Wednesday, May 6, 2009

We did it...

We Finally did it.....After the months of looking, considering and debating we got our selves a Puppy. Daisy is a Maltese/Poodle also known as a Maltipoo. She is 2 months old and is a whopping 1 pound 4 ounces. She is adorable!! Check her out for yourself. She is very well behaved so far and loves the kiddos. She lets them carry her around like a baby, cuddle her, play with her...they are all in heaven.
Sharing her, protecting her and training her will be the hardest things about her. Any advise would be great... We are loving having Daisy, but I really hope she will do better tomorrow night. We expected for her to have a hard night, and hopefully we won't have months and months of nights like last night..or I might not make it.
We are wanting to crate train her....but after last night I've started questioning....I know that consistence is the key and I want to do what's best for our family and for Daisy. Does anyone have any Puppy Training advise? Crate Train or Not? What worked really good for you House breaking a Puppy?

Can't you tell she's loved, at least a little bit?!?

12 comments:

berrygirl--Jaime said...

She is adorable!

Our experience has been that crate training is great. It's very similar to what you have to do with a baby. Consistency is so very important and you will have some long sleepless nights. I would suggest putting her crate somewhere where her crying won't disturb you so much and then practice some really tough love. It's so worth it though when it's done and she's used to her crate and you have a place where she can safely sleep comfortably and you can also put her in it at other times if needed.

Rachel said...

Hey Becca! She's ADORABLE! Congratulations!

I would love to share what I've learned about having a dog. Feel free to email me or even call. Our mini schnauzer is the BEST dog EVER! There are a few tricks you really should know. Just let me know if you wanna hear me blabber!

Emily said...

Oh, my goodness! She is the cutest thing ever! So cute! LOVE her. And your kids are pretty dang cute too. Oh, I cant wait till we get to meet her. So dang cute!

The life of a college girl said...

Super cute Becca!!! I cant believe you did it!! Good luck with the house training, it will get better! I need to come and visit soon, and maybe bring this boy...... ;)

kelly said...

I think you guys made a great choice for so many reasons. I have heard good and bad things about crate training. I can't give much advice on that subject. We didn't do it. I was worried that once he got out of the crate he'd think it was ok to go in the house, but I guess if you always take her outside to go then that's what she'll learn and be used to.

Alice said...

Congratulations! She is adorable. I have no advice since I am not much of a dog lover, but good luck:)

Maree said...

Congratulations! I'm a big fan of crate training. As for house breaking, it's like kid potty training. Take her outside and put her where you want her to "do the deed" and tell her to go potty--after every meal, before bedtime, upon waking from naps, and about every hour otherwise. She'll get the hang of it soon.

Becca said...

BECCA!!! She is so adorable!! there are lots of great resources online about training. I think crate training is a good idea personally. One thing you can try doing is hanging a bell from the back door's handle. Then when the puppy wants to go out, teach her to hit the bell instead of scratching the door. :)

Tara said...

Adorable puppy! Good luck with the training! We always had outside dogs growing up so I don't have any good advice! Sorry!

natalie a said...

let the games begin!!! you have just voluntarily taken on a permanent 2 year old :)

soo cute though!

Bryan and Helga said...

First of all thank you guys so much again for coming all the way up here for just couple of minutes!! You truely are amazing and so supportive!! we sure love you guys!! More then you will ever know! It meant the world to us to have each of you there and I know it will mean the world to Makyla as she grows and is able to hear the stories, the sacrifice and the cute picture we took! Thank you!! I'm sorry I wasn't able to go meet this cute new addition to your family! She is so cute and fluffy and fun! Daisy is lucky to have such a wonderful family! I'm excited to play with her one day! :) We sure love you guys!! xoxoxxxoxox

Angie Larkin said...

I wish I had good advice to offer, but our dog of 7 years pooped on the carpet this very morning:( But your doggie is such a doll!