our new puppy!!!!!

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   Posted 11/22/2007 2:50 AM (GMT -7)   
As of yesterday I am not only the mother of my two beautiful girls, I also have a small puppy to care about!!  Her name is Louisa, she's two months old, and she is a maltese dog.  I am so excited and worried at the same time!!!  It's like having a new baby in the house!!  Anyway, she is adorable, my children love her, my husband is completely in love with her, and I hope everything works out great for our family of five!!
I also hope that my CD symptoms will be much better, and I will be more relaxed.
Also a question for the dog owners:  How can you teach the small puppy to poo in a specific place and not all over the house?
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   Posted 11/22/2007 3:05 AM (GMT -7)   
by taking it to where you want it to go many time a day. she will eventually start going there when you take her. must be very patient.


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   Posted 11/22/2007 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Glad you got a new addition to your family.  I'm sure everything will work out.  I am definitely a dog lover, have 2 of my own.  Randy's right, take her to the same place every day.  I have a lab/dobe/golden mix, she was my best friend when I was really sick, she never left my side.  I remember one night at 3 a.m. when I was sicker than a dog in the bathroom.  She sat with me, actually leaned on me.  I will never forget that.  That was before I was diagnosed.  She definitely knew there was something wrong.  Never left my side.  If I was in the bedroom, she was in the bedroom at the foot of the bed.  If I was on the couch, she was right at my feet.  When I was hospitalized, they allowed my husband to bring her to the hospital to visit.  Needless to say, we had her certified a therapy dog the next year!


Good luck with the pup! 


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   Posted 11/22/2007 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
sherry - congrats! how exciting! i have 2 kitties that i got as babies (brother and sister) and really, i don't know where i'd be without them :)

happy thanksgiving!
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   Posted 11/22/2007 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a Maltese they are the best little dogs so sweet and loyal they are clean too no shedding. As far as the pooing she should be kept in a crate and taken out only to poo and pee use one word commands. We use OUTSDE she knows that means go out and do you business. Dont say something like " Lets go outside and make a potty" it sounds like a long line of jibber jabber to them remember one word. When its time to eat just say EAT over and over. We feed her once a day at 4 but since she is a pup made need more food 2 a day. Do not leave food laying out all day she will eat all day and poo all day. When its feeding time say EAT take her out the crate put down her food give her 10 minutes to eat if she dont eat then pick it up and put her back in she will learn that she only has X amount of time to eat or she will go hungry. Once she does eat give her 5 minutes and then say OUTSIDE and take her to potty make this a routine.When she does poo or pee praise her pet her and say out loud OUTSDIDE good girl. Tell the children to NEVER pet her while she is eating its a natural act to bite if they think instead of petting the person is trying to take her food . Make sure the kids are gentle with her kids can be rough and hurt little pets. Once she does good then allow her more space like just the kitchen no more than one room at a time. Until she shows command of her bowels and can add a room at a time soon she will have run of the house. With kids in the house your dont want poo and pee germs all over . Use bleach water to clean any germ
My little girl is 10 and still looks like a puppy we keep her hair cut short in a "puppy cut". I wanted to name her Bunny cause she looked like a baby bunny.
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   Posted 11/22/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Lots of luck with your new puppy.  I have a maltipoo (mix of maltese and poodle)  He's 7 months old and we've had him for almost 3 months.

It takes a lot of time and patience to train them to do their business in the proper place.  I have Sammy trained on a wee-wee pad in my apartment and it took a while, but he pretty much knows where to go. As previously posted, just keep taking her to wherever you want her to go (on a pad inside, or outside in the yard) and reward her when she goes in the right place. She'll eventually get the message.  Just be prepared for accidents and don't make a big deal about them.  If you catch her going in the wrong place just take her and show her where she should go.

I still have a lot to learn about training in general, and Sammy's really been a challenge.  Been reading a lot of books and watching dog shows on TV.

Good luck with your new addition.  Maybe we can exchange advice and learn together!


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   Posted 11/23/2007 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for your advices!!!!!  It really is a challenge to have her, it's like having my third baby!!  I am lucky that my children are not very young, they are 12 and 8 years old, and they are generally mature kids, so they help me alot.  Really my only problem is her poo and pee, I don't like the idea of having this inside the house, but she is very young to go outside yet, at least not until she has completed all her vaccines.  So she doesn't get to go out until New Year.  Today she did poo in the diaper I have for her in the bathroom, and she got a big hug and a small cookie for this.  I hope everything goes well, I really feel responsible for this little soul!!!  My husband also adores her, maybe I can try and post a picture of her!!
And the most important thing, it was the first two days since being diagnosed, that I didn't think about my Crohn's at all!! 

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   Posted 11/23/2007 1:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on your new puppy. I think you will be amazed(once she is potty trained) how much more relaxed you will feel. Stroking an animal has proven to reduce BP , prevent panic attacks, improve depression, These pets that love us unconditonally do miracles to improve our health.
Enjoy!...I know with my girls and I, there were days that the only laughter we'd had was laughing at one of our pets.
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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   Posted 11/23/2007 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi You could try a litter box with papers and when it is time to train her a chain works good instead of walking her because they can just walk forever. Put her out as soon as she wakes up on her chain they soon learn where the door is. Best Wishes on your little bundle. I bet the girls are thrilled with her. lol gail
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