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Old 09-13-2010, 11:28 PM
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Red face getting my first puppy EVER in 10 hours...HELP

so im scared excited and cant sleep...
im a 30 years old cat-person always had cats i went to the pet shop to get "catfood" and found a samoyed that i LOVED went back home read anything i could find about the breed went back and paid ...im soooo happy and excited and freaked out!!!
i have like a 1000000 questions and i hope i joined the right forum
here r some of the questions

*can i leave him in a crate over night?

*how can i intruduse him to his new forever home and my 11 years old cat??

*where im at we dont have doggy day care what should i do when i go to work

*my son just turned 2 and he loved the puppy and hes already very gentle with the cat...is there anything i can do to make them even like each other more???

im welling to learn and read anything and cant wait to love this dog
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:32 PM
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I really don't mean to burst your bubble here, but have you done any research on pet-store puppies? They come from puppy mills, and most of them end up with health issues or other genetic defects (most of the time these don't show up til the dog is much older).
I would really suggest getting your money back and finding a breeder or adopting from a shelter...
Again REALLY not trying to be negative..

In response to your questions:
*can i leave him in a crate over night? Yes- but see our crate training sticky on how to get him used to it (I'd link you but I'm on a phone)

*how can i intruduse him to his new forever home and my 11 years old cat?? Slowly! You don't want to overwhelm him. Let him take things in at his own pace.

*where im at we dont have doggy day care what should i do when i go to work-- puppy proof an area complete with a potty area

*my son just turned 2 and he loved the puppy and hes already very gentle with the cat...is there anything i can do to make them even like each other more??? Teach your son to be very gentle with the puppy, don't let him squeeze it or pull it's tail and never leave them alone unsupervised.

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Old 09-13-2010, 11:47 PM
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I have to ditto cali...on everything.

Are you prepared to have a 2 year old and a puppy? Both require tons of attention and time..puppies need constant supervision, literally constant not just occasional..
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Here are the link to the sticky threads Cali mentioned plus a another that I thought might be helpful to you in the future!

https://www.dogforum.com/housebreakin...-how-tos-2135/
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...ning-faq-3974/
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...-walking-1683/

I also highly recommend taking any new puppy to the vet for a check up within the first 7 days after going to a new home.
Even if your pup is not due for vaccinations or other care, it is very important that a vet see the puppy to make sure that everything is ok!
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First, welcome to the forum!
This is a great place. And people can/will answer as many questions as you have. Stick around.

But I agree on the pet store thing.

How old is the puppy?

You have a 2 year old and you go to work... so, will someone be able to spend a lot of time with the puppy? I'm not assuming he'll be alone all day, I'm just pointing it out. I have a puppy and a 7 month old and I'm a grad student, so I know it can be done, but you have to plan it out. He will need LOTS of attention.

Don't expect the puppy to use the potty area right away. The first few days when you come home, expect the worst mess you've ever cleaned up in your life. Then, it won't seem so bad when you first see it. lol Most people I have seen use a laundry room or something similar. It doesn't need to be very big, but the puppy should be comfortable. You should leave him some toys, but make sure that they are safe and that he doesn't need supervison while playing with them. Hopefully someone will recommend do's and dont's for toys.

Don't expect the dog to learn to tolerate your son. You really have to expect your son to learn about the dog because you want the dog to grow up healthy and happy, not abused or tortured. It has negative outcomes. Your son will learn to be gentle and he will be fine. Just supervise REALLY carefully! Dogs don't like their hair being pulled or being picked up by the head...

Oh, and don't let him eat catfood. lol He will LOVE it and he will want it if you offer it but it's bad for him. I don't mean to insult your intelligence if some of this seems really obvious... I'm just not sure how much you already know.

Good luck!

And do post pictures as soon as you can! Samoyeds are very pretty...
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cali thank you so much for ur help
the thing is ... i am at jeddah saudi arabia they dont have breeders or ethical breeders (its a huge issue and many ppl r taking action about it) so to get the puppy from a petstore is the safe option here, and this pet store is known for being one of the best in the country

a lot of times my friends and i just buy puppies from the not "so great" shops spay and nutuer them and find good homes (like a mini rescue club )

hope i explained my situation here its so hard to find small puppies and leave them behind knowing that most ppl here dont really appreciate animals and just buy them bcuz they r cute! its just that i couldnt let this one go to someone else

again thank u so much
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hi all
kems im taking him to our vet as soon as i pick him up tomorrow b4 he comes home

i do have a helper staying at home with us, she can keep him company but i think ill leave him in the kitchen with the baby door its an open plan house he'll see the garden and the helper and my husband leave to work around 9 am , i leave at 6 am and come back at 1 pm max (im a special ed teacher) so he will be alone with the helper only from 9 to 1 pm max

im about to toilet train my son so im ready for the mess lol

leah thanx dont worry about the cat food
its one thing im not worried about, grooming my samoyed
i reallyyy appreciate ur concern about puppy mills and it is a huge issue but not here ..dogs r not that popular as cats

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So, do you have him now?

How is he settling in so far?
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I never knew they sold puppies in pet shops!
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So, do you have him now?

How is he settling in so far?
YESSSSSS hes sooo cute and smart check him out
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-pictures...-help-me-7279/
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