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Old 12-07-2012, 04:57 AM
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May be he feels fear from anything. Is he mostly living alone or with other dogs? Try to give more time to your pup for their better mental progress otherwise may be you will not get him as you want.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:41 AM
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Edie at 8 weeks had a very small comfort zone. She wouldn't leave an area about ten feet from her crate. Everything scared her. I was getting really worried that I'd adopted some kind of over-anxious dog and was somehow doing everything wrong for her. Turned out it was just because she was so young, and her brain was developing so fast she got overloaded with information very easily.

A few weeks later, and she's totally bouncy, inquisitive and bonded to us. I think the best thing - what I ought to have done - is to let them deal with everything a little at a time, and not worry. A pup at eight weeks isn't like a pup at 14 weeks, and I imagine a pup at 14 weeks isn't much like one at eight months, and so on.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:23 AM
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Gemma was almost 10 weeks when we brought her home and she was very mellow. She could play hard for 15 minutes, then she would pass out for hours at a time. She just wanted to sleep and cuddle most the time. She's 9.5 months now and a little ball of energy, but she still always wants to cuddle and receive tummy rubs when we're not playing.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:14 PM
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phew! He's just had a mad play session this morning involving many toys and chasing Heidi around the house! Thats more like I was expecting..LOL
I have to say though whilst he was quite placid before he has never shown any fear or nerves around the other dogs....he will happily mingle and isnt upset if they tell him off.Its just nice to see him play with Heidi....she's been asking him to play since he first got in the house!
I wonder if the food could make a difference? He was on Pedigree puppy tinned and I swapped him over to Lilys Kitchen puppy food 4 times a day. (he certainly smells better now anyways!)
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:19 PM
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Sounds to definitely be the food!! Sounds like a good food with good ingrediants & he's getting the protein he needs to have the energy to be a pup. It could also be him becoming more comfortable with his new home. So glad you got him off the crappy Pedigree!! I wish I could ban all the yucky foods that harm our pets!! Maybe by everyone switching to these better foods, these terrible companies will go out of business or jump on the bandwagon & start making better food!! Keep up the good work. Good quality food not only improves the energy level, but they way they smell too.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:20 AM
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Willow sounds like your puppy. She doesn't play a whole lot, she does a lot of sleeping, a lot of snuggling and a lot of chewing. She plays a bit with me or Mylo but it's not over the top energetic play and then she'll have a mad 10 minutes where she'll do zoomies. Mylo was boisterous and playful from 8 weeks onwards. He needed wearing out several times a day or he wouldn't sleep or behave well. He had a lot of energy at 8 weeks and then at 3 months he stopped sleeping as much so he had energy for more of the day. Now he's at 7 months he's calmed down a little but still has way more energy than willow. We got Willow at 8 weeks and she's now 15 weeks. Her energy level has stayed the same but she does sleep slightly less.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:53 PM
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At 8 weeks, Chis are pretty mellow. Wait until 3-4 months. Then they lose their minds lol.


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I experienced that with our very first puppy, she was a Cocker Spaniel. At 8 weeks she wanted to just lay on me and cuddle and I ate it up! Seriously, cuddle while you can!
She did too, at about 4 months she went completely crazy, lol
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