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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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OMG I'm bringing a puppy home today!

The cutest little black and tan 9 week old male puppy.... we're huge sports nuts so we're calling him Coach.

I have a baby gated area set up outside my office (luckily I work from home). Vinyl shower curtain on the floor, crate he will be coming home in.... food and water dish. Some toys, food and a big heart.

I hope I'm ready!

Laura
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So exciting... Welcome and enjoy your puppy. We are waiting for the pictures !!


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How exciting for you. Welcome to the group. Sounds like you're off to a good start. It's a process in the beginning. You and your puppy will get to know each other and develop rhythms that work for you.

Look forward to seeing pictures.

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The cutest little black and tan 9 week old male puppy.... we're huge sports nuts so we're calling him Coach.

I have a baby gated area set up outside my office (luckily I work from home). Vinyl shower curtain on the floor, crate he will be coming home in.... food and water dish. Some toys, food and a big heart.

I hope I'm ready!

Laura
Yea! another boy friend for my Black and Tan Maddie!
If the shower curtain does not work I found two rugs at Home depot that were about $16 eh the backs are rubber so I use the rubber side up . it works great I can even mop it.
Can't wait for the Pictures

Maddie at 5mo old
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That's a great idea, thanks... I was racing around Target this morning looking for a vinyl table cloth... Only one in garishly bright easter colors. Then got the idea of the shower curtain. Next I need an xpen so we can keep him out in the living room with us too.

I bought the pee pads but the guy at Petco said not to use them, only take him outside. I'm quite confused about that one. He said they have a scent in them that actually encourages them to pee.
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Such an exciting day for you!!
Welcome to the board!
We tried to use the pee pads, but Tillie NEVER used them... she just trained to outside right from the start. She goes out in storms, snow, hail... silly puppy... LOL
Good luck and we look forward to PICTURES and hearing about all the adventures Coach brings to your home!!

Tammy and Tillie
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Welcome and congrats on your new puppy! We need pictures.

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I was planning on always taking him outside so that fits in with my plan. I got a great schedule from my breeder:

Puppy Schedule

Hi Laura,

This is the schedule I was talking about that has a good base to work with.

6:45 am up and out to Potty

7:30 Feed

7:45 Out potty and play

8:00-9:00 Playtime

9:00-11:00 Naptime-crate

11:00-11:30 out to potty

12:00 Feed

12:30 out to potty/play

1:00-3:00 Nap-crate time

3:00-3:45 potty and play

5:30 Feed

5:45 potty

6:00 Crate

7:00-8:00 potty and then playtime

9:45 Potty and
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Congratulations!

Be sure to watch the little guy and see how he does with that vinyl shower curtain. Augie was real adept at ripping everything up for awhile, pee pads included and I was afraid he would ingest the vinyl that was on the back of those. He had a little pad in the bottom of his crate that had a zipper and a foam rubber pad inside. He somehow got the zipper of that open and tore out the foam rubber in chunks.

Personally, I disagree with the Petco guy about the pee pads, but everyone seems to have their own way of potty training and has to figure out what works for their situation. Some on here really like a litter box system. Has your breeder worked with your puppy as far as potty training? Ours started Augie on newspaper and we continued that until I found out about a tray system called UgoDog. It worked well for us and we did not even attempt to train outside for several months. I liked it because I did not have to get up at night to take him out; he could just go on his UgoDog (newspaper when he was very young - or pee pad if one chose that) when he had to go.

Linda, Augie & Finn's Mom
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First post I saw this morning and it's just so exciting! Congratulations on your new puppy Laura!! Can't wait to hear what the first few days of falling in love are like ~ Enjoy this very special time ~ Reenie and Kirby (my black and tan wonderful boy)
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