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A Cute New Little Puppy

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by Angel, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Angel

    Angel New Member

    Hi everyone don't think i've put a post in this topic yet.

    Back to what I was going to tell you. I will be getting a puppy this afternoon. The breed is Staffy cross bull terrier. He is so cute. He is a adoption dog and was in the nespaper (Whyalla) and aslo on the news.

    my mum and step dad kirk decided to call him Zep. Hope to tell you more about him soon. Cant wait to pick him up.
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  2. Chezza

    Chezza New Member

    Hi all Im angels mother. :D and as she said we have a new addition to the family, i'll enclose a picci..
    just after some advice, iv layed some special wee wee and poo mats that are made for toilet training, the problem is that he didnt venture from his bed to poo and wee :shock: :( , I had to wash all his bedding this morning..
    Any advice on what I should do, the basket he is in isnt hard to get out of.I was wondering maybe because its dark that thats why he wont venture out. Shall I get a night light so he can see..
    Whats your thoughts..
    Heres a picci of him sleeping..He has settled in really well..

  3. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    he is adorable! I think at that age, he may be too young for pad training and you should go with crate training. Rule of thumb is they can only hold it for hour hour per their month of age, he looks to be about 8 weeks, so thats only 2 hours. Think of when you had your daughter, you need to get up and do those night time potty runs. and for the day time for that manner. They need to be in a kennel only as big as they can turn around. They dont like to soil their bed, so thats why you keep the kennel small. You can gett a bigger one, but build a wall tomake it smaller. When he begins to cry let him outside and let him do this thing then praise the heck out of him. Oh he may also start crying when you first kennel him, but let him cry, he needsto work thru that

    good luck

  4. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Yes, he has no idea that he is supposed to go on the pads. Personally, I wouldn't train him to the pads at all - you eventually want him to go outside, so the easiest thing to do in the long run is to train him to go outside.

    As honeybears said, get a crate that is just big enough for him to stand up in and turn around and lie down. No bigger. Take him out whenever he cries (except if you just put him in). Take him immediately outside on a leash and stand with him and tell him something like "go potty" or "get busy." Repeat it while he is going and tell him what a good boy he is. Then bring him inside and put him back in his crate. Repeat every couple of hours.

    As he gets older, he will be able to hold it for longer and longer. You are in for some sleepless nights for the next month or so, but it will all be worth it in the end.

    I have a great link about housetraining, but it's at work, so I will try to remember to post it tomorrow.
  5. Angel

    Angel New Member

    • Thanks for all the tips for us. Umm he is doing much better now. He knows when we take him outside it means to to a wee or poo. He is still doing some on the carpet, so we have to watch him very carefully and make sure that we take him out when he starts to sniff around. :y_the_best:
  6. Chezza

    Chezza New Member

    Here is some more piccs of him..He's grown sooo much its unreal.He was in the local paper with the mayor, a section on animal adoption.He's grown since then too..
    He had his second lot of shots over the weekend, and wormed again.
    He is beautiful, he has a gorgeous nature.. :eek:

    Zeppy Looking at me..

    Sleeping on my lap, Heh heh..


    Even More comfortably, lol :mrgreen:

  7. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

  8. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    Oh how cute!!!!
  9. True_Pits

    True_Pits New Member

    Very cute pup.

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