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A Puppy with a Severe Case of ADHD

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6 Responses

  1. Janet Gunn says:

    Buy a decent sized crate. When returning from a walk, pop the puppy into the crate with an indestructible toy and a large bone to chew on, shut the crate door and get on with your work! The puppy will quickly adjust to having a place of its own where it can rest.

  2. Pamela Black says:

    I don’t think you are equipped to look after a puppy. Why not go for an older dog when the time comes. Would suit you better as you obviously don’t understand puppies. They explore the world thru their mouths. Clear the area they are in and give them attention then put them to bed. You don’t let them go on a destruction rampage and then whinge about it. Good thing the pup didn’t chew thru an electric cable. Previous comment was completely sensible.

  3. Tracy says:

    I have a working cocker who was a nightmare for the first few years. He is now 5 and wonderful. We nearly gave him away but we persevered with a dog behaviourist. The bottom line is that they are working cockers and if they are not working they are bored and frustrated. Walk them often and use as many brain training games as you can find!!!

  4. Denise McMillan says:

    Get a large crate… pop puppy in while you are busy… give it a toy and something nice to chew on. This will become their special place where they can go and have sleep and play, without you worrying what the hell is going on. I would advise strict supervision when in the lounge and be on constant alert 100% of the time. Puppy will get to know right from wrong very quickly, they are very eager to please. Do not smack or shout at puppy, as this will make them very nervous.. about 15 to 20 minutes in your living area at a time will be fine and gradually increase it as it suits you.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Having had Border Collies for over 30 years and finding the breed lively but perfectly controllable I then had an 8-week old BC pup who was in a different league. I now know that some pups are simply uncontrollable. In the early years I was despairing and the advice and training from the majority of training professionals was getting no-where. I contemplated having him sent away to boot-camp but after hearing of a horrific situation whereby an ex-police trainer ruined a lively dog, reducing it to a nervous wreck, I thought that was definitely not what I wanted. At worst my pup would carry on until he calmed down with maturity but what I didn’t want was a physiologically destroyed dog. One lovely and extremely well qualified dog physiologist who I rang up in desperation and charged me nothing for a 20 minute phone conversation told me I was doing the right thing by just persevering and what I had was a completely non-aggressive dog who might well be turned aggressive with a boot-camp harsh training regime. She was absolutely right. He’s now 4 and still lively but completely manageable, loving and not an aggressive thought in his head.

  6. Rosemary says:

    Baptism of fire a Cocker Spaniel. I got my darling girl in 2008 – still waiting for her to “settle down”. As you say, just get a calmer breed of dog.

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