Re: [IRLGuideDogs] New pup

  • From: "Joan Ann Brosnan" <joanannbrosnan@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <irlguidedogs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 14:18:50 +0100

Hi Alison
Viv sounds like a nice pup and by the sounds of things, you will need a lot of 
patience for the next few weeks.
I look forward to reading your updates as I really enjoyed the one's about 
Clint.  Do you know how he is getting on?

Joan Ann.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Alison Flack 
  To: irlguidedogs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 7:04 PM
  Subject: [IRLGuideDogs] New pup

  I now have a german shepherd pup called Viv, she arrived from England nearly 
2 weeks ago and is now just 11 weeks old.  She is very black with lovely golden 
brown socks but not a lot of obvious marking on her face yet I presume that 
will come as she gets older.  Her ears are up which is very early, I expected 
her to arrive with her ears either half up or just floppy.  Shepherds ears are 
down like a Labradors until that are about 9 weeks old when they slowly start 
to perk up and look really odd with the top of the ear flopping down but Viv 
has her ears completely up, so she looks just like a little dog and not like al 
cuddly puppy at all!!


  She is lovely and very intelligent but has spent the first 9 weeks of her 
life in kennels and so house training is a big problem.  She has got as far as 
doing the larger quantities in the garden but she piddles in the house.  If she 
piddles in the garden or outside I praise her and she is delighted but she is 
just as likely to piddle on the mat inside the open door, it is very 
frustrating.  Normally we get the pups at 6 weeks old and it will take 2-3 
weeks and they will be trained during the day anyway.  Also the brood bitch 
holders for the centre usually do not keep the pups in kennels and so they are 
more aware of houses etc so they are easier to train.  I am like Mrs.Mop as I 
go around with a bucket and mop all day, one of these days I will win.

  Other than that she walks well on a lead and will sit and wait for her food 
and treats.  

  So I will keep you all informed on progress.

  Alison and Viv

Other related posts:

  • » Re: [IRLGuideDogs] New pup