Any last minute puppy advice? O.o

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  1. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    So, looks as though I will be picking my Siri up this Saturday in Michigan, barring any major complications. :yikes:

    It's earlier than originally planned, but thanks to dumb border-crossing rules it was this weekend or wait another 3 months. I don't want to wait :p

    So this week will be a flurry of buying puppy things (I have NOTHING, except some toys!) and puppy proofing the apartment. I was planning on having at least another whole month, crunch time!

    Any words of wisdom would be great, no matter how small they may sound, I haven't had a puppy in 7 years!
     
  2. Oko

    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    My only advice is relax and post lots of pictures. So exciting! :D
     
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    SpringerLover Active Member

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    Catch up on sleep and exercising the crap out of Frodo? :)
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Don't panic. That's seriously it. Don't panic if she spooks at something, snarks at another dog, cries the whole first night, etc.

    DO. NOT. PANIC. :lol-sign:

    This is a well-bred, excellently raised puppy and you are more than capable of handling anything she throws at you. :)

    AND POST LOTS OF PICTURES.
     
  5. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I plan on continuing the daily running of Frodo up at the hospital and at the park. If he's super tired he can't be an ass, right? :p

    Good thing I bought a French Press this week, mmmm coffee...
     
  6. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I think I need to leave post it notes all over the apartment that just say Do.Not.Panic. because I'm sure I will at least a couple times the first few weeks :p
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    I was gonna add, "DO NOT PANIC*


    *panicing is normal"

    LOL
     
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    SaraB New Member

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    Enjoy this time because they don't stay puppies forever!
     
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    take lots of pictures
    remember, it'll be fine
    she won't stay a puppy forever (this can be said during good, or bad times)
     
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    Its natural! everything will just be going great and then poop and pee and stuffing will be everywhere and you will be thinking why the hell did I do this?!:eek::(:confused: :rofl1:


    Have fun!!!!!! Enjoy the puppy breath! I would love a puppy just for a week and then give it back to someone:cool:



    Seriously I crate trained every time and there was sooooo much whining, so ear plugs? Lots of chew toys. Don't let them get away with things now you won't later.
     
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    Have fun and take time to enjoy having a puppy :D
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    SO excited for you!!!! And for the record, I knew you'd be getting her early.... no way could you resist. :)


    Earplugs. Buy earplugs. :cool:
     
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    Nothing to add but YAY! Also, pictures!
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    This! Jones screamed for TWO WEEKS straight in the crate in the house. Nearly a MONTH in the crate in the car. Spare crate for the car is a good one!

    Or soundblocking headphones. I just wore the ones I use to shoot with :p Can't hear crap out of those buggers.

    Treats! Spare clickers! Small collars! (I thought I had a small enough collar for Jones. Turns out, no, no I didn't lol) Lightweight leashes! Slip leads for pottying at 2am! COFFEE
     
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    Just smile, and work hard at noticing and reinforcing all the good things she does.
     
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    SMOOCH HER.

    Also, when Squash was wee everyone was like... "enjoy this, you'll miss it when he's grown!" and I hated housetraining SO MUCH that I thought "yea eff that I can't WAIT until he's grown!" And now that he is... I miss puppy Squash sometimes... sometimes something fierce. SO ENJOY PUPPYNESS YOU WILL MISS IT WHEN SHE'S GROWN.
     
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    Breathe.
     
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    PUPPPPYYYYYYYYY :D :D :D

    Take lots of pictures. Like, lots.
     
  19. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I just remember how loud Zing was in the car. Oh. My. Word. :lol-sign: I'm hoping since she is used to the crate, and used to being in a crate in the car, that she won't be *terrible* about it, but if she is then we will deal with it :p

    My plan is to have a permanent crate strapped down in each car, then a crate for in the house. We may be starting with just one crate though, since I am pretty much buying EVERYTHING this week!

    Treats are not an issue :p I have more clickers than I can count, but I DO need to find her a collar I like!! And a slip lead. I had planned on special ordering a purple Mendota to match Frodo's green one, but it's too late! I will probably just use Frodo's since I don't plan on pottying them together for the first good bit.

    And I will be taking lots and lots and lots of pictures!!!! You guys don't have to worry about that! I plan on making Siri her own thread once she gets here :p
     
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    I have just a few crates... I'll have that medium sized plastic one once I transport my cats to my apartment as well!
     

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