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    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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    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)

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    Picking up our new puppy on Sat, a Cav King Charles, 11 weeks old, daft as a brush, cute as they can be

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    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.

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    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.
    Nice dogs mate. I think you should give your Mum a break and take over the night time nursing duties!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodminman View Post
    Nice dogs mate. I think you should give your Mum a break and take over the night time nursing duties!
    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.

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    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.
    Then wait until he gets to the leg humping stage, you may need a crowbar to get him off

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    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.

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    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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    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
    agreed but also as much socialisation with other dogs as possible

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    '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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    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.
    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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