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Might be getting a very young puppy this weekend. Any advice?

I’m trying to see if I can get a 6 week old puppy from my friend. The litter was separated from their mother at 3 weeks and one of my friends have been helping with these litter ever since. Any advice, videos, places I can look, or websites to prepare me? I want this to be a good start at a new home for this little guy.

8 Comments
2024/03/29
00:05 UTC

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Puppy - crate time

Hi all,

Mocha is now 5 months old. He’s a sweet, chill boy! He is relatively crate trained but still has accidents from time to time (I tested the waters and didn’t take him out middle of the night to go potty, and at 2am I smell poop!).

My wife works from home 3 days a week, and I work outside of the home. For the 2 days neither of us are home, here is our plan:

5am: wake up, potty, long walk. 5:30am: breakfast 5:30-6:30am: chill time w/ toys or rest while we get ready for work 6:30am: last chance to go potty before we leave (he normally doesn’t pee again at this point!). 6:30-11:30am: crate time with bully stick and a favorite toy (usually entertains him for a good 30 min before he’s knocked out). 11:30am: neighbor will come to let him out to go potty and get his wiggles out for 15 min or so. 12-5pm crate (possibly with frozen Kong, trying to find recipes he likes!) 5pm: we come home. Long walk 5:30/6pm: dinner 6pm-10pm: cuddles/play/last potty break before bed.

On the days my wife works from home, he won’t be crated nearly as often of course. We feel bad crating him those 2 days, but we can’t trust him by himself. He seems content in the crate, and only whines for 5-10 min (we’ve tested it and have a web cam).

Any thoughts?

0 Comments
2024/03/28
17:14 UTC

419

Meet the adorable Finley!! Hers is almost 12 weeks old! 🥰

9 Comments
2024/03/27
21:50 UTC

138

His name is Apollo. Apollo Creed

1 Comment
2024/03/27
14:34 UTC

318

Newest addition to the family

6 Comments
2024/03/27
01:11 UTC

170

Share the last photo you took of your pet on your phone in the comments! We'll go first:

5 Comments
2024/03/26
19:31 UTC

107

Puppy potty training

Puppy potty training

Our sweet girl is 12 weeks old. We have had her for 2 weeks. This isn’t my first bullmastiff nor my first puppy, but thus far, my most challenging potty training experience. I take her out. Wait 10 minutes, nothing, put her in her crate and she goes potty. If I don’t put her right in her crate, she goes near it to go potty. NEVER outside. When I can, I let her out once/hour and she sniffs around and nothing. I had another dog with her to go outside and she saw that dog go and she still held it until she was back inside. I put her poop outside to try to inspire her to no avail. I’ve tried puppy pads inside and out and she just shreds them. I am at a loss. Thank you for any tips!

7 Comments
2024/03/26
11:53 UTC

68

My sleepy girl!

3 Comments
2024/03/26
04:43 UTC

46

10 weeks on Wednesday…

Based on size of legs and paws …. And anyone with experience with big dogs … what am I in for …

2 Comments
2024/03/26
03:28 UTC

22

My Prince Chuy

Oh he’s full of fun! All day every day!

1 Comment
2024/03/24
19:39 UTC

614

Help us name her

We just adopted this 4 month old little girl. She’s a terrier mix and they were not sure exactly what mix she is. She’s really sweet and loves to lounge, but when she plays she’s super fast and is very cat like. We were thinking Dakota or Koda but not sure if that fits her. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

136 Comments
2024/03/24
18:37 UTC

62

My Prince Chuy

My two year old Yorkie, Prince Chuy. He is a complete character and will melt your heart with those eyes and that tongue! Can he get some love?

2 Comments
2024/03/24
17:49 UTC

182

Skippy, the pup who won’t eat peanut butter 👀

3 Comments
2024/03/24
02:56 UTC

611

Not sure of the breed any ideas?

87 Comments
2024/03/23
11:51 UTC

138

Fido dreaming...

Taken almost 2 years ago. Time flies...

1 Comment
2024/03/22
13:58 UTC

600

Just got adopted

They named her Coco ☺️

17 Comments
2024/03/22
02:20 UTC

288

She’s basically perfect

9 Comments
2024/03/21
23:21 UTC

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