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dachslys
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How to make time pass faster?

Post by dachslys » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:23 pm

Hey guys!

I'm getting my first dutch shepherd in 2020 and Im so excited! I have been planning for the puppy for years and things are really coming together in terms of breeder and parent dogs.

As mentioned, I have already been waiting for years to get this puppy, and there still is years to wait. The waiting is killing me.
So I wanted to ask you guys if you have any suggestions to make time move faster? And what "in depth" preparations can I do? I have already been looking at names, decided which sports and I will train the dog within and wrote a list for what to buy. I have decided which club to train with and which clubs to join.

My fingers are itching to start with my future puppy, but I just have to be strong until I finish my college university.

Next thing I was thinking on researching was food and supplements etc.

Thanks for your suggestions and inputs :DScool:

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Re: How to make time pass faster?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:44 pm

Is there a trainer you can go with with that trains DS?
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Re: How to make time pass faster?

Post by TimL_168 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:35 am

Maybe go work/help with a trainer to see things in action first hand and develop the proper techniques before your pup comes home.
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borellar15
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Re: How to make time pass faster?

Post by borellar15 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:08 am

Yea I would start showing up to the club meetings and watch if they will allow you and just absorb as much info and experience as you can.
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Re: How to make time pass faster?

Post by oddbird » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:01 pm

I would also recommend reading Team Dog by Mike Ritland (I also highly recommend listening to his two Team Dog oriented pod cast episodes, just look up Mike Drop) and Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor. Get an idea of how you want the first few months of your pups time with you to be shaped. There are definitely things I wish I had known/done differently when Henry first came along to help develop that trust/bond a little more efficiently.
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