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Finley is home!!!
Finally picked up our 9 1/2 week old puppy yesterday, named Finley. We are completely and utterly smitten with him. He is SUCH a sweet little pup!
Things are going OK in terms of potty training. He peed on our floor within 5 minutes of coming home (ugh, time to smack ourselves on the head with a rolled up newspaper!) and again in the afternoon, but hasn't had an accident since. He's peed and even pooped in the litter box a couple of times. The only problem is that he sometimes wants to eat the pine pellets. I can't tell if he swallowed any, but he does spit them out, and I've also gone into his mouth and pulled some out as well. Any ideas as to how to discourage this? I want to be able to leave the crate door open so he has access to his litter box without worrying that he's going to ingest pellets. Will he figure it out soon that it's not food?
Finley slept through the night, 9pm to 6am, without waking up to potty. Yay!
He is starting to show slight signs of separation anxiety - crying when we leave him in his crate or leave the room, that kind of thing. I'm going to keep an eye on it, and we're also planning to leave him alone in the house today for half an hour or so to see how he does. Oh, but the crying is sooooo adorable and heartbreaking. I now understand how tough it is to ignore it!!!
Thanks to all of you for your help and advice so far! We are completely head over heels in love with our little Havanese puppy! I'll see if I can attach a photo of him. He's a sable, so started out completely dark and will most likely be almost white as an adult.