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Old 05-25-2004, 06:03 AM
Bug Bug is offline
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Default I have some questions about my New Min Pin

Whats up, my name is Bug (yes its my real name) and I just recently bought a miniture pinscher, his name is "Charlie" and he is about 11 weeks old. I have been wanting to get a dog for a long time now, but I just wanted to make sure it was the right thing to do, and let me tell you it really doesnt get any better than this.

But now that I have him, I just have a few questions, hopefully you guys and gals can help me out. Prioir to buying him, I purchased some of those books that give tips on raisng and trainnig, but I would also like some more personal experiences. Charlie actually isnt my first dog, but when I had dogs before I was too young to do any of the training.

Now for the most part, seeing that I have only had Charlie for a week, he is learning pretty good. He already knows how to sit, his name, and sometimes come, so Im not doing too bad in those departments. He also does an okay job with housebreaking, but here is where the first problem lies. I will take him out and he will do his business #1 and #2, then as soon as we get back in the house he will almost always do a little urine squirt, but not much. Is this common? Is he trying to get my attention? What should I do to make him stop?

Next Im trying to kennel train him because I got to college and Im not home all the time, and it goes okay as well, only because Im not a sucker ad I dont take him out when he cries. But, I also like for him to sleep with me sometimes, now here is where the next problem lies. He has got to the point to where he will not fall asleep unless somebody is holding him. I dont really mind holding him because I like him sleeping in the bed with me sometimes, but I just dont want this to become a problem later on down the line, especialy with kennel trainning. Could this sleeping habit become problematic in the future? Should stop holding for a while until he learns to fall asleep on his own?

Any info would help, THANKS!
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