Papillon Kisses

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  1. Crack open a bottle then? I just love how this thread exploded after an apparent spammer bumped up a six year old thread.
  2. Can I suggest you download the sound proof puppy training app. Your puppy is (rightly, if parvo) going to miss out on a lot of socialisation opportunities. The least you can do is work to avoid noise phobia. ETA make sure you read and follow the instructions.
  3. Chihuahua Rescue Queensland might be good to get in touch with. They seem to be behaviour savvy. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chihuahuarescueqld/ Website: http://www.chihuahuarescueqld.com.au/ I do know a highly reputable, Delta qualified NSW trainer who could help you find a dog from a breeder or rescue with her dog-matching service. PM me if you'd like info @Amber Griffin. x
  4. I think that's wise. I understand why poodle breeders do it, but it'd be a deal breaker for me especially if I wanted an active companion.
  5. Food dispensing toys. Not just Kongs, though Kongs are great too. Don't even bother buying a regular bowl, it's a waste of a potential enrichment or training opportunity!! Ideas: Sprinkles, snuffle mats (buy or make), Kong Wobbler (can fill partly with shredded paper when it becomes too easy), Kyjen slo-bowl, Kyjen invincibles range.
  6. I often see dried chicken recommended for puppies. Remember to use the most amazing treats in the world when teaching new things, especially when toilet training.
  7. One thing our vet behaviourist recommends is to whisper "good boy" when your dog is relaxing. It has to be a very soft whisper – so soft that you get zero reaction from them. Remember their hearing is a lot more sensitive than ours, so even if you can barely hear yourself they still will.
  8. She does travel from time to time @westiemum
  9. Relieved to hear you have rethought getting two puppies at the same time. In terms of socialisation, one mistake commonly made is to confuse it with exposure. You need the experiences to be positive or if not positive then neutral. So watch your puppy's body language closely. Here's a few resources that may help with your planning: Sophia Yin's Socialisation Checklist and an article Sound Proof Puppy Training App Puppy Culture Dogstar Daily AVSAB Position Statement
  10. Arlizng, can I suggest she looks for a trainer who is a member of Delta, PPGA or APDT.
  11. All the love
  12. Doesn't smell bad to me. It's in most of Mal's dental stuff (toothpaste, gels and we've used the liquid to flush a tooth). The only product that stinks is his toothpaste but that's because it's gross-to-us, yummy-to-dogs chicken or beef flavour.
  13. Not an answer to your question, but have you thought about seeing Dr Jaime Jackson? (Jumabaar on DOL) I wonder if there may be some exercises you could do to help compensate for those legs etc.
  14. Hey SM, Are you sure they are being very strict with the diet? As in, no treats from ANYONE – no family member or friend or neighbour or random stranger giving treats because they think they know better and feel sorry for the dog? You'd know this but they may not realise that a vet exclusion diet will not work if they are feeding any extras, unless the extras have been proven to be tolerated and are prepared in such a way to avoid cross-contamination (which may have been an issue with the supermarket food, but I digress). Do suggest they check online for any prescribed diets as may find them a lot cheaper elsewhere. Also I'm not seeing any chicken in the Hills DD? http://www.hillspet.com.au/en-au/products/pd-dd-canine-potato-and-venison-formula-dry.html
  15. She is beautiful!