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Thank you all.... I have a few names ... Jarvis (cocker lol) Hendrix... Lennon... I am head of indie/alt for an online music mag hense the music inspired names :)

I have him from a lovely home breeder. Mum is a red and white cocker the colour is actually called lemon?? (her second litter, and last, her first was a litter of cockers). I have waited nearly two years and found him in Northamptonshire. His dad is a chocolate min-poodle. He is apricot/cream. The breeder had another elderly dog and is also a childminder, she is crate training and toilet training (as much as manageable!!) and socialising. I went to see him last week.

Its literally killing me waiting however I move to a new house in two weeks so he arrives two weeks after when we are settled.

He is going to have so much fun... I have a horse and we have an agility set up at our yard which he will be going to :-D. Only snag.. I work 4-5 mornings a week in a pre-school... leaving him for 3-4 hours :-( but will tire him out before and going to look into someone who may be able to pop in between.

Does anyone else leave their dog for that long? I know puppies find it harder...

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Sounds brilliant :D I like Jarvis :) Do you think someone would go in to check on him and let him out to go to the toilet when you're gone? At least for the first month or so until he's settled in, after that he should be okay for a few hours in the morning x
 

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Thank you all.... I have a few names ... Jarvis (cocker lol) Hendrix... Lennon... I am head of indie/alt for an online music mag hense the music inspired names :)

I have him from a lovely home breeder. Mum is a red and white cocker the colour is actually called lemon?? (her second litter, and last, her first was a litter of cockers). I have waited nearly two years and found him in Northamptonshire. His dad is a chocolate min-poodle. He is apricot/cream. The breeder had another elderly dog and is also a childminder, she is crate training and toilet training (as much as manageable!!) and socialising. I went to see him last week.

Its literally killing me waiting however I move to a new house in two weeks so he arrives two weeks after when we are settled.

He is going to have so much fun... I have a horse and we have an agility set up at our yard which he will be going to :-D. Only snag.. I work 4-5 mornings a week in a pre-school... leaving him for 3-4 hours :-( but will tire him out before and going to look into someone who may be able to pop in between.

Does anyone else leave their dog for that long? I know puppies find it harder...

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Your breeder sounds perfect :D

I was interested to hear that Anna can leave Rufus for three hours... that's reassuring. Not that we plan to do it often but you have to carry on your every day life :)
 

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Lucky I am off for Easter for Two weeks a week after I get him although will 'pop out' for an hour each day so as he doesnt get used to the attention 24/7 then left when I go back to work. Thats also what is good about my job as it is term time only.

I am going to leave a puppy training pad in his crate, mixed opinions I know but I wouldn't want him to hold himself at such a young age.

I am more nervous about getting him than before I had my son!! (who is now 8!) eeeek !!! x
 

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Tell me about the nerves! I've just posted about the nerves and last minute doubts!

We get Saffi home on Tuesday and we're taking a week off work. We then have a family member staying with us until she's 12 weeks old and ready to be let out. She'll then go to daycare whilst we're at work...
 

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ohhh I love the daycare idea!!! It is only natural to have doubts and concerns... its a huge change to our lives... my main concern is the crying at night :-( can I resist picking him up out of his crate and bringing him to my bed??.... I must resist... I must! although I hope my new neighbours will understand if they hear him... oops! our house is a semi but we are halls ajoining so shouldnt be too bad, right?? ;-)x
 

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Haha, I like you 'you must resist'. We were weak second time round, a week & a half of howling and we just felt awful, so we let her come up & sleep in the bedrooms like Izzie does & she's been perfect! But yes try & resist :D x
 

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Zoe your puppy looks gorgeous .. and your breeder sounds very caring too ... well raised puppies do settle in quicker to their forever homes ..

There may be a professional dog walker or doggy day care in your area which will be great for puppy, for when you are at work 3-4 hours.

Stop worrying :) your puppy may rock your world for a few weeks but in the very best way :) its all good fun ...
 

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ohhh I love the daycare idea!!! It is only natural to have doubts and concerns... its a huge change to our lives... my main concern is the crying at night :-( can I resist picking him up out of his crate and bringing him to my bed??.... I must resist... I must! although I hope my new neighbours will understand if they hear him... oops! our house is a semi but we are halls ajoining so shouldnt be too bad, right?? ;-)x
Daycare is a necessity for us as we leave the house at 8am and get back at 6pm. Still feel weird about the prospect of leaving Saffi in someone else's care though :rolleyes:

From what I've read the crying won't last as long if yoy DON'T go to them so even if you're messaging us from the bedroom with earplugs in you have to resist :D
 
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