(Closed) Any puppy owners out there want to commiserate with me?

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
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Sugar bee

UK-bee:  hahahah! so true

 

I am considering getting a third dog too! Some days I wonder if I am crazy for wanting another one. I came home yesterday to a magazine shredded into the tiniest pieces I have ever seen ๐Ÿ˜› I swear I couldn’t have even shredded it smaller if I tried. Gotta love them.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

holycrapimgettingmarried:  But she is just so cute!! I don’t see how that angel face could do any bad ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 18
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Busy bee

Oh she’s adorable!!  Here’s a good way to wear her out: cat laser toy and stairs.  She can chase the bright red moving light (sighthound so she should have a good prey drive) up and down the stairs while you watch in amusement.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We just adopted a second dog three weeks ago! She’s about 5 months old, her name is Ruby, and she loves to chew on everything and pounce on everybody.. it’s been quite an adjustment since we haven’t had a puppy in 3 years, when we adopted our other dog. She has so much energy, I take her on a short walk before work in the morning and a longer walk at night and she’s still so energetic!

As you know, hang in there–this phase will pass!

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee

My girl Dahlia is a little over a year old and fiiiinally has started getting out of the puppy stage! They are darn cute though, huh? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

my fiance and i got a puppy 2 months ago! He is 15 weeks old and the most adorable little thing. Well not that little.  We have gone through so many emotions and money (why didn’t anyone tell me dogs are a never ending money pit, lol) with our pup but we love him and although we haven’t had him long I cant imagine not having him! He recently got sick and we had to take him to the emergency vet at 2am. You would have thought my newborn baby was having a seizure the way I was acting. lol. sidenote, we don’t have any kids. We are dealing with crate training, potty training, doggie daycare, puppy socialization, puppy nipping, and teaching him comands. There have been some frustrating and angry moments but for the most part he makes us smile! We even put him in our engagement photos! 

Jackson Valentino (born on Valentines Day)

  

  

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

#1. I love that you foster dogs. I’ve always wanted to foster dogs (pugs specifically as I adore that breed). I have made the decision that when my family is at a point of not necessarily having a pet, i will officially begin fostering.

#2. We are also considering addin to our pet fam. We have a 7yo pug, 2 yo lab (drive me insane) and are considering adding a french bulldog. I definitely have enough love to give, but my worry is my current babies. I would never want (specfically my pug) to think that I am trying to replace him. It makes me incredibly nervous to the point where we are holding off. I of course plan on him living forever. How has your experience been with this? 

#3. THAT DOG IS SO ADORABLE, LOOK at that face! 

Post # 23
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Blushing bee

Sooooo cute!!!

We recently took in a 3 month old German Shepherd puppy. And OH MY GOSH I am ready for him to start listening! My patience is getting less and less all the time. Last night, I was so frustrated and I laid on the couch and he jumped up with and just laid his head on my lap. It was the first time he’d laid still all night. And my heart melted a little and I know that this will all be worth it someday! Hang in there!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

She is a little doll.

My dog will be a year this month, and holy crap, I don’t miss those early months whatsoever. It was pure misery and I definitely had the puppy blues for awhile. But once she grew out of that difficult phase (2 months to 5 months), things got sooooo much better and I can’t imagine life without her now. She is my little soul dog. Power through, it goes by so quickly! 

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Ours is about 15 weeks- Merle Cockapoo female.  She’s nuts and still nibbling like crazy.  We haven’t had too many accidents since putting bells on the door, but she’s still sneaking off when we aren’t all in the main area moving around.  She terrorizes the cat but he likes it.  It’s been ups and downs so far, but she’s got a good personality and she’s learning commands pretty easily.  No interest in walks yet, she’d rather chew on her leash and roll around.  I can’t wait for her to settle just a bit!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

missoptimism:  LOL.. I was in the same boat with the alligator mouth! We called it shark attack. We had to deal with this for the first 4 months after adopting our dog….except the big difference is we adopted a 4 year old 100lb shepherd so when he sharked even though he was playing it was pretty painful, we had to get our trainer to come over and help us out. He said he has never seen a grown dog do that.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Wow, she really is quite cute!  I don’t have puppies, my dogs are old men now but still hanging in there.  However, one of them is a chocolate lab so i remember the puppy days, trust me.  They lasted like 7 years, lol.  Labs are crazy, but so loyal and loving.  Definitely worth the craziness.  Good luck!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

holycrapimgettingmarried:  Awww, she’s SOOOO cute!!!! I feel your pain. Currently I have 3 dogs (I’ve had 4) and this one puppy I got was a nightmare! Haha! I would redirect his chewing or biting and he’d just go chew or bite something else 5 seconds later. The only thing that saved him was he was really cute! Ha! And then he actually got really sick for a while which totally endeared him to me!! You will survive, but puppies are tough! Only older dogs for me now.

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