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19th July 2011, 10:01 PM #1
New Dog - OMG how hard is this??
My partner and I just bought a new puppy... didn't realise how hard it is... oh and we are getting married in under 3 weeks so we have that to fit in also
Its a 10 week old Westie, very loving and cute but he enjoys eating the garden.. and weeing....and pooing.
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19th July 2011, 10:03 PM #2
haha. have fun with that...i got a cat that at 8 weeks was fully house trained, and she is now 13 weeks, my daughter loves her and she is crazy (and a ninja)
19th July 2011, 10:45 PM #3
Picking up our new puppy on Sat, a Cav King Charles, 11 weeks old, daft as a brush, cute as they can be
19th July 2011, 10:48 PM #4
Dogs are blooming hard work, especially puppies.
We got a retired greyhound about 6 months ago and she's been ace. She was at ease within hours and was fully settled after about 3 days. Easy to look after and great temperament.
19th July 2011, 10:52 PM #5
You think that's hard, try having 2 newly born puppies with a bitch who doesn't understand how to feed them! We've literally had to hold her down, present the nipples to the pups and hold the pups up while they feed. Then to top it all off she wouldn't eat so was only drinking milk, result; projectile diarrhoea all up the wall. My mum has been sleeping with them for the last week so is pretty tired to say the least.
2 dobermann girls.
19th July 2011, 10:54 PM #6
Nice dogs mate. I think you should give your Mum a break and take over the night time nursing duties!
Originally Posted by j17sparky
19th July 2011, 11:20 PM #7
Thanks. Thankfully it looks as though they have all sussed it. We've walked in and both have found their way on to feed by themselves so hopefully my mum will get to sleep in her own bed.
Originally Posted by bodminman
It's been great fun. The bitch had to have a caesarean as she was in labour for nearly 3 days, so when she wouldn't feed them we were obviously a bit concerned so went and got a bottle to do it ourselves - nope, not a chance, the bitch wasn't having any of that!
20th July 2011, 05:56 PM #8
Then wait until he gets to the leg humping stage, you may need a crowbar to get him off
Originally Posted by Simcfc73
20th July 2011, 06:23 PM #9
I have a red and white collie called Ted(dy) and had the same hyperactive problems but they do calm down.......eventually! Mine is 2 now and is still nuts but a lot better than he was. He was a lot more work than I thought he would be though if I am completely honest.
Good luck with the wedding and the puppy Simcfc73.
20th July 2011, 06:26 PM #10
There are a few people on here who have got a Ruckus dog - easy as pie to look after, no feeding , no mess, jobs a good un
Originally Posted by CPLTD
20th July 2011, 06:53 PM #11
If it's your first dog it's well worth hunting down some training classes. You have to remember dogs are pack animals and are happiest when they know their place in the pack, which should be at the bottom of the pack, not competing to be alpha male
20th July 2011, 07:05 PM #12
agreed but also as much socialisation with other dogs as possible
Originally Posted by teejay
20th July 2011, 07:36 PM #13
'Psycho labradoodle' owner, glad I work from home and she goes to work during the day, more energy than a power station and thicker than a cabbage.
20th July 2011, 08:55 PM #14
We've had a few dogs before had serious trouble with a couple due to them being rescue dogs and must have been abused by there previous owners so I am trying to do everything to raise this little bugger to be a good un. He got his first jab today, horrible shreik when they did his chip
Sprawled out on his bed now, nice and quiet.
Did sit today with him, will be training him to be left on his own in the coming weeks.
20th July 2011, 10:24 PM #15
Bit harsh to say that you had trouble with previous dogs due to them being rescue dogs, isn't it? Way to put people off getting a dog that needs a home and spending silly money on some pedigree that is no more likely to be better behaved. Some rescue dogs have problems, but many don't - we had one for 10 years and currently have one who has been with us for nearly 11 years - fitted in like a dream, loves the children and bright as a button. Oh, and still hale and hearty at 12 (ish) but then he's a mongrel and they do tend to live longer
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