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    Welcome jah4

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    Re: Welcome jah4

    Post by atryec on Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:29 pm

    Welcome, from me and the boys shihtzu shihtzu
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    Post by Claire on Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:38 am

    welcome to the forum

    from me and my two wag wag

    Jump right in and tell us all about yourself and your pooches..we love all breeds here group hug

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    Re: Welcome jah4

    Post by jah4 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:40 pm

    Wow... what a warm welcome! I didn't even realize this was here! :) Thank you all! Yes, I am new and our family of 6 just brought home Chimo earlier today!

    So far, housebreaking has been a dream (knock on wood) - he had one poo and one pee accident, but TOTALLY my fault. LOL - I was like, "he needs to go... he needs to go" - and then he went! HELLO!? Open the door for the little bugger! :) haha... Anyways, he seems to know to go outside on the grass...

    I am in the process of crate training him - which for the most part has been a little stressful with the whining, crying and barking... I am following the protocol set out in Dr. Ian Dunbar's, "Before You Bring Home Puppy" - which basically is leaving in his crate when we are around for the most part unless training or playing. He seems okay with being in it, but we run into a few problems when we close the door.

    He is still a bit shy - he doesn't really go anywhere but his crate corner in the living room. We are starting a strict schedule tomorrow - or attempt to stick to a schedule anyways... lol... I have read it is the 'rule' to having a well behaved puppy...

    I have to admit, I feel a bit overwhelmed because of the whining, crying and barking - much like I did when the babies arrived... someone PLEASE tell me this stage will pass... I have been told that already, but I love when I am reassured! lol...

    I will have to post photos and make a fancy signature like you all too...

    Oh - Chimo is a purebred shih tzu according to the breeder, but his muzzle is on the long side... is this normal?

    Looking forward to being a member on this forum!

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    Re: Welcome jah4

    Post by daisydotes on Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:02 am

    Oh yes piccy's are a must so hurry up and post some lol!

    Never had problems with the crying and whining with any of mine must have just struck lucky.

    Hattie and Louie were both in puppy crates at first which was a big help knowing they are safe and secure when you go out.

    Louie used to barkwhen I was preparing his food so I questioned the trainer at puppy class and she said to always have some small treats ready and when he stopped even for a second to say Quiet and give him a treat it took a while but he did cortton on and now he just sits and waits for his food like the girls do.

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    Post by Claire on Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:45 am

    Hi there and welcome to the forum group hug

    Well the crying at night will pass.. IF you don't give in and go to him. Our worst one for this is our new puppy Lexie who took 5 nights before she settled but it's normally less. Just make sure you don't even acknowledge him when he cries or he will learn that's what he needs to do to get your attention. Just put earplugs in and bear with it for a couple of nights honestly it will work!

    How long of you had him? Can't wait to hear all about him and you and to see some pics.

    If you go to the TECH HELP section there are details on how to post pics etc, where to get signatures from etc.

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    Re: Welcome jah4

    Post by jah4 on Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:20 am

    Thank you Claire and Daisy! :)
    Yes, pics will soon come... lol... We got him yesterday - Monday, June 29th (we are in Toronto, ON Canada). So it was his first night last night... which wasn't too bad - still the crying and whining, but for the most part, we ignored him. We did get up once to put him out. How do you know if he's just trying to get outside to eliminate? Do I leave him in there all night? From what times should I crate him for the night? We let him out this morning at about 6:30 to go outside and have breakfast and a good romp. He's back in the crate whining and crying away... lol... will have to get a spray bottle today! lol...
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    Post by Claire on Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:40 am

    Well our pup goes in the crate about 11pm and out at 630-7am..but it depends on when you need to go to bed, you want them to fit in with the same bedtime routine you have ideally.

    Well, don't feed them anything half an hour before bed... last thing before bed take them out to do a wee and (if poss. a poo) and make sure they at least do this bedtime wee! Crate them. I have read that a puppy can 'hold it' for as many hours they are weeks in age as a rough guideline.. i.e. 8 week old pup can hold it for 8 hours... personally i think this is pretty accurate.... have never had a pup have an accident in their crate at night (or in the day for that matter - except when poorly and had the squits). And don't forget the body shuts down at night so they need to go less often than they do in the day anyway. Then in the morning, out the crate and straight off to toilet as they will need it!!

    If you are certain they need the toilet after they are in the crate and that is the reason for their crying... let them out, take them straight outside, let them do their business, take them straight back to the crate and go back to bed yourself. Do not speak to them or interact with them at all.. don't switch on all the lights.. don't play with them.. basically don't reward or acknowledge them or make it a fun thing.. make it clear that it is a toilet trip and nothing more, not time to get up!!




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    Re: Welcome jah4

    Post by ஐJudelஐ on Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:20 am

    Well Hello there and welcome aboad the mad house..lol

    party popper :cheer1: party popper :cheer1: party popper :cheer1:

    Can't wait for pics. group cheer

    Good luck with the training, there are a lot of us on here at the same stage with our puppies so will all be in this together. bouncing heads




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