nylabone. It really worked for my puppy and she was an aggressive chewer.
In case the cone of shame is too uncomfy for your pup, this surgery recovery onesie worked miracles for my pup and I, since she had to spend two weeks in her crate. I would also recommend getting two just in case! I hope your pup recovers well and gets lots of treats 😊
[I purchased this one and it works well :)](www.amazon.ca/dp/B07W85ZPL1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_bm7xFbFNPC5PF)
I will say though, if your dog is squirmy, it might feel impossible at first just because it takes a bit longer to file down than clipping it quickly. If you keep at it and use a lickimat/keep her distracted you should be fine!
Once you get the hang of it, you can push down harder and it’ll file it down a bit faster. Careful inhaling all the nail dust though, it puffs everywhere 😂
Yeah I found out my puppy was able to climb her way out of her pen on like day two of getting her, I bought a lid for it 😂 best purchase ever Midwest Homes for pets wire mesh top
No, harnesses always go on the dog the same way. Some harnesses come with two leash attachments - one on the top strap towards the back and one on the chest strap towards the front. Attaching the leash to the front ring discourages pulling. Also, I think I read somewhere that the front ring is the safest and is least likely to cause damage from sudden jerks. So the front clip is used when attaching to seat belt or if the puppy has a habit of bolting and running full speed and jerking him/herself back when reaching the end of the leash. This is the one I use https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B071S2XZRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_1FCNX34MBSVG5126GK4P
You can buy fridge magnets with yes and no foods for dogs! Here’s an example from Amazon, but there are lots of other (and cheaper) ones - it’s great for helping kids too, so that you aren’t constantly reminding them not to share unsafe foods with the dog.
TLC Safety By Design Premium Toxic and Safe Foods Poison for Pets Dogs Cats Emergency Home Alone Large Format 8” x 10.5” Veterinarian Approved Refrigerator Safety Magnet (Qty. 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GSCHJKZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ADMNM1HS912B3JQD6YK9
Try one of these! https://www.amazon.com/Recovery-Abdominal-Bandages-Alternative-Anti-Licking/dp/B07T84GCF1
When my dog got spayed, my vet said a suit like this was fine as long as I was monitoring her (if she licked through the fabric, she could potentially infect her spay incision). My vet recommended my puppy wear the cone when she was crated, to be safe. But my puppy had a meltdown in the crate on the first night, so I took it off, let her just wear the suit, and she was fine—I was so glad I had it on hand. Ask your vet about it, but this REALLY helped my puppy.
eufy Security Solo IndoorCam C24, 2K Security Indoor Camera, Plug-in Camera with Wi-Fi, IP Camera, Human & Pet AI, Voice Assistant Compatibility, Night Vision, Two-Way Audio, HomeBase not Compatible https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08571VZ3Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_9CES5Q85SE9A901F388W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Highly recommend , I have 2 of them for my golden pup
Mistakes happen! Don't be too hard on yourself! I wish your pup a speedy recovery. Some of the medications I have come in these push and turn bottles (similar to this). I was thinking of putting all my medications in that once I bring my puppy home (I don't have her yet).
Based on the Amazon photos, the harness is on upside down. the long part should be on his chest.
Sounds like she's bored and understimulated. Shibas are a nippy breed who needs something to do.
FORTUNATELY, entertaining a shiba is easy: Passive entertainment often isn't enough though. Shibas are bred to hunt, and if you don't give them a way to channel that drive they will hunt you and drive you bonkers.
Solution: Flirt pole. 15 minutes is enough once or twice a day.
The puppy is probably stressed and absolutely freaking the hell out. I wouldn’t be leaving him alone if I were you, unless it’s for naps. Does it have toys, food? Do 5 week old puppies even eat solid food yet? That’s crazy. Well, you literally have a canine infant so it’s going to bark, cry and be a small stressed out dog. Maybe try some music, some ppl say it helps. You can also get some toys that help with separation anxiety like this, maybe also read some articles on how to ease separation anxiety. Do you have any friends that have sound knowledge with dogs, or maybe their parents? Not trying to be rude but you sound very young, I would even suggest taking the pupper to the vet to get checked and getting professional advice and help with how to raise the puppy.
