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Old 02-12-2012, 09:39 PM
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Hi. I bought my puppy from a pet store. He was there for three months. He eats well, drinks well and is doing well using potty pads but I am concerned because he so so quiet. He would rather sit on my lap that do anything. I love it but I am worried that he is not very active. He saw the vet Fri and everything was OK. He has only been home with us for 4 days. I am so new to this I don't know if I should be worried or not. What do you think?

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Old 02-12-2012, 09:50 PM
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I would give him more time before getting really concerned. Everything in his life has just changed and he is likely still adjusting. As for being inactive, my advise is to play with him and walk with him. He wants to be with you, so you need to stimulate him.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:23 PM
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Thanks. I put a little halter on him the first day and thought it would help him get used to it but I just took it off and he seems to have perked up some. Maybe just a coincidence but i am happy to see him playing a little anyway...
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:56 PM
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If you have a puppy class for obedience, you could bring him there. I took one chi that was really terrified to 3 classes before she finally settled down and passed. She went on to become a therapy dog!!! Don't give up! It is really very soon and he is probably just getting 'the lay of the land' so to speak! Sue
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:10 AM
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hi my buster was only 8 weeks when i reieved him and he was so quiet i worried also but their in anew enviroment and give them time to feel safe everytime we have our grown children over buster stays in my lap cause he loves people but hes also unsure i love chihs and i bet youll be saying the same thing soon good luck with him
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:21 AM
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I agree that he needs more time. Ours was pretty shy when we first brought her home, and she came from a home where she was well socialized. He probably just needs time to come out of his shell and get comfy with you.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:01 PM
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Try something simple like throwing a small ball, see if he'll fetch it?
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:44 PM
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Chis are lap dogs which doesn't mean they're passive. They're just happiest sitting on our laps being with us. Your little fellow might be used to be active since he was probably in a cage the first few months of his life until you adopted him. He'll start to come around, give him time. Get on the floor with him--throw a ball, tug with him with stuffed animals--just show him that mommy likes to have fun & play too.
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