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Old 02-17-2012, 08:52 PM
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Puppy arriving in 2 short weeks!

My little girl will be ready to come to her forever home in just 2 weeks, the big day is approaching so fast it seems like! (I purchased her when she was only 2 1/2 weeks old) Please let me know if I am missing any supplies, but I dont think I am.. anyways here is what I got...

A collar (of course)
A dogtag with her name and my # on it
A retractable leash
Puppy Pads
Puppy treats and food
Bowls
Doggie bed
2 fleece blankets (one for her bed one for the car, I have leather seats)
crate (a good starting size, one that is not too big for her)
toys (kong, rope, stuffies with squeekers, tennis balls)

Is there anything im missing? I also have a couple baby gates that I plan to use to keep her contained in tiled areas of the house while im away at work.
Some of my biggest concerns are

Barking non-stop while im away at work
Her and my 2 year old male siamese getting along

Any help or suggestions with those are greatly appreciated, as well as any items I may have missed.
She will be going to the vet to have another exam and shots the day after I get her home, she will also be microchipped, I think they can do that at 8 weeks right?

It will be a 2 hour drive to get her and 2 hours back, I hope she does well in the car!


I just realized some stuff I am missing, and that is brushes!! She is a purebred cocker spaniel so im definately gonna need some brushes, a slicker brush and like a regular brush you think?
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:04 PM
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- Grooming brushes and bathing supplies (shampoo, brushes, towels and nail clippers)
- Putting together a doggie first-aid kit is always good
- Try to get something from the breeder that smells like the litter to ease the transition a bit

One thing I would recommend, bully sticks, an all natural easy to digest chew. I would crate her for the car ride, give her a bully stick to chew, and close the crate only when she is fully relaxed. Then lots of stops for potty breaks and water. Things to keep her busy while you are at work are bully sticks and a well stuffed kong. Keeping her confined will keep her out of trouble. Are you able to come home and let her out frequently?

I am also not a fan of retractable leashes, letting the dog have so much freedome especially in the city scares me. I have seen too many accidents because you don't have the best control with them when your dog is out way ahead of you. I prefer 6ft nylon leashes but that's my preference for safety reasons.

Otherwise I think your OK.

I have a 5 hour drive there and back to pick up my pup in March, just plan plenty of rest stops and it should be fine. Remember they pick up on your energy and emotions so stay calm and firm.
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I can come home once for a half hour halfway through a 7 hour work day (I only work 7 hours a day mon-fri) Thanks for the leash tip, I may pick up a regular leash for our walks in the nieghborhood, but I purposely got the retractable because I have no access to a fenced in area (we also dont have dogparks) I figured that would give her some more space in the yard to run at a higher speed or whatever to poop her out more while she is still a puppy. Can you order bully sticks online? We dont have any chain petstores here, only a locally owned one that doesnt carry a lot of the things a petsmart or something would.

Im not sure about the crate idea in the car, I want to crate train her at home but im afraid if I shoved her in a crate when its time to leave that I may just be scaring her and possibly having a negative impact on the crate training, do you think thats a possibility?
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I'm sure you can order them online through a chain store of some-sort. They are an excellent long lasting chew and I haven't found a dog yet that turns its nose up to one.

The store I use here in town has them listed online. Bullwrinkle Large | Canada and I suggest shopping around a bit, some places are less expensive then others. Example I can get the same size bully stick for $9 and at Petsmart it is priced $15 but I also use a store that is moving in the holistic direction because you never know what is in some products.
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Puppy books are even more important than all the "stuff" IMO.
You even have time to read them before the big day!

Amazon.com: The Puppy Primer (9781891767135): Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., Brenda Scidmore: Books Amazon.com: The Puppy Primer (9781891767135): Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., Brenda Scidmore: Books


Amazon.com: Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog (9781577314554): Dr. Ian Dunbar: Books Amazon.com: Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog (9781577314554): Dr. Ian Dunbar: Books


Good luck, and we cannot wait for pictures!
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I will check it out vettech, and Tess thanks for the links, I will check those out! I already have a bunch of pictures of her. The breeder sends me lots of pictures and videos and keeps all the families updated on the puppies, I just have to get them on photobucket or something so I can share.
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Here is one that I have already uploaded, this is when I met her when she was 2 1/2 weeks, I am holding her in the picture
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Oh, she is gorgeous! I think I now remember you posting this somewhere else. Congratulations!
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Yeah I posted it in the adoptions and rescue section because I had originally wanted to adopt
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Here are some more that were sent to me by the breeder
Last one is with her and her father
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