Regalo Easy Step Walk Thru Gate, White, Fits Spaces between 29" and 39" Wide https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001OC5UMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_4dghzbNTQG8KR
This was $32. The gaps were too wide for our small breed puppy (7lbs at the time) though. Also consider buying used through Amazon, it's just a gate after all!
The larger treats that I can use to stuff kongs are really useful. Especially if they are that perfect size where I can get them into the kong easily but they are hard to get out.
My puppy and my foster dog has been having a great time with the toy from last month. But I am not a huge fan when toys have that weird chemically smell that I often associate with cheaply made toys. The orange one had that until I set it outside for a few days...
These toys actually have a little pouch to put an empty water bottle and my puppy is obsessed with them. Her favorites are the duck and pig. Probably one of my best finds so far and they’re pretty inexpensive too.
Not sure the size of dog, but these come in all sizes. My chi mix is a burrower and loves this:
Best Pet Supplies Pet Tent Soft Bed for Dog and Cat https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OGPSW4G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_R47659AA537KMYNX75J8?psc=1
We ended up snagging this guy, and have been super happy with it!
It comes with a diverter that goes onto the pipe for your shower head and then lets you reattach the old (get some plumbers tape or goo to make a tight seal on both sides) shower head for reuse. The diverter itself then routes to either the shower head or wand based on the setting. We went this direction because I don’t have the fondest memories of the detachable shower head I grew up with - weak pressure and the initial blast of cold because of water that’s been hanging out in the line. This feels like a way to use what’s best for both cases instead of a weaker compromise on each.
Either a mild puppy shampoo or this!
I’ve used that for my shiba inu and really love it! It takes less time for her to dry off after and the scent is very pleasant
My friend sent me this as a puppy gift and everytime he completely destroys the plastic bottle in there I just put the squeaker cap on a new bottle and stick it in there. Hours of fun and I dont have to worry about him eating plastic chunks.
I use an undercoat rake for my berner, brings out so much fluff! link to the one I use
I also use the claw like ones for my two persian cats that have similar soft coats to a small spitz, but my berner hates them
I just got the one from Tractive-- it checks both those boxes re: size and price!
Super impressed with it so far.
We got this for our oodle mix, and I've actually been quite surprised how much he's taken to it. I leave it out for him, and it's one toy he'll go back and self entertain with fairly frequently. He's a fairly tough chewer for a lil boy but this one has held up against him pretty well!
FOLKSMATE Dog Doorbells for Potty Training, 3 Snaps Adjustable Puppy Dog Door Bells with 7 Extra Loud Bells for Dogs Training, Housebreaking, Door Knob, Ring to Go Outside Puppy Pet Supplies https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085DJ3ZNR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_QVP7RQ2Z3AH7D5CB8H4G
Banfeng Giant 9.5" Dog Tennis Ball Large Pet Toys Funny Outdoor Sports Dog Ball Gift with Inflating Needles https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0714F11JK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_T7V3QKWSZA94RNXHY5NS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Treats for training
I use the Amazon Blink, the cheapest one I think it's like $35.
I love it, I have it mounted to look into his kennel for now (9 month Aussie), but we'll probably get another for the main living area when we start leaving him alone in the house. It has motion sensor, audio and you can talk through the camera to whoever.
Only gripe I have is with the motion it will start recording and you can't open live view when it's recording, but I'm sure you can turn off the recording feature.
There is a subscription to save videos to Amazon's cloud service, but I never enrolled cause I don't need to save videos like with house security.
For $35 it does exactly what I need it to do, and it's powered through the wall so don't have to worry about changing batteries. If the power goes out, your wifi won't work anyways to transmit a live feed to you.
