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New Boston Terrier puppy troubles

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Hey everyone! After having a hard time last week about giving up on adopting a puppy (New Boston Terrier puppy this weekend!), I'm happy to say that I found a 15 week pup from a VERY reputable breeder. I flew to another state to pick him up and now he's home in the middle of Manhattan!

He's having a little hard time adjusting right now, I have a couple issues so if you guys have any advice it would be greatly appreciated!

- He's not eating ... he did eat about 1/4 cup last night but nothing this morning.
- He is nervous whenever he is outside, expected since he is not a city pup, but he would just stand still and shake a lot, refusing to walk.
- Since he is nervous outside, he wouldn't do his business. I do take him out a lot and he was managed to go No.1 a couple of times, but no No.2.
- He's not used to sleeping alone yet, I had to stay last night on the couch with lights on so he can see me while he sleeps. We tried leaving him alone but he cried a lot and ended up pooping in his crate...
- He's not responding to treats or toys even at home, so it's a little hard to train...
- Breeder said that I should feed twice a day (1/2 cup each), but everywhere I read online people suggest 3 or 4 times a day. What should I do?


Here's a shot of the little guy Woody:
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He is adorable! I just wanted to add (which I'm sure you're aware of since it looks like you've done plenty of research) to be careful about parvo. I don't worry about it as much when we have young foster puppies since we have a backyard that no other dogs in, but my image of Manhattan is a small area of grass that a number of different dogs frequent. Just be extra careful taking him outside (if that potty grass situation is one that unknown dogs visit) and also just on places like sidewalks, parking lots, stairs, ect.

Congrats on the new baby!

Edit- Just wanted to add (I dont know if it matters to you) that although both puppies looked healthy, this puppy looks MUCH more like a boston terrier. Even if it doesn't matter, thank you for being part of the all-too tiny number of puppy buyers that actually research their decision and resist impulse purchases. It'll definitely pay off in the long run.
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