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Old 06-25-2010, 12:12 PM
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hello from new mum to be

hello,im not sure this is how to write a new post,im getting a new puppy on monday,a yorkshire terrier bitch,7 weeks old,and was looking for some help in what to do on her first day here,thanks for any help,chrissi(and names too if possible)
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welcome to the forum...

you did a good job writing your new post...

as far as your question, there are different forums titled with different specific aspects of caring for a dog, ie food, health, training, potty training etc... and one on general dog info.

i could write a never ending post in response to your question, so maybe if you had more specific questions we'd be better able to help you?

oh, and you'll definitely have to post pictures of her...

names... hmmm... nothing comes to mind at the moment, but i'm sure you'll get lots of ideas...



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Hi and welcome to the forum!

this may help: https://www.dogforum.com/housebreakin...-how-tos-2135/
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:05 PM
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thanks for answering,mainly how to setle her in the first day and onward,not bothered about house training got pads(hope they work)and a big garden,she is seven weeks on monday,a bit young but her mother keeps attacking her and the best food to start her on,thanks chrissi
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Welcome!!!

As far as foods go...
Find out what she is already eating so that you can switch her to a new food slowly! Quick changes can cause upset stomachs. I highly reccomend foods like Taste of the Wild and Orijen. Dry kibble might be a bit difficult for her to eat so you can always add a bit of water or low sodium chicken broth to help soften it a bit! You could even add some good wet food if you wanted.

Also make sure you also have a vet check her out (I suggest within the first 3-4 days) just to make sure everything is ok. Find out when she recieved her first puppy vaccination and also when she was wormed last! It may also be helpful to know which vet she was taken to just incase!

Hmmm... what else!
Start crate training now. It will only make your life easier.
Don't expect too much right away. It takes awhile for dogs and puppies to settle into their new homes!
Make sure you puppy proof your home! If you need tips or ideas let us know.
And just be sure to supervise her at all times! It only takes a second for a puppy to go potty inside or to get into something they shouldn't!

There is just too much to tell someone about getting a new puppy! I could go on forever!

Congrats! And I can't wait to see some photos!
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Hi there. I just brought my new puppy home last weekend. You're in for a fun and crazy ride. Puppies are cute, cuddly, funny, and tons of work. I haven't walked so much (just getting up and running outside, lol and walking around the lawn) in years, and then there's the times when sweet little angel turns into the Tazmanian Devil with sharp little needle teeth... all the wonderful parts of raising a puppy into a respectable dog. sort of like childbirth. You forget how much trouble it is, how painful it is, and how much it costs. If you remembered, no one would ever have more than one. but the pain and trouble pass and you're left with a great companion for life for the efforts of a few months of work. Well worth it, I'd say.
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ah... ok... well, ditto kmes... that is good advice...

i would add to it, make sure you've got quite a few toys around, and of different types (ie soft toys, rubber toys, balls, tuggies etc) so that she can get used to them... i'm a big fan of kong toys and puzzle feeders...
for crate training:
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...ning-faq-3974/

it cannot be said enough...SUPERVISION! is the number one most important thing! you wouldn't leave an infant to wander unattended in your home, don't do it with your puppy either it is important for the pup's safety, as well as critical to successful house training...



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THANKYOU fawkese1,we have a gated off place for her and i have the vet set up for next week,we have toys and bowls ready and i find out mon about food,we have three cats ,8yrs,3yrs and 12weeks,the two older ones are used to dogs and tilly just likes teaseing next doors puppy,a little king charles so ive no worries about them and wil introduce slowly for the first week,thanks papilove,im a bit nervouse but we wil see,chrissi
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Hi and welcome to the forum!

this may help: https://www.dogforum.com/housebreakin...-how-tos-2135/

As far as potty training -
1- its not the dogs fault you were not paying close enough attention and it pottied in the house
2- Puppies are offten not fully housetrained until 5mo of age and even then there WILL be accidents in the house.
3- be patient
4- I suggest potty bells, its amazing how well they work
5- do not yell, scold or rub its nose where it pottied. If you cath it in the act distract it then take it outside immediately to finish.
6- LOTS of "potty parties" , once it potties immediatly give a treat with lots of praise, whooping and hollering - it is a party ya know.
7- don't get discouraged
8- CONGRATULATIONS!

It may be a tiny dog but if this is your first puppy a quality dog trainer is essential. Ask your vet or local doggy caycare for a recommendation.
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