Hello everyone. I have been lurking for a couple of days, gleaning excellent information about things to do to get your puppy accustomed to his new home.
Sergeant is 9 weeks old and doing very well. I know I have already made some training mistakes, but have done some things right too! (I suppose the same could be said for my kindergartener!) He is very intelligent and a very quick study (so I guess I must be careful about too many mistakes! I certainly don't want to spend time going back and doing things again that could have been taught in the beginning!) He came home with my daughter and me last Friday night. It was a rough first night in the crate, but he seems to be adjusting to it pretty well.
We have had a couple of accidents and I have caught him midstream a couple of times, but he seems to have the "potty outside" down pretty well. Twice today he even went to the door and sat so I would know he wanted out.
I have been mainly concerned about his playful nipping at my child. So I have read several posts on the subject. He had tried to chew the furniture, but really seems to respond to 'no chewing' correction and acceptance of a chew toy...
Anyhow, thanks for the great info/suggestions. See ya on the boards (mainly puppy for me, I suppose)!
Welcome to you and Sergeant. Can't wait to see more pics.
Welcome from NY! Can't wait to see pictures too!!
Welcome to the forum!
Please post some pic's
I hadn't taken too many pictures of Sergeant, but I recently gave my (almost 6 yr old) daughter an old digital camera and she has gone crazy taking some. I just have to upload to a site. So as soon as I do that, I will have my little (getting bigger) cutie up for all to see!
I think I have it now... so here come pictures of Sergeant!
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/niklfami...12542194"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/niklfamily/SGGh...eIM001512.jpg" /></a>
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/niklfami...45431634"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/niklfamily/SGGn...eIM001601.jpg" /></a>
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/niklfami...01604834"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/niklfamily/SGGn...eIM001609.jpg" /></a>
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/niklfami...51667554"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/niklfamily/SGGn...eIM001614.jpg" /></a>
he is lovely the 3rd pic is my fav