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jakecorby

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PostSubject: Puppy boredom!   Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:38 am

Hello, advice and ideas appreciated...
My Buster is 11 weeks old. We did have a problem with his nipping, as all puppies have, which he has calmed over the last week or so.

He has just one more week to go until I can release his energy with walking due to being vaccinated fully yesterday. (Cant Wait!)

In the mean time though he seems to get very very bored and is slipping back into his nipping a little bit, which is unnacceptable.
He is also noticing pieces of furniture as chew toys which before he never knew existed.
When hes awake I enjoy playing with him at any opportunity but he gets bored of all his toys within minutes and I simply cant afford to go out and buy new toys everyday. (I believe this would be detrimental to him too)

I also train him using a tiny amount of treats at least twice a day for mental stimulation.

Is it just a case of waiting until I can walk him to release this energy? Will he grow out of it?
Is it possibly the food i feed him? (Purina BETA), I have heard it can make dogs hyper so am currently changing him onto Arden Grange instead. (opinions?)

When he gets bored he just starts crying at me, sometimes barking and Im lost with what to do with him. (do I ignore it?)

I also froze a carrot and a banana yesterday but he gets bored easily of these too.

Maybe he has too many options???

If anyone has been through the same please let me know. Any ideas or advice greatly appreciated.

Other than this he has been fantastic. His attitude is superb and he is so intelligent in learning and an absolute joy to own.

Thankyou
Jake
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PostSubject: Re: Puppy boredom!   Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:26 pm

Hi Jake

I tend to get my puppies out walking cpl days after their second jab (in areas not used heavily by other dogs) as I feel the risks associated with lack of early socialisation are greater than my pups catching parvo etc. Other people may not agree but I have always done this & none of mine have keeled over!

If you don't fancy that, get Buster on his lead & do some training in the garden - walking, stopping, sitting etc They don't have to go far to get worn out, especially if they have to use their brains as well!

In terms of toys nothing lasts more than 5 mins here so I use empty lemonade & milk cartons with the lid off, keeps mine quiet for hours! The minute they start tearing bits off I bin them & get another.. constant supply of plastic things like that in this house!!

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PostSubject: Re: Puppy boredom!   Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:59 pm

Thanks for advice, he does have several plastic bottles which he chews for a bit but it doesnt hold his attention for long.

I've taken him for a short walk around a deserted industrial estate near me today and he is currently snoring his head off and I feel we bonded alot better than any toy playing will.

I feel we maybe on the right track. Thanks again.
Jake
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PostSubject: Re: Puppy boredom!   Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:12 pm

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