after losing 2 shelties last year, i’m going to be getting a new puppy…are there…

after losing 2 shelties last year, i’m going to be getting a new puppy…are there any tips in picking out a puppy from a behavior perspective and at what age are the tips relevant…i’ve met the parent and both have great dispositions…

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Laurie McDowell
6 years ago

I have devised what I call the puppy test although it really works on any age dog.  I like to put a puppy upside down on my lap and see how they react.  A very tolerant puppy will just lie there and take it all in.  A less secure puppy will squirm a bit and try to right themselves, a shy puppy will lie there but look very stiff and uncomfortable.  A puppy that squirms and tries to bite your hand to get you to let go so they can right themselves is more headstrong and independent and will require… Read more »