we took on two 10 month old males from a friend and we are having a great time with the puppies! they are beautiful little guys, named Noodles and Hurley, and the kids love the new additions to the family.
our only problem is we feel like we have NO idea what we're doing. i just got the shot records in the mail from the original owner, but they won't disclose where they got the pups from. i plan to have them neutered next month. we wanted to try clicker training but i feel a little lost with all the information out there. is there a definitive source for information on this type of training? what should i expect a 10 month old to know?? they supposedly had puppy training at Petsmart, but if they truly did it doesn't show! they are very hyper for the most part, resulting in us having to crate them for short periods of time while we eat or when our 8 month old son has play time on the floor. is this a training issue, or personality? how often should we be giving them a bath? Hurley squats to pee and still manages to get pee all over his front leg. is once a week too much to bathe them? we wipe his leg down every time he pees on it, too. any suggestions for a huge gnarled knot on the ear? should we cut it out?? the original owner shaved their hair off leaving just the ear and tail, why would someone do that?
okay, that's enough questions. if anyone can help, that would be great.