Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
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Congrats!!! I always say we make all our mistakes with the first one. I don't mean bad ones, we just kind of fall for their cute faces. Human babies often cry when we put them down...we can't hold them all the time. You need to decide what will work for you, be realistic. My guys will all (except Boo Boo) settle in a crate, Yogi is the best boy, but Misty use to cry in her crate at class, I covered her crate and let her do it. Khloe loves her crate at home, she has two, but during class (often my dogs have classes that back each other) she does not like it and does not want to wait her turn, she is learning. The point is will you want to travel, stay in hotels, visit family or friends over night, if you can get them to settle in the crate you can do it all. It's nice to go to dinner and know your pup is safe back at the hotel in a crate, visiting realtives some times even a dog who is fully house trained will mark or pee in a knew place, the crate when you can't watch them makes you a better guest.
When putting her down for the night your bedroom where she can see you can work. All the best, can't wait to see pictures and hear all about her, these are just suggestions to get you to thinking, because these cute pups can wrap us around their tails and we're done.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.