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Old 03-09-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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dancergal19, Best wishes! It will be worth the consistency and work. Here's my advice: get a durable bell to put by the door he will be using. Everytime he goes out, physically take his paw and ring the bell before letting him out. It won't be long at all til he does it himself. You should hear our bell on a day where there's snow because he loves to go out and play! ALSO, we got a "Dog Whisperer" DVD from the library. In the evenings, when you need to spend floor time with the puppy, turn it on, learn, and be inspired to train the right way. It's a fun show to watch. Also, take your pup lots of places and allow it to be friendly to other people and dogs at a young age, then he will be sociable for life. I got permission to take my dog into the nursing home, we go on car rides, to the park, and they are welcome to go into the big chain pet stores. If you take the time to train him correctly, he can be cheap, enjoyable entertainment for you and your roommate. Ultimately, he needs to know that he is "below" you. You are the boss! (If "he" really is a "he" never let him hump you! But if he does this right when you bring him home, don't freak out, he is just adjusting and if he knows you're boss it'll stop.) Have fun and relax. Remember to go outside 20 mins after eating or drinking! -coffeeQ
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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Rather than get anything from the so-called Dog Whisperer, invest in a GREAT book: 'The Power of Positive Dog Training' by Pat Miller. And get a copy of 'The Other End of the Leash' by Patricia McConnell.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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get a durable bell to put by the door he will be using. Everytime he goes out, physically take his paw and ring the bell before letting him out. It won't be long at all til he does it himself.
We did this with our second dog for several months. Then we took the bell away after he was fully trained. A few years later in December I hung a set of decorative jingle bells from the door---and he began ringing them every time he wanted to go out. He was very smart (border collie) and started ringing it continually so he could just go out and play. Every time I turned around the bells were ringing. I had to take the bells off. It does work great for training, though!
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Since you have a little time, puppy-proof your home ahead of time. Get down on all fours and look at your surroundings from the pup's perspective.

It is also a good idea to get your roomate on the same page with you when it comes to how you want the dog treated/fed/potty trained, etc... . It doesn't take much to undo all the good training you put into your new pup by just a few thoughtless or cruel actions of someone who doesn't know any better.

Also, don't know if the pup is being shipped or if you are picking it up. Perhaps you can request the breeder take a towel and get the mother's scent all over it to send with the pup to reduce its initial anxiety?

Good luck and enjoy the puppy breath! They grow up sooooooo fast.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:24 AM
 
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Hi dancergal19. Sorry to contact you on this service....I was just wondering if you were the same girl who posted the review on Shopbop for the Zimmerman One Shoulder Maxi Dress. If you are could you contact me on allisongadi@hotmail.com
I am trying to locate this dress in a size one and as it is older stock it is no longer available. I was wondering if you'd be interested in selling yours.....that is if you are same person. Thanks. Allison from Australia.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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Hi dancergal19. Sorry to contact you on this service....I was just wondering if you were the same girl who posted the review on Shopbop for the Zimmerman One Shoulder Maxi Dress. If you are could you contact me on allisongadi@hotmail.com
I am trying to locate this dress in a size one and as it is older stock it is no longer available. I was wondering if you'd be interested in selling yours.....that is if you are same person. Thanks. Allison from Australia.
Looks like the last time dancergal19 was active on this forum was 3/8/2010. So even if it is the same person, she doesn't seem to be around here any more.

Good luck in your search.
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