soon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: soon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer

  1. #1
    Nobile is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    60

    Defaultsoon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer

    Hello everyone, My wife and I just purchased our very first puppys. a chocalate lab as well as a yellow. We are trying to find out all that we can in the next 7 weeks before we take them home. Any advice?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    kaytris is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    5,788

    DefaultRe: soon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer

    check out "our best advice" in the training/puppy forum

    start asking around for referrals to veterinarians and puppy obedience schools.

    stock up on toys, treats, patience, leash and collar, a crate, some more patience and your sleep.

    some reading suggestions:

    Pat Miller's Power of Positive Dog Training
    Patricia McConnell's "For the Love of a Dog" and "The other end of the Leash"
    Jean Donaldson's "Culture Clash"
    Ian Dunbar's "How to teach a new dog old tricks"

    and post pictures when you have some!

    oops.. didn't realize you were getting two at the same time.. yikes! Double everything on my list then, except for the patience.. you're going to need 10 times of that....

  4. #3
    Tanya is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    7,797

    DefaultRe: soon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer

    congrats

    first time and you are getting TWO! Wow! you are a brave soul
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Callaway's Avatar
    Callaway is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,423

    DefaultRe: soon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer

    Congrats cant wait to see pictures.
    Patience, patience and a little more patience! Oh and lots of love!

    Courtney, Bogey and Calli

  7. #5
    Baloo317's Avatar
    Baloo317 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    8,793

    DefaultRe: soon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer

    Quote Originally Posted by Nobile
    Thanks for the advice, I will check out all of the books you mentioned. Also I am concerned that my two parrots willl never be allowed out with the dogs, has anyone had any luck with labs and birds getting along well enough to co exist?
    I have a lovebird that gets along with my lab puppy well. Baloo is actually a little afraid of him, as he is a bossy little bird.

    Good luck!!
    Kate
    Baloo - 5 year old black lab
    Peanut - 7 year old minpin
    Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
    We're Superdogs!


  8. #6
    Nobile is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    60

    DefaultRe: soon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer

    That makes me feel alot better. Thanks for all the help I have gotten already, and I'm sure I will be looking for plenty more help in the coming weeks

  9. #7
    Bailey24 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,688

    DefaultRe: soon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer

    Welcome from WI; great to have you on the board.
    We'd luv to see pics when you get them - I can't even imagine 2 at a time - best of luck to you!!
    <br /><br />~ Angie &amp; Bailey ~<br />My Dogster Page: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/509673

  10. #8
    Clanceycanuck is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario
    Posts
    21,482

    DefaultRe: soon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer

    Welcome and congrats !

  11. #9
    Gene Guest

    DefaultRe: soon to be first time puppy owners.. what advice can anyone offer

    WOW, TWO? A chocolate and a yellow? I thought I was the only crazy one

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25