Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
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UPDATE: With the help of the advice from HF members and giving this some thought, we came up with a successful resolution this afternoon. First I printed out about 25 pages from the links Dave Gabby gave (thank you for the links) covering Puppy Socialization and Biting. I didn't print out all 200 pages because I didn't want to overwhelm a first time dog owner. That will come later. Then I bought a squeaky tug toy (Ricky got one too because he is a good boy). I went to their house this afternoon without Ricky and presented them with the gifts. They were very grateful and then they had a flood of questions typical for a first time dog owner. I played with Blaze for about 15 minutes. He was very social and expressive.I showed them how to redirect him with the squeaky toy that he was going nuts over. I told them how to put Blaze into "time out" when he got too aroused and started biting toes. Then I invited them over to our house to play with Ricky outside in our confined, very secure back yard tomorrow afternoon (no concern about potty accident in our house) for just 15 minutes to start with. They accepted! They don't have a yard at all and Blaze (11 weeks old) has never experienced playing with another dog. I will keep a VERY close eye on Ricky so he doesn't play too rough and bully the puppy. How will I do that? by treats, toys, and redirection!
So it is all good. It's a win/win for all, people and dogs. Thanks everyone, good advice, couldn't have done it without you!
Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo)
(AKC titles) CGC, BN