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Is it meant to be so easy having a puppy ... ??
Roxie is now 11 weeks old and i can honestly say i'm finding her so easy. She hasn't had any accidents in her crate apart from the 1st night. We've had 2 wees indoors and she's put in her crate at 9pm and sleeps through until i wake her up at 6:30 am. Is something wrong or is this the calm before the storm?? :?
 
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I've had really easy ones and more tricky ones, they are all so different :D .

Mojo was the most horrendous pup, who yelled for weeks if I wasn't right next to her (and I mean touching), overnight and during the day.....And I've had others who haven't made a peep from that first night, have slept through and have been clean within days.

Pickle is an easy pup. At 10 weeks old takes herself to her crate at about 10pm, sleeps though until 6am, takes herself outside for pees and poos (apart from the rare Wee accident). Ok she did a little yodelling for the first couple of days and has just stopped singing loudly in the car (with the odd poo thrown in for good measure :wink: ) but on the whole she is an absolute pleasure of a pup and I am enjoying every minute of her. :D :D :D

Make the most of the easy ones, as the next time you might not be so lucky, as I have found out. :wink:
 
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Same here Jules I'm really enjoying her .Wish we'd got a puppy sooner now. Do you think all of Hope's litter are this good?
 

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I've got an easy puppy too.

Toilet trained at 12 weeks(no accidents since 10 weeks old), sleeps for ages 9pmish til well after 6 and at wekends til 8.30(woohoo). Walks like a pleasure on the leash and is just so socialble.

He's so good with my 4 year old that i can;t even remember the last time he ad a nible at her...he plays so lovely with her.

He;s just been a dream.
 

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I'm another one who doesn't like to temp fate, but seem to have got a really easy one too :D I also keep thinking it might be the calm before the storm as well :lol:

Bailey has been happy in his crate from day 1 & has only had a few wee accidents indoors (usually when I've got complacent :oops: )
He travels happily in the car, comes to the yard with me & settles in a stable while I ride, sleeps from 11pm until 6am & is a joy to have around.

My last two labs were def not as easy :lol:
 
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Roxie2009 said:
Do you think all of Hope's litter are this good?
I would think so, they seemed a fairly even, easy going litter. Hope has a lovely nature and I'm told Dad has too, plus they had oceans of habituation and socialisation before we got them home and I'm sure that helps hugely. :D

I should have known better when I bought Mojo....I was told she was trouble, noisy, too clever for her own good, etc, before I parted with my cash. She is nothing like that now (she is the best dog in the world now and I'm not at all biased :wink: ) but at the time, I wondered what on earth I had bought. :lol:
 

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Am i right in thinking Bailey is also a Shallomy lab?
He is, but he's from the other litter - his mum was Stori :)

I think the way Tracy brought them up has def given them all a v good start in life. I for one am very grateful. :D
 
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I've found the easy ones tend to stay pretty easy. The only thing I've found with mine is that they tended to test you a little more at that teenage stage. Not a lot but things like recall became a "I'll come in a minute" and OFF was a sigh and "Do I HAVE to?" but these things are easily sorted and they have been a pleasure to live with. :D

The more "Needy" pups seem to have got that all out of their system by the time they reached that age, so never really had a Teenage Phase. Perhaps because I'd been stricter with them from the start....who knows.
 
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Jules ,you're right . My sister also has a Shallomy lab and he was the same.Very quick to catch on that you're meant to go to toilet outside. He also is lovely,huge but lovely!!!!!
 
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I remember seeing little Bailey on all the weekend visits to see our pup. Yes ,I'm very ,very grateful to Tracy as well.
 
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Marley is one of Hope's little boys and I agree, we have a lot to thank Tracy for!

We dont have room in our kitchen for a crate, but a gate solved the problem and no messes on the floor, mind you he does rush outside with his legs crossed in the morning!
 

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We have also been very lucky. No poos in the house ever and only about three wees. He slept through from about night 5. He has also been in the car every day with no problems. I am always waiting for them to start though..... :D
 

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_Jules_ said:
I've found the easy ones tend to stay pretty easy. The only thing I've found with mine is that they tended to test you a little more at that teenage stage. Not a lot but things like recall became a "I'll come in a minute" and OFF was a sigh and "Do I HAVE to?" but these things are easily sorted and they have been a pleasure to live with. :D

The more "Needy" pups seem to have got that all out of their system by the time they reached that age, so never really had a Teenage Phase. Perhaps because I'd been stricter with them from the start....who knows.
Hey all fellow 'easy' pup owners :D with a previously 'dream' pup (I am sure everyone got sick of my bragging posts :lol: ) I can confirm when the 'teenage' stage kicks in you REALLY know about it!! 8O

Ruby is 9 months old now and has started having 'off' days where she acts completely out of character, for example she has never, ever chewed anything other than her own toys, but out of the blue chewed one of my dining chairs during the night last week 8O and nothing since :? her recall also goes to pot one day and is then back to fine the next :roll:

Enjoy your easy pups...while you can :twisted: :lol:
 

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Hi all, I havent been on line for a few days due to our phone line crashing......no lab forums was horrible.

Well I still have two pups here, one from each litter, and they are angels. Really easy pups.

Everyone else with pups from the two litters have been in contact and they have all said how clean and easy they have been or are being.....so long may it last I say.

I agree with Jules that teenage stage easy pups can sometimes need a refresher course, Kenzi and Huni did a few months ago.......and it did come hard when they played me up, but glad to say back to basics for a while and it sorted them, thank goodness.

Thanks so much for your lovely comments..... and Yes Donna, it is sooo nice to see so many Shollamy labs on here. To watch them grow is fab and see how they turn out.

Thanks again, and hugs to the babies.

Trace xx
 

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Hey
My Penny was also an "easy" pup. I got her at 8 weeks, and she only ever peed in the house 3 times (all my fault I must add) SHe slept through the night in her crate, never barked, never chewed anything apart from her toys, and is great in the car. I had been prepared for a barking peeing pooing chewing frenzy and it never appeared!!

She is now one, and apart from her current medical problems, the only issue with her is excitement in my parents garden where she digs up all the plants so she can chew the roots. Thats about it really!!

I love having Penny about!
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