Post # 1
As my older dog is 3 years, I have vague memories of him in the puppy stage, but id honestly forgotten how much work they are haha
Things like remembering to get absolutely everything out of reach. today i had to rescue the (unplugged) vacuum cleaner cable, shoes, things on the sofa that it didnt occur to me shed be able to reach
crying at night or when she feels she doesnt have enough attention
today i wasnt paying attention to her outside while i watered the grass and then saw doris had somehow climbed to the top of a very unstable woodpile and was teetering/swaying dangerously. and of course, she couldnt work out how to get down again
toilet training. of course.
losing her in the house yesterday and realising from the cries shed got stuck behind the sofa
trying to keep her from jumping on top of my schnauzer as he doesnt seem very impressed by it
shes adorable but gosh, much more attention required than i remembered!!
Post # 3
Um, you can’t start a post about puppies without pictures
They are a lot of work but so so cute!
Post # 4
Word. That’s one of the reasons we got kittens. I love dogs, and I absolutely want one someday, but I just couldn’t handle the puppy work! They’re sooo cute though, so it’s worth it!
Post # 5
Tell me about it! My pup is almost a year old and when I look back at puppy pictures I think about how cute and small he was and then Thank God he isn’t that crazy, destructive ball of trouble anymore:)
Post # 6
Oh and new thing…doris discovered a fireant nest in the corner of the yard that i didnt know we had, not sure if they can bite puppies but in my rescue efforts i got bitten 7 times!! Oh how my foot burns. Damn 30 degree flipflop weather
@Natalieh86: i only have about 2 as she never stops moving!!
Post # 7
For any bees who introduced a puppy to an older dog…how long did it take the older dog to warm up to the puppy?
Currently my schnauzer ignores her, she persists and then he growls. According to a site i found on a search from google if its not aggressive its fine, as its teaching the puppy manners? I dont let her harrass him, if she tries again i take her away so he has peace but i read on another website yiu shouldnt in fact allow growling at all?
Post # 8
@newname_99: Aww what a cutie! I’m sure she’ll settle down soon.
Post # 9
I agree with what you found online, generally I like to let them work things out amongst themselves. For example my younger pup usually runs things, takes the older dogs toys, etc. but if there is something he really wants and she take it he will give her a growl and she backs off. They seem to have to worked out.
Post # 10
@newname_99: ahhhh!!! Soooo cute!!
Post # 11
@newname_99: How precious!!!!!!
Totally agree with you though! They’re work when they’re so little. My oldest is 2 1/2 and youngest is 6 months. She was 12 weeks old when we got her. The first week I felt like I had a newborn and was not sleeping enough. haha