|Barked: Sat Nov 17, '12 11:59am PST |
I brought back my 9 months old miniature schnauzer couple days ago. We travelled together from another country. My intension was easy. I wanted a better quality dog. A show quality dog with numerous of champion pedigree. Currently I have a 4 months mini schnauzer that stays with me Anyway, allow me to begin. He was born and fed at kennel. He wasn't indeed to have much association with people. Or probably almost none. Very obvious He didn't know anything, He never had socialization. Never heard much of sound TV/phone/radio. I am pretty sure all his life was dedicated to other dogs. He does stand a lot. ( conformation/stack ) He doesn't appear to have much interest in people or I would say a little afraid. He is okay with a lead. He is very very clam. I know it is a pretty big change in his life. From countryside kennel to a busy apartment city. I was at the kennel a month ago. Other pups/dogs seems to be perfectly normal. Bark, jumps, recall, and play. I asked the breeder regarding Tommy's behavior/personality. She said " he thinks before he do ". He doesn't even know his name when I called! I observed Tommy and I did find him pretty strange. He wonuldn't't come, didn't react much. I looked at the tail and it wasn't tucked. He was okay when I hold him on my arms. The breeder showed me a few pups. This other litter ( similar age ) was all over me.
At the end, I picked Tommy due to his pedigree and conformation and not personality.
He was already a very clam pup when I last visited him at kennel. He is here with me for 5 days now. He is getting use to the apartment and interests in things but very slowly. Like observing, My female schnauzer always wants to play and Tommy will be happy to play along. I walk him around with a leash to show him the community. He is scared when my neighbor tries to pet him. He didn't show teeth, just the tail is a bit down and backed up a little. I try to play a few toys with him and only show a bit of interest. Not really interest in rawhide. Reaction was slow when I throw kibbles around. Doesn't have much muscle memories to stand on two feet. When there's sound in different rooms and he will bark. Other than that he is very quiet. Now he will cry a bit when I go to bed. He sleeps in the big crate and moans in the morning. ( eliminate/hungry? )
Let me sum this up, In my observation. I think he is a good puppy that didn't have training/socialization rather than conformation and walk with a leash during this 9 months at kennel. He doesn't seem to be very chewy/play toys. He loves to eat kibbles. Almost forgot to mention, The second day he arrived after lunch. I quickly walk him around outside and He just vomited. Did it again for 5 times. He is now fine. I think this is due to his stress/air plane/environment? I kind of overfed him. I was worried he wasn't getting enough food. I gave him kibbles, greenies, treats, etc. Now only kibbles and water. Oh I am trying to positive reinforce him as much as possible with a clicker.
Any opinion would be greatly appreciated
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