my name is liz, and this is my brand new newf!!!
his name is rota, hes 3 months old (born april 1st 2009) and he weighs exactly 50 LBS, i bought rota from a website called puppyfind.com (i had trouble finding a breeder in my area and thats where i got my other dog from, hes an australian shephard) the breeder allowed me to make payments for him, (took me about 6 weeks to pay off the 1625.00 he cost me) but she was very buisy and wasnt around to answer most of my questions. when i received rota i was very unhappy becaused his hair appeared to be mated and unbrused and i found 3 ticks on his head, he has a 2 year health guarentee, and he is akc registered.Ive had him for 5 days now
here are my questions (im looking for a vet in my area that has experience with giant breed dogs, hes going on my next pay check in two weeks just so every one knows)
ok first off, i did my research befor i got him, ive always wanted a newfoundland, but i couldnt always have a big dog, even the akc website forgot to mention how bad they are when there puppies, he chews EVERY THING, he chews the table the chairs the carpet, my clothes my shoes ME, THE WALL you name it, it will find its way to rota mouth, he starts his obedience training at petco this saturday!!!
how gentle should i be with him? when i need him to move (hes very clumsy and seems to fall over his own feet, he runs in to stuff and falls down, trys to walk through the screen door...) like if i push him to move him? or if i lift his legs? or when i play with him, will that cause damage to his bones and joints?
how often does your puppy poop? (lol) rota goes once a day even though i feed him 2 cups of food twice a day, is this normal? when cosby was a puppy (my aussie) he pooped like ALL DAY
what is the best way to correct him? he barks all night and i say "rota NO" in a stern voice, and he just bounces around, and keeps on barking!!!
also i fear that he maybe or become dog agressive, he trys to mount my aussie, and as you may no aussies are very dominant, so cosby thinks he wants to fight and is ready to strike i can never leave them alone, do you think he may also have a dominant personality?