Meet Gus

The Miniature Schnauzer is a smallest dog in the Schnauzer breed and originated in the mid-to-late 19th Century from Germany. The Miniature Schnauzer is a cross between the Standard Schnauzer and other smaller breeds such as the Poodle. A miniature Schnauzer is a spunky, but aloof dog who does things their own way. They tend to be good guard dogs without the tendency to bite.
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Alex09gp
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Meet Gus

Post by Alex09gp » 23 Nov 2018, 19:07

Hi all, new to the forum and have been gaining tones of valuable tips already. Gus is 9 weeks today and we couldn't be happier with him. The last 2 nights he's slept 10 till 6 and his crate has been completely clean. ( He has cried both mornings at 6 and gone straight out).

We are finding the Nipping and biting a little bit frustrating but are offering him a toy instead when he does, or walking away.
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Schnauzer Sam
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Re: Meet Gus

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 24 Nov 2018, 08:52

Hi Alex,

Gus looks adorable. Schnauzer puppies enjoy testing their new owners with nipping; we've all been through it but it does eventually stop :)

Looking forward to seeing Gus grow.
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Re: Meet Gus

Post by Oscar 12345 » 24 Nov 2018, 09:27

Hi Alex, what a super photo of a lovely pup. Typical seating position of young schnauzer puppy. My experience is that if they go through the nipping stage at that very young age and you manage it as you are trying to do you can avoid the later teething nipping stage which can be a lot worse. Welcome to the forum.
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Alex09gp
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Re: Meet Gus

Post by Alex09gp » 24 Nov 2018, 10:09

Thanks for your replies. Small set back last night. He woke us up at 2am needing a poop. He had his first experience of rain which he wasn't too sure of so done his poop and wasn't interested in waiting round for a wee. So when we got up at 6 he had peed in his crate. Not worried as we have been very lucky so far. Any advice on how to stop him picking up every little bit of stone, moss, sticks In the garden?

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Re: Meet Gus

Post by Oscar 12345 » 24 Nov 2018, 10:59

Alex, Otto was a pain for picking stuff up. My advice is pick your battles. If it isn't going to hurt him, grass etc. then leave him to it. If it is more harmful like stones do not chase him or grab at him because he is likely to want to keep it and may swallow it, if you want it out of his mouth always take a tasty treat and do a swap. My garden has paths full of cobble stones. I decided to ignore him completely when he had a stone/stick in his mouth and act as if I was doing something much more interesting. They soon get bored unless you show interest in what they have. My first schnauzer had an operation to remove a large stone at 6 months because I tried to grab him whilst it was in his mouth...... They do stop this but it takes a long time for a puppy to not be interested in every leaf, stick, grass cutting around. You need to be the interest. Another good tip is if you see something ahead and think he will probably want that just as he is about to get it say no to distract and then feed a treat. Keep doing that and he will start to look to you before he takes something. This time last year Otto was 4 months old and in to everything, it is wonderful now and he is only interested in the odd rabbit dropping now and again.
Every snack you make
Every meal you bake
Every bite you take
He'll be watching you......

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Re: Meet Gus

Post by schnauzer » 25 Nov 2018, 18:51

Hi Gus & what a beauty. Enjoy him as they grow up so fast.
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Re: Meet Gus

Post by Alex09gp » 12 Apr 2019, 15:30

First haircut.
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Re: Meet Gus

Post by schnauzer » 12 Apr 2019, 16:37

Lovely photos
Christine & Gino (Siglette Shadow (born 9/5/17 :o3

Suzi (15/5/04---13/4/17) (Sugarbabe) RIP loved you to the moon & back, miss you so so much precious girl


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Re: Meet Gus

Post by Oscar 12345 » 12 Apr 2019, 17:59

Yes lovely photo and what a nice job on the grooming. Very smart and handsome.
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Every meal you bake
Every bite you take
He'll be watching you......

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Re: Meet Gus

Post by Dawnspell » 12 Apr 2019, 19:13

Very smart. He looks happy with his big boy look too :D
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