Got a new fuff fuff

swagler85 Posted By swagler85, Feb 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM

  1. swagler85

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    We brought home a dog today he needed a good home and we had been talking about getting a dog for a while. Saw a sign for a dog needing a home so we stopped in to meet him. Ended up going back tonight and picking him up. Very sweet dog, mix of lab, boxer and pit. My lil girl calls him fuff fuff.

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    Sounds like a good dog. We have boxers, on our 2nd pair. Great dogs, like living with a couple of clowns. Only problem is that they are real heart breakers, they only live 10 to 12 years. Mixed dogs seem to do better.
     
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    He 8 months old so should be around for a long time. Been wanting to get a dog for a long time and wanted a real dog not an ankle biter so I'm happy!
     
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    Glad to hear he found a good home!

    At Thanksgiving our family took in a dog, and while he's a lot of work, I'd forgotten how much they add to a home.

    Enjoy!

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    Congrats on fuff fuff! How adorable! Looks more like a "Diesel" or "Zeus" to me but fuff fuff may stick :)

    Having had many dogs pass and just as many adopted, I can't imagine our house without a dog! Enjoy!!
     
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    I think fuff fuff is perfect.

    When I was young, my cousins acquired a border collie and as little kids were allowed to name him. His name was Ruff. When one of those cousins had his own kids about that age, he brought home a beagle and let his boys name him,,,,,, poor beagle is named "kitty".

    The dog is 8 now, and it's still damn hysterical to me to hear Chris call for him while hunting rabbits. "Here kitty, kitty, kitty" ;lol
     
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    Hah! I know how that goes!

    We had a dog show up on our property as kids and my dad finally agreed to let him be our dog instead of living in our barn. He had to be someones pet but after no one claimed him, he was ours.

    I was 7, sister 5 brother was just a toddler. After an hour over fighting on the name, my dad had enough of hearing us and came storming into our room yelling "forget it, the dog's name is now "dog" D-O-G, "dog!"

    My sister and I looked at each other and busted out laughing. From that day on, he was known as "DeeOohJee", emphasis on the "O".
     
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    cute and BIG!! Can't say enough about shaping behavior using clicker training or other positive re-enforcement, particularly with a pup this age that has had time to fall into behavior patterns. As my trainer said, if the dog makes a mistake it's because you gave him access to something he wasn't ready for.

    My friends have a boxer and when we visit that dog is by my son's side 24/7. He likes to play and to watch over him. It's amazing.
     
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    My brother and wife drove to backwoods Georgia to get a bloodhound puppy. When my sister in law first picked up the pup she called him Foofer, the name she had picked out. The ole redneck selling the pup said "this dog ain't Foofer. This dog Bubba."
     
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    Good for you, sawgler85. Sounds like "fuff fuff" is a lucky pup.
     
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    Mixed breeds tend to have a better chance at avoiding the health issue of any one pure breed. I bet he's a major goofball. Get him fixed if he aint, I'm sure that you know it makes all the training, aggressiveness, etc easier to deal with.

    Good for you!
     
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    My male boxer is named Bubba. He just has that personality....
     

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    Yes planning on getting him fixed ASAP, very playful dog. I think the people that had him fed him a lot of food full of fillers. He pooped 5 times last night. We'll be putting him on a good diet with no fillers.
     
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    Good on ya. We have 3 little guys, but I swear they only ever smell at all when they get scared by another dog, and their breath is never bad- we figure that's mostly due to a great diet (they don't eat so much, so the expensive stuff isn't so hard to afford anyway)
     
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    So how does clicker training work?
     
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    My wife tried to train me once...... <> ;) (and she is a dog boarder/trainer/groomer person!)
     
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    Basically you buy this cheap little clicker and have treats on hand. Like one piece of bacon or cheese can divide up into many tiny treats. Everytime the pup does something you want without asking, mark it with the click noise and a tiny treat immedately.
    I found the clicker clumsy to work with, so I always use the same word "yes." Very quickly they will start to do all the good behavior and you can become intermittant with the treats. You shape the behavior you want by helping them understand the expectations. Don't punish the bad behavior. They don't understand that. For example, if the dog is jumping up, reward as soon as front paws hit the ground. Saying "get down" means nothing.

    Start now and reward every time the dog chooses to come to you. It creates a habit.

    When I trained my dog not to kill my chickens, I put him near the chickens on a leash and rewarded every time he stopped looking at them. I also make a tsk noise when he looks at them. I didn't take very long. He just had to understand the expectations.

    Some trainers will feed all the puppy's kibble as a treat one by one out of the pocket based on positive behavior.
     
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    I agree, the clicker is great. It's the same positive reinforcement as saying "good dog." The difference is the speed with which the human can react. If you ask a wiggly puppy to sit, he may have sat, pawed at you, stood up, and barked before you can finish saying "good dog." With a clicker, you can mark and reward the exact moment the dog does what you are asking of him. It's a fabulous tool. Do a google search to get the basics and get yourself one. Blew my mind what my dog was capable of, I just needed to train myself first!

    Great looking dog!
     
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    Nice looking addition to the family.
    keep us posted on any puppy antics.

    Took my son and his Newfie to training courses. Wish I had trained a dog before I had children. I think everyone should have to train a dog before they have kids. Would solve a lot of the problems we have,IMHO.
     

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