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  1. Puppys Last Needle Tonight.

    We ended up driving him last night as I got home late.. But my husband is taking him back to the Vets at 9am this morning.... I dont know whats wrong with poor Maui but he is just not himself. Last night when we got home he curled up in my lap and slept all night, then this morning he didnt want to do anything except sleep in our laps...He is also shivering like he is cold... He is usually full of beans in the mornings! So I rang the Vet and he is taking him back in at 9am just to make sure he is ok... I hate being at work when pup isnt feeling well..
  2. Puppys Last Needle Tonight.

    Bugger!!! We will have an unhappy puppy for a couple of weeks.. He loves running around the park/oval.
  3. Puppys Last Needle Tonight.

    Really? The vet said he could go to parks two weeks after his last vax... I will double check with him though.
  4. Puppys Last Needle Tonight.

    We would pick him up when we get to the vets of course. We usually carry him from the car into the vets anyway (plus we dont let him go on the ground even in the vet clinic)... This last shot is really only a booster (as vet said) and pup has been allowed to go to parks etc.. He has walked further on a leash before, he is a very energetic puppy (JRT). (He loves going for walks) ITs not really the distance as more the shot itself, will he be ok to walk home afterwards?
  5. I watched about 5 seconds and just couldnt anymore... I rang my husband and told him to go give our puppy a big cuddle and a smooch for me.... Have signed and passed on to others to sign....
  6. Our New Jack Russell Puppy, The Last 4 Weeks :)

