Accept it will be chaotic for the first few weeks, a change from your normal routine etc. don't get stressed (easier said than done I know) if stuff doesn't go exactly as you thought it would. Think of him as hyperactive toddler who won't listen to what you're saying in the beginning but will learn eventually! Has he arrived yet???
You can do it! We brought our rescue pup home at the end of last week. This week has been really really hard, but I can look at him today and see so much progress already. We are starting to really enjoy having him around, and so is my older rescue bitch.
Don't put to much pressure on yourself for everything be perfect straight away!
he is here. he is beyond beautiful. i am thrilled to buts. he is skinny for lab but that could be cos of his cross (wippet maybe). he is calm, inquisitive, very hungry! hasn't sat down until now as been sniffing about and wagging his tail. i am a little bit in love and not at all stressed!
I felt really anxious the last couple of days before our pup arrived. He's been here 5 weeks now and is a huge chunk of my life and heart now. Our lives revolve around the furry shark but we wouldn't have it any other way.
I bet a couple of days will go by and you won't remember what life was like before. He sounds lovely.
i went tobed. he barked on and off all night. i left himto it ss the fosterer said thats best to curb any more crying. but i feel totally exhausted as he is rather loud! not sure what to do as it may be the crate itself he doesnt like? help!!!!
I had this problem. I had to take the door off the crate in the end, and he was kept in his room via a baby gate. So he could pop in and out of the crate which contained his bed. Not sure if you can do anything like this?
Good luck with him! I was watching a bit of Marley and Me last night; totally put me off a puppy (but am a little jealous too!)
I think it's entirely normal for them to sob their first night. If you can ignore it, so much the better, he will get used to the crate. But you're a stronger woman than me, he's be in bed with me by now.