Hey from Maryland!

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  1. amberngwin

    amberngwin Registered Users

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    Hey all. I'm Amber, I live in Maryland with the fam. Me, Chris and our 2 girls age 4 & 6. We have a small papillon who is 7 and I just lost my best girl, Lady our 13 year old Chocolate Lab in October. Lady was the best best dog ever. We had her many years before children, her and I did obedience, field trials and all kinds of adventures, camping, boating, etc, etc. I am here to learn again all about pups and what to expect. I am in touch with 2 local breeders to adopt a new pup sometime hopefully in the spring. I am very nervous. I know it's a huge commitment and I am super scared on picking a perfect match pup for our lifestyle. Hoping to gain any insight and tips on picking the perfect pup for a family lifestyle. Thank you so much!! -amber
     
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    Hi Amber and welcome from me, Hattie 9 years and our rescue boy Charlie 6 years. I am so sorry you lost your best girl Lady :( I hope a new puppy will help fill the whole in your heart just a little.

    I suggest you buy Pippa's books, The Happy Puppy Handbook which has everything you need to know about preparing and raising a new puppy also Total Recall which helps with training.

    Good luck with your search and keep us up to date please :) xx
     
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    Hi Amber.
    Welcome to the forum.
    There must be a big hole in your family with the loss of Lady.
    I hope your puppy quest is successful.
    I'll second Helen's recommendation of The Happy Puppy Handbook.
    Really great advice about coping with puppies!
     
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  4. amberngwin

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    Thanks!! Will do.
     
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    Hi and welcome from me and 3 year old girl, Harley.
    Good luck with your plans for getting a new pup
     
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    Hello and welcome from a fellow Marylander :)
     
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    Hi, and welcome from Holly and me in Monmouth, Wales. Good luck with the puppy hunt.
     
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  8. amberngwin

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    Love the name Harley! It's in my top 5 puppy name list. :heart:
     
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  9. amberngwin

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    So cool! I am Howard/Carroll area
     
  10. PawPrints

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    Oh that's a nice area, several good breeders around there. I'm in northern Baltimore County
     
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    Hi Amber from me & Coco. Sorry to hear about Lady, it sounds like she really lived life to the full with you. What's your Papillon called?
     
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    Hello and welcome from Fred, Annie and me here in Cheshire.
     

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