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How To Deal With An Out Of Control Puppy

What to do when that out of control little puppy is up to no good?

Dr Chris shows you the sure fire way to instil some discipline into that terrorising pup.

"Puppies, you can't help but love them even in their most cheeky moments, but you have to remember that the cute puppy becomes the out of control adult. Here's a tip on how to instil discipline into a cheeky little guy like Pablo. That really hurts by the way.

From the start you've got to teach your pup right from wrong and let them know who's boss.

First up, when trouble starts, take pooch away from you and any entertainment. If outside is a little too interesting your playful pup can take time out in a quiet room inside, the laundry is ideal. And if all else fails...OK Pablo, sin bin time for you.

Don't forget the sin bin must be placed away from all distractions.

Now I know it might seem like tough love, but for the sin bin to truly work, they need to be in there for at least ten minutes, and they should only come out when they are being nice and quiet. So Pablo you might have just earned your reprieve. Let's go and play."

Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.