Thought I would start a thread about puppies. I pick mine up on the weekend of June 6th, and I'm super excited! Can you tell?!? She's a chocolate lab. Thought we could all share info with eachother, the big 'ol do's and don't's. What we are finding cute and what we need help with.
Here's a picture of mine. Went to see her today with my mom. She is four weeks old.
Also, invest in a good crate for house training. Be prepared to get up every three hours at night for the first week or so, even if they aren't crying to get out. It helps them get house trained quicker.
At night, take away water and give them ice cubes to lick at to drink until they are housetrained.
Invest in some anti chew spray, and use in liberally on everything, especially skirting boards. My dog ripped up half my kitchen floor overnight when he was a puppy.
Use a word or phase when the puppy goes to the toilet so they associate the toilet with that tone, word or phrase.
Hi I have a chocolate cocker spaniel puppy...he is 9 months old now...totally gorgeous but totally mental!!!!
I agree with getting a crate for them..we have a large one that we bought when we brought him home and he loves it.
When he gets fed up or tired we often find him in there.
He never gets locked in the crate for longer than an hour and we also had a dog flap fitted for him which he took to straight away & never had an 'accident' in the house since.
We don't allow him upstairs at the moment as he is abit of a sock fiend and eats them which results in him being ill for couple of days then throwing them back up!!
He is starting obidience class on the 1st June to try and calm him down.
I do recommend pet insurance as that way if any accidents least you know he is covered! We have our insurance through Pet Plan.
We also had him micro-chipped incase he ever went missing.....
Hope this all helps and good luck with your puppy!!!
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