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Old 11-11-2012, 11:20 AM
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It is excellent advise, thank you. I do want him to go to obedience classes but...we currently live in the capital of Galicia in Spain and there's none of that around here that I know of and anyway, we're an English speaking household because my bf is English so I don't want him learning commands and stuff in Spanish. We'll be moving to England Feb 2013 and Rocky we'll be 5 months old, is that too old for him to start obedience classes? I hope it won't be too late by then.


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Any dog can grow to be aggressive, but in your case, like everyone else said, it's definitely just play!
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Because Tayla has had some issues as a puppy she will be over a year when we start basic manners class. She does know all her basic commands already. It's never too late for obedience.


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Just puppy behavior!! They are little crazy heads!
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5 months will be fine There are many obedience classes over here. What you are seeing now is typical puppy behaviour, give him a toy to play with every time he behaves like this, they do grow out of it!Annef
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When Vinnie was 10 weeks old up to about 5 months old, I thought he was trying to kill me
He snapped out of it at about 5 1/2 months. At 7 months he's very sweet and just a little bit bitey.


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Old 11-11-2012, 12:39 PM
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I have heard that the rabies shot can do this to a dog who was otherwise nonaggressive.... that is why I am not crazy about vacinations.
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In terms of classes you want to do two different types of classes:
-Socialization classes: this is for puppies to just learn to interact with other puppies, a mature and gentle adult, different types of people and different types of objects. It should be started before the puppy is 12 weeks. These are generally called puppy classes or puppy socialization classes. Often there is no formal obedience training involved so it's fine to do these in Spanish (plus, you can always teach an English equivalent to the Spanish terms, that's not a problem for a dog). You may have more difficulty find these types of classes in Spain but they do offer them in the bigger cities. If you cannot find one it's imperative that you find opportunties to socialize that way outside of a class environment, ALWAYS safely and ALWAYS positively. You can get a socialization checklist online at Puppy Socialization Checklist
-Obedience classes: learning commands and being able to follow commands with distraction. You can do this at home but classes are good for distractions. I would look for classes that teach using force-free methods (this is actually much easier in the UK than in North America and probably in Spain).
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