Blink Mini – Compact indoor plug-in smart security camera, 1080 HD video, night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, Works with Alexa – 1 camera https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X6C9RMF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_QTSDPRSHMHA2KPG2YHVD
BISSELL TurboClean PowerBrush Pet Carpet Cleaner, 2987
Cheap compared to other rug cleaners, and works great. Pulled so much out of my carpet and rugs it wasn't even funny...They make an enzyme cleaning solution to go with this too for those fun stains. We use it to spot clean the really bad messes with it, but have also used it on the whole rug for normal dirt/messy times.
You can try a humane mouse trap. This is what I use in my basement. It doesn't kill them but you can release them away from the house.
Since it sounds like you are a minor, and would likely not be able to move in with roommates elsewhere, have you considered buying her a better receptacle for her butts? Something like this or this?
I'm sorry your mom cares so little for your dog's health or your concerns. I hope that you are saving as much money as you can so that you can move out and find a place with roommates that do care.
I brought one off amazon that went around the headrest and connected to the top of the harness, went for one with good reviews and a bungie to minimise shock. Similar to this one
I've tried ones that plug in like the one you've put up, but my pup stood on the buckle and it released while I was driving on the motorway, so not using that type ever again.
I bought some groomer’s gloves to help with biting situations. Super helpful. I don’t really need them anymore, but for a few weeks there, they were a lifesaver. Especially in terms of me keeping my temper when that naughty little turd was really chomping down on my hands. Get the ones made of Kevlar!
I have a very large fountain style. You might try something like that. 6 liter fountain
Use a car seat belt. Linking below the one we use. This gives puppy access to one side window and majority of the back seat but he cannot come to the front on go down from the seat. So it helps him settle in a place. I’ve kept some toys which are car toys only and a blanket. Along with this his yak chew and we often give him a treat or two to guide him to climb up and settle. Sometimes a long lasting chew.
He’s 4 months old now and is doing well in the car. Just gets on and look out the window for a bit and then sleeps.
For the other stuff, we have now made a permanent backpack in the car in which we keep collapsible bowls, leashes of different lengths, water bottle, treats, ball, chews, poop bags, paper towel, bath towel and a bottle of enzyme cleaner in the car. This is extra car stuff that we don’t bring up to make the leaving out of house a quick process.
Mighty Paw Safety Belt, Dog Seat... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019KHFESQ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
You need a coated metal tethers like this one . I still use these for my pup, have them all over the house. I also use baby gates. As others have mentioned, mental stimulation including getting creative about (or spending a lot of money on lol) appropriate chew toys will also make this much more manageable.
Oh no I'm so sorry! Hope your baby is okay.
Can I ask what you mean by "holding his leash"? I would look into dog seat belts that clip in like a normal seat belt. I also suggest using a harness with this instead of a normal collar. They are pretty short, just long enough to move around but not enough to climb out or onto your lap.
If I took my puppy out in public at 9 weeks, I carried her in my arms or in a carrier. There are maybe things you can do to minimize risk, like keeping him on a blanket while outside or getting a puppy backpack if you're walking/hiking somewhere. I think if you use something like a king sized comforter then that could be enough space to play and settle while outside. You could even put a play pen on top of the blanket so he can be off-leash.
Basically, the point is to minimize the amount of contact he has with grass and soil.
Puppy’s don’t really sweat so it’s probably just their fur or something they’re getting in to. 3 weeks isn’t a very long time to go without a bath so I wouldn’t worry too much about this.
That being said our dog is allowed on the furniture and in bed so we use these wipes that work great without drying his skin.
I haven’t personally tried it yet but I’m actually considering buying one since my puppy is like dragging me. I’m a noodle and she’s 10 months and 55 lbs just dragging me along so it makes it super difficult. There are a few people in my neighborhood that are experienced dog owners and have fostered lots and lots of dogs and they have all recommended that I get a gentle leader because she’s crazy and they’ve seen me get dragged. They all have at least one dog that’s about 70lbs or more and I see them walking around with their gentle leaders on.
