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Here is my new 2 months old puppy, his name is Derryl (according to the certificate).. still not sure whether to use Derryl or other name for his call name tho :p





After playing with him for a while, I notice some sort of patches on his nose. It's not really noticeable unless you're really looking into his nose..
First shot is taken with flash, it's kinda hiding..



Second shot, I jacked up the ISO and lowering the speed, I get this pic.. a bit blurry as the dog is moving a lot


It's not really noticeable under normal lighting, but its there.. the texture on the patch is different than the rest of the nose too.. a bit raised but not so much.. any idea what that is? Should I be worried?
So far he loves to play, roaming around the house, getting used to the new environment.. he ate his lunch only half, but i'd say he ate with good appetite (50gr instead of the given 100gr).. maybe still adjusting to the environment?

This is the first time I have GR puppy from 2 months old (I got my previous dog at 5 months old.. never experienced teething time, etc), so I may ask a lot of questions (maybe some questions are silly).. please be patient with me :doh:

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Some goldens noses are not black and are patchy. Snow nose as well maybe. Nothing to worry about.

My Scout had a black nose....now it looks brown to me so he might end-up with a snow nose as well. If you search "snow nose" we have several threads on it. Nothing to worry about...it's normal.
 

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I think he may have just rubbed it on something. Nothing to worry about unless it gets bigger.

He's very cute!
 

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Derryl is just adorable. To me it looks like he might have scraped his nose. If it doesnt get better or gets worse then I would ask the vet about it. Give that cutie a big kiss from me.
 

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Thank you.. he really is a cutie and adorable even when he's naughty.. (aren't they all?) :p:

Some goldens noses are not black and are patchy. Snow nose as well maybe. Nothing to worry about.

My Scout had a black nose....now it looks brown to me so he might end-up with a snow nose as well. If you search "snow nose" we have several threads on it. Nothing to worry about...it's normal.
I think he may have just rubbed it on something. Nothing to worry about unless it gets bigger.

He's very cute!
Derryl is just adorable. To me it looks like he might have scraped his nose. If it doesnt get better or gets worse then I would ask the vet about it. Give that cutie a big kiss from me.
I would definitely keep an eye on the matter. I suspect he might have scrapped his nose too since my last dog has snow nose and its different..
His second vaccination is scheduled on the 26th, so if it doesn't get better I can ask the vet then.

I'm having a hard time potty training him now.. i tried to startle him by clapping hands while he's having accidents, but it didn't seem to work, he would just continue peeing. :doh:
I'm trying to crate training him too.. a lot of whining at first but it's less and less whining each time.. and guess what? last night he peed in the crate and lay down on it (he did pee before getting inside the crate too) :doh: ended up cleaning him up and let him sleep outside the crate.
I tried using the newspaper thing, but then he started to shred them and chew on the bits.. so i took them out too, worrying he will swallow them..
any tips on this?

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He is gorgeous. I agree it is probably a scrape but I'm sure you will keep and eye on it. As far as potty training I always advise "early and often". By that I mean take a young pup out the second they wake up, start playing, stop playing or have any other change in behaviour. Take the pup out on leash and tell him "Get Busy" or whatever the command will be. When he goes outside praise him like he just won a Nobel Prize. If he is peeing in the crate make sure you have it barricaded off so it is small enough for him to just turn around in there. If you give a pup a large crate they will often use one end as a bathroom.
 

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It is rainy season here now, so taking the dog outside to do his business is sometimes difficult - especially when its really pouring.. Will it be confusing for the dog if he has 2 destined place to do his business? (ie. outside and somewhere inside the house)

I tried to get him to do his business in the bathroom, and i took her there after he ate, play, or woke up from sleep.. but most of the times, all he does is play some more or just laying down there for quite some time. Just when he steps outside and get inside the bedroom, he peed :doh:

Oh and on side note, he is eager entering every room in the house except the bathroom, i can't figure out why. It seems like the bathroom has invisible fence or something. All flooring in the house is white ceramic tile, except the common bathroom, it has black tile (could it be that?). Maybe could it be that he was reluctant to get inside the bathroom that he's also reluctant to do his business there?

I will try the newspaper thing again see if it works, i should teach him to chew on his toys instead of the paper first. Maybe i should buy more toys for him so he doesnt get bored of his toys.

My previous dog is always crated by the pet shop people in a crate that has pee container underneath. When I got her at 5 months, I got her the same kind of crate but ended up never crated her, but since she has developed habit (bad one) of going potty in her crate, she always does that.. so her crate ended up as her bathroom. We put her crate in the backyard and she slept in my bedroom. The bad thing from that is, it would be really hard to get her to pee when traveling. Her crate was huge and impossible to carry that along, and she would hold it until we got home (!!) or until she couldn't hold it anymore. I don't want the same thing happened to this dog so I don't want to teach him to pee in his crate at all.

I bought dog training videos and watched them before I got this puppy, and it seemed really easy in the video while in reality its kinda hard :uhoh: (or i maybe just a really unexperienced handler :( ). My previous dog is kinda easier to train as she probably was more submissive and get scared very easy from day 1 (dont know where did that come from either, probably from puppyhood trauma). She didn't even want to get out of her crate on her first day she arrived at our home.
It seems my current pup is completely the opposite :p:
 
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