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Introducing Gizmo

We are pround to announce that we now have a new family member. Gizmo was born on 11/28/2010 and joined our family on 2/11/2011. He is almost 12 weeks old now and what a stud he is. Loves to jump off the stairs, give kisses and bounce around. Oh yeah, he also loves to poop everywhere on the floor I guess we will get that under control as time passes.

Last night, we gave him his first shower. Poor guy was scared to death even though we tried our best to console him. However, he loved the blow dryer part

We are all getting used to him. He is the first dog we have ever had so we are trying lots of new things. We already trained him to sit and jump.

I have to say, I had my reservations when my wife and son said that they want a dog for Valentines day. However, within a week, I am the first one to say that I love him.

A few questions...

1. We were told to feed him twice a day. However, he hardly eats anything in the morning. He eats a big meal in the evening though. Are we feeding him too much? He is on dry meal by the way.

2. I am not planning to show him. Should I bother registering him with AKC? I have his paperwork in order.

3. Shots. He has already gotten VG and Bordatella. He is scheduled for next round on March 5th. Our vet said that the next round will cost approximately $210. Any reputable but reasonable vet in DFW area?

4. Fill us in with anything we must watch out for in his first few months. Although I will read through this forum but would like to know important things to look out for.

Overall, we are enjoying the darling of the house. My son does not watch TV 24/7 anymore and my wife and I love to cuddle up with him at nights (until he pees on the bed )

I have put some pictures. He is too active for me to take a good picture but I promise that I will post more as we get some good shots.
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Welcome to you and Gizmo-what a cutie!

That's funny that he liked the dryer, mine can't run away fast enough.

I registered her with AKC. They send you special offers and a newsletter that I like. I would guess that most people do register but I'm not sure.

I remember the pooping on the floor days

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Welcome, here's some info http://www.dogstardaily.com/files/AF...ur%20Puppy.pdf
and something on vaccinations. http://www.weim.net/emberweims/Vaccine.html

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Hello little Gizmo andYes house training can be rather tricky with these little pups, but so worth it for they are very dear loving dogs,who don't respond well to harsh voices,but love affection, as I am sure you have found out!

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Welcome to the forum! Gizmo is a little cutie. Can't wait to see more of him!

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Welcome..What a cutie pie...reminds me of Whimsy when she was little.
Have fun with potty training!! Keep us posted with pictures!

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Welcome and CONGRATULATIONS on your new baby!!!!
look forward to hearing of all Gizmo's adventures and watching him grow up!!

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Another new puppy, oh wow...at this rate I will have all my puppy MHS satisfied with out getting another my self. Congrats on adding Gizmo to your family. He is a little doll.

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Welcome! He is such a little sweetie pie! look at that faaaaaaace

(IWAAAAAP!!!!)

Congrats These are the most fun, but also the most frustrating months. If I have any advice, it's to be patient and LAUGH at all the "naughty" things he will do. This made it a lot easier on us. When R & S were little, Tim and I made a pact that every time they had an accident, we'd laugh it off. It really took a lot of stress off us - we even made up silly songs to sing while we cleaned up the accidents, often to the tune of "pants on the ground" such as "poop on the carpet, poop on the carpet! looking like a fool cleaning poop off the carpet!" LOL

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Welcome! He is such a little sweetie pie! look at that faaaaaaace

(IWAAAAAP!!!!)

Congrats These are the most fun, but also the most frustrating months. If I have any advice, it's to be patient and LAUGH at all the "naughty" things he will do. This made it a lot easier on us. When R & S were little, Tim and I made a pact that every time they had an accident, we'd laugh it off. It really took a lot of stress off us - we even made up silly songs to sing while we cleaned up the accidents, often to the tune of "pants on the ground" such as "poop on the carpet, poop on the carpet! looking like a fool cleaning poop off the carpet!" LOL
Natalie, what's with the ..."(IWAAAAAP!!!!)? Better take a cold shower . Before it's too late.

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