I’m considering getting this one:
PetSafe Gentle Leader Headcollar, No-Pull Dog Collar – Perfect for Leash & Harness Training – Stops Pets from Pulling and Choking on Walks – Works with Small, Medium and Large Dogs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00074L4RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_6D8B3RSRH95G3X7VTA45?psc=1
Sounds like he just got super excited. Our friend has a husky who does this same thing, sometimes she just gets super excited, jumps up and tries to bite your arm and hang on. It's not aggressive (aggression is out of fear and it doesn't sound like she had anything to fear in this case). What we do with our friends dog is we just stand extremely still, say nothing, and eventually she realizes this is boring and stops. after a little break then we continue our run (I used to be the dog runner for her dog before we got our puppy haha, but she did it to her mom and me.) Some mornings she was just too mouthy for her mom and her mom would take her home, but i usually had more patience.
ETA: Some dogs drink when they're excited. Also that was a lot of excitement on its own which might have made your dog more thirsty than usual. I dont think it's a cause. If you do think it's a cause though, here's a water bottle for your dog :) https://www.amazon.com/SiRee-Portable-Dispenser-Drinking-Antibacterial/dp/B07C79C5BT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=dog+water+bottle&qid=1621088838&smid=A2CGSQ7ZLFC9AL&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzVjlNVk9ZMjIwQzA2JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUExMDA0MDA0UzJSRUVMQkpUOEg1JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA4NDUyODVHTDBQSzNRS1FZNzcmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl.
I love this one! It has multiple places for adjustment, 3 buckles, 2 clips, reflective and has a handle. My puppy is 55lbs and it can hold her no problem. I’ve put her on a long leash and she has run full speed until the end with a harness on and was put to an abrupt stop and the harness is still in tact. Highly recommend.
Harness: PoyPet No Pull Dog Harness, No Choke Front Lead Dog Reflective Harness, Adjustable Soft Padded Pet Vest with Easy Control Handle for Small to Large Dogs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0792W33BQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CMBWHV3N3MFTBEAS8Z3T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I almost always use kong but have recently started using this toy below. Not exactly a mat but similar concept. Occupies my pup for a longer time. He still hasn’t quite figured out the kong and would only lick what’s on top. So we got the below toy.
Dog Chew Toys for Small/Medium... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R9M7BGG?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
We used this wood toy and my puppy loved it! I think it’s texture or flavor is super similar to wood so she would just bite on this instead of everything else.
Wood toy: Petstages Dog Chew Toys – Safe and Long Lasting Chewable Sticks - Tough Alternative Chewing Sticks for Dogs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007R1BN56/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_QKSAHMDRG3FRHVRRCSAD
I use this leash https://www.amazon.com/DMISOCHR-Dog-Tie-Out-Cable/dp/B08JGQ24H6/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=chew+proof+lead&qid=1620247689&sr=8-11
Give him a peanut butter kong when you put him in the crate, and do get a playpen.
Take him out as frequently as you can. He's not going to go every time, but it's just part of puppyhood.
Also, try out the Petco or Petsmart training. It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing and they could help you a bit.
I’ve seen people use something like grass in a box. I carry pepper spray and a self defense keychain on my keys as I live in a city, but people don’t really bug me when I’m with my dog. We also go pretty fast and I’d like to see someone mess with my poodle, lol. He might be fluffy but he is loyal.
Grass box example: DoggieLawn Real Grass Dog Potty (Disposable) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00761ZXQW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_J00TZRJW9KS0WY5FZ75Z
If for some reason you have weird ass dogs like I do who just don't give a shit about the flirt pole: https://www.amazon.com/Leather-Interactive-Development-Training-Inhibition/dp/B07SNP8F36/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=leather+dog+tug+toy&qid=1618427649&sr=8-12
This is just as good, especially for the two out of three dogs of mine that have no interest at all in the flirt pole.
I would agree that he was too young to be taken away from his mother but you just have to work with that now. I would suggest this - https://www.amazon.com/SmartPetLove-Snuggle-Puppy-Behavioral-Brown/dp/B000C9YHFS
It’s a stuffed dog that has a heat pack and has the recording of a heartbeat. Really soothes some puppies, especially the younger ones.
