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Hi I am really not sure if i am using this right so bare with me .
We are having a puppy in March she is apricot i think as it was really difficult to pick her as they were only 2 weeks old. I would be really grateful for any advice when we bring her home ie; toilet training etc
Thanks Lynne:)
 

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Hi Lynne, best advice we received was to buy a crate, for the puppy's safety and somewhere for them to sleep in peace when it all gets too much. Welcome to the forum and good luck with your preparations. James' mum, Kate. PS. We have Brontie, she's 11 weeks old.
 

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Congratulations Lynne on choosing a fantastic breed of dog. As a cockapoo owner there are two pieces of advice would like to pass on. First,like James, i would certainly recommend you get a crate. Samson (10 months) loves his still and sleeps in it every night at the bottom of the stairs. he also travels in it in the car for safety. i have seen first hand what can happen to a dog that is not secured safely in the car following an accident and it was not a scene that you ever get out of your head!. Whilst waiting for our puppy to be ready to collect we read Ceaser Milan's puppy book and sought advice on line. we then had it clear in our minds how we expected our puppy to behave, what behaviours to correct and which to allow. prepare thoroughly for your puppie's arrival and things will go well for you all. make sure you socialise your puppy well with people and other dogs from day one. perhaps you have a friend with an older 'calm' dog who can be introduced to your puppy at an early stage... a kind of role model?
I wish you every success with your new pup and hope she settles in well with you. Have fun! look forward to seeing pics of her.
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Congratulations Lynne on choosing a fantastic breed of dog. As a cockapoo owner there are two pieces of advice would like to pass on. First,like James, i would certainly recommend you get a crate. Samson (10 months) loves his still and sleeps in it every night at the bottom of the stairs. he also travels in it in the car for safety. i have seen first hand what can happen to a dog that is not secured safely in the car following an accident and it was not a scene that you ever get out of your head!. Whilst waiting for our puppy to be ready to collect we read Ceaser Milan's puppy book and sought advice on line. we then had it clear in our minds how we expected our puppy to behave, what behaviours to correct and which to allow. prepare thoroughly for your puppie's arrival and things will go well for you all. make sure you socialise your puppy well with people and other dogs from day one. perhaps you have a friend with an older 'calm' dog who can be introduced to your puppy at an early stage... a kind of role model?
I wish you every success with your new pup and hope she settles in well with you. Have fun! look forward to seeing pics of her.
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Hi Thank you so much for your reply. We are getting a crate about 36" in size
Did you use puppy pads by your door or did you just keep taking her outside. I have spoke to the breeder today and all the pups are now in a large crate and she has put a puppy trainer Thing in one end and they are using that, this has confused me a bit as i dont want her to go in her crate when she comes home. I think she is using this method maybe as they are still so young 4 weeks now,and there is 7 of them plus the mother. Thanks for the advice about the book i am reading it now. Thanks again lynne
 

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I didn't use the pads as I just felt that you were teaching them to wee inside only to re - teach them to go outside .... just outside all the time saying wee wee lol . When they wake up, when they've eaten when they've just finished playing ... loads of excited good girls when she gets it right, just ignore any accidents. You start to notice the clues for when they want to go ...tiring to start with but well worth it x
 
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