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Old 11-23-2012, 09:28 AM
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Libby's coming home today!!!!

Hi all,

I'm so happy to say that I get to bring my sweet 7 week old Libby home today. Coupled with excitement is a little nervousness. I have another dog Laina who we got at 7 months old as a rescue so I don't have much experience with infant pups. I am just wondering what I should be focusing on with her the first few days. Should I try to give her space to let her get acclimated and then work on crate training. When do I start obedience training? I dont want her to get overwhelmed because I know its a huge change for her. I gave the breeder a fleece blanket a couple weeks ago so that her mom's and sibling's scent could come home with her. Anything else I can do to help with the transition?

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Update:

Libby is home. Poor thing puked on the car ride home. But when she walked in my house, she went exploring! And started playing. Fiew! Glad she's feeling better. Now she's napping next to my Boxer.


I'm soooo in love!
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:07 PM
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Congrats! Glad she's feeling better now. Cherish every moment you can with her, and don't forget to post some pictures of her.
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Congrats on the new puppy, I leave my pups just acclimate to new surroundings till they are 10-12 weeks old and then start obedience training but keep it simple and FUN with lots of praise and treats.


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Update:

Libby is home. Poor thing puked on the car ride home. But when she walked in my house, she went exploring! And started playing. Fiew! Glad she's feeling better. Now she's napping next to my Boxer.


I'm soooo in love!
Congrats, she might get carsick a few more times until she gets used to the motion of the car. Something to keep in mind before you go to the vet just don't feed her right before you go.

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I have been waiting to hear how it went! I can't wait to see pictures!
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Yay! So excited for you .

We started crate training right away with Cooper and found it most successful to put his crate in our bedroom. We tried in the living room the first night but he cried a lot so then we moved it to our room and he was totally fine. This way, you can also hear your pup if she has to go out to go potty.

Also, covering all but the front of the crate so it is like a den seemed to make Cooper feel more safe. We also got a hot water bottle and wrapped it in a blanket so he could feel like he was sleeping next to another warm puppy . Our neighbor gave us a teddy bear that made a heart beat sound (supposed to use with babies) so we used that for the first few weeks as well.

Just make the crate experience really positive! Give your pup lots of treats and praise for using it .

Crate training and potty training were the main things we worked on for the first few weeks (I think we might have taught him sit, too). Learning a new home, crate training, and potty training is quite a lot of work for a new pup so you don't need to do too much beyond that in the first few weeks!
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Alright ladies and gents...its picture time


This girl has stolen my heart!! She pees like every 5 seconds but who really cares with a face like this......
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awww she is so pretty! I love the last one with your other dog, that is precious!
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