puppy development?

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Decker16
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puppy development?

Post by Decker16 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:29 pm

I am a first time Dutchie owner and just wanted to ask how"drives" (I rather hate using that word but I think many of you know what I mean) develop. I am having a hard time getting my 5 month old male interested in wanting to search for anything for over 30 seconds. Is this "normal" for this age? He also does NOT tug at all....he will mouth a tug toy (I've tried several textures with the same result). Even before teething he never really gave much to it. I can accept the fact that maybe he just isn't into tugging but will he ever develop (with age) desires to chase and hunt???
Thanks in advance!

RD

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Re: puppy development?

Post by TimL_168 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:30 am

I got mine as a wash out at 15 months. I think her focus was just beginning to show through. Now, though we're still training she KNOWS what's going on and is motivated. That may be mostly because were tracking things that she can eat, but it is what it is.
Is there anything that your puppy will do for extended periods of time?
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Re: puppy development?

Post by Decker16 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:45 pm

Chew on my other dog, but I already know I can't use my other dog as a reward LOL
For now, no, nothing keeps his interest for more than 10 to 15 minutes. I know he is still young and just wanted to see if this was "normal" development.
Thanks!

RD

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Re: puppy development?

Post by TimL_168 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:25 am

At 5 months, ten minutes is a very long time, man. Have you considered taxidermy?
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Re: puppy development?

Post by Decker16 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:27 pm

HHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM taxidermy.........maybe just a life sized cut out...LOL

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