Anyone getting a puppy in the next few weeks?

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PanicAtTheCostco Sun 19-Aug-18 18:40:47

I'm getting a pup in a week and wondered if anyone wanted to have a thread about it!?

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PanicAtTheCostco Wed 22-Aug-18 00:00:45

Just me?

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BiteyShark Wed 22-Aug-18 06:51:29

You could post on the puppy survival thread but not sure how busy that thread is at the moment.

Good luck with the new puppy.

Pinkmilk38 Wed 22-Aug-18 11:15:42

I got a puppy 3 weeks ago. What kind of dog are you getting? Male or female? How old?

liz70 Wed 22-Aug-18 20:37:28

We got our pup nearly 5 weeks ago - are we too late to join in? smile

beargryllshasabigrope Wed 22-Aug-18 21:35:39

I'm getting a puppy in 2 and a half weeks!

BigLass9 Wed 22-Aug-18 23:36:26

We are thinking about it as we have been for years. But am struggling with knowing where is reputable etc. Any advice?


TheTimeThief Thu 23-Aug-18 05:33:00

Getting a pup on Saturday! I'll join in if that's ok? We're getting a male Bernese x St. Bernard. Can't wait!

PanicAtTheCostco Thu 23-Aug-18 10:09:11

Oh! Hello everyone.

Getting a Springer pup. Female.

Anyone else feeling rather nervous? I feel like I did before intent into labour grin
Excited but apprehensive

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liz70 Thu 23-Aug-18 10:56:54

Pics? smile

Ours is our second dog (same breed), so she's just slotted in easily enough, having been through it all with our first boy.

GrouchyKiwi Thu 23-Aug-18 11:03:11

We're getting a Newfie bitch in a few weeks. Going to visit her this weekend.

Springers are lovely.

Pinkmilk38 Thu 23-Aug-18 17:22:56

Springers are lovely.

I was nervous at first but now feeling better.

I have a little male chihuahua. He is very cheeky but very cute too 😂. I have wanted a dog for years.

berrydelight Thu 23-Aug-18 19:34:19

Hi everyone, we just got an 8 week old boxer pup on Friday. So far, I feel like getting her house trained will never happen!!

At the moment, we have some puppy pads in the house (which she doesn't understand the point of!). We try to take her outside regularly to go in the garden, but still having lots of accidents inside. Any tips?

The trouble is, if my partner and I are both out for a couple of hours and she is in her large pen in the kitchen, she has to go inside (hopefully on a puppy pad). Poor thing probably is so confused!

IsletsOfLangerhans Fri 24-Aug-18 08:15:39

We are picking up our pointer puppy (bitch) in two weeks! Very excited but slightly nervous too (first time puppy owners!)

liz70 Fri 24-Aug-18 20:00:16

Just how quickly do they grow! Dpup has shot up and changed so much in just 8 weeks. I love seeing them get bigger and bigger. smile

Dorfl Sat 25-Aug-18 21:20:52

Just picked this beauty up! Called Albus smile

MissShapesMissStakes Sun 26-Aug-18 19:41:58

We are getting this little guy in 12 days (reliably informed by my kids who are counting down the hours).

He’s a mini poodle. Already has a name (Teddy) but it suits him so we are keeping it.

Never had a dog before! Always wanted one but I’m allergic. Then rubbed my face in some poodle puppies and no reaction!

We are almost ready. Dreading the nights!

How do you transport them home? We have a crate and that will probably fit ok in the car but but I don’t want him to hate his crate before we even starts crate training.

Do you just carry them in your arms?

It’s only a 20 min drive.

Dorfl Sun 26-Aug-18 21:02:44

Our little guy sat and snoozed on my lap the whole 3 hour drive home yesterday. He is incredibly laid back. If I were you I would take the crate in case he starts panicking about the car so you can at least confine him so he doesn't hurt himself or distract the driver. He is very cute!

PanicAtTheCostco Mon 27-Aug-18 03:39:48

My Bonnie is home. Slept the whole 2 hours drive on my lap.

She is amazing.

Just been out and it took 45 mins but she did her first outside poop and a wee!

So proud grin

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PanicAtTheCostco Mon 27-Aug-18 03:44:30

All your puppies are gorgeous!!

I enjoying the puppy breath and biscuit feet.

Few more cause I think she's wonderful

First 121 training session Thursday

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PanicAtTheCostco Mon 27-Aug-18 05:45:43

5.45am and she thinks it's playtime

Anyone else got pup in their bedroom?

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liz70 Mon 27-Aug-18 07:21:42

"Anyone else got pup in their bedroom?"

Yup - Bracken has her bed next to ours, raised to the same level. She sleeps in it - sometimes. The rest of the time she clambers over DH and tucks in between us. grin

liz70 Mon 27-Aug-18 07:25:17

Having a cuddle with DD3 one morning, last month. smile

PanicAtTheCostco Mon 27-Aug-18 08:08:36

That's so adorable!

Bonnie is in her crate with the door open. She did really well in all honesty. She did cry a few times and thought 5am was official wake up time but for her first night without her litter mates she did fab.

The breeder had her peeing on newspaper and she doesn't seem to understand that she needs to pee outside. She keeps coming inside to pee.

Any tips?

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liz70 Mon 27-Aug-18 09:58:06

I have a permanently installed tall gate across our front doorway, so I can leave the door open in warm weather (our front garden isn't secure).

For toileting, for the first couple of weeks, I took Bracken out on a lead onto the front lawn, walking around saying, "Toilet," over and over again, till she did her business, then I praised her and gave her a treat (I kept a small pot of treats by the door for this).

She's pretty much got it now, so I just let her out on the extending lead while I stand in the doorway, no need for treats any more. She doesn't like going out in the rain, but I just shove her out there and shut the gate - that sends a clear message that she doesn't get back in until she's done toilet. She doesn't take long about it. grin

It will come; Bracken is 4 months old now, and has the very occasional accident still, but usually only because she doesn't get let out by someone in time. She always goes to the front door now for her toilet; she understands that well now.

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