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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Bringing him home

We finally found our dog, and will be picking him up from YVR tonight at midnight. He is 9 mths old, and was checked in at his breeder's side at 1130am this morning, will only get here at midnight.

After 12 hrs of traveling, I plan on picking him up and getting him collared and leashed asap for a quick potty break and to stretch his legs before the 45 mins drive home. Will bring water and some treats for him too, after being fed in the early AM, i'm guessing he'll be starved.

Once home, he'll get more water and a proper kibble meal, thn a stroll through the neighbourhood so he gets to sniff around and check it out, since it's night (1amish by my estimates) it'll be quiet and hopefully he won't get as overwhelmed.

i plan on setting up his bed next to mine and give him 3 days or so to settle in and learn the routine in our house before doing introductions to neighbours and their dogs etc and beginning training.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 06:20 PM
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No advise, congrats and enjoy your new puppy!


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Make sure you have the crate up and installed right next to your bed. That way you'll both get a good nights sleep and he'll feel safe and calm.

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I know I said this via PM but Congrats! He is very handsome! I will tell uncle Moses you are getting his nephew!
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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ok....so he was fed kibble at 330am, thn we took him for a walk around the neighbourhood...10 mins or so...no running, at his pace.

i'm now lying on the sofa and he's in the kitchen, lying under the island, little bit of whining, slightly restless....i'm freaking out tht it's bloat...

did i just mess up on my first night with him and should i wake everyone up for a vet trip or is he just adjusting to his new home? he's still very much alert and follows me whenever i get up to get water etc....
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Is he drooling alot or is his stomach extended?

I am betting he is just nervous, he doesn't know where he is or who he is with.

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Bloat in Dogs

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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just pet him in the stomach, looks and feels fine to me >.<

gums are pinky-red...he's not walking stiff and just went to the front door to investigate a sound...

how much drool is normal drool? He wasn't salivating all over me whn he came over to be petted.
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Im sure hes fine if hes up and around checking out his surroundings and noises.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, i now know he's ok...cause he's actually getting interested in the toys in his toy box


Argh, now i know what it feels like to be a new-mum *sigh*

ok i'm gonna catch some shut-eye...gonna be up in 2 hrs to walk him again, thn feed thn get myself ready and out the door to school...

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