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peptodog
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posted July 17, 2004 10:30 AM      Profile for peptodog         
Hi i will be adopting an 8 week old Jack Russel Terrier. here he is http://www.petfinder.com/pet.cgi?action=2&pet;=3120304&adTarget;=468doggeneral&SessionID;=40f7dfb40cca445d-app1&display;=&preview;=1&row;=0&tmpl;=&stat;=
When should i start training groom etc. and when should i enroll him in an obediance class?

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I have one chubby sheltie that is 8 years old. I might by a pug!

Posts: 21 | From: Kansas City | Registered: Jun 2004
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posted July 17, 2004 11:17 AM      Profile for DaxAriel's toy         
Practice all the grooming motions now. Touch his feet - each toe, etc.

Puppy wipes are good enough to keep him clean and smelling nice for the next two months - then you can decide how much actual bathing will be required. Some dogs just don't need it as much as others.

I would wait til at least 4 months of age before starting classes. I suggest this age because by then he should be able to hold p ee & p oop for the entire length of the class.

You can start at home training right away. Learning his name is priority #1 and come when you call.

Posts: 748 | From: Edmonton AB Canada | Registered: Mar 2004
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posted July 17, 2004 05:41 PM      Profile for sambucca/whiskey         
I have to suggest as soon as possible, I had Whiskey in puppt classes at 8 weeks and everybody was an is impresses by his knowledge he was also second over all in a class of six, and awarded quickest learner, most pups were 4 mths.
Especially a JRT I would start earlier to encourage dog friendliness.

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