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    Default Tips for a pup 2 yo, please

    We just got a beaglier pup today! We have been talking about getting a pup for a while, a beaglier or a pedigree cav, and I saw him in the pet shop (no judgement please) and went for it. He is lovely, seems very calm and happy.

    Both dh and I's parents have had dogs and my brother has a adolescent dob, so we've been exposed to pups as has dd, but I suppose I'm just asking how you integrated the two at home.

    Dd was super excited, but now she keeps telling him to get down when he jumps, this is ok with me I don't want him to jump, but I'm trying to encourage more affection! Eg she gets down on his level and pets him.

    Thx!

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    Sorry title should be a pup & a 2yo!!

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    Pups are generally really easily excitable so your DD and you will just have to be consistent on teaching him not to jump. Ceasar Millan or whatever says the best way to train a puppy not to jump on you is to not give them affection, attention, talk to them or even push them down when they jump on you. Only give them eye-contact when they're calm or sitting down/ laying down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Best Things View Post
    Pups are generally really easily excitable so your DD and you will just have to be consistent on teaching him not to jump. Ceasar Millan or whatever says the best way to train a puppy not to jump on you is to not give them affection, attention, talk to them or even push them down when they jump on you. Only give them eye-contact when they're calm or sitting down/ laying down.
    As much as i cannot stand that guy, that advice is correct.

    Reward the good behaviours, ignore the negative. Pup gets attention when he is sitting or standing all 4's on ground, if he is chewing on something you dont want replace it with something he is allowed to chew and then reward him.
    3 second rule. You have less then 3 seconds to rouse on a dog for doing the wrong thing before they have absolutely no idea what they are getting in trouble for. Thats why even if your dog runs away when he finally does come back to you you reward the fact he came back NOT rouse on him for running away.


    HOWEVER, thats not what you asked for
    In terms of your 2yo if she has lost interest in the puppy its not something you can force cause it will turn into resentment towards the dog. Rather then trying for affection why not playtime? Take pup (after all vaccinations are done is imperative) to the park and throw the ball around or teach pup how to walk on a leash and take both for walks. If you are confident enough maybe even let your 2yo walk him for a bit (attach 2 leads; normal one for her and a thinner one for you just to stop any random runaway)

    If he is food motivated maybe she can give him a piece of kibble instead of a pat when he stops jumping up.
    She may be more inclined to show affection if he stops doing the action she doesnt like.
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    We got our puppy when DS was a few months off 3, and she's an Italian mastiff so was a huge puppy!
    I found the best time for them to bond was when puppy was tired/sleeping ( which was a lot!) We showed him how to pat her gently , he used to lay down with her and I really think it strengthen their bond !
    We taught him to put his hand out and say no when she jumped or got too excited and we had him involved in training her ( he held her lead, fed her, told her to sit etc ) and he came to puppy school
    She's now 1 and they are best friends and she is very protective off him ( not in an aggressive way but won't let him out if her site!)
    Good luck with it , I think kids growing up with a dog is wonderful ! Oh and take lots of photos!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    We got our puppy when DS was a few months off 3, and she's an Italian mastiff so was a huge puppy!
    I found the best time for them to bond was when puppy was tired/sleeping ( which was a lot!) We showed him how to pat her gently , he used to lay down with her and I really think it strengthen their bond !
    We taught him to put his hand out and say no when she jumped or got too excited and we had him involved in training her ( he held her lead, fed her, told her to sit etc ) and he came to puppy school
    She's now 1 and they are best friends and she is very protective off him ( not in an aggressive way but won't let him out if her site!)
    Good luck with it , I think kids growing up with a dog is wonderful ! Oh and take lots of photos!!!
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    Wow your girl is gorgeous! Great advice about getting dd to pay him etc when he is sleepy, I was telling her to leave him be. She seems to be getting more confident. I'm excited for them becoming best buddies!


 

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