Excited for Saturday - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-26-2014, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 105
Default Excited for Saturday

I get my puppy on Saturday. I have so many toys and chew things ready for the little guy. It's been YEARS since I had a puppy and have a trainer lined up after I get the form filled out by my vet. Can't wait on getting my little buddy here already! My house feels empty without a dog. We decided on Geist for a name. Let the land shark phase begin!
LoveDogs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-26-2014, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Shade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 6,639
Default

Enjoy the full nights of sleep and peacefulness while you can Make sure to post lots of photos!
__________________
Shanna

My Pack:

Jasmine - Female Miniature Poodle - born Aug 15, 2010
Loker Delgado Von Stalworth - Male GSD - born Jan 26, 2012
Koda & Zazu - 5 year old male cats
Alex - Male Cocker Spaniel (rescue) - RIP Cuddlebug 2007-2010
Shade is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2014, 11:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 74
Default

At what point can you expect them to sleep through the night?
Drew Orleans is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2014, 11:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 105
Default

I've had dogs that slept through the night on night 2 and I've had dogs that slept through the night after a month. You know, I've used a clock that ticked and placed it by the kennel along with a fuzzy blanket and had a dog sleep the first night. It's all on the puppy. BTW, I sleep 4-6 hours normally so through the night isn't that long for me.
__________________
Hailey- English Cocker Spaniel- 10/1999- 4/2012
Hunter- German Shepherd- 1/2001- 2/2014
Play nice you two, mommy misses you!

Geist- White German Shepherd- 1/2014
LoveDogs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2014, 11:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 74
Default

Ha got you. Thanks.

You put a blanket in the kennel? I thought you weren't supposed to have anything in there other than maybe a kong and that's only during the day while you're gone...
Drew Orleans is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2014, 11:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 105
Default

I've never had an issue, but to each their own. I feel they had the warmth of the litter for their life span. Everyone has their ideas, what works for me may not work for someone else.
__________________
Hailey- English Cocker Spaniel- 10/1999- 4/2012
Hunter- German Shepherd- 1/2001- 2/2014
Play nice you two, mommy misses you!

Geist- White German Shepherd- 1/2014
LoveDogs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2014, 11:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 74
Default

I only ask because I will be a first time GSD owner next week.

I'm trying to learn as much as possible.

I wake up for work at 5:30 and I'm sure the little guy will to when I get up. The problem is, that my wife doesn't have to wake up for work until much later. The little guy will either have to learn to go back to sleep after I get up shower and get dressed or my wife will just have to start waking up with me...
Drew Orleans is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2014, 11:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 105
Default

My husband wakes up about the same time you do and I work second shift. With my previous dogs, we both worked the same shift but could take the dog to work with me. This opposite shift thing may kill me LOL
__________________
Hailey- English Cocker Spaniel- 10/1999- 4/2012
Hunter- German Shepherd- 1/2001- 2/2014
Play nice you two, mommy misses you!

Geist- White German Shepherd- 1/2014
LoveDogs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2014, 11:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 105
Default

I just wanted to add that Hunter and Hailey both weren't really chewers. So I never worried about them chewing blankets. If this puppy is a chewer I may bypass the blanket. The blanket is not a huge thing either, it's more of a fuzzy fleece cloth I got from a fabric store to lay down. The crate was not huge either for the puppy. I have a different crate now too so I don't know just how much my old doings will hold up.

That little piece of cloth I take to the breeder and get some good smells on it for the puppy.
__________________
Hailey- English Cocker Spaniel- 10/1999- 4/2012
Hunter- German Shepherd- 1/2001- 2/2014
Play nice you two, mommy misses you!

Geist- White German Shepherd- 1/2014
LoveDogs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2014, 12:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Moore,Oklahoma
Posts: 287
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drew Orleans View Post
I only ask because I will be a first time GSD owner next week.

I'm trying to learn as much as possible.

I wake up for work at 5:30 and I'm sure the little guy will to when I get up. The problem is, that my wife doesn't have to wake up for work until much later. The little guy will either have to learn to go back to sleep after I get up shower and get dressed or my wife will just have to start waking up with me...
My hubby wakes up at 3:00am....I am a stay at home mom so don't get up till 7ish.... my hubby had always taken our foster dogs out for a quick potty break then back in the crate till I wake up....it actually is perfect. We plan on doing the same thing for our pup.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
nktigger99 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:54 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com