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Hello everyone!
My husband and I picked up our boy Gus (who turned 3 months yesterday) about a month ago, here in San Diego. We love him -- though we are going through a lot of troubles with potty training and the biting at the moment. We cannot wait until the 3rd set of vaccinations happen and we can finally take him everywhere! We found solace in a Puppy Kindergarten class that requires all puppies to be vaccinated (and they sterilize the room), so he could start socialization and some basic training. Otherwise, I don't know what we would do with this goofball. This page has been SO HELPFUL!!!
 

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We cannot wait until the 3rd set of vaccinations happen
no need to wait just want to avoid areas that are likely filled with potential carrier canines ie dog parks see https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Puppy_Socialization_Position_Statement_Download_-_10-3-14.pdf " Behavioral problems are the greatest
threat to the owner-dog bond. In fact, behavioral problems are the number one cause of relinquishment to shelters.3
Behavioral issues, not infectious diseases, are the number one cause of death for dogs under three years of age. " ..."While puppies’ immune systems are still
developing during these early months, the combination of maternal immunity, primary vaccination, and appropriate care makes the risk
of infection relatively small compared to the chance of death from a behavior problem. Veterinarians specializing in behavior recommend that owners take advantage of every safe
opportunity to expose young puppies to the great variety of stimuli that they will experience in their lives. "


Biting/nipping humans will get better over time just be aware in month or two teething will start and chewing on object general go up exponentially. if not doing so already actively work on teaching bite inhibition it is the single most important thing you can do for a dog. If you need links training protocol etc let me know and I can provide those,.
 

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if you have not done so I highly recommend looking in to Field trial with your hound. nothing like see them do what they were bred to do. Any you can not doing anything else for most basset to make them happier.

https://www.bhcsc.com/events/field-trials-explained.html

https://www.bhcsc.com/events/field-trials.html

One of the more accomplished dogs that My wife has bred is out your way https://www.basset.net/boards/basset-hound-conformation-breeding/50825-dual-grand-champion.html

if interested PM me and I can get you contact info for some folks that might help you get started.
 
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