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    Default I pick up my puppy tomorrow!!

    So excited as I get to pick up my red BC tomorrow!! I probably won't sleep much tonight, I will be to excited. It's been soo many years since I've had a pup. My other dog is years old, and I have another BC that lives with my mum as she is a maniac and wants to kill everything/everyone so she can't be around other pets.

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    Isn't it exciting!
    Shame your not sleeping tonight, because you wont be able to tomorrow lol
    send us pics when you have them, the red's are gorgeous looking arent they.

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    Tomorrow is going to be a worry. My husband is staying home from work Thursday Friday so she will have someone home for four days with her. But tomorrow night at 9 we are going out for a work dinner. I'm hoping she will be worn out and sleeping by then!

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    You are leaving a puppy, on its first night in the new home, away from everything comforting alone?
    wow

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    Nah, think I am going to make my husband go to the dinner alone. I don't want her left alone for the first few weeks because she needs to bond to us and get into a routine and learn toilet training.

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    This leads to another question. Her first few nights. We've got a crate to crate train her, should she be sleeping in this from day one, or should we have her in a bed in our room for the first few nights until she is more settled?

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    I thought I answered this one.

    You can put the crate in your bed room...

    It's good to pair the crate with things the puppy enjoys like food, sleep, eating toys. But as soon as puppy wakes up in the crate take puppy outside for pee/poop.

    If you have to leave her - I'd move the crate to somewhere warm but easy to clean up, and put something in there that smells of you but you don't mind if it gets shredded. And maybe leave a light on, and the radio on. But have the light be indirect ie in the next room, or cover the crate a bit (with something the dog can't pull into the crate and eat. A slab of cardboard is usually good.

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    We've got our baby!! She is beautiful. She was born on a farm, so she isn't used to being inside the house. But she already knows to whine at the back door to do a wee. Only two accidents last night (one because I was in the shower, and the other was I didn't hear her wake up during the night so she went on a puppy pad). She howled for around 6 hours, so in the end we cracked and put her bed on the floor next to me and she happily went to sleep. We will try crating her again tonight for shorter periods to get her used to it. She is a bit anxious when she can't see one of us. But she has learnt how to play fetch with a chewy bone, and she loves loves loves her squeaky toys Already knows her name and will sit while you prepare her food. She is going to be a good pup to train.

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    I put the crate next to my bed at night and put the puppy in it. Never had a problem and the puppy is crate trained from the beginning.

    I also feed my puppy in her crate. She sits and then I let her eat. At meal times she runs for her crate when I say "in your crate". She has become very comfortable with the whole crate thing now.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 05-02-2013 at 01:05 PM.

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