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Hi all,

Just thought i'd finally register and say hi, I have been reading all the good advice from you all for the past few weeks and since we bought Simba home, its been such a help.

We have the cutest little 8 week old (8 weeks on sunday), looks like butter wouldnt melt...... but as you will all know, looks can be deceiving!!!

Talk about a biter!! My little 3 year old daughter loves him but the biting can get a bit hard and has reduced her to tears a few times. We explain that he is only playing and feeling with his teeth, but not much help to her when she has teeth marks.

The weeing and the pooing is frustrating but will pass with age, is there a typical stage this starts to clear up?

I think a lot of these issues will ease once he is aloud out to play, once his jabs are out of the way. We cant wait to take him for walkies and do all things doggy with him. He has all this excitable energy in him, just waiting to get out in the garden with us, we feel so cruel keeping him in!!

On a good note, im sure he has started to sit on command, granted when I have a treat in my hand but Im very proud of him all the same.

Any tips on the above, or anyone that wants to say hi are welcome, we talk about him ALL the time and would love to share stories/advice.

Thanks all
Paul, Stephanie, Summer and little Simba
 

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I think a lot of these issues will ease once he is aloud out to play, once his jabs are out of the way. We cant wait to take him for walkies and do all things doggy with him. He has all this excitable energy in him, just waiting to get out in the garden with us, we feel so cruel keeping him in!!
Hello, welcome to the forum :)

Can I just check, when you say he's waiting to get out in the garden with you, do you mean your own back garden? If you do, it's ok for him to be out there now - and it will make toilet training an awful lot easier if you get him going in the right place from the start :)

I think sometimes when vets say not to take them out, people think that includes the back garden - and it doesn't :) Also, get him out and about asap for socialisation, carry him around and introduce him to new things, it's the best time to do it :)
 

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Thanks AngelaC,

Its so confusing, I have some people telling us that the garden is fine, others say that not until he's had his jabs. The only reason I listened to the nay sayers was I know we have a fox or two about, and thought maybe they're urine could contain harmful things etc?

Would love to take him out though, you may just have persuaded me!!
 
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Hi Paul and welcome to LF!!

We have the odd fox and lots of rabbits in our garden but Rueben was in our garden from day one. In fact the day we brought him home he went in the garden first, house second!

Now get out in the sunshine with your pup and have LOTS of fun!! :D :D

Oh, and we LOVE puppy pictures on here so hope to see some of Simba playing in the garden soon!!

Anita & Rueben
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If your garden is hole/escape free, keep your back door open so your pup can go out and wee when and if, it makes house training so much easier.
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Hi and welcome to LF, as said you can allow Simba into your own garden, also you can sicialise him with friends dogs as long as they are up to date with their shots.

You can also carry him to the park and other places for people socialisation, sit on a bench and watch the world go by together :D
 

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Thanks all for your advice, we introduced Simba to the back garden today and he loved it!! My little girl wore him out running up and down he garden, was lovely to see him out and about. Will post some pics soon, have tried already but apparently the file was too large. Any tips there?
 
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