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2/23/14 6:47 A

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I have a toy fox terrier (one of my four fur babies). She has a lot of energy and she is not crated all day. The breed is an active breed and though they are fairly small dogs, they need a lot of activity. They are considered highly trainable for dog tricks. I suspect yours is bored, being crated all day, and when let out has all that built up energy to release. I don't believe 15 minutes of walking or play is enough. Try teaching him to fetch a ball. Maybe running after the ball will help expire some of that pent up energy. Though crating is considered an acceptable form of training and they say many dogs like their crates, I am not a fan of it. Please ensure your crate is at least large enough for you dog to fully stand up and turn around in, if not larger. My toy fox terrier is so funny. She can bounce around all day on her long legs in the house, but when I put a leash on her and take her for a walk she acts very dainty and reserved.

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12/6/13 9:54 A

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I appreciate all the suggestions. Just a little further information: We just moved into a new house (gf and I). My kitty, Franc (pronounced Fronk) is a 6 year old maine coon (big kitty) has only been around other cats. He is not really sure what to think of this new puppy (Only had him a week and one half). It seems like eventually they will be friends and once doggy gets out of the puppy stage (chewing) he will be allowed to run free during the day.

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12/5/13 11:55 P

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Little babe needs more exercise. Our little one has some terrior in her mix so we have always sat out with her for up to an hour while she runs and pays with the cats. When she has run down she will come and lay at our feet Hubby and I have made this our personal time to sit and talk. This routine has been good for our babe and ourrelationship

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He sounds like a little cutie.

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12/5/13 11:15 A

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He is an energetic breed, but I did notice that you have to crate him all day long, so he doesn't have any space to expend that energy during the day. For his chewing, it is definitely time to get him some "chew" toys like the Kong suggested. Just check them very carefully to be sure you don't get things that come apart easily or can splinter.

I have no idea how long to walk him, that may be trial & error. He may settle as he grows and gets out of that puppy stage.

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12/5/13 10:54 A

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time to ween him to plastic chew toys. Kongs are great! They do make special puppy ones.

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12/5/13 10:49 A

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Thanks.. he is still chewing on stuff too. I am in it for the long haul though.

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12/5/13 10:38 A

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breeds like that will probably have spurts of energy and then calm down once they get some energy put of their systems. Once you get through the puppy time, it can get better.

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12/5/13 10:36 A

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Yes. He had him neutered immediately

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12/5/13 10:27 A

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He sounds really cute! I'm no expert but I think he is a very lively breed of dog. He will probably always be hyperactive. Has he been neutered yet? That might help him settle down a bit. emoticon

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12/5/13 9:56 A

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We have a toy fox terrier/rat terrier mix and he is having a hard time settling down at nights. He is only still a puppy of 14 months. He's kenneled from 7a-3pm M-F. When he gets out he acts all crazy and goes straight for the cats food (i digress). He has very short coat but we bought him a nice down coat for him to wear when he is outside. . My question is - any clue how long of a walk i need to be giving him? I took him for a 15 minute walk last night and he was still wound up at 10:15.

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