Vet Concerned with Growling

Thanks Debbie. I've been holding him to my chest when he has his fits (gently) until he sighs and then he seems to have calmed down. I'm really confused with the advice I've been given. When I took him to a park right by my house and walked him for 5-10 minutes I was scolded for not walking him for an hour. And now I'm told I shouldn't walk him at all… what's the right answer?

I suspect some of the conflicting advice is because some of us are unsure how old the little guy is. There's a big difference between a baby and a preadolescent in the ways you want to approach things – in dogs as well as humans.

Yes, walking a baby for an hour, um no. I think others were confused as I was about the age. Lots of in home play time, starting basic obedience at home to keep mind happy.

@DebraDownSouth:

Yes, walking a baby for an hour, um no. I think others were confused as I was about the age. Lots of in home play time, starting basic obedience at home to keep mind happy.

So everyone thinks he's not 12 weeks? How come the vet hasn't said anything then?

What did the vet say when you asked him the dogs age?

@sharronhurlbut:

What did the vet say when you asked him the dogs age?

The vet asked me his age. I gave her Basil's papers from the breeder and she seemed satisfied with that.

@basilboy7:

The vet asked me his age. I gave her Basil's papers from the breeder and she seemed satisfied with that.

Can you post a recent picture from the last couple of days of him? And what his age is supposed to be? And the Vet if they looked at his teeth should be able to "estimate" age… but might be off by a week or so.

Again... I take mine out as soon as they have had one set of shots, again using common sense on where I take them and what they can "sniff" along the way.. and as already stated... I don't believe in living in that glass bubble.. but to expose them (using common sense) to living... and building their immune systems. And I have had a number of pups that I have done this with either living with me or puppy buyers

It could be that he is 12 weeks old but factors like illness or poor nutrition have left him a bit behind developmentally. I have seen that happen and it can take awhile before they catch up.

I can't recommend enough to trim at least one nail once a day, to get him used to it & you having him under control to tolerate it.

Here's some pictures from today (July 24th) and a video of Basil chasing my older dog Lulu.

He's adorable! I see a wonderfully happy, curious puppy….. Lulu must love her little brother!

@Patty:

He's adorable! I see a wonderfully happy, curious puppy….. Lulu must love her little brother!

So you saw the video? lol

Oh he is so cute ❤

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