My New Puppy

Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:32 pm

It just struck me, you said 6 weeks old. I thought there was some inter-galaxy law that said pups had to be 8 weeks before they could be sold.

One little piddle. Ahhhh, marked the territory, now she knows where to go!
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:03 pm

The dog was free, we were not supposed to get her until the end of the month but I guess the owners were getting frustrated and wanted them out of the house. We would have preferred to wait until the end of the month but it wasn't our choice. The dog has been pretty good. I layed down to take nap this afternoon and no one else was here so I put her in the "dog jail" for the first time and that was really the first time she wasn't too happy and I had to take her out because she was really crying. I'm typing this and she's watching me type with much interest on my lap. Can't go wrong though, it was a good home and they were well taken care of.

Freddy wrote:One little piddle.


Yea Freddy but I was hoping to be able to say in the future the dog never went in the house... oh well... we still got the no dump in the house going.
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:06 pm

Richard S. wrote:oh well... we still got the no dump in the house going.


You will find the dump zone in the morning with your bare feet. :lol:
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:15 pm

Richard S. wrote:so I put her in the "dog jail" for the first time


FYI in case anyone is wondering the "dog jail" is only to be used when no one can watch her which will be rare. Once shes hous trained the "dog jail" goes back in the attic. Third dog to use it and it's like brand new. :D
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:38 am

We have a crate for each dog...one on each end of the sofa like end tables. We train them to know the crates as "jail". They love the crates. A crate is a "safe place" for a dog. They know they are safe from every evil of the world in there. There's two rules for crates. They are never let out if they are whining and they are never taken out to be scolded. They know if they make it to their crate they are safe.... of course it's fair game to shut the crate before they get there. :) Our new pup didn't like the crate at first, not at all. So, we let it go for a couple of weeks. After he learned "sit, stay", I put him in and told him to sit & stay, leaving the door open. It's working! Last night for the first time "We are eating, go to jail" and both dogs toddled off to the crates and waited.
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:42 am

It's nice to see other believers in crate training. I trained both of my monsters to love their crates. I would just say "crate time!" and they would both stop whatever they were doing and run into their crates. After they were house broken, and obedience trained, I slowly tested them with staying out their crates when I was gone all day. Usually I would come home and they would be in the crates anyway! I finally removed the HUGE crates and moved back into my house. :lol:
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: gambler On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:05 am

My wifes little dog absolutely hates her crate. When my wife gets a shower or gets dressed the dog starts to shake in anticipation of being put in the crate and left alone. She tries to hide in the house. You have to shove the dog into the crate. The other house dogs that we used to have would gladly go into the crate.
I told my wife it was her fault because for the first 8 or 10 months she took the dog everywhere with her. She is self employed so she even took the dog to work. Now you can't even change clothes without the little dog shaking violently.
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:48 pm

I'd imagine if you took the route Freddy did and train the dog it's a "good" thing you'd be better off but that's sounds like a lot of work and locking it in isn't going to help at the start. In any event all of our previous dogs were never trained for the crate and I don't foresee this one being trained for it. Really not anywhere we'd want to put it anyway other than down the cellar which is not going to happen. Most of our dogs all found their own little spot they felt comfortable anyway such as under the dining room table or under a end table.

That white dog I posted previously would love going outdoors but she'd get wore out on very long ones, the pics from the canoeing trip were 8 day trips. She'd come home after one of them and go to her spot and not come out for a 2 or 3 days. :lol:
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:52 pm

Cairo found her spot alright. In the kitchen curled up next to the cabinets and by the kitchen sink. My kitchen is very small, and having her lay there is like a small human laying on the floor. Sometimes Bishop will lay next to her and then its impossible to get to the sink. :lol:

"IN THE LIVING ROOM!"
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: Jim503RI On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:04 pm

Get the puppy training pads and leave them at the door just as a back up. My pups a dead shot with #1, But #2 can't seem to zero into the paper. He goes to the door and looks back to let me know he has to go. Usually just I set down. here's a picture. Good luck with your new pup.
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: bear creek burnout On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:25 pm

Richard....beautiful pup....
I have 3...one also named Molly.....
We have a crate for each dog...one on each end of the sofa like end tables. We train them to know the crates as "jail". They love the crates. A crate is a "safe place" for a dog. They know they are safe from every evil of the world in there. There's two rules for crates. They are never let out if they are whining and they are never taken out to be scolded. They know if they make it to their crate they are safe.... of course it's fair game to shut the crate before they get there

Freddy is dead on.....our dogs fight over the crate....it's their safe place....not punishment at all. We crate train all of our dogs until we are sure they don't chew when we are gone for the day....or night. We have a 9 month old German Shorthair who has been crate trained. Our 2 older dogs go in the crate to lie down....sometimes I find all 3 trying to lie down in there.
Good luck and remember....someone always gets trained...it's either you or the dog!!
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: OldAA130 On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:42 pm

Richard S. wrote:Better, I have video. :D



Jeeeesh... I was thinking a couple times there he was lifting his leg to pee on your boot!
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: ray in ma On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:11 pm

When the last dog died I though I wanted a puppy but we were told of this big guy who was looking for a home. Went to meet him and the kids just loved him so we adopted him (the one in my avatar) who is a retired seeing eye dog. The guy who owned him was still legally blind but had surgery and could see well enough to get along without him. They also moved to a new house and he didn't have to depend on him as much so the poor dog spent most of his days on the porch as his wife didn't want the dog in the house needless to say he needed a bit of grooming when he first came to live with us.
First dog I ever worked with (grew up with beagles and had a couple of mutts after we moved to this house) that actually wanted the crate. He was crate trained as a puppy and knows that he can find some alone time if he goes in there, my son who can be quite the PIA knows if the dog doesn't want to come out to leave him alone. He is actually lost and has a hard time settling down if we travel with him and not his crate (except when we go camping). He is funny because when he knows he is in trouble he makes a beeline to the back of the box. Crate is seldom closed unless he's in Time-Out for doing something he knows he shouldn't.
Last dog hated the crate, When we would travel we were using my truck, so we put the crate in the back and put her in. Had to wrestle this 45lb mutt every inch of the way.

I wanted to crate train the kids but the wife wouldn't let me

Good Luck and have fun!
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:44 am

Jim503RI wrote:Get the puppy training pads and leave them at the door just as a back up. My pups a dead shot with #1, But #2 can't seem to zero into the paper.


I've never seen the point of paper training a dog because you are training it that it's OK to go in the house. I understand that some people have no choice because they are not at home to watch it but that is not the case here. Like I said our previous dog was trained fairly quickly and it never went in the house afterward. It's a PITA to keep after it constantly but well worth the effort in the end. The biggest issue with this one is that it sniffs the ground a lot and it's hard to distinguish the "I'm investigating" sniff from the looking for a place to crap/pee sniff. Having said that other than two accidents it has not gone in the house yet that I'm aware of. The one was even partly my fault as I knew she needed to go but was trying to get her to walk to the door.
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Re: My New Puppy

PostBy: Jim503RI On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:27 pm

Ya Richard your right. they say to either house train or paper train. The pad just gives Koby
the ability to go in the middle of the night .He's also in a room during the day and a pad goes
in there in case he has to go. Although his many trips outside will take care of business. He lets me know when he needs to go out. Great little guy you got there.
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