Parents of teenage pups - Page 193 - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1921 of 2230 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 02:39 PM
Member
 
Tucker's mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 417
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 236
Thanked 207 Times in 132 Posts
I think Koda will be fine, Michelle. So many of my friends have successfully added a baby to the mix when the dog was there first. And these are friends that REALLY loved their dogs/treated them like kings and queens before the baby. None of that changed - the dogs are still part of their growing families. There were definitely some transitional issues, but that's to be expected. None of my friends had negative outcomes. In fact, every year, I look forward to seeing all the family christmas cards with the now-older dogs in the middle of the pile of kids, looking happier than happy. I think most dogs are real troopers when it comes to adapting to new things. Especially when it comes to babies. The key for you - Koda is so well trained, and she knows her boundaries. That will be so huge for you in a very good way!

Here are some tips I can think of - buy your stroller a little early, and, as silly as this sounds, start walking Koda next to the stroller so she gets used to the feel of the wheels next to her. And of course, all those "textbook" tips of getting Koda used to the smells will definitely help. Get those diapers into the house early (they have a certain smell) along with some desitin, a baby blanket, etc.

You'll be fine. I am so excited for you - such a very special time in your life - treasure it!
Tucker's mommy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #1922 of 2230 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 02:42 PM
Member
 
Tucker's mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 417
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 236
Thanked 207 Times in 132 Posts
OK - I can't resist posting a pic or our Tucker with our youngest daughter, with all this talk of babies (I have to admit I wish our Izzie was still a baby - they grow way too fast!). This pic was taken a few days ago. My older sis titled the pic "beauty and the beast".

Tucker's mommy is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Tucker's mommy For This Useful Post:
Bentleysmom (01-11-2013), njoyqd (01-12-2013), OutWest (01-10-2013), Tayla's Mom (01-10-2013), tessn (02-19-2013)
post #1923 of 2230 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 10:44 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 55
Thanked 71 Times in 37 Posts
What age do goldens stop growing?


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Jtpllc is offline  
post #1924 of 2230 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 11:03 PM
Preeminent Member
 
OutWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: El Dorado County, CA
Posts: 10,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Thanks: 15,183
Thanked 11,002 Times in 5,530 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jtpllc View Post
What age do goldens stop growing?


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
My understanding is that they reach their adult height at around 10 months, and then continue filling out and gaining weight. That seems to have been what Tucker has done. But I have heard people say their dogs grew up until two.
OutWest is offline  
post #1925 of 2230 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 03:18 AM
and Kaylee
 
Guybrush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 270
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 301 Times in 121 Posts
Hi everybody,

Guybrush just got out of his "cone of shame" from neutering and now he is back in it with a belly rash. He just had a break to eat a treat and I caught him trying to lick. He looked up at me put his head on the tiles and slowly licked them. His eyes just saying I wasn't licking the rash mum, I was licking the tiles see .

Lately we have been able to leave him alone in the house for about 5 hours without anything going wrong, yet we can't leave him alone in the garden for 5 minutes with out huge holes mysteriously appearing or trees suddenly being eaten...Guybrush tells us he didn't do it, I don't beleive him.

Took him to the vet yesterday for his annual vaccinations and the vet was delighted to see a retriever who wasn't over weight, he is perfect for his height...unfortunately he has stinky, gunky ears and a rash but other than that he is our perfect little guy.

So much better than even 2 months ago and he is much more polite around other dogs and people, it makes those teenage months almost worth it almost.
Guybrush is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Guybrush For This Useful Post:
njoyqd (01-12-2013), OutWest (01-13-2013)
post #1926 of 2230 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 12:56 PM
New Member
 
Abby2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Abby had a yeast infection in one ear before the holidays--sounds like what Guybrush's ears look like. Lots of brown gunk. The vet gave us something called OtiScrub to rinse out the gunk, then you had to wipe it out gently, then we put an antibiotic ointment for 10 days. It didn't work, so back to the vet for different ointment, oral antibiotics and antiinflammatories. That did the trick. But now we've learned that Abby has a lower canine coming in the wrong way, and she needs x-rays and possibly surgery! Anyone else experienced this???


