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    Just adopted a new pup....

    I grew up my whole life with dogs, beagles, shepards, mixed wolf breeds and my favorite of all Blue Ticks...I hadn't had a chance to raise a dog the past 5 years or so due to college etc. Well I just graduated and got my own place(condo granted). But I felt it was time to get me another dog/companion for watching the Vikes and running and just being around. Well my sister-in-law's aunt runs the Heartland Humane Society so I was looking into adopting...Then I saw this little guy and read his story and couldn't resist....I just wanted to ask all of you for any advice on raising the pup and also say if you are looking for a dog check your local shelters/humanes society. There are plenty of dogs, great dogs for that fact that need great homes....

    Here is my pups story below, he is a German Pointer Mix(I named him Rocky, they named him Oliver, but he is responsive to Rocky better..)

    The pups spent the first 4 months of their life in a shed.
    Most of their contact was with a child.
    With lots of love and understanding, and helping them with their journey (lots of socialization, trying new things, taking lots of walks, crating, obedience classes for confidence, etc.) that would make a 100% change in the right direction for them.
    Oliver is the most outgoing in new situations, so far.
    He too, is very affectionate and so sweet.
    He acts like the "big brother" with his sisters.
    At 17 lbs. at 5 mo. old, 35- 40 lbs. should be a reasonable guess at his weight as an adult.




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    Re: Just adopted a new pup....

    Nice!
    Congrats!!!
    Love my pound puppy!
    I always recomend checking the local shelters!
    Its a deal too...my guy was $85 and that includes a whole bunch of shots, nueter, etc, etc.

    Here's a truism for ya..."A tired dog, is a good dog!"
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    Re: Just adopted a new pup....

    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Nice!
    Congrats!!!
    Love my pound puppy!
    I always recomend checking the local shelters!
    Its a deal too...my guy was $85 and that includes a whole bunch of shots, nueter, etc, etc.

    Here's a truism for ya..."A tired dog, is a good dog!"

    ;D
    That is a great truism too...Pointers require a ton of excersise since they are meant for hunting...But it's a mix...


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    Re: Just adopted a new pup....

    very pretty dog!
    Good luck with him.
    Its better to lose the first game than the last one.

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    Re: Just adopted a new pup....

    "vikefan05" wrote:
    very pretty dog!
    Good luck with him.
    Thank you! Like I said if anybody has any pointers(tips or dog) let me know!

    One thing he has a problem with are stairs....So if anybody has any tips on getting the pup up stairs....


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    Re: Just adopted a new pup....

    Congrats on the dog. be sure to walk it every day and try to teach it some tricks.
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    Re: Just adopted a new pup....

    play with him, and tire him out....

    just be his buddy, and he will be yours

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    Re: Just adopted a new pup....

    I love dogs but can't stand cats. Good choice.

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    Re: Just adopted a new pup....

    "marstc09" wrote:
    I love dogs but can't stand cats. Good choice.
    You don't choose cats, cats choose you

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    Re: Just adopted a new pup....

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    I love dogs but can't stand cats. Good choice.
    You don't choose cats, cats choose you
    We had a simple solution for stray cats when I was a kid....


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