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AvaMillie
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Hello

Post by AvaMillie » 22 Jul 2019, 11:38

Just a quick post to say hi, we have a 10week old gold / red pup from Lomond Hills who my little girl has named Hamish. We have had a dog (Staffie) before but lost her a few years ago to old age. We did prep for Hamish but I must admit to feeling a little overwhelmed / anxious with puppyhood again, sheesh it’s hard work and I’ve not been this tired since I had my little girl. We took two weeks off work to settle him in and we are in week 2 now. Hoping to get him into a good routine so he knows what is happening when. I will definitely be popping up on here for advice though!

linny
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Post by linny » 22 Jul 2019, 14:19

:D Hello and welcome :D
Love the name your little girl has chosen!
I think we all get a little anxious when bringing a new puppy into the family so you are not alone.
The secret I think is consistency in everything, pups soon learn the routines of family life and the second thing is training,training and more training.
I'm sure Hamish will bring you lots of love and fun....enjoy!

AvaMillie
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Post by AvaMillie » 22 Jul 2019, 17:30

Aw thank you and yes just getting the little man settled and on a schedule will hopefully help. xxx

kobi&jazz
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Post by kobi&jazz » 23 Jul 2019, 12:21

Welcome to the world of doodles and what a lovely world it is :D
Hamish sounds gorjuss so perhaps you can post a pic ( in between the training, cuddles etc :) ).
Doodles can be very trying at times - they are sooooo intelligent but the more you put in the rewards are 10fold more. Enjoy.xx

Lancs Lass
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Post by Lancs Lass » 24 Jul 2019, 14:38

Hello and welcome. You will find so much useful info on this site. My labradoodle is now 3 years old and your message brought back such memories of our first year. Our previous dogs had both been older rescue dogs who both lived long lives, so a decision to get a puppy was a real shock to the system!
One of the things I found most helpful was lots of regular, short training sessions- even 5-10 minutes at a time. We took ours to a dog training class for socialisation but found reinforcing training often helped to tire her out.Even now we still say "training" if she starts misbehaving and she loves the interaction.
Good luck and keep us posted as to how you get on.

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