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Old 07-02-2013, 18:02   #23
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Hi Dimitris, I saw the other thread and saw people answering you there, so its ok. I like Lunasmom's notion that the pup may be seeking important nutrints that are just not present in food or supplements. Look at all supplements and see what they provide, and try to find out what they don't provide. With diarrhea it is important to remember that not only is the stool bad, but actually puppy is loosing a lot of things not only from what it ate just now, but also from it's body. So it takes some time after diarrhea stops to get back to normal. Also normal intestinal flora needs to return - during diarrheas lot of time the good bacteria die and bad increase. So giving food with some live bacteria may be also good. Of course, if the puppy is otherwise healthy it can reestablish the good flora by itself (and actually by eating poop too, as there are always some good ones).

Anyway, good luck with teaching. Maybe if pup repeats the don't thing, give stronger don't and wait longer for bravo. But give bravo if she behaves, because that is the important part. Just the delay must be longer so that she knows you are rewarding her for actually not doing what she wanted to do.
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