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Baby teeth, neutering, and housebreaking
We took our puppy to the vet today for his 16 week shots. This is a new vet to us, and frankly won't be going back because I didn't get a good feeling from him. BUT, vet said there's no way in ____ that he's 16 weeks old. He thinks he's more like 8 weeks. I don't know what incentive the breeder would have to lie about his age so it doesn't make sense. Vet said at 16 weeks his baby incisors should be taller and loose. They are small and tight.
We obviously need to have him neutered. Vet wanted him to get done ASAP. 4 months seems young to me in the first place, but if he was 8 weeks old that seems waaaay too young. Am I just being silly about my baby?
Any housebreaking tips? I've fostered much older pups and adult dogs and usually had them housebroken in a few days with minimal accidents. Our dog will NOT go outside even when we're out there for hours after eating. He comes in and immediately beelines to a random spot on the carpet. He's crated at night, and in the small laundry room while I"m at work (5-6 hours away). He uses the peepee pads in there. If I sit in there with him, he'll go. He won't use the pad by the doors, and if I put a pad on the carpet in one of his "spots" he moves the pad to pee there. Will not pee on a pad outside either. He poops everywhere too. I know we've only had him a week but we're making zero progress. I'm not punishing him and praise him when he goes on the pad.