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    Re: Our new baby!

    Quote Originally Posted by hotsauce
    hiya, minks, val, and others! thanks for the kind words! val, thanks for the input. well if i don't leave him out (while we are at work), i leave him in a crate? that doesn't seem right to crate him all night and all day too?


    your potty training advice really made sense. okay so crate him at night by the bed and you think he can make it 6-7 hours until we let him out that morning? is that how it works? i don't know if i can talk da hubby into a crate system but that makes sense that papers are confusing!
    I use to think it cruel too, but I was told they were Den animals and it's what they do.

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    Re: Our new baby!

    Quote Originally Posted by hotsauce
    hiya, minks, val, and others! thanks for the kind words! val, thanks for the input. well if i don't leave him out (while we are at work), i leave him in a crate? that doesn't seem right to crate him all night and all day too?


    your potty training advice really made sense. okay so crate him at night by the bed and you think he can make it 6-7 hours until we let him out that morning? is that how it works? i don't know if i can talk da hubby into a crate system but that makes sense that papers are confusing!
    How old is he? He probably will need to go every 2 hours at least, they
    just don't have the bowel or bladder control until 4 months old or so.
    So, you will still have to get up at night, it's a lot like having a human
    infant, at least at first.

    He shouldn't be crated all day while you are at work, either, that's
    why I asked about a lunch break or a neighbor. (Wish I lived closer,
    I'd come do it!!) Outside just presents a multitude of dangers and
    diseases for a young pup. I don't know how close you are to any
    neighbors, but a noisy pup can irritate them. Diseases such as parvo
    can live in the ground for a long time and your pup won't have immunity
    for that yet.

    Their little systems can't ward off cold or heat very well, either, and
    they can get nasty upper respiratory infections. Just a few of the things
    you have to think about. Don't mean to alarm you, but it is what it is.

    If expense of a crate is an issue, try Ebay. And if you do get one, it is
    NEVER to be used for punishment.

    Also, when potty training, no punishment for "accidents" just clean
    them thouroughly with a product like Nature's Miracle. Tons of praise
    when pup does go in the right spot, make an idiot out of yourself,
    high pitched voice, pups love that!

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    Hiya Hot Sauce

    Did you tell us his name? If I missed it I'm sorry. I love doggies!

    Your pup is the same color as my Buster.

    Dog people understand that crates are *good*, not bad. They like to have their own private space, a nicely defined area. It may seem cruel at first but it's really just the opposite.

    Regarding Val's advise of putting the crate next to your bed -- I agree completely! When Buster was a pup (all 1 pound, 10 ounces of him! ), as long as he could see me, he felt safe. You can also try, little by little, moving the crate further away from you and hubby.

    And the suggestion of putting something with your smell on it with him -- that's excellent! The sense of smell is a dogs' strongest scent, and that will offer him comfort and security.

    Good luck and have a blast!
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    His name is Roscoe. It was a looooong night again. I finally went and slept in my car in the garage. I'm still mentioning crating...we will see if the hubby will bite. Thanks again for all the advice.

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    Re: Our new baby!

    Quote Originally Posted by hotsauce
    His name is Roscoe. It was a looooong night again. I finally went and slept in my car in the garage. I'm still mentioning crating...we will see if the hubby will bite. Thanks again for all the adice.
    Obviously not winter there yet (sleeping in car) hehehehe Puppies like things closed in around them it feels snuggly and secure... Crate is good, no sleep unhappy puppy bad.... but.... hang in there hunny
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    Re: Our new baby!

    Quote Originally Posted by hotsauce
    His name is Roscoe. It was a looooong night again. I finally went and slept in my car in the garage. I'm still mentioning crating...we will see if the hubby will bite. Thanks again for all the adice.
    You slept in your car? Good Lord!

    This is good practice for ya.

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    Roscoe is a really cute little guy.

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    I just had to give you a Roscoe update. The first three nights were HELL! On the 4th night I put a sound machine in his room. I put it on "heartbeat". The boy didn't make a peep all night. He was perfect last night too. Wow, the world looks so much better with 6 hours of sleep under your belt! Two great nights of sleep for the whole family! YAY!

    Also, he has been 100% with potty and poo outside for the past two nights! This morning when I woke him up he went right to the door! He has gone potty just a couple of times on the papers in the house. But he is "going" where we have established!!! I am just like the proudest mama!

    Annnnnnnnnnnd, I taught him to sit last night! He was so proud of himself!

    So, things are looking great! Thanks again for all your dog advice! You all really helped me out when Stevi dog got so sick. We miss her but we sure love this new little guy, too!


    Life is so much more fun with a doggie to love!

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    Cute pup you have hotsauce! I just love puppies... and those floppy ears are so adorable

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