Ginseng Posted August 15, 2007 Report Share Posted August 15, 2007 Greetings. My name is Nat and here is my new buddy is Ryder the red merle border collie. We are trying to figure things out. I have not had a puppy since a kid and now I am 35. Lesson one...5 AM is my friend. I do need some advice during these early days. Ryder is 12 weeks and I got him at 8 weeks...so we are dealing with puppy questions. Specifically I need help with the crate, eating dirt, and discipline. Crate. He is getting crate trained and he has two 3 hour sessions during the day. But at night I tether him to my bed--he is not allowed into bed. The crate and the bed are in different rooms. My question is, should I use the crate at night in the bedroom, so all sleeping happens in one 'thing'. Eating dirt. Whoa. He likes to eat a lot of dirt. Is he trying to tell me his diet is not right. Currently the pup is 13lbs and gets 3/4 cup (twice a day for a total of 1.5 cup) of Innova Adult per day. Discipline. He gets is 'Crazy Eye Puppy' mode and begins to snip and nip a lot. I let him know it hurts with an ouch, and then step up the discipline with a snout grab and shake with a NO. But, he thinks it is a game...playtime. And I am being tough. Thanks for any and all insight to Puppytime. ~nat ~ryder ~ranchero (Cat getting adjusted to puppy also. Currently, not too excited) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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