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My early birthday present....

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  1. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Well we got her about 3 days ago and she's great. Her name is Maya and she's 10 weeks old. She's pretty big for 10 weeks and a handfull but I'm having a lot fo fun with her. I find myself rushing to get done at work so I can get off early just to get home...haven't done that in a long time.

    It's been a while since I had a dog....about 15 years. I have only had cats so it's a nice change. Now if I can just stop her from chewing everything in site and pissing everywhere:biggrin:...I need to find a good dog behaviour book and brush up. I have tons of cat knowledge but I'm lacking in the dog department...D





    I bought her a dog bed but she likes the cats bed instead...so far no violence has occurred but lots of hissing!


    Most of the day she sleeps a lot.
     
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  2. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Awesome man! Congrats!
     
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  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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  4. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    cute dog
     
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  5. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    cute lab...i remember when mine was about that size...now he's a 100lb fat ass
     
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  6. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Awesome pup.

    Don't worry, Labs usually grow out of the chewing stage at the 4 year mark.:biggrin:
     
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  7. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    You on facebook? I'll add you:lighten:
     
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  8. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    thankfully ours stopped at around 2 years
     
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  9. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    Awesome!!!

    We had some of the same issues when we got our puppy - picked up a few books and started training right away... we have a very well behaved 6month old puppy.
     
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  10. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Dog are great.

    Except
    When they get excited about something and pee a little in the house.
    When you have house guests arriving late at night and they go into PROTECT mode and the baby is sleeping.
     
  11. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Nice present! Was she a surprise?



    Our mostly-lab-mutt never really chewed but she is now 4 & still just as much of a pup.
     
  12. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Awesome dude!! Puppies rule.
     
  13. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    agreed
     
  14. dhmike

    dhmike Turbo Monkey

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    awesome present !
     
  15. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Cute. We "crate" trained our dogs when they were pups. In this case the crate was the kennel that they slept in at night. A dog will theoretically not urinate where it has to sleep. If you get a kennel that would be appropriate for her adult size you'll need to figure out a way to make the interior smaller while she's smaller. I believe we used a box that took up about 1/2 the interior space for ours. In the morning take the dog out of the kennel and straight outside. Never allow it a chance to walk around the house before this until it gets into the routine of going out. Keep her in her kennel when no one is home. Take her out every hour or so. Good luck.

    Also, Happy Birthday.
     
  16. geeky1

    geeky1 Chimp

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    Awww. She's so cute!!! Congrats and Hippo Birdies!
     
  17. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    We did the same thing - they now sell crates with movable barriers. you buy it the size of the adult dog, and just put in the barrier at teh appropriate size for the puppy. as he/she grows - you move the barrier...
     
  18. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Yeah we bought a crate 2 days ago....she whines a lot when she's in it at first but settles after about 15 minutes. The book I got suggested adding an article of clothing to help make her more comfortable...so far it seems to be helping.

     
  19. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Sweet! Nice pup.
     
  20. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    yeah she was a surprise:biggrin:...my wife is damn near perfect!:monkeydance:
     
  21. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    Beautiful dog best of luck and stock up on some bitter apple
     
  22. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    not what I was thinking when I read the title of the thread... but still warm and fuzzy!

    nice pooch! looks like a sweetheart!
     
  23. gsweet

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    what a cute pup. congrats on the addition to the family!
     
  24. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    Take plenty of pictures - they grow up pretty damn fast:
    July 3rd:

    September 21st:
     
  25. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    yeah I already have to many pics...lol....today I'm going to get her woman bits removed :(
     
  26. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    my last girlfriend was raised by dogs.
     
  27. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Happy belated birthday.
     
  28. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Cute puppy.

    Do a google search on clicker training.......read up, buy a clicker and go for it. Pup will learn fast!
     
  29. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    well now my wife doesn't want her to get spayed :plthumbsdown:..I really do not want to deal with 2 females at once during their time of the month :dead: