New GS puppy questions
We have a new baby GS female puppy coming home on Friday. We decided to name her Geneva. She IS a mix, but she is definitely Shepherd!!
We already own a neutered 3 yo male named Zachary, he is Golden/Lab mix. A sweetheart.
So I have been out of puppy mode for a while. We owned a purebred GSD about 20 years ago, so it HAS been a while.
Can you help me with some questions please?
What are your favorite books/websites on training GSD? Behavioral problems, potty training, reward system, leash walking, etc??
And, what type of crate do you recommend? I always had a wire crate, but someone said a Dog Carrier might be better as it is more enclosed and might make her feel more secure. What do you suggest?
Do I get up with her in the middle of the night for a potty break?
What if she cries in the crate? And since my older dog stays in our bedroom(he has his own doggie bed, he will probably bark at her for the first couple of days, while she is in the crate at night, so I am a little concerned about that. I SHOULD keep them in the same room right??
I am sure I may have lots more questions, but thank you so far for the help.
Mama to Zachary Thomas, age 3, Yellow lab/Golden Retriever mix
and Mama to Geneva, 9 week female puppy, Silver GSD.