(Closed) Puppy is 2 weeks away from arriving, and I'm getting scared!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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Deejayelle:  I think it is perfectly normal to feel this way, but I bet everything will be great!  I remember having very similar feelings before we got our dog, and the first week I was convinced that she was unhappy, but within another week or so she had settled in and is now super happy.

Post # 3
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You might be putting a bit too much in emotinally.  It is a dog afterall.

Otherwise I’d suggest you go by the term ‘let sleeping dogs lie’ while many modern crate trainers are all about a clock schedule if the crate is in earshot the dog will let you know when he needs to go potty.

Post # 4
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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Deejayelle:  Being nervous is OK.. our dog is definitely like our child and we treat him as part of our family, not just a pet.

I don’t think you’ll need to set an alarm… whether he needs to go out or not, you’ll hear him while he’s in his crate for the first few days until he gets used to it.

Post # 5
25 posts
  • Wedding: August 2007

I agree with PPs that it is totally normal to feel anxious.  There’s no better training than diving right in.  Sleep will be hard to come by for a while, put out of reach all (portable) precious things that you don’t want chewed, cleaning up messes will be routine but just spend lots of time bonding and training your pup and you guys will be great.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Deejayelle:  I had the SAME exact thing happen to me. DH and I wanted a puppy for SO long. When we actually paid the deposit, I got totally freaked out. I was panicking on the way to go get home…I freaked out when we got him a “what have a done” feeling. A week into it, I was in love. Couldn’t imagine life without our puppy baby! 

Post # 7
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are getting a puppy this month and I feel exactly the same way. Glad to know I’m not alone! Everything will be ok. =)

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

We just got our new puppy on Tuesday after 6 mos on a waiting list.  I can work out of my house, so it’s an ideal situation.

I’ve had a lot of dog experience, so I knew things would be a bit topsy turvy for awhile.  This pup is everything I’d hoped for & more.

I agree about no alarm clock.  He’ll tell you when he needs to potty. 

Kellyha99 is right; everything will be fine.

Post # 9
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

A good way to settle in a new puppy and make it easier to against to not sleeping with mum and siblings is to put a hot water bottle under their bed (to make it warm like multiple puppy bodies around) and put a ticking clock next to them (sounds like mum’s heartbeat). 

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