After much discussion and debating, my husband and I decided to get a puppy. After 3 beautiful daughters and 2 precious granddaughters, we decided it was time for a little man in our lives - so we bought little Sammy Jake, a simply adorable maltipoo, home on Saturday.
Well, I'm sure all you dog owners know how much our lives have changed so quickly. We (I have a daughter home also) really love this little guy, but boy, did we underestimate the job we had ahead of us. We're trying to get him crate-trained for the times when we have to leave him alone and at night, and of course the potty training is a real challenge.
He barks and whines uncontrollably when he's in the crate and this is a big problem, since we live in an apartment that is attached on both sides and we don't want to annoy the neighbors. We're working on having him potty on a wee-wee pad. Have to stock up on lots of pet-carpet cleaner.
Strange - I haven't had to make too many trips to the bathroom since we took Sammy home. Seems as if my CD is taking a back seat right now. That's a plus!
Anyway, would appreciate any words of advice from experienced dog owners. My husband's so frustrated, he's ready to give him up!! Help, please.