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Abby2012 is offline  
post #1927 of 2230 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 02:43 PM
Advanced Member
 
murphy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: ny
Posts: 1,869
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Thanks: 956
Thanked 1,031 Times in 752 Posts
Muprhy will be nine months on Jan 20th and is 81lbs. I was shocked because he's very slim.
Regarding the ear infections. I had two Goldens in the early and mid 90's. Fed them Science Diet, a food I thought was high quality. Now I know its garbage. Murphy is eating Brothers grain free. His ears look like the day I brought him home at eight weeks. I've read many dogs that eat food with grain have allergies which can cause yeast problems in their ears. Just a thought!

murphy1 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to murphy1 For This Useful Post:
Jtpllc (01-13-2013)
post #1928 of 2230 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 09:16 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 55
Thanked 71 Times in 37 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by murphy1 View Post
Muprhy will be nine months on Jan 20th and is 81lbs. I was shocked because he's very slim.
Regarding the ear infections. I had two Goldens in the early and mid 90's. Fed them Science Diet, a food I thought was high quality. Now I know its garbage. Murphy is eating Brothers grain free. His ears look like the day I brought him home at eight weeks. I've read many dogs that eat food with grain have allergies which can cause yeast problems in their ears. Just a thought!
Van Gogh just turned 9 months, he weighs 60lbs -- how much do you feed him daily?


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Jtpllc is offline  
post #1929 of 2230 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 10:18 PM
Advanced Member
 
murphy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: ny
Posts: 1,869
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Thanks: 956
Thanked 1,031 Times in 752 Posts
He gets 3 to 3 1/2 cups a day with some canned topper. As I said I feed him a very high quality food "Brothers Complete". He walks at least two miles a day. As I said he's not heavy at all,,,,,alot of hair though. If I remember how to post a picture I'll put up a recent shot. He's a beauty.

murphy1 is offline  
post #1930 of 2230 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 09:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Tayla's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 3,504
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,641
Thanked 3,574 Times in 1,864 Posts
I hope everyone had a good weekend. Tayla is moving into the next phase of her training – distractions. She does well at home with sit, down, come, etc. We work inside and outside. We work on it when we walk through the neighborhood. I was a little surprised that when we went to a park close to us to walk it was like she had never heard any of the commands before so we will be walking lots of new places over the next months and working on commands. We also took her to a local pet food store in our area that has isles and isles of food, treats, toys, etc. to work on her attention to me. She did horrible (which I expected), but I was able to get 2 “watch me” looks, a few good isle length “comes” and a pretty good sit and down so for the first time I was okay with that, but it showed me that this is an area where we must do much more consistent training. We will be doing that every week until all I have to do is say the command and she does it in a reliable way. I will say to her credit that she didn’t snatch any treats or toys from the shelves so that was good. We also need to work on the fact that she just loves to jump on us when we are sitting watching TV. She is allowed to be on the sofa and there is room to jump on it without jumping on us first so we are also working on the “off” command. When I’m sitting she can’t so much as put a foot on me. I have RA and at 65 lbs. she hurts when she lands on us or just stands with a couple feet on a leg. So every time she is near us and puts so much as a toe on us she gets the “off” command. She can lay quietly next to us and she can lay with her head on us, but that is going to be the extent of that.

Barb, Rick, "Tayla" Ruff Start Hot On The Trail (STAR Puppy) (Born 11/11, Gotcha 3/12) and "Lily" Stargazer's Make It So, CGC (Gotcha 12/21/13)


http://pdgf.pitapata.com/ABfhm4.png

http://pdgf.pitapata.com/cZiWm5.png

Cheyenne (CGC) and Jesse (CGC) who will be always loved and never forgotten.
Tayla's Mom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome