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Rescue puppy due to arrive in 3 hours - feeing ridiculously anxious. Tell me I can do it please?

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WTFwasthat Sun 28-Oct-12 11:07:53

that's all. Was very excited yesterday with the occasional burst of adrenalin but now feel quite scared/anxious. Can I actually do this? I feel like I don't have a clue! Help shock

LadyTurmoil Sun 28-Oct-12 11:52:55

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???

SpicyPear Sun 28-Oct-12 12:28:31

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!

WTFwasthat Sun 28-Oct-12 13:33:25

Ok. So I shall just breathe and count to 10...... And try to enjoy the chaos!

Cheddars Sun 28-Oct-12 15:02:09

Is he here? Let us know how it goes. smile

WTFwasthat Sun 28-Oct-12 21:13:49

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!

WTFwasthat Sun 28-Oct-12 21:14:43

to bits not buts blush

fanoftheinvisibleman Sun 28-Oct-12 21:19:40

Ahh enjoy!

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.

WTFwasthat Sun 28-Oct-12 22:48:06

hes really crying in his crate. ignore right? he is fed, watered, cuddled to bits and exhausted i would think after travelling wales to worthing! is this normal? sad

Rhinestone Sun 28-Oct-12 23:09:33

Take him out and give him a cuddle then! He's had a big day.

Disclaimer - I am not known for my hard-ass temperament when it comes to dogs!

Floralnomad Sun 28-Oct-12 23:13:39

Are you in bed or still downstairs ? When we first got ours I never put him to bed until I went to bed so that it was lights out and all quiet , I suppose its a bit like children .

WTFwasthat Mon 29-Oct-12 08:03:33

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!!!!

safflower Mon 29-Oct-12 08:07:16

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?

safflower Mon 29-Oct-12 08:08:13

But also, it is very early days and he could well get used to the crate with the door being shut. A case of perseverence. I gave up after one week of howling all night.

Phacelia Mon 29-Oct-12 08:13:00

Good luck with him! I was watching a bit of Marley and Me last night; totally put me off a puppy grin (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.

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