It's Puppy Time!!!

  • The Time Has Come!

technically Monday the 16th, I can officially say that TODAY is the DAY!!!! Michael and I are at my parent’s house and we’ll be getting up at the crack of dawn to travel north and pick up our PUPPY!!!!!! To say we are excited would be an understatement!! I’ve been looking forward to this day since CHRISTMAS! Now I’m not going to tell you what kind of dog or even the name…. you’ll just have to wait and be surprised… but I WILL tell you that it’s a “HE” and he is adorable… and quite tiny:).  If you’ve been to our house before, then you know how small it is… a small dog was the only option! We can’t wait to bring this little guy home and have a

little fur-ball running around!!! We’ve been preparing ourselves for the responsibility that a new puppy brings and we think we’re ready… we’ll see! If any of you have had a 10 week old puppy enter your home, I would love to hear your best advice!! On your mark, get set, GO! We can’t wait to show off the new member of the fam!!

15 Comments Personal
  1. Gabby / En Route Photography reply

    Last year I bought a 6 week old yorkie for my sister´s birthday. He was so cute and tiny and I´m so in love ever since!!! Good luck!!! Cannot wait to see your new family member! ;D

  2. Stephanie Stewart reply

    So excited for you guys!!! We got our puppy, Lucy, when she was 6 weeks and just 5 pounds! The first week we hardly got any sleep, and potty training has been a true exercise in patience! We hung a bell on a string on our front door that she has learned to go ring when she needs to go outside, try it! Can’t wait to see some photos of the lil’ guy! Congratulations!!!

  3. Elizabeth reply

    As a dog owner, please be patient with the puppy…they will chew, pee and poop. Patience and training — don’t yell or hit the dog either using a stern voice will set the tone. Also, have lots of chew toys and just plain old toys. Also, get some puppy training classes so he will learn to sit, stay, even walk on a leash. Good luck — and enjoy the puppy!!!

  4. Laura Morris reply

    Yay! I’m so excited for you both! I got my little Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher when she was three weeks old… so I went through all the puppy phases! I agree completely with Elizabeth — If you get lots of chew and play toys (and encourage them to play with them), chances are, they won’t chew your stuff! Also, let your baby out about every 30 minutes… Sounds crazy, I know, but my puppy was fully potty-trained in less than a month. If you get them on the schedule that’s really consistant, they understand and learn quickly that they have to go outside… and they can wait the 30 minutes in between (Puppies have the smallest bladders! They always have to go!)! Good luck! Can’t wait to hear more!

  5. Jennifer DeLaurentis reply

    Congratulations!! Bringing home a new puppy was one of the most exciting times for my husband and I. We now have 2 healthy, happy Cavapoos (brother and sister from different litters, Ludo & Sara…I have a slight obsession with the movie Labrynth) The best advice I can give would be to keep him in a contained area at first. We gave our youngest a little too much freedom at first and there were accidents all over so start in a smaller area and make it bigger as they learn to become potty trained. We used the wee wee pads to train. Also, have lots of chew toys on hand. When our pups were little they mouthed a lot when they were teething, so you have to re-direct their attention to acceptable chewing toys. Also, I would try and socialize them as early as possible to get them used to being around people, especially children so they know how to behave. We didn’t do this and our guys are a little bit of a handleful when we invite guests over. Best of luck to you with your new little one!

  6. Debbie reply

    Crate train him. And hopefully the breeder will give you a blanket or something that smells like his Momma. That will make ‘leaving’ easier on him (and you).

  7. ashley barnett reply

    Oooo I’m so excited for you guys!!! :) And every time I think about this puppy I’m going to think “JAMAL!!!” HAHA. My biggest piece of advice is patience. The little guy won’t know at first that he is doing anything wrong, but by being firm and consistent with him, he will eventually start to figure it out. Pay attention to his little puppy signs and you’ll start to notice when he is about to go or when he needs something. It will be SO HARD to discipline him when he’s being adorable (although it’s not that cute when he’s eating your favorite high heels), but the earlier you start the better! You guys are going to have so much fun!! Can’t wait to see him!

  8. Kim reply

    Remember the puppy will chew so put favorite items up high.

  9. Meredith Sledge reply

    Awwww!! This is so exciting! I remember when I got my first dog! We drove five hours to get him too. :) It was the best day of my life, especially since my parents told me we were getting the dog for my aunt and ended up surprising me and my brothers. :)

  10. Lauren Wakefield reply

    Don’t let it sleep in the bed!!! Once you start you can never…EVER…stop! Oh…and puppy pads. Lots and lots of puppy pads.

  11. Katie reply

    Oh I just love puppies! congratulations! :) I got a goldendoodle a year and a half and she is my baby. BUT she was a lot of work! :) I blog about her all the time because she gives me so many stories that I have to share! :) Oh you are going to have so much fun!!

  12. Deborah Zoe reply

    YYAAAYYY!!!:):):) So excited for you guys! Some day we’ll have a puppy play date! ok tips? Crate train! Rubber toys, treats! go to puppy training. Take your dog out for a walk every two hours or every hour and it’ll help them get used to asking to go out and become house trained more quickly. And give them a treat every time they go and when they come in the house. and give them lots of play and run around time:) ooooh and PEANUT BUTTER lots and lots of Peanut Butter:)!

  13. Karen Allen reply

    SOOO excited for you!!! We went double crazy and got 2 (!!!) puppies at the same time when we moved into our house a couple years ago! A doggie door was an absolute must. As well as not caring about our carpet (which was eventually replaced with wood). You should totally read “The Art of Raising a Puppy” by the Monks of New Skete. Absolutely amazing! ENJOY puppy time! Nothing like it. :)

  14. Katie Reynolds reply

    Spend the money on a trainer from the get go! It is more for you than the dog. Especially with a first puppy. We got our a little on the late side…and come to think of it still have some sessions to use. Wish we had started with one when Buoy was younger! So excited for you guys!!! Can’t wait to see pictures! Oh and Buoy absolutely sleeps in our bed and I wouldn’t have it any other way. But he definitely started out in a crate overnight!

  15. Paula reply

    Awww….such a cutie!! My advice for house training – take him out every 30 minutes or so to pee the first week or so – regardless of whether you think he needs to or not. I got my puppy at 7 weeks – and within a month she didn’t have any more accidents in the house (an occasional freaky one – like a huge thunderstorm and couldn’t go outside, etc.) And if you do not have him in your eyesight – keep him in the crate. And immediatiely coming out of crate – go outside to pee. ( i think it also helped I said “hurry up – go pee” everytime I took her out – and really made a big deal when she went. ) Even if he is in the crate only 5 or 10 minutes – take him outside after – it gets him used to the routine. My Baylee is a sweetie – I never had a dog and somehow managed to have such a good one.! She is only a year and a half now – so still full of puppy, but a lot of fun! We did training classes for a while (started her around 8-9 weeks) and it did help some – mostly me to be more consistent with her. But we stopped going after a couple weeks once we learned the techniques. Good luck – you’ll have a lot of fun with your new addition!!

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