i just took deoji to the vet for his second set of shots…one more and then i can take him to obedience classes and also see if there was anything for lure coursing around here
You should be able to start a puppy kindergarten class now that he has had two shots. Puppy kindergarten is a great because it will provide socialization and interaction with other puppies and help you to recognize appropriate play.
well the only troubles i'm having with him now are he plays too rough with with my aunts dog…i'm wondering if it's just a matter of his sharp puppy teeth or if it's cause the way he plays is so different from normal dogs...more feral.....have any of you had this problem?
In what way is he playing too rough? Puppies of all breeds play rough until they learn from the adult dogs what level of play is appropriate.
also…what can i do about him begging for (or should i say stealing) food?....i've just been sticking him in his crate when we eat but i was hoping there was some way to train him on it. we tried puting a leash on him and making him stay in a corner but all he did was flip out...
Having him go to his crate and enjoy quiet time while you eat or do other household chores is good training. If you do not want a crate you can use a mat but you will still need to work on making the place somewhere he wants to be. When you eat your dinner are you giving him his? How about stuffing a Kong with his dinner and using a little peanut butter to seal the end so it takes him a little longer to eat all his dinner so he is occupied while you eat. You can use the stuffed Kong on a mat but it will take time to build a good stay.
When he "flipped out", what did he do?
oh yeah…my puppy still hasn't made a sound...are any of yours completely silent ?
When he "flipped out" there was no noise at all? I would say if he has made no sounds at all, no whining, crying, no vocalization at all that would be out of the ordinary. If you mean he does not yodel, some never do. My 10 year has yodeled twice in his entire life and both times I think he was startled to find he could make that noise.