My Lovely Pooch

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My Lovely Pooch

Post: #243257 bonniethomas06
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:28 am

This is Libby, my brand new pup.

We decided to go for it now that I am working part time and just down the road. She is totally gorgeous - still really timid and hiding behind a chair most of the time, but get her on your lap and she drops straight off to sleep. She is a Schnauzer/Jack Russell cross and so far, we haven't heard her bark.

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The only problem so far is toilet training - she can't go outside for another week, and although sometimes she does it on newspaper, most of the time she poos on the carpet. This isn't a major problem as we were expecting it. But has anyone got any tips on doggy toilet training?
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Re: My Lovely Pooch

Post: #243258 Loobyloo
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:36 am

Oh my god, cutest pup i've seen in a long time! :iconbiggrin:

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Re: My Lovely Pooch

Post: #243310 happyhippy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:18 pm

Awww How cute!Toilet training.Yes you're right to expect some accidents but you can minimise them quite alot.During the day(and night when you're still up)when your puppy eats/drinks,wait a couple of minutes,keep a close watch,and carry them outside to the lawn.To start with it'll seem they are wasting alot of your time,they'll smell around,chase anything that moves ect but be patient,you might spend 15-20 minutes each time waiting.If it does'nt do anything,then bring it back inside.Just act matter of factly,like it does'nt matter!When it does do its business outside offer lots of praise and look happy! :iconbiggrin:As soon as my dog woke up I would automatically bring it outside and wait,,,and wait........be patient (lol)and sooner or later your dog will just go to the back door,and all you'll have to do is open it!So summing up......after waking and meal times take outside and anything in between,keep a close watch and if they suddenly start smelling the floor,carry outside!Good luck and how lucky to have such a cute dog!xx

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Re: My Lovely Pooch

Post: #243317 little blue duck
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:32 pm

she's absolutely gorgeous!

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Re: My Lovely Pooch

Post: #244499 aussietail
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:00 pm

I totally agree with 'hippy hoppy' - with a couple of additions - I was told to remember that in the beginning, the less accidents the pup had in the house, the less he would have as he got older!
Our latest Aussie pup (born April 2010) was treated as 'hippy hoppy' suggested, and from coming into our house as an 8 week old pup was dry and clean, day and night - this is pretty good going in my book - but we did have the advantage of her being No.6 pup in our house (over the last few years) and being in a cage overnight and having access to a dog-door almost full time, and having a fully house trained dog as a good rolemodel!
My sister has a Jack Russell who has house trained herself by hopping in and out the garden through the cat flap! So that's worth a thought!

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Re: My Lovely Pooch

Post: #244500 aussietail
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:02 pm

Oops....sorry - I typed hippy hoppy (twice) instead of happy hippy <gulp>

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Re: My Lovely Pooch

Post: #244517 Millymollymandy
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:32 am

aussietail wrote:Oops....sorry - I typed hippy hoppy (twice) instead of happy hippy <gulp>

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Re: My Lovely Pooch

Post: #244520 Milims
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:12 am

Awwwww! Daily squeee achieved! :iconbiggrin:
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