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    Have bred my Golden and will be keeping a pup from this litter as it is likely her last. Just wondering if anyone has any tips or pointers on keeping a pup when you have the mom as well? Thanks for any help!
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    Keep the best pup of the litter and enjoy! Shouldn't be any problems with mom.

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    Mom is the best puppy sitter around. She made my job much easier.
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    I am doing the same thing. Pups are 6 days old. Biggest problam we face is which one to keep. Always nicer with 2 dogs, they keep each other company.

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    Dont let the pup hang with mom a lot- you will have a dominance/submission issue. But, I often keep pups from my litters, and havent had it happen,but I dont let the pups hang with the big dogs much-
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    Maximize the benefits: a good social bond, a good dog to demonstrate training and introduce many ideas to a young pup.

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    I've never had any issues. Crate train, give them their one on one time, get puppy to some classes if at all possible by herself, but let them be dogs too.

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    No one has had any issues with mom not drying up or anything with a pup around? She will have her own run so not able to nurse on her. Just wondering if they need to be separated more than together? I help at 4-H Dog Project so getting her to classes is not a problem! Probably over thinking this more than need be. lol Thanks everyone!
    Steph

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    Meka- Basset/Aussie
    Zoe's Taller N Me - Zoe Irish Wolfhound 9/04/2004 - 11/20/2013 I love you Big Girl!
    Ember Raise The Bar CGC - Corona (a fluffy)
    Embers Aint Misbehavin - Flirt (Corona's mini me)


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    Mom will tell puppy YOU ARE DONE!!!!!! best benefit ever, is having mom on sight to teach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st retriever View Post
    No one has had any issues with mom not drying up or anything with a pup around? She will have her own run so not able to nurse on her. Just wondering if they need to be separated more than together? I help at 4-H Dog Project so getting her to classes is not a problem! Probably over thinking this more than need be. lol Thanks everyone!
    Not a problem. Even the best moms tend to be done w/ the little sharkies at 8 wks when the bulk are out the door. Moms know...

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