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  1. House training a new puppy with a full time work schedule

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi everyone, I'm getting a 9-week old female Springerdoodle puppy. I will be able to be home with her all day for two weeks, then I start working (I'm a teacher). A few details about our situation: - I live in an apartment - puppy has been eating twice a day, early morning and evening times...
  2. Bonding with Puppy

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi, everyone. I have been considering getting a puppy for quite some time now. I've decided on an Australian Shepherd and I've already done a ton of research and waited until I could accept the financial responsibility of a pet. When I began searching for the right pup, I wasn't anticipating...
  3. Having to collect puppy a week early, work commitments..

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    So I have a bit of a stressful situation regarding my new labrador puppy! I was meant to be collecting her a week after the litter are ready to leave (8 weeks) as that is when my 2 weeks annual leave from work starts which was ideal as it meant I had time to settle her in and start the bonding...
  4. Easing dog into change

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi all! I've had my 4 year old boston terrier, Mimi, for a couple of months now, and she has been adjusting pretty well (we've had a few issues, but have seen awesome improvement!) Currently, I live about 5 minutes away from where I work my regular 9 to 5 job, so I am able to come home every day...
  5. Bella and the crate...

    General Dog Forum
    So I haven't even had Bella a week yet, but I feel so anxious about leaving her behind tomorrow when I leave for work. It will be the first day I've left home since having her. Last night, I put her in her crate (in my bedroom) and I went into the other side of the house to watch tv. Within 2...
  6. How to make a whiny dog...not whiny (While he's in the Crate)

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Okay...so I got Dante yesterday from the LA County pound. He's such a loving and good dog. He was also neutered yesterday and today you can really tell that he's feeling it. He hasn't been eating much and hasn't been able to go #2. I've only heard him bark about 5 times combined and the first 2...
  7. 7 week old chocolate female puppy: A Few Questions

    Attention All New Members
    Hello all Have a few questions regarding ex-pen and crate training: Expen: I have a petmate plastic kennel and Midwest metal ex-pen setup in kitchen. During the day I leave the kennel door open into the ex-pen (everything is appropriately secure so she can't get out; but she is able to push...
  8. Crate training while I'm at work? Help please!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi Everyone! I just got my puppy a week ago and I've been crate training him since. He is a Labrador puppy, 9 - 10 weeks old, and VERY active. The problem is that my dad and I both have work from around 10am in the morning to about 4 - 5pm. I know you're supposed to let dogs this age out every...
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