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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #1020 on: March 22, 2012, 02:10:52 pm »
I've always used crates for my dogs and you already know  how to use it.
It's not a prison, it's their safe place.
I raised and showed Rottweilers for some years and when they are young, they like to chew - everything!
I slept them at night in their crates and put them in  when I had to go out.
Eventually they grow out of chewing and then I could trust them loose.
When you use the crate, you can come home and greet them with happiness instead of anger because they
had just chewed up your favorite whatever.

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #1021 on: March 28, 2012, 02:50:56 pm »
She's here, she's here! :D

May I introduce: Tina, our nwest family member.








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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #1022 on: March 28, 2012, 03:00:43 pm »
She did very well on the drive home. She rode in the car like a pro.
At home it was all kerfuffle for a while, but then things slowed down. Finally she was so exhausted that she fell fast asleep and didn't register anyone going in or out of the room for a good hour. Tired puppy.

She and Cäsar have already slept in the same room for a while. I'm happy about that.

Of all our rooms, the living room is the only one with carpet in it. Guess where she preferably does her business? Exactly.
But she also does it in the garden and while walking her, so we can build on that.
Never would have thought a doggie could pee that many times in one day, LOL. :laugh:

I did buy a crate, btw. Thanks for your opinions, Fran and bentgyro!
I already had her in the crate for a few minutes, first with open door, then with door closed. I distracted and rewarded her with goodies when she was in the crate.

We'll see how the first night goes....


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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #1023 on: March 28, 2012, 03:15:40 pm »
She's a cutie, Chrissi!

Seems everything went fine so far. That's good.

Well, with a tiny exception for the peeing, of course...  ::) ;D


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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #1024 on: March 28, 2012, 03:39:39 pm »
Congratulations, Chrissi!  :D
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #1025 on: March 28, 2012, 04:18:28 pm »
Adorable!  Sounds like Tina has a tiny bladder.  :P

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #1026 on: March 28, 2012, 05:08:48 pm »



   I swear by the puppy pads.  They are a great way to introduce a puppy to a transition.  They are placed in various areas, where you want them to go for an alternative.  If you then work the placing towards the outdoors, they will kind of follow.  Then they can get used to the pads inside and out.  Finally as they get the idea, that it is for outside, you will be able to take them away all together.  They really do work.  I have trained two dogs with them.

  Congratulations on your new baby girl.   :-*



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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #1027 on: March 28, 2012, 05:15:33 pm »
Oh my!  Tina is a beauty!  Glad to hear that she's settling in nicely.  Exactly how old is she?  I don't remember reading that.

Re the crate:  Glad you decided to go that route.  They are especially useful with puppies; keeps them out of trouble.  And if you toss a treat inside the crate, you will find that Tina will happily go inside it.  And the good thing is that you don't have to use it forever if you don't want to.

I find that crates come in handy when you want to feed a messy bone, too.  :)

As for the accident on the carpeting, I hope you have something like Nature's Miracle out there to remove the stain and the odor.

http://www.ilovenaturesmiracle.com/home/index.php

Until you figure out how long she can hold it, just keep taking her outside frequently, and she'll be house-trained in no time at all.

Please keep the photos coming, too.

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #1028 on: March 28, 2012, 05:32:21 pm »
Chrissi,  I just saw your earlier questions.

Yes, Ember sleeps in a crate.  Before we got Forest, she would occasionally get to sleep with me (if my husband was away) or with one of my daughters when they were home.  Now that we have Forest, they both sleep in their separate crates in the living room.  (The bedrooms are upstairs.) 

Both of them are crated when we're eating, too.


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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #1029 on: March 28, 2012, 06:01:29 pm »
Awwwww......Tina looks like a sweeite!  Congrats Chrissi!


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