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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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New puppy :) and a detailed look at my first night/morning/afternoon.

hallo everyone! i'm a new puppy owner! i joined the forum a while ago to leech every bit of information (and i'm still learning) before i got my beautiful 8-week-old baby pup Paddington (aka Paddy). I know we're picture fiends here, so I'll attach some photos of the baby that were taken by his breeder before i got him.

his first night (last night) was actually not too bad. it took a little bribing to get him in the crate, and he slept okay. i woke up at 3:30 to put him on his pee pad in my room, so he could pee. it took a little convincing, but i knew he had to pee because he drank about an hour before bedtime and didn't want to go. i had tried before i went to bed (at 12:30) but he still wouldn't. he went pee at 3:30, and wanted to play immediately after, but i returned him to his crate telling him "it's bedtime" and he whined a little, but then went quiet afterwards.

periodically, i would wake up to the sound of him panting. just panting. is that normal? i don't even know if he slept, considering he was panting each and every time i woke up in the night.

at 6:30 we woke up and went for a quick pee outside, then went exploring inside my sister's room (to say good morning to my sister's chihuahua/yorkie mix), and then back upstairs to the crate at around 730...and he wouldn't sleep. he doesn't seem to like his crate. he'd rather stretch out on my floor, but of course, it's carpet and i worry that he'll make a mess that, while i know to expect it, i'd rather not clean it up. so i put a treat into the crate and put him in there with it, and tried to nap. didn't work. by 9 he was whining. i took him outside for a pee, and a quick explore of the backyard after the pee. he seemed to like it.

now to get him to enjoy being in his daytime pen [aka small area blocked off by baby gates] (which is by the laundry, and adjacent to the room where my sister's dog stays in the daytime). i've put his bed in, his pee pad on the opposite side, water, a small chewy treat his breeder gave me, and a small toy for teethers. he whined a bit but i think he's okay.

i feel a little heartbroken to have taken him from his country-side home with his siblings and mama-dog and auntie-dog, and put him in my relatively quieter, relatively boring-er city home.

i just took him outside for a pee and poop, then some play (running around outside) and put him back into his pen as i have no choice but to leave him alone for the next 3 hours while i go to class. my parents and sister will be home soon, to ensure that he gets some loves and attention. but oh, i feel so sad for him to be all alone when he's used to noise and other doggies i don't want to leave him alone with my sister's dog because he's still a baby and she's 5 months older than he is. i don't feel it's safe, since they've only known each other less than 24 hours.

ahh...on to the pictures i guess.

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Aaawwwwwwww!!!! too cute!


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Paddy is adorable! It sounds like he is just still adjusting to his new home. You are lucky the panting he did last night wasn't load puppy crying. Its so much fun having a puppy to take care of and I believe you are going to do a great job. More pictures please. His old home did look very nice although he now has you and that is far better than a bunch of grass.

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Congrats and welcome. Paddy is so cute!!! Looking forward to watching him grow!

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Congrats!!!! Welcome. Patty is adorable, I love his name, that was the name of my son's favorite stuffed bear when he was small. I agree with you your new pup is still to new and young to leave with your sisters pup. the time will come, it is just too soon. Be sure to keep on socializing them with each other for small periods, too much time at this point they might drive each other nuts. Your pup will get use to the crate and grow to feel safe in it, these things take time. It sounds like you have all your ducks in a row, and we do need more pictures.

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Hi is so cute! I love how he has his tongue out in the pictures. We need pictures of your sister's dog, too!

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welcome! Paddington "Paddy" is a cutie, you are in for fun!
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Paddy is very cute. I agree about waiting to leave him alone with your sister's dog right now. In time it'll be fine.

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Welcome and congratulations!!!

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He's adorable. Congratulations.

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