Hello, Just Registered, Getting New Puppy Tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Karin, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Karin New Member

    So, I'm sure I'll be on here a lot with questions! Our dog of 12 years passed away this summer with cancer, so this is the first new puppy I've had in a long time.

  2. Jean Cote Administrator

    Congratulations. Remember to take LOTS of pictures! They don't stay small for long. ;)
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  3. bekah1001 Honored Member

    Welcome! Awe I'm sorry for your loss. My friend's dog passed away from cancer 2 weeks ago. She was 12 too.
    What type of puppy are you getting?
  4. Karin New Member

    We're getting an akita/lab mix from the Humane society. She is about 10 weeks old, spayed, etc. Just spent the morning getting her space ready. No name yet -- my daughter gets the privilege of naming and hasn't chosen yet. Pictures - yes! Will post.
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  5. Amateur Experienced Member

    See that little black blurry thing viciously attacking my precious dog in my avatar pic ?
    Welcome to puppyhood :LOL:
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  6. laramie Experienced Member

    Welcome and congratulations on your puppy! I hope she doesn't howl for the first night, for the sanity of you and your family.;) I bet she's gorgeous. Good luck!
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  7. Karin New Member

    Morning One: Happy to report that we named her Jackie, she slept through the night (about 6 hours) in her crate, and went outside to go potty immediately - no accidents! Then, one hour later, as making breakfast, she had an accident because I wasn't watching. Clearly, an every-hour potty schedule is required. But excellent first night! Fingers crossed that it wasn't a fluke!
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  8. Karin New Member

    We got her from the humane society, and all she's ever known is a crate. At 8 weeks, they never took her outside because she hasn't had all her shots. She loves the outside.
  9. Amateur Experienced Member

    Word of advice ... at her age I think more potty breaks are needed.
    even if she can wait one hour you want to avoid as many accidents as possible so she is alway peeing outside

    Any research I did on scheduling puppy pees said you shouldn't wait for a signal because there may not be one or if there is it will be too late ...
    Basically
    they wake up - take them out to pee, they play - take them out for pee, they eat - take them out to pee,
    they look at you funny - take them out to pee, they breathe - take them out to pee.

    At least for the first little while till you fall into a schedule you will see where you can adapt it or make the intervals a bit longer.

    Have fun !
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  10. bekah1001 Honored Member

    Pictures! (Sorry for nagging :p )
  11. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    Oh, GOOD ON YOU for rescuing a dog from the dog pound!! :D YAY!! I bet your lil baby dog is so cute! ENJOY!
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