turnera Posted April 23, 2010 Share Posted April 23, 2010 So my daughter's decided we need to get my H a puppy, as his chow died two years ago, and the H has become pretty sedentary, lol. She researched it thoroughly, his favorite dog from his childhood and how smart it was, what kind of companion he wants, what he wants to do with it, and add in that she wants HIM to be spending a lot of time being more active with the dog. So she chose an Australian Shepherd. We went looking at a breeder last weekend while she was down from college, then some shelters, then another breeder...and fell in love with a little male merle. We'll pick him up in 3 weeks when she comes home from college for the summer, as she plans to help train the puppy since we'll be working. He'll be 9 weeks old. So...we haven't had a puppy for 15 years. It's like finding out you're pregnant at 50. What on earth do we do now? Looking for advice - how to train, when to train, crate or no crate, where to sleep, collar or harness, what kind of treats for training, how to introduce the puppy to our 16 year old rescue mutt and our 3 cats, crate in the bedroom or in the living room...what else am I missing? I already read the other thread about the RAW diet and am looking into that. I'm more worried about the day to day activities. Thoughts? Link to comment
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