    These were taken at the park this weekend Maui's very first trip to the park!!
  7. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Last post on this thread just to update.. He slept in his pen no problems last night, he cried for about 2 minutes, then went to sleep. Woke me up once to go outside to go to the bathroom, then settled back inhis pen.
  8. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    It may not be "natural" but I know of HEAPs of dogs that are on their own and have no issues whatsoever..
  9. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    That he is. I never thought you could fall head ove heels for a dog before.. But this little guy has stolen my heart....
  10. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Thank you. Each person is different and has different ideas. You could say the same for babies! Poepl ehave HUGE differing opinions on them. None of them are wrong, they are all just different.
  11. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Why? I'm not having a go at you. I'm just a bit perplexed as to how people conclude that a social animal is best kept socially isolated from company? JRTs were bred to run with hounds and were kept with hounds in kennels. They were never kept in kennels ALONE. I dont like animals inside all the time mainly. Look, really I think this pup has kinda stolen my husbands heart and he may end up inside a lot more often then not. But we dont want him inside all the time. Apart from the constant cleaning of the hair etc, I just dont want him inside 24/7... I really cant give a better answer then that. Yes all dogs are social animals, but all dogs I know are outside dogs, some on their own, some with a mate. Maui will be fine. Hubs works from home all day so not like he is alone.. If you really want to go down that track, dogs were not meant to be pets either, not way back when, same with all domestic animals. People have domesticated them... But I dont want to get into that argument.
  12. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Honestly? The reason we want him outside as dogs belong outside.. (Yes, thats mine and hubbys opinions)...
  13. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Right answer but the debate is mainly on what is "old enough". :D If microchipping breaks your heart.. you wait till he gets desexed... You *really* won't want to leave him outside then Gawd that was the worst week of dog ownership I swear!! Hahaha well (dare I say it) at 5-6 months we will get him done (ducks for cover)as that was what the Vet suggested... He wont be a happy boy when that happens, might have to leave hubby home to deal with him. Although it will be me he comes too.
  14. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Hahahahah... Well I do plan on desexing him as soon as he is old enough... (Hope thats the right answer!) He is already microchipped, got him done on Saturday.. (That broke my heart hearing him yelp.) Although he was fine two seconds later when he got a treat.
  15. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Oh dear... Feeding and training topics huh? hehehe Thankfully I have no questions on those ones!!!! He is feeding well and the training is going brilliantly! He is very smart and picks things up really quickly.
  16. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Dogs are social animals first and foremost. They prefer to sleep with their pack. That's you. But its your choice. I'd anticipate some noise issues at night though if he's outside. He's going to need a very well insulated kennel and if that's where you plan to sleep him, he should be in it ASAP. Of course we expect some issues to start with, happens with any new animal. He has a very good kennel to go into, he will be in it when he is old enough... Wow, such varied opinions!!! You are just confusing him by changing the 'rules'. If you want him outside he should be sleeping outside from day one... If you let him sleep inside now, when the time comes for him to go outside you stand a good chance at ending up with a pup who screams and cries at the back door wanting to come in. We tried that with our youngest and he just didn't get it.. he just wanted to be inside with us where he'd been since he came home, tucked up in his crate. Needless to say, thats where he stays now ;) . Or if you think he must be inside for now because he's too small, at least put him in the laundry so he doesn't get too confused.. then you won't be tempted to let him on the bed either Your right, we should move him out from the bedroom asap.... I just think 8 weeks old is too young to be outside yet.... Will see how tonight goes.. I shall be strong and ignore pupppy crys,.. Can you put him in the laundry with lots of bedding to keep him warm? My dog is a bit of a princess, I'm sure some dogs would adapt, he is just too people oriented so it didn't work for us. Suits me though, I prefer them inside Thats the next step for us to try!
  17. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Dogs are social animals first and foremost. They prefer to sleep with their pack. That's you. But its your choice. I'd anticipate some noise issues at night though if he's outside. He's going to need a very well insulated kennel and if that's where you plan to sleep him, he should be in it ASAP. Of course we expect some issues to start with, happens with any new animal. He has a very good kennel to go into, he will be in it when he is old enough... Wow, such varied opinions!!! You are just confusing him by changing the 'rules'. If you want him outside he should be sleeping outside from day one... If you let him sleep inside now, when the time comes for him to go outside you stand a good chance at ending up with a pup who screams and cries at the back door wanting to come in. We tried that with our youngest and he just didn't get it.. he just wanted to be inside with us where he'd been since he came home, tucked up in his crate. Needless to say, thats where he stays now ;) . Or if you think he must be inside for now because he's too small, at least put him in the laundry so he doesn't get too confused.. then you won't be tempted to let him on the bed either Your right, we should move him out from the bedroom asap.... I just think 8 weeks old is too young to be outside yet.... Will see how tonight goes.. I shall be strong and ignore pupppy crys,..
  18. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    ;) You ain't seen nothing yet ! ;) Hahahah, yeah I am starting to get that I dont mind vaired opinions as long as its all civil
  19. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Dogs are social animals first and foremost. They prefer to sleep with their pack. That's you. But its your choice. I'd anticipate some noise issues at night though if he's outside. He's going to need a very well insulated kennel and if that's where you plan to sleep him, he should be in it ASAP. Of course we expect some issues to start with, happens with any new animal. He has a very good kennel to go into, he will be in it when he is old enough... Wow, such varied opinions!!!
  20. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Thank you persephone. Really its my hubby who doesnt beleive in crate training at all. Hes a pretty stubborn person and I do agree with him.. We want him to be an outside dog, well honestly because dogs are outside animals. He will be allowed inside of course. But he is a dog, they sleep outside... Hubby has had many dogs (including a Foxie) and all dogs I know are outside. Yes Maui will still be spoilt, but also trained properly. I know everyone has different ideas on how to raise puppies, which is understandable, I was coming here to get a few different ideas. Which have helped. Thank you... Now, you wanted photos?:
  21. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    He didnt start on the bed, its really only been a few hours each night for the last two nights... Im sure its not too late as its only been a couple of days?? As I said, Im new to this.
  22. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    I just dont like the idea of a crate, I know its probably silly.... Ok, tonight we try a new tactic, ignore ignore ignore.. It works when we are eating, he soon gives up and goes off to play... He will be an outside dog eventually but I am really hesitant to leave him out at night now, its a bit chilly at night and I think he is too young. Can you tell Im a first time puppy owner?? (Hubby isnt, but I am)...
  23. Getting Puppy To Sleep Not On The Bed Help Please :)

    Thats what I thought, we should just let him whine? Its horible but I am feling like thats what we have to do....
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