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Acer11 Mon 07-Jan-19 13:24:00

Please can anyone give me some advise, I lost my previous dog a year ago at the grand old age of 12. Was completely devastated and waited a year to get another one. Along came my new Puppy Alan who is a schnau-tzu. He is a rescue from a puppy farm. I got him at 11 weeks and he is now 16 weeks. Is it normal to have the rollercoaster of emotions from sending him back to madly in love. I do think he is more schnauzer than shitzu as he is full of energy. Started puppy classes with him on Sunday and he barked a lot *. I have started walking him and he’s doing really well but he does have very mad moments and bites ankles and shoes, feel that I am constantly on high alert. I don’t work so feel quite islolated at the moment. On a positive his potty training is coming along well and he sleeps through the night. Think I would just like some info about terriers as I think that is his dominant gene. This is my first time on mumsnet and would really appreciate feedback as it’s starting to get me down. Thank you 🙏

INeedanInterestingUsername Mon 07-Jan-19 16:55:05

I think you probably should have looked up the breed before getting the dog tbh.
Have you had a puppy before OP? They are usally full of energy, barking, play a lot, need potty training, etc. It's a lot of work. Puppy farm rescues don't usually have the socialization that others dogs might have had. All of the things you mentioned can be improved with a lot of hard work. Puppies need training. The puppy classes will help. Any specific behavioural problems I would ask them for advice and they should be able to help. I think exercise and socialisation is key at this point as well, so keep going on those walks.
Good luck!

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Tue 08-Jan-19 13:43:37

You should post on The Doghouse section of PETS as you'll get more traffic. There is a puppy thread there too.

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