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So 24th was the day we picked up Mr Beige as the breeder called him due to his colour of collar. We have since renamed him to Yoshi the drive home was not too bad, some whimpering and crying on the way back, one incident of being sick but we were prepared for that, hopefully that was just the stress of the day.

We stopped at our friendly pet store on the way home, got crate, toys, collar etc he got a lot of attention, but was really good, he sat there and took the pettings, didn't flinch or cry so I think that is a good sign, that or he was so overwhelmed he didn't know what to do lol. While we were there we had him weighed, 8wks and a couple of days he weighs 7.8Kg

So we got him home, had him in the garden to start with, he spent most of it laying down as it was a bit warm so we moved into the kitchen with the tiled floor, where he laid down next to me and we both had a nap lol which resulted in the first accident as he woke up and either he is terrible at giving out signs or I just missed it but we cleaned it up we didn't make a fuss about it, after he had some food we took him into the garden and he went both ways, to which we praised him, as we are going down the positive reinforcement route.

When we had our dinner we gave him his in his crate and he was fine, but cried alot with the crate door shut so we let him back out, and took him into the garden for a bit, then went back to watching the movie, and he came into the lounge and fell asleep with his head on my foot, considering I was worried he would not take to me, I think he has done.

We took him out before bed time but he didn't go, any tips on making him go? Then it was bed time for him, we have a makeshift play pen around crate and he seems happy.

Our three cats seem to have a mixed reaction, the older cat was grumpy and growled a little but he is old lol, the mainecoon not seem fussed and surprisingly is not grumpy with me, our little ginger moggy is being a proper glare puss, she sits and stares at him lol

Anyway here is a couple of pics of him
 

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What an adorable puppy, congratulations! But, you must stop posting pictures. I am drooling all over my keyboard.

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What an adorable puppy, congratulations! But, you must stop posting pictures. I am drooling all over my keyboard.

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Pretty sure you can get waterproof keyboards :p

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Congratulations, he's very cute!
 

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Congratulations on your new puppy. Is Yoshi pronounced with a long or short 'o'?

You could try encouraging Yoshi to circle when you take him outside, to help trigger the toileting response. Do you have an enzyme based cleaner to clean up indoor accidents?
 

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Congratulations on your new puppy. Is Yoshi pronounced with a long or short 'o'?

You could try encouraging Yoshi to circle when you take him outside, to help trigger the toileting response. Do you have an enzyme based cleaner to clean up indoor accidents?
Well first night done, he was really good, did not hear him crying much, came down in the morning and he was in his crate with the door open, only one wee accident, gave him his breakfast, a mix of raw and the high grade kibble he was on, planning on phasing it out as quickly as can be done.

Took him outside and got a wee out of him so yay for that, but the bugger would not poop, tried the circle trick but he thought we were playing more than anything else, so after 45 mins had to hand him off to my partner as I needed to go to work.

Hopefully he will poop soon lol

We are going to get some enzyme based cleaner later today.

Thanks

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Congratulations on your little fluff ball :D

Socialise him asap; good places are supermarkets (put him in the trolley and let him watch the world go by), just make sure the cashier doesn't scan him. lol.

Take him to play areas and let him watch things going on around.

Get him used to traffic and another good place is an amusement arcade, it's a good place when doing environmental work with pups.

My breeder took all her pups into primary schools to get them used to children. So now when my pup is around children, she is very calm.

I'm from UK also.
 

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Congratulations on your little fluff ball :D

Socialise him asap; good places are supermarkets (put him in the trolley and let him watch the world go by), just make sure the cashier doesn't scan him. lol.

Take him to play areas and let him watch things going on around.

Get him used to traffic and another good place is an amusement arcade, it's a good place when doing environmental work with pups.

My breeder took all her pups into primary schools to get them used to children. So now when my pup is around children, she is very calm.

I'm from UK also.
That is the plan once he is settled and he has had his first round of vaccinations, he was confused by the bin lorry in the school this morning he didn't cry or back away just looked up at me as if saying "Whats that dad" so I just told him he was a good boy and gave him some fuss.

Still trying to teach him his name but he seems too interested in the treats lol

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Hi and welcome! Your puppy is gorgeous.

He is too little to give you any real signs yet that he needs to go to the toilet... he still needs to learn that he isn't supposed to go in the house. I would keep him on a 2 or 3hr schedule, take him outside if he goes to the toilet then mark it with the appropriate word (any word you've chosen) as he is doing it, and then afterwards give lots of praise. Every time he goes to the toilet mark it with your chosen word, soon you'll have him going to the toilet on command.
Always take him to the same spot to toilet, he'll start to make the association.

I wouldn't make a fuss when he is scared of something, you are then reinforcing that what he is feeling is correct. Rather ignore and carry on as per usual or distract with playing a game.
 

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He is adorable! Congratulations!
Thanks, I have a feeling from the reaction he got in the pet store, I will be getting stopped a lot on walks lol

Just hope he does not realise how gorgeous he looks, or he will be a right poser lol

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So we have had Yoshi for a few days now, he shows no signs of trying to learn his name lol

Last night we had him shut in the crate from about 11pm to 6am, no accidents in the crate, we took him straight outside and he took a pee just outside the backdoor rather than his usual spot, but still the fact he managed to hold it in all night is amazing :) so we were really proud of him.

Vets on Thursday for first round of jabs.

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