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Need Help Convincing Family To Get A Tamaskan Woofer

Postby montypython123 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:56 pm

Hi I'm thinking about getting a Tamaskan dog and I saw some info on this forum. I would really appreciate your help. I have looked into the breed a lot and I do believe that I would be able to take good care of one. It's just my family I need to convince.

We're hoping to move home within the next few months to an area with lots of green spaces for a dog to run around in. However, we'll all be out of the house from 8am to around 3:30pm. I know that all dog breeds get separation anxiety. I have looked at crate training but not extensively. I would be willing to walk it before 8am though.

Also, the family need assurance that Tamaskans aren't dangerous/aggressive dogs. I have shown them forum posts on tamaskan.co.uk about people introducing their dogs to babies (there aren't any in our house though).
They main reason they have preconceptions about them is that they look like wolves. I would like to know if they have wolf content into their genes and if they do how much on average there are, if you know.

I know this is a lot of information to ask for but again, I would be really grateful for help!

Also never owned a dog before. Just want a good loyal friend.
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Re: Need Help Convincing Family To Get A Tamaskan Woofer

Postby kitsune » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:25 am

Hi,
If you want you can join the messenger chat on fb where owners all across uk will be happy to chat about their dogs.

Yes separation anxiety is a big part. I myself had issues as I didn't train correctly however after spending time retraining I can now leave my dog for a while if required. (This is incredibly rare though as I primarily work from home)
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Re: Need Help Convincing Family To Get A Tamaskan Woofer

Postby montypython123 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:56 pm

thanks for the reply. how did u manage to train it to be okay I'll be in college next year so i will be spending more time at home but for now, it 9am-4pm
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Re: Need Help Convincing Family To Get A Tamaskan Woofer

Postby Elwisia » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:39 pm

montypython123 wrote:Hi I'm thinking about getting a Tamaskan dog and I saw some info on this forum. I would really appreciate your help. I have looked into the breed a lot and I do believe that I would be able to take good care of one. It's just my family I need to convince.

We're hoping to move home within the next few months to an area with lots of green spaces for a dog to run around in. However, we'll all be out of the house from 8am to around 3:30pm. I know that all dog breeds get separation anxiety. I have looked at crate training but not extensively. I would be willing to walk it before 8am though.

Also, the family need assurance that Tamaskans aren't dangerous/aggressive dogs. I have shown them forum posts on tamaskan.co.uk about people introducing their dogs to babies (there aren't any in our house though).
They main reason they have preconceptions about them is that they look like wolves. I would like to know if they have wolf content into their genes and if they do how much on average there are, if you know.

I know this is a lot of information to ask for but again, I would be really grateful for help!

Also never owned a dog before. Just want a good loyal friend.



If you are willing to put A LOT of effort into researching, reading and understanding the breed as well as speaking to owners about them, I am sure you will be fine. There is an FB chat which Tamaskan owners use to ask for advice for training, feeding and other things about the breed. To join, please join the group "Tamaskan Dogs UK Group" (only 200+ members one) and Say hi!

They are a sensitive breed - they need to have a well-thought out training programme in the first 5 months of their life if you want them to grow into a well-adjusted, dog. They do tend to have separation anxiety(SA) in varying degrees. You must read up about SA and find out ways in which you can train them out of it. This can be done but it is a lot of work. I myself am slowly getting there. It is important to leave them alone for up to 4 hours at a time (gradually build up to this) and give them a good experience while being alone.

Socialisation, exposure to various people/animals/dogs, various environments, various noises, etc. In this time, you must also observe your pup to see its reaction to these stimulants and understand its unique personality and how best to communicate with it. They all have different personalities. Always aim for a positive experience for the pup. Bad behaviour shouldn't be encouraged and must be dealt with while they are still small else you have a problem in your hands.

I am not honestly sure how feasible it is for you to have a puppy if you will be out for 9 hours a day from the beginning. I recommend having someone to give the pup a lot of attention in the first 1-2 months if you can, whether it is you or a trusted member of the household. I was a full time pup mum for 3-4 months since I got mine, but I don't expect anyone to do the same. I do live in central London though so extra socialisation training was needed so she can be happy living where I do. Look at your own circumstances and really think about/research on what you need to do in order so you can raise a well-adjusted dog.
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Re: Need Help Convincing Family To Get A Tamaskan Woofer

Postby JacketV » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:27 pm

I have to echo the above posts - if you want a well-adjusted dog, then you have to put in a lot of work and ensure the puppy is happy and secure, which means they need company and routine and security.

I think the above posts have handy hints for you, but I just wanted to pick up on one of your comments about persuading your family to consider a Tamaskan and them being worried about aggression....

Well, our Tamaskan (male, almost 9 months old now) is an absolute softy! He is very alert and curious when we are out and was hesitant and a bit unsure when he was a young pup, but he is now so sociable and plays with every dog he meets. He is learning his manners about the fact that his paws are a lot bigger than some of the dogs he meets, so he is learning to play 'nicely', but we have never even had a hint of aggression. At home, he is such a sweetheart, very, very affectionate and playful and absolutely adores his family (and extended family and friends).

I know every breed has it's exceptions, but having been to the Tamaskan Show recently, which had a huge range of dogs of all different ages happily interacting, I am a confident supporter of the breed and its beautiful nature.

You get back what you put in, and if you get your dog from a reputable breeder, as we did, and put in the hard work at the beginning (and puppies are hard work, adorable as they are!), you are rewarded with a truly wonderful dog, who is an unmissable part of the family :)
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Re: Need Help Convincing Family To Get A Tamaskan Woofer

Postby Blustag » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:18 am

MontyPython has been advised to wait until his circumstances change and he is able to properly care for a puppy of whatever breed.
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