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Old 10-29-2007, 11:19 AM   #1
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Smile Hey Getting my new pup in 2 weeks :) piccys

hey im new and thought i would join a dog forum to get some tips
firstly hello everyone

getting my new pup which is a shih tzu x lhasa apso ive named her lilly and she is lovely
been to visit her and am getting her in 2 weeks
she is very adventurous escapes from the box in which she is kept in with the other pups and she runs after the older male dog in the house and eats his food lol

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Old 10-29-2007, 11:23 AM   #2
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Hi Natasha great to have you here!!! Lily looks so adorable!!!! Congrats................
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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Hiya! And welcome to the forum! I hope you like it here!

I'm Ali and I have a 10 month old pup, mixed breed

You definitely have to the right place for advice!


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My my my, she is adorable! Cutie!

Congratzy sooo much on your new puppy!

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Old 10-29-2007, 11:29 AM   #4
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thanks im so excited about it
i have found out about the 2 breeds and am very happy with the characteristics, however im really nervous about bringing her up especially house training any tips at all
i was thinking puppy classes on the behavioural training side

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Old 10-29-2007, 11:32 AM   #5
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heys ali what breed of pup do you have

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Old 10-29-2007, 11:33 AM   #6
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She is adorable and a big to the Dog Forum. You should get a crate and train her to be in it especially during the night. Take her out same door to the same area for Potty. Take her out late at night as possible. Put no food nor water in the crate, just warm blanket or pillow n toys. This breed makes wonderful pets, but she must be trained, I would join an Obedience class, u might need to join a dog club in the area to get into a good one. This will help you to train your pet properly. Here is a link to help you out read and try to find things you can follow properly for crate training, personally I would not leave her in it more than 4 hours at a time. If gone from the home all day, arrange a family member or friend come by and leave her out on leash and go for a brisk walk.
http://www.siriusweb.com/AAD/crate.html
Many people feel it is cruel to crate a puppy or a dog. All those negative associations about cages and zoos and such. I was under that impression myself when I was convinced, by my sister 6 years ago, that it was one of the most valuable things that my new puppy could learn. It keeps the puppy safe from chewing things like electrical cords and your new shoes when you cannot be around to supervise. It can be considered the same as a playpen for a baby. It is also an invaluable tool in housetraining a puppy. Puppies learn from their mother that they shouldn't soil their sleeping area. When they are still in the whelping box, the puppies will crawl away from their sleeping area to an area they chose as the potty area, and eliminate there. They are already innately trained not to soil the area where they sleep.

Using the Dog's Natural Denning Instinct
First, let's look at dog behavior in the wild. Wild adult dogs will naturally find a den or safe area to sleep. When the dam whelps the pups in the wild she sets up a den and keeps it clean until the pups are old enough to go outside on their own. She teaches them it is not okay to potty in the place where they sleep. Domestic dogs will also naturally den. You will often see a dog sleeping under a table or desk or next to a piece of furniture if no other area is provided for them to den. It is not cruel to develop this habit from the time you bring the puppy home. In fact, it is cruel not to give the pup or dog a safe area they can call their own.
Setting The Rules From The Beginning
If your puppy whines when you first put him in his crate it is probably because he would rather be snuggled up close to you the way he was with his littermates. If you allow the puppy access to your lap, bed, couch or chair when you first get the puppy then it will be harder to eliminate these behaviors as the puppy grows up. Think of what the adult size of your dog will be and decide if you have room in your lap, bed, etc. for the the adult dog. You must decide before you bring the puppy home what the "rules" will be and then stick to them. Help From The Breeder
If you're lucky, the breeder has begun to crate train the puppies while they are still in the whelping box by providing a crate for them to sleep in. If this is the case, then all you have to do is to allow the puppy to get used to it's new crate, it's smells and your home and your job will go much faster. If possible, get a familiar piece of bedding from the breeder, one which has the smells of the litter on it. Place this in the crate along with the other pads or towels. This will help the puppy feel at home. You can return this to the breeder once the puppy is used to his new home.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Great to have you with us. Cute lil pup! Can't wait to hear of her adventures.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:47 AM   #8
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aw thank you very much with all your information and warm welcomes
i appreciate it
i also have a cat uh oh lol and im thinking about how im going to intergrate them.

i am so nervous about the pup as i got a puppy about 3 months ago (a yorkie) from a woman and i was extrmely inexperianced about dogs. she had apparently forgot the papers and i hadnt seen the mum and dad.
i played with the pup for a few hours and then it started peeing everywhere and getting very out of breath and dozy.
i took him to an emergancy vet - turned out the dog was not 8 weeks old like the woman said he was 7 months old he had a hole in his bladder and a serious heart defect and the vet said it looked like he was kept in a kennel

unfortunatley after having the puppy for 9 hours (the best 9 ours of his life i think) he was put down laying in my arms

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i just hope that i have better luck with this pup

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Old 10-29-2007, 12:03 PM   #10
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I am so sorry about the puppy Natasha {{{HUGS}}}....at least it had compation and kindness at the end.
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