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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    Congrats on your new baby. Please post pictures as soon as you can. When we picked up Wilson we got all his paperwork, including the AKC registration paperwork. Try to get into the vet in the first 48 hours. Your breeder may require that check your paperwork. As David said crate training is a really good idea we did that for Wilson and he loves it. Be patient with them and give them enough time to go potty. Wilson was a two-time pooper and our other puppy Jack is a two time pottier, we picked up on that pretty quick and it all worked out pretty well for us. Have teething toys, ice There's invaluable information here so peek around, get comfortable, and ask away with questions you have. Get teething toys, ice cubes a great and there's some toys that you get wet and then put in the freezer - those would work really well too. Enjoy all his puppiness, he'll grow up very fast. Have fun and congratulations!
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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    Ok, got him home about 930. Played, watered, pottied, nap, pottied and then to bed about 1230. The crate is in the master bath about 8 feet from us. We put him in his crate with a bed, toy and a blanket. Decent amount of crying but not too bad. I woke up 2 hours in and noticed he was panting, so I took the towel off the outside of the crate we used to keep it darker thinking it was holding to much heat in. When I did I noticed it smelled like he peed already.

    My questions are:
    - do I need to worry about the panting, is he over heating
    - why did he pee already
    - am I teaching him bad habits to leave him in the pee till morning

    Comments are greatly appreciate since I am worried about him and can't sleep. Thanks
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    Did you manage to find out why he was panting ... the bathrooms in our house are always so hot so could he have over-heated?

    I wouldn't leave him in his pee. You're going to have accidents because this is all very strange to him. I love crate training but have to say that Daddy was just awful!! Used to pee and poop in his cage and not care one bit!! He was 1 in August and STILL occasionally pees on his bed so he still spends the night in his crate!!!

    If you think he's standing in the pee you can use the baby wipes(I use the ones for sensitive skin) and wipe his feet if you don't want to bath him everyday!

    Congrats on your new baby!!! And now on to the most important part... Pics please!!!!

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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    SHOW ME YOUR PUPPY!!!!!!!! hee hee no, seriously

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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigfwt04 View Post
    My questions are:
    - do I need to worry about the panting, is he over heating
    - why did he pee already
    - am I teaching him bad habits to leave him in the pee till morning
    Why type of crate is he in? Is it the plastic closed type with the slates on the side. If so, yes he's overheating. I had the same issue with Wilson and couldn't figure it out. Once I got him the metal wire style cage the panting stopped.

    He's a puppy and they pee alot. . Try not to leave him in the pee. I would have to change out Wilson's bedding quite a bit when he was going through the potty training stages. I recommend using towels for his bedding with a pitty pad as towels are easy to toss in the washer. Wilson's 11 months now and occassionally will have a mishap in his day crate if I'm gone too long and didn't give him enough time to pee in the morning. It's far and few between though.

    If he keeps whining in his crate at night, try putting the crate close to your bed. I read in one of my books that he they're whining at night in their crate, simply place your hand down where they can touch it and the whining will stop....it works. I used to put my fingers in the opening too. He's fall right back to sleep.

    Now get us those pictures.
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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    Ok, update coming shortly with pics, I promise.

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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    puppies pee and pee and pee...like every 2 hours they go. it will take a while to make it with no accidents. just take him out as much as possible...he won't be able to go a whole night for a while...you might want to avoid bedding for a while until you have less accidents...this way you aren't constantly washing stuff.

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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigfwt04 View Post
    puppy peeing
    Good rule of thumb.... they can hold their bladder for 2 hours more than their monthly age. So, if they are 3 months old, they can old the bladder for only 5 hours. Meaning, you may need to do a mid - night potty run to avoid the pee pee in the crate
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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    Sounds like you have some good advice above, we would put down towels for them and change them out any time they would pee on them. It will be awhile before he can go all night without peeing. If you have the plastic crate, I would get a wire crate, that will stop the panting. Enjoy your new pup and give him a hug from us.
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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    Ok, sorry it took so long. Here is our new little guy, 'Chunk'.


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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    What an adorable lil chunk... he's beautiful, congrats! The pics are making me miss the puppy days.

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    Default Re: Picking up our puppy tonight... Need some pointers please.

    He is definitely starting to get more comfortable already. I need to read more about training him to come as he seems to be a little stubborn this morning, lol.

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