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  1. Seriously thinking about returning my puppy

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    To add a little background, I had been dealing with depression and anxiety for several years now. I wanted to run through different ways to help me cope, and one of those ways was getting a furry companion for emotional support. I had always gone back and forth with the idea of getting a dog...
  2. Puppy Blues - Help!

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    Hi, I'm new to the forum and I'm looking for advice. It would seem I've got the puppy blues. I've got a 9 week old Jack Russell Terrier who is the sweetest thing and is learning toilet training, commands and what not quite quickly, however, I can't help but feel alone and sad when I'm with...
  3. Severe Puppy blues?

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    Hi I'm new to this forum and I usually dislike joining forums etc. BUT my life has just been turned upside down by our new family member, 8 weeks old akita inu puppy, Daiki. I had been dreaming of getting a dog for over 5 years and now when I finally got one I've been feeling sick and feel...
  4. Post Puppy Blues Feel like im having a nervus breakdown with anxiety tears insomnia

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    I have read this is a genuine phenomenon today I thought it was just me This is not my first puppy, she is my 2nd, her name is Daisy and she is a mini Dachshund aged 12 weeks. Coco my other mini Daxie is 5 years old. I got her when she was 5 weeks old and the difference in terms of attention...
  5. Please Help - Post Puppy Blues! :(

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    Hi! I am recently a new dog mom to a beautiful 8 week old chocolate lab (male). He is a wonderful little guy! He has hardly had any accidents in the house, just 4 so far, and he is pretty well behaved. The only major problem is whining in his crate at night when I desperately need sleep! :( I...
  6. Terrified for first dog

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    Hi everyone! This is my first time posting on this site but I've been lurking for a while. I have never had a dog before, and I never had a dog growing up, but I have wanted one my entire life (I even went as far as to write my dad a 5 page, single spaced essay with citations about why I...
  7. Struggling with my rescue puppy

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    8 days ago I brought home a 14 week old lurcher puppy, Ruari, from my local shelter. He'd been brought in with his brother and sister from another pound that were going to put him down. I fell in love when I met him, he was confident, happy, and loved to cuddle at all our adoption meetings...
  8. Depressed Puppy Owner, Should I Return to Breeder?

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    Hi DogForum members, I would love some input on my situation. The short and sweet of it: * First time puppy/dog owner * Bought a puppy and have owned for almost 3 months now (pup is just over 5 months) * Really underestimated the time commitment and energy needed to raise a dog * Puppy is...
  9. Puppy Blues Help...And Crate Training

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    Hi there! (Long post alert, I'm sorry) My fiance and I recently brought home a 15 week-old miniature poodle named Evie. We live in an apartment complex that normally does not allow pets, but I have severe anxiety and my doctor suggested getting an emotional support animal. I grew up with a...
  10. Feedback wanted on 13 week old puppy schedule + puppy blues

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    Hi, I would love it, if you guys would give me some feedback on my 13 week old puppy's daily routine, and maybe share your experience w. returning puppy blues. Daily routine 06.30 - 06:35/40 - Toilet trip 06:40 - 07:15 Morning walk with integrated kibble search to prevent overdoing it:)...
  11. Need some advice with puppy blues!

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    Hey all! I literally just made this account after being inspired by other people posting about their puppy blues. I honestly, just need people to talk to people who are in similar situations or have been in similar situations. Also, this is the first time in a week where I have gotten some time...
  12. single new puppy owner blues/anxiety

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    Hello -- I need help. Or, encouragement and advice? I've wanted a dog for many years, and four years ago (!) I knew I would definitely get one when my circumstances were right. I've spent months and months watching training videos on youtube (kikopup is a favourite), reading books and forums...
  13. New Puppy Parent- Thank you.

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    Hello All! My name is Kirstin and I am Tux's Mum! That little terror above is my 14 week old Cavachon Tux. He is both an absolute dream and nightmare (but in the cute kiss you after peeing on the carpet way). Currently he is sleeping next to me on the bed, which is good considering I am a...
  14. 'Puppy Blues' but I don't have a puppy?

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    This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to adopt a 2 year old shih tzu/poodle mix. His name is Frisco and he was left at the shelter because his previous owner couldn't afford for the dog anymore since she lost her job. He is potty trained, intelligent, and already loves me. I had been...
  15. How Do I Fight Puppy Blues/PPD?

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    Hello everybody! I'm new to dog forum, but I wanted to start a thread asking about puppy blues A.K.A PPD (Post Puppy Depression). I had been preparing to get a dog for almost 2 years! Looking at different breeds, and tips for training and researching EVERYTHING. I first wanted a Welsh Terrier...
  16. Need help understanding my puppy :(

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    Hi, I'm new to this forum so please be gentle :) I just recently got a rough collie puppy (my first dog) and I'm really starting to have doubts on my abilities as a dog owner. The puppy is quick to learn, and does commands well enough in the house. I've started training him to do the same in...
  17. Advice on the puppy blues?

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    Hi everyone! I recently received my Weimaraner puppy, named Bandit. She is 9 weeks old in two days. I have been preparing for her for over two months and I was so excited and nervous to go pick her up. She's a beautiful dog and she isn't even too badly behaved, but I am struggling to cope with...
  18. Help! I'm losing my mind with puppy blues!!

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    This is my first post so I'm a bit nervous. OK, let me start off by saying that I am SO disappointed in myself and how I am handling this. I have been an absolute wreck since we brought our puppy home a week ago. My Fiance and I have a 3 year old Cavalier/Bichon mix that we love more than...
  19. Bad Anxiety with New Puppy :(

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and reading people's previous posts about the puppy blues has really been helping me get through the past few days. I got my puppy a few days ago and these feelings have been very unexpected. I love him, but for some reason I have been feeling extremely...
  20. Got the puppy blues big time

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    My boyfriend and I just adopted a great 1 year old dog we named Osprey. I have been wanted a dog for 2 years. I am going to school to become a vet tech and we adopted him through my college. We get dogs from the county animal control and adopt them out while we alter them, do dental...
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