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Old 11-04-2012, 06:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Getting my BC puppy today

Getting my BC at 2pm GMT+1 time So excited!!
I got a crate for it, puppy food, squeaky toys, rawhide shoes (I think that's what they're called?), etc.
I'm so excited!!
Days where I won't be able to sleep, Here I Come!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i've never fed puppy food to my dogs. make sure
your pup doesn't tear up the squeaky toy and
swallow the thing tha squeaks. i don't give my
dog raw hide because i don't think it digest well.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just don't leave anything in his crate he might be able to chew up and watch him otherwise. Also make sure the crate is not where he can reach through and grab things. Take out the pillow in the crate.

A lot of us do feed puppy food. So don't sweat it. Realize he is going to cry a lot the first few days .. I am sure you have read all up on it.

We want PICTURES, lots of PICTURES (they need to be no bigger than 800 x 600 in size)
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I'm waiting to take pictures as well! I'll take pictures in the car, at home... everywhere
There is a cable beside the crate which is going to the tv, do you recon I should put it on top of the crate instead of beside it so that it doesn't reach it?
I'm going to take a towel and rub it on the parents so it has their scent, and I'm gonna put that in the crate.
What do you think?
The pillow is a one that's made for dogs, not just a normal one. Should I still take it out?
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I'm excited for you Adam! I would put the cable on top and out of reach. Puppies really like to chew, which you will find out soon enough.
Don't worry, you are going to be a great puppy owner!
Just remember every puppy is different and what works for some people doesn't work for others. You will make the right decisions along the way and we will help you
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i wouldn't put anything on top of my dogs crate
or lean anything against it. place the crate
somewhere where it's clear of things. if you have to
place the crate near the tv cable duct tape the cable
to the floor. i think i saw somewhere that there's
a tube you can run cable through.
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The towel is good for now. You can wash it if there's an accident - just watch for chewing and if he does, take it away. I never put anything in the crate but some toys I KNOW he can't chew up enough to swallow. The breeder may actually give you a towel with scent from its mother as the first few nights may be scary for the pup being in a new home.

Just make sure he cannot reach the cable through the crate. Same thing with curtains or anything. I just about strangled my husband when he pushed Beau's crate up against an outlet and Beau pulled the cord out of electric socket and chewed it up. Beau was fine but it could have been very bad.
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The crate is up against my wall, so I guess I could tape it down to the floor. Would that work? Or is it better to just put it up top?
I'm guessing tape it to the floor as when he will be outside he will still have access to the cable as it is running along the floor/wall.
Thanks for the compliment ! I hope I will be at least a decent owner, hehe
Maybe my pup won't even chew that stuff, but that's unlikely as him and his brothers ruined my shoe laces in 5 minutes, hahah
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I think you will be fine if the cable is just a few inches from the crate and is secured to the wall not just flopping around. It is a tv cable not an electric cord supplying power?
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think it goes from the satellite to the TV. It's not a power cable because that's somewhere else, and if I unplug it the tv won't turn on.
I taped it down and now it seems like it's not possible for a mouth / paw to get in there... It's not loose now anyway.
Thanks guys!
So do you recon I should put a towel with a mothers scent on it instead of a pillow?
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