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Question about a puppy?
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donna in wv    Posted 03-05-2003 at 19:57:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my mother in law showed up today with a beautiful 3-4 month old shepard mix pup realnice dog neighbor needed to get rid of him and she thought of me .only one problem she's been called him "poopsie" since she got him .can i call him something else without confusing the poor animal or is it to late ?

Yankee in Ok    Posted 03-06-2003 at 18:02:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Really it is not the name so much as the tone of voice you use.High pitched and loving they respond.Keep treats handy and call it by the name you would like to call it and every time it comes to you reward it with a treat.Drill this over and over.

kathy in illinois--what's wrong with POOPSIE    Posted 03-06-2003 at 06:39:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
My dog's name is Roxy, and I call her Poopsie, Poopsie-Doopsie, Roxita, Roxalinda, Smoochie-Poochie...she comes to anything if you say it the right way.


Mac/MS    Posted 03-06-2003 at 06:13:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Fastest way I know to train your puppy to a new name is get a treat that he/she likes, give em a taste, back up 3 ft or so at the beginning, call the name, say come here. Be patient and repeat a few times. As a bonus you'll be teaching the command of "come here". I read you should only use the dogs name with the come here command, all other commands are just given.

Tom A    Posted 03-06-2003 at 02:52:10       [Reply]  [No Email]

Many of our dogs have been strays or from the pound, and only a few have been puppies...we've gotten many that were full-grown or even aged. Since in that case you don't know what name they ever had, you have to give them a new one.

I've never had a dog (no matter how old or young) get confused or appear "hurt" about a name. They've actually all been very happy just to get some attention, and most learn their new name in just a matter of hours.

Enjoy that pup!

rhonda    Posted 03-05-2003 at 22:11:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yeah i see no problem in calling the pup something else....i have 7 cats 3 dogs chickens and rabbit, seems like i call them something different they answert to anything mostly, except our poodle of 12 years i can call her something else and no response out of her except her name

Juliana    Posted 03-05-2003 at 21:48:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's never too late to rename the puppy. Just keep repeating it and when he does something good, praise him, using the new name. Should only take a few days. Good luck.

Willy-N    Posted 03-05-2003 at 20:00:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have all kinds of names for our dogs. They answer to most all of them. If I am mad it is a different name, just walking by a diffeerent one. I think they know we are talking to them and respond to the tone also. Mark H.

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