It is too young for them to be away from their litermates and mother but there isn't much you can do now. You can buy cuddly toys with heart beats and heating that
that may help you like this
I would keep the crate near you at night when you feel ready to put them in there, as long as they know your nearby they will settle. I slept on the couch for a couple of days then took the crate upstairs and had my puppy by my bed. Puppies learn bite inhibition from their litermates so be aware that you may have issues with nipping. That being said mine was 11 weeks old when I picked her up and she's so mouthy so it's not a guarantee they won't be!
We have a really aggressive chewer puppy and these things have been amazing! I hate the smell of bully sticks so these occupy his time much longer and smell like smoked gouda!
Just remember: she's a baby, in a confusing new environment, and will get lonely and scared easily. Nothing she does is malicious, she just doesn't know any better yet. It's okay to feel overwhelmed, it's okay to be overwhelmed--raising a puppy is fucking awful at times--but you'll both figure it out. A lot of the annoying stuff she does will probably just stop by itself in a few weeks or months.
It's never too early to start training, just don't expect a very long attention span (like, 5-10 seconds) to start with! Carry treats constantly, and praise/treat good behaviour, don't punish mistakes.
My pup loves going to the vet because they fuss over him and give him squirty cheese, and I told him how fun it was going to be and backed it up with treats. This applies to so many things--don't be scared for her when you're showing her the world, always try to show her that things are either fun, or just a boring part of life. She might be a bit sore and lethargic afterwards, that's normal, but call them if you have any concerns.
Don't let people pick her up or force her into stressful interactions if she doesn't like it--you have to be her advocate and look out for her. I also found a puppy sling great for socialization, as I could go do errands and a surprising number of stores would let me carry him around inside, so he got to see a lot of the world from an early age like that.
I found these books to be great:
If you're looking for a fountain style that would hold more water for multiple dogs but doesn't hold it all in the top maybe look at this one. It's what I have and I absolutely love it.
We ordered a bell system from Amazon - we hang it on the door knob and the bells go to about 3 inches up from the floor. It has worked wonderfully for us! The bells ring when we open the door for her to go out and over the last two months she’s learned if she rings the bells we let her out. I think they were $7 when we bought them.
Here’s the link: LVYOUIF Dog Doorbells Puppy Bells... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TWZGDB4?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Ours used to randomly vomit in the car too - our vet said just keep taking him on trips of varying lengths and give him treats throughout. He’s fine now in the car! We used to crate him but we realized the anxiety was coming from not being able to see so someone on reddit suggested this seatbelt and it’s AMAZING. He cant get into trouble roaming and its way safer. URPOWER Upgraded Dog Seat Belt 2 Pack Dog Car Seatbelts Adjustable Pet Seat Belt for Vehicle Nylon Pet Safety Seat Belts Heavy Duty & Elastic & Durable Car Seat Belt for Dogs, Cats and Pets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VNCYY35/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_cd98FbPMQPQYA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
A good chew toy I got for my puppy is this wood toy it lasts a long time and if your dog loves sticks try this. Yak cheese is also really good because it has flavor and takes a while to chew through. Microwave it for like 10 seconds to get the scent going and he’ll go crazy.
My puppy did that and I kid you not I looked up separation anxiety on Amazon and came across this thing called a snuggle puppy, reviews were amazing, I reluctantly tried it. The first night I had it she slept the entire night through for about 9 hours. She was only 7 weeks old too.
Smart Pet Love Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy, Brown Mutt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C9YHFS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_mvQ.xbEX9NMPX
I second the Yak chews. My puppy absolutely loves them and will chew them for hours. He hasn't even finished the first piece we gave him and that was at least a week ago.
They are pretty expensive but in my opinion, totally worth it. They have different sizes depending on your dogs weight.
I found them at my local dog store but they are on amazon as well. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GT6J0Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_32MEybJD2NCN6)
There are low calorie treats designed for training, so your dog isn't getting too many calories. I get these ones http://www.cloudstar.com/product/chewy-tricky-trainers-dog-treats/ They are tiny but strong smelling. My dog loves them. I would make sure that your dog likes the treat and then you can get a pretty good deal buying 2-packs from Amazon, or somewhere discounted.
