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Advice needed on whippet puppies

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by Michele83, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Michele83

    Michele83 Active Member Registered

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    Hi all

    My whippet pup, Piccolo, is 9.5 weeks old. She seems to be doing well and I have no particular worries about her. However, I was wondering whether any whippet owners could let me know at what age their whippets (especially female whippets) started calming down a bit. I don't mean 'reached full maturity', but more, when did you notice that they'd become a bit easier to live with i.e. sleeping a bit more, hardly having any toilet accidents inside etc?

    I don't think Piccolo is abnormally energetic - she seems like a normal puppy - but I suppose I'm just interested as I'm on my own looking after her :) (She is getting plenty of socialisation however.)

    Many thanks
    Michele
     
  2. Whippylove

    Whippylove Well-Known Member Registered

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    Hi i keep whippets and yep they're energetic! My boy's settled down a bit between 6-9months girls are the same . My 21 month is still like a baby full off naughtiness lol
    Once they get their jags and go for walks it does help. Plenty off training and stimulation tires my pup out. But i understand they just keep going, my boy sleeps right through but he has my other 2 to follow and keep him right!
    You'll get through it and have a well behaved dog at the end. :)
     
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  3. Michele83

    Michele83 Active Member Registered

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    Thank you very much :) That's good to hear. Yes, it will be really good to be able to take her out for walks and I hope that tires her out more. She is a little zoomy machine :)
     
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    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    If you can, carry her out in a carrier, sling or even your arms, before her second vaccinations - it will massivey help her confidence if she experiences all the new sights and sounds from the safety of being carried and she is at no risk from contracting anything nasty.
     
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  5. Michele83

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    Hi - thanks :) I carry her 2 or 3 times every day outside, either around the local area, to the vets, or to sit in the car for a bit (I must look like a loon!)
     
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    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Brilliant! So many people don't, but it gives them such a good start. I got well and truly lambasted for suggesting it to someone a few months ago, so it's good to hear the practice is catching on.
     
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