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Puppy Place > Do you think I'm a Border Collie/Beagle cross?

Ruffie

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Barked: Mon Mar 4, '13 9:28am PST 
That makes sense. I've never owned a dog before so I'm over-excited. Just like the puppy smile. I will enjoy her and not worry about the breed.
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Puppy Place > Do you think I'm a Border Collie/Beagle cross?
Ruffie

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Barked: Sun Mar 3, '13 8:26pm PST 
I'm beginning to think that my pup is a BC/Beagle. She really follows her nose everywhere and seems to love digging (or is that all dogs?). What kind of energy can I expect from a mix like this?

If she is a herding/hound mix, can I teach her to sniff out the kids and then herd them home? laugh out loud
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Raw Food Diet > I'm finally seeing those famous raw-fed poops!

Ruffie

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Barked: Sat Mar 2, '13 6:18am PST 
laugh out loud

We've had our puppy for a week now and I thought that first week of soft, mucousy, stinky poops was going to kill me! For two days now she's had small rabbit poops that don't smell and are nice and firm smile. I haven't been this excited over poop since my kids got out of diapers.

Just wanted to share happy dance
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» There has since been 3 posts. Last posting by Madison Ainsley, Mar 2 7:07 pm


Raw Food Diet > Visiting vet for 2nd vax tomorrow + raw feeding puppy Q's

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Barked: Thu Feb 28, '13 8:34pm PST 
We have had Ruffie for 6 days now and I started her on a raw diet as soon as she came home. I made a few newbie mistakes (tried fish the 2nd day red face). She has had pretty soft/runny poops and I know it will get better but I'm mainly concerned with how I should handle this vet if he questions my feeding methods, especially when I bring in her small,runny poop laugh out loud.

I have no previous dog or vet experience at all. I have a good gut feeling about him because I was going to bring Ruffie in earlier for her 3rd set of deworming meds and I was told not to bother, that they'll test her stool first and give it if it's necessary. I guess it's good that they don't blindly dispense meds.

I'm a little nervous so I need suggestions, advice and hand-holding please.
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Puppy Place > New here, our first dog ever, an 8 week old border collie cross...I'm nuts right?

Ruffie

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Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 1:07pm PST 
Thanks for the welcome! We also think she's adorable. Well, maybe not at the moment as she just pooed on the entrance rug laugh out loud. Fortunately it's going in the dumpster this weekend anyway. I still sometimes miss her cues and I can't startle her into stopping. I'll just have to be more vigilant.

I'll try some hide and seek games and we do have a big backyard for her to run around in but she's very fascinated with eating pine cones, dried leaves and grass right now. I guess the next command I have to work on is "leave it".

The puppy training classes are offered by the Humane Society here and the cost is included in the adoption fee. I'm really looking forward to socialising her with other pups. It will be good training for me

dog walk
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» There has since been 5 posts. Last posting by Opheila, Mar 1 12:26 pm

Puppy Place > New here, our first dog ever, an 8 week old border collie cross...I'm nuts right?
Ruffie

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Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 5:29am PST 
Thanks for the advice. I will definitely supervise the 5 y.o. when playing with the dog.
Ruffie is very energetic but I'm running out of indoor things to do with her. She doesn't get her 2nd vax until Friday and I think I still need to wait a few days before we can do outdoor walks. I'll look on the other forums for playtime ideas.
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Puppy Place > New here, our first dog ever, an 8 week old border collie cross...I'm nuts right?

Ruffie

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Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 10:38pm PST 
eek

I have to say first off that we're really enjoying Ruffie. She's bright and energetic and keeping me up like I have a newborn baby.

I start puppy training classes in a week but in the meantime I can't figure out why she growls at the kids (5&10) but not at me or DH. It's not a deep-throated growl but more playful.

Also, anyone want to take a guess at what the papa was?

Looking forward to learning lots here!
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