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    I'm not too sure on all this stuff, but I'll add five cents in

    I'd just like to remind you that EVERYTHING in negotiable. You are entering a contract with this breeder, which means you have equal say. Do not let them walk all over you, if something doesn't sit well then don't let it go through. Educate yourself with these links, maybe even ring legal aid. It's very important that you stand up for yourself and your needs and wants too.

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    Can I ask why you want to go ahead with this kind of arrangement? It should not be too difficult to find an older, calm, desexed boxer instead, if you are willing to give it a bit of time. Unless there is a reason that you must have this dog, I would consider other options.

    Personally I do not think I could ever do this with my pet. Seasons are messy and a juggling act trying to keep them safe, there are so many things that can go wrong and cause either long term health problems or death, and I would miss her terribly when she was 'on holiday'! The only time I would possibly consider it is if I knew the breeder very well, already had one of their dogs, knew that dog was essential to their breeding program and also thought that dog was the perfect one for me.

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    After lengthy discussion with hubby and children we decided not to go ahead with this arrangement I couldn't do it to the children and if anything went wrong with the dog it would be so horrible.

    We found a local breeder with a 9 week old puppy exactly what we were looking for.

    She is adorable, the kids adore her however now the nerves have kicked in "its a puppy what is she going to destroy?".....

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    A puppy is going to destroy everything but that is part of the fun.
    I think you made a good choice! Best of luck with your pup and please post pictures, everyone loves a puppy picture

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    I think you made the right decision

    I would definitely love to see photos too!!!!!

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    Wink Puppies-labour of love!

    I think you have considered all the answers posted, pro's & con's. A puppy is probably more of a commitment because of the time consumption of all that there is as such with raising children. Love, patience, teaching, consistency, great days, big steps forward, not so great days, ten steps backward, etc etc.
    I have been away for two days, to help out with my grandkids, whilst their mum has the new baby. I came home, after having a big fall at my daughters house in the bathroom, bruised, elbow jutting out and stiff. Dakota greeted me by jumping all over me, something she has been taught not to do..she has kindly taken a brand new shoe from a pair I got on sale worth over $100.00 and chewed the strap off, and has been quite naughty whilst I have been gone.
    Do I love her, yes..am I angry...yes, do I blame her..no. back to basics again..the shoe, my fault..left within her reach on top of a waist height table..she is growing rapidly. Has she had company whilst I have been away? Yes, but irrelevant to her as she knew something was out of place, me, missing- Today, she is not jumping with excitement, something that I will work on for next time, and she is behaving, because I am onto her. Tiring, feel like staying in bed-but I could not if she were my infant or toddler, thems the breaks! The best of luck with your new puppy and as much joy to you and your family that Dakota is bringing us.
    Last edited by Dakota_Chey; 05-31-2011 at 12:25 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Make sure you keep your bedroom door shut. Remember what things were like when you first had crawling kids in the house.

    Assume shoes, sox and all clothes - especially dirty underwear will be considered fair game. Have plenty of things dog should chew on available instead.

    And have a good read and re-read of the puppy stuff in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota_Chey View Post
    I think you have considered all the answers posted, pro's & con's. A puppy is probably more of a commitment because of the time consumption of all that there is as such with raising children. Love, patience, teaching, consistency, great days, big steps forward, not so great days, ten steps backward, etc etc.
    I have been away for two days, to help out with my grandkids, whilst their mum has the new baby. I came home, after having a big fall at my daughters house in the bathroom, bruised, elbow jutting out and stiff. Dakota greeted me by jumping all over me, something she has been taught not to do..she has kindly taken a brand new shoe from a pair I got on sale worth over $100.00 and chewed the strap off, and has been quite naughty whilst I have been gone. Do I love her, yes..am I angry...yes, do I blame her..no. back to basics again..the shoe, my fault..left within her reach on top of a waist height table..she is growing rapidly. Has she had company whilst I have been away? Yes, but irrelevant to her as she knew something was out of place, me, missing- Today, she is not jumping with excitement, something that I will work on for next time, and she is behaving, because I am onto her. Tiring, feel like staying in bed-but I could not if she were my infant or toddler, thems the breaks! The best of luck with your new puppy and as much joy to you and your family that Dakota is bringing us.
    WHAT DOOR? WHERE WERE I? WHERE WAS THE WAIST HEIGHT TABLE? Apparantly, same lesson-not learned. Unfortunately, during assisting my daughter with her labour whilst looking after her young children over 130kms away, one cannot be in two places! Considering this, one should READ before one gives unwarranted and unnecessary comments of puppy pep talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Make sure you keep your bedroom door shut. Remember what things were like when you first had crawling kids in the house.

    Assume shoes, sox and all clothes - especially dirty underwear will be considered fair game. Have plenty of things dog should chew on available instead. And have a good read and re-read of the puppy stuff in here.
    Digital Dog Training Textbook | Dog Star Daily
    One would have assumed I had never raised a puppy, really-surely this is a little way out! The new box that held the new shoes was probably quite interesting to Koda whilst one had left them high on a table as one got home before being called away so quickly, oh my, oh my. Such judgement-judge not for thou shalt be judged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Make sure you keep your bedroom door shut. Remember what things were like when you first had crawling kids in the house.

    Assume shoes, sox and all clothes - especially dirty underwear will be considered fair game. Have plenty of things dog should chew on available instead.

    And have a good read and re-read of the puppy stuff in here.
    Digital Dog Training Textbook | Dog Star Daily
    seems like someone got a little side tracked, good luck with your boxer puppy, been a nice thread.
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