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.. I'm terrible at putting in a top knot!
Dog Dog breed Carnivore Water dog Companion dog

At least your eyes are visible this time 馃槅
In theory, I know how to do it, but in practice it's not easy for me! He's wiggly too. He knows a chin rest on my hand but I need to change the target to a cushion or something... even then hed probably struggle to stay still!

Also probably going to invest in one of those no spill water dishes to help his beard stay cleaner.
 

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You could also train him to use a water bottle. Perry used to drink water too fast and then go racing around the house and would end up throwing up almost every time, so we switched to a water bottle which he now uses all the time - I keep it clipped to his crate with his crate door open when he's out of it and then he has access to it when he's inside too. When we were living in a different house and his crate was in the bedroom, I had a 2nd bottle in the living room for him. It has the added advantage of the water not getting dirty from their beard :)

He will drink out of a dish when necessary as well.
Enzo actually does have a bottle he drinks out of! I guess i just worry about him getting enough water, though I'm sure it's fine. I need to get more for different areas in the house.
 

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Good to know these pups do well with just a water bottle! Enzo figured his out right away. I did not have to teach him how to use it. He was interested in it when I introduced it, though I had planned to have to spread some sort of food on it to get him interested... He drinks out of it when he's crated for now but since it seems fine, I will probably get another one for the house:)
 

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Enzo looks so cute with the topknot. He has very pretty eyes.
Is no one afraid that one of these wild beasts would rip out the elastic and eat it??? Raises hand, count me in.
I love the shape of hav's eyes so much! And of course the color. Dark brown eyes are my favorite on dogs.

Thankfully Enzo is a good boy about his topknot. He does not mess with it (besides the initial 30 seconds of having it on, sometimes he rolls around on the floor but he just likes to do that) BUT he does love to play with hair ties. It's a no-no here because of the risk of swallowing, but he almost never swallows non-food items. In any case, if he is crated or in his playpen without supervision I will take his hair tie out just in case. I also find that 3 twists of the terry cloth goodie hair-ties are good at staying in, but will start to slip by the end of the day.
 

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You definitely have to keep an eye on them as little puppies. after a while, though, they learn how much more comfortable they are with the hair out of their eyes, and most become very cooperative about getting their hair put up. I have more trouble with the puppies taking the ponies out of OTHER dogs' hair. But that is a "multiple dog household problem" ;)
Yes. i think if Enzo saw a ponytail he could grab onto it would be over. LOL.
 

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That's why I ended up putting Panda's hair in bangs after her puppies. They (and ESPECIALLY Ducky, had made SUCH a mess of her head hair that it was just awful) I knew I was't going to be showing her in conformation anymore, so... View attachment 179517

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She's still so beautiful! It's hard work mothering a buncha rascals!
 
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