Age 7 Months
Females can have their 1st heat.
Males are Mr. Love-wanna-be's if not neutered well before now!
Females are usually full grown.
Males not until a year-18 months old.
teeth are lost and permanent teeth are in.
Months I can be expected to "hold" elimination for about 8
9 months Puppy classes finish.
months you can switch me to "Adult" food.
1 year Old:
I am beautiful, smart and loving.
March 2002, 1 1/2 years old...topped out at 12 lbs
Approaching social maturity, adult behavior.
what the owner of Huny Bear wrote in June 2001:
"He is absolutely gorgeous Karen. He has perfect teeth too!!!
He is even more beautiful in person
and remains little.
He is not growing much now and is just at 10 lbs.
He may gain a lb or two. He such a clown he has us laughing
all the time. Huny has a perfect silky coat.
Thanks for such a pretty boy, we just love him!
Lynne and Sugar Bear
Here is Huny age 3.
He turned silver!
As dogs get older, Age 6, they loose 2/3 of their
fertility. We usually retire them to pet homes at this time.
Some dogs develop cataracts like some people at various ages.
They can be removed, but it is expensive.
Arthritis may set in, but glucosamine can help!
Watch the diet, not too much fat! I would put on a Senior Diet Food at
The oldest Glory Ridge Shih-Tzu on record, lived to be 17 with EXCELLENT
One of that dogs owners was killed in the World Trade Center on 9-11.
The next Glory Ridge pup was given as a gift to the remaining partner.
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This information below is from
I pass this on because I advocate this.
MY 2 cents are in RED
The 8th week to 12 week - Basic need of the puppy are human
socialization and mother substitute and training.
THINGS TO DO:
Avoid frightening or painful new experiences. Studies have shown that
prior to eight weeks of age a pup will continue to approach a person
even though the person frightened or hurt him the previous day. Upon
reaching the eight week and being frightened, he will remember and will
be afraid of the person and try to avoid contact with him. The eight
week is a period of fear for the pup. Avoid trips to the vet or exposing
the pup to new situations that may be scary. If the puppy must go to
his new home at this time, make sure the new people are aware of this
period. They must avoid any unpleasant experiences for their new puppy.
Studies have also shown that once a pup passes this state in his life,
his devotion to humans is so great (if he has been properly socialized)
that even if they reject him or attempt to frighten him, he will still
approach and creep submissively to their feet.
SHIPPING AT 8 WEEKS DOES NOT SEEM TO EFFECT THE
THINGS NOT TO DO NOT:
Leave the pup with his mother. This can become very confusing at
time and may actually be damaging to his emotional development.
this period she will begin actively rejecting the pup and this can be
quite a blow to his newly gained confidence. Leaving him with his
mother at this time can also result in his remaining dependence on her.
This, too, is damaging to his emotional development. Since she is
rejecting him,( THIS IS A DOG, NOT A HUMAN)
he will not find the security he needs. Anytime following the
eight week is an ideal time to place the pup in his new home (provided
his new owners will follow through by paying attention to
his needs during the remainder of the critical period).
He will naturally become attached to the person who becomes his
substitute mother. His instinct of following (the beginning of the pack
instinct) comes into being early in this period and he will naturally
look up to his human pack leader. It is important to separate or rotate
from or with liter mates to keep them from becoming bullies or cowards.
The pup must remain with the litter long enough o develop a competitive
attitude, but leaving him too long will have the opposite effect and
injure his emotional growth. If he is left, he is likely to remain a
bully or a coward for life. If the dog is removed from the litter and
mother and raised with other dogs in the family, for some reason, he is
not affected in the same way. So do not be afraid to place him in a
home that already has a dog.
Do not restrain. The only restraints used should be the crate or other
necessary fencing to keep the puppy in his kennel or bed area. The
puppy should not be tied outside or left tied anywhere during this time.
Do not isolate from humans. Test prove that a puppy who is isolated
form humans during this period remain maladjusted for life. Test proved
that puppies are incapable of becoming companions to humans as well as
incapable of being trained. Daily training sessions will provide ample
contact with humans, but this can create what is known as
single-person-socializing. In other words, a dog who accepts one person
but is terrified or aggressive other people. For this reason, the
importance of introducing him to other people is stressed.
WE SOCIALIZE HEAVY AT GLORY RIDGE.
TOTAL GLORY RIDGE DIRECTORY
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