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    I just got a new pup on Monday. I have a laid back work environment and work is slow for us until mid-March. So for the past couple of days, I've just brought my dog and his kennel to work and put it in my office.

    My question is, can I spend TOO much time with him? Should I leave him back at home for a little while? I don't want him to become spoiled or do anything that would hurt him later.

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    Tony

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    IMHO....you cant spend enough time with them. Jim
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    Can't spend too much time as long as there are boundaries. Don't pick the pup up every time it whimpers and just be sure the pup is on your terms.

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    you can't spend too much time with a pup...
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    You can never spend to much time with a dog. Whether you are out training, taking a drive, or your both taking a nap, the more time the better. The one thing you do have to watch though is that while spending time with him that you do not allow him to get away with stuff that you will have to train out later and ensure other people do not "spoil" him by allowing him to get away with actions you do not approve of. I do not pet our dogs bellies because we hate when they role over and expose their stomach to people. This meant that not only do we have to avoid petting their stomach, but also ensure others do not by simply asking them not to do something.

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    Never can spend too much time with them! I am snowed in today from work so I get that time. Make use of it and enjoy. They are not pups forever. Love puppies!
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    I retired last year, and we got a new puppy the next month, as I now finally, really do have enough time to spend with them. What great fun it is to actually watch them grow day by day...good luck!

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    Wow! Can't imagine NOT giving my dog a big old belly rub...Canuck

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    Bring him to work, take every opportunity to give attention and make it beneficial. I love puppy training and raising. Got my 3rd in the last 3 years and she's with me all the time. so many new little lessons and teaching opportunities as puppies that carry over to formal obedience and training.
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    Spend lots of time with pup; but DON"T make him think the world revolves around and responds to his every whim.
    Sometimes hard to do with the cute little buggars

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