Benji and Lizzie's Mom
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Jersey
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Congratulations on your new puppy! I like the name. My breeder provides a blanket that has the smell of the mom and the littermates to it. It goes in the crate and the puppy feels secure. The first couple of days are rough on the puppy. We played with Benji (that's my older one) a little bit when we brought him home and let him sniff the entire family room before introducing him to his ex-pen which is located in the family room. We kept the crate, his water bowl, food bow, piddle pad and a couple of toys in the ex-pen. At night, we kept him in the crate next to our bed on the table. Any time he cried or whined (which was only on the first night) I put my finger through and that pacified him. I continued with the same kibble and snack that my breeder was giving her puppies.
I just adopted a second furbaby a week ago. She too is settled well and sleeps in her crate through out the night.
Hope this helps. Good luck! Enjoy your little darling and we would love to see some pictures.