The yak chews have also been my savior with teething. I got my rescue at 14 weeks and now he is 6 months and he still works on the yak chews for some time every day. He's previous foster gave me the yak chew tip, which was the best tip ever, since I didn't know about them.
If you read about chewy things (elk antler, bully sticks, etc.), they all have some drawback. The main thing people mention with the yak cheese is that there is a lot of sodium. I decided that I could live with that -- provide access to water. This is what they are https://www.amazon.com/Himalayan-Dog-Chew-Large-3-3/dp/B001J9SUHG. Same suggestion.. buy one and see if your puppy loves it. Then you can buy discounted three packs and get better prices.
My puppy definitely wanted to nip and chew on my hands for a while. It was annoying and it hurt, especially with the super-sharp puppy teeth. That behavior has already stopped.
Cute! Haha they definitely do that when it comes to cheese! Same goes for my Shiba
Have you tried ordering at Amazon? They have the freeze dried treats I get my dog; they have the hearts from Fresh is Best
Or The Honest Kitchen
These made my dog really picky with regular treats which was funny but he loves these treats.
You're welcome too by the way (งツ)ว
Hopefully you find treats for your pup!
There are tons of benzoyl peroxide shampoos formulated for dogs on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dpets&field-keywords=dog+benzoyl+peroxide
Here is the astringent:
Rabbitgoo Dog Harness No-Pull Pet Harness Adjustable Outdoor Pet Vest 3M Reflective Oxford Material Vest for Dogs Easy Control for Small Medium Large
I got it off Amazon and so far so good. It's got a clip on the back as well - so you can switch between the two as needed.
Also, the instructions it comes with shows it on backwards - just look at the pictures people post on there for orientation. Logo should be on their back, not the chest.
I have a border collie mix (5mo old now) and had this exact same problem with him around that 2mo stage.
I found that playpen is a lifesaver to limit the destruction! Especially that he haven’t got all his shot by this time yet so I couldn’t exercise him outside freely. You can find affordable ones on amazon like this. I got the 36” and I think that’s big enough for BC puppies.
However, as soon as he got all his vaccines (even the optional ones) around 3mo, I started taking him to the dog park almost everyday and that’s been the best decision I’ve done for him exercise-wise so far! Now I could leave him alone in the house for 4 hours without being afraid of any destruction by him since he’s super tired by running in the dog park for half an hour.
I hope that helped. Also we need our puppy tax!
I started getting my puppy used to her harness as soon as possible by buying her a dog seatbelt ($10 on amazon) and taking her along with me on car rides. The one I have just clips to the harness and she had no choice but to relax because of the cars motion. This also helps train them for the car as well so its 2 birds, 1 stone!
For a couple of our pups we used a surgi snuggly, because they HATED the cones! It is basically a little onesie type thing specifically made for dogs that need their stitches covered but need easy access to allowing them to go potty. The puppies were much more comfortable in that than the cones. We have also used an inflatable cone from Amazon, although I cannot remember which brand it was. It work reasonably well.
I use a whelping pad for my playpen. It definitely does help in case she has accidents or is a bit too messy with her food. Generally she hasn't had that many accidents in her pen but it's more for reassurance in case it does happen.
I found this babble toy on amazon that my girl LOVED. The sound still haunts me but it kept her distracted so well and away from biting me as much I loved it. My dog is a chewer and it lasted her a good while!
Hyper Pet Doggie Tail Interactive Plush Dog Toys (Wiggles, Vibrates, and Barks - Dog Toys for Boredom and Stimulating Play) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054C9B1I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mJSeEb9632RYK
this one comes with a safety cap at the top where there is just a hole that allows only one nail to go in. that way the sandpaper is enclosed and he can't get to it https://www.amazon.com/Oster-Gentle-Paws-Premium-Grinder/dp/B002JM0DOA/ref=sr_1_8?crid=3ECLZHMJZ8D9H&keywords=pet+nail+grinder+for+dogs&qid=1553875289&s=gateway&sprefix=pet+nail+grin%2Caps%2C139&sr=8-8