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  1. Just a quick update on this puppy She is 15 weeks old now and still tiny. just over 3kg. So I think either she was the runt or the breeder misled us on the birthdate. All the other puppies in puppy class are much bigger than her. She is super cute for it though. And definitely not shy. She seems to be tending to the cav side. Typical puppy behaviours aside, she has really settled down and has become very chilled. Settles more easily. She doesn't seem to need a lot of excercise, and is very happy to be carried on walks if the option presents itself. She is still a bit hyper and crazy at times of course but snuggling seems to be equally high up her list of priorities. If wondering if it's too early to extrapolate adult behavior from this, but it's looking like she will be quite chilled once grown. On the training side, she is super sharp and responds very quickly to commands. Though if other dogs are around, or she is in a new place, she goes totally deaf and it's all hopeless. I see this improving over time however. The main training problem I have is that she is trained to potty in the yard, and hasn't had an indoor accident at my place in aaages. But she wont' go anywhere else. I recently took her on a long 4 your journey mixture of car and walking. Eventually ending up at a friends house. Spent 20 minutes in their similar yard, but nothing. And of course the minute we are in their house, voila! Strange as she doesn't go in my house anymore at all. Here she is anyway
  2. Just a quick update on this puppy She is 15 weeks old now and still tiny. just over 3kg. So I think either she was the runt or the breeder misled us on the birthdate. All the other puppies in puppy class are much bigger than her. She is super cute for it though. And definitely not shy. She seems to be tending to the cav side. Typical puppy behaviours aside, she has really settled down and has become very chilled. Settles more easily. She doesn't seem to need a lot of excercise, and is very happy to be carried on walks if the option presents itself. She is still a bit hyper and crazy at times of course but snuggling seems to be equally high up her list of priorities. If wondering if it's too early to extrapolate adult behavior from this, but it's looking like she will be quite chilled once grown. On the training side, she is super sharp and responds very quickly to commands. Though if other dogs are around, or she is in a new place, she goes totally deaf and it's all hopeless. I see this improving over time however. The main training problem I have is that she is trained to potty in the yard, and hasn't had an indoor accident at my place in aaages. But she wont' go anywhere else. I recently took her on a long 4 your journey mixture of car and walking. Eventually ending up at a friends house. Spent 20 minutes in their similar yard, but nothing. And of course the minute we are in their house, voila! Strange as she doesn't go in my house anymore at all. Here she is anyway
  3. Yes I think it was an accidental litter. Parents seemed friendly though. Care to guess which way the temperament might swing? From a guess from the puppy weight charts she is looking to grow not much bigger than 8kg.
  4. thanks that is super useful. I have a question though, does a chew toy count as settling as my pup can be quite enthusiastic and wriggley, even lying down with a chew toy. Maybe a meditation gong would come in useful
  5. I have a 12 week old cav collie cross. I live alone with the pup, and I'm struggling a little to work out what do to with the pup outside of playtime, nap, exercise and training. This still leaves a couple hours in the evenings for instance. But the pup is invariably quite crazy and needy, and its quite draining not being able to switch off at all. I'm hoping to have the most relaxed adult dog possible, and I hear it's important to prep for training settle, downtime and quiet skills early. And I'm wondering what this approach involves? I have got into some bad habits, for example overusing the crate. When she does something a bit naughty I use it as an excuse to get some 'me' time and put in the crate for a 30 minute time out. This is something I want to avoid though. Any advice gratefully received!
  6. Hi there, I have a small cavalier collie cross, 11 weeks old, much closer in size to a cavalier than a collie for her age, right now. I have read quite a bit about collies, but I'm wondering how this mix will affect temperament and exercise requirements, if at all, compared to a collie. She is a fiesty pup and I think I will have my hands full either way. She is real loving sweetheart when a bit tired, but otherwise is running on the walls.
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