Our puppy must haves list

Discussion in 'Labrador Puppies' started by teide, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Christina2807

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    OMG that is the cutest! I love when they cross over the front paws super cute.
    He obviously wanted to come home with you, the puppy chooses the owners.
     
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    She is so so scrummy! Absolutely gorgeous! I feel so lucky to be a lab owner even though I’m only on day 6 of having a pup he shows so much love! He comes to work with me everyday and I work with people with learning disabilities and he has made them so happy and made them smile so much he has done so much good already!
    I think he’s going to be the best family dog when he’s more trained and has learnt what is Acceptable and what isn’t!
    Oh we tried pies in a small amount of water in the bath and I don’t think he enjoyed it haha!
    Do you use puppy shampoo? We haven’t used anything but water on him but he wasn’t in there very long aha! We have an en-suite shower and my partner showered with him and said he just kept running in and out hahaha
     
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    We reserved him before we met him but we were allowed to change our minds if we wanted too when we met them but I was so in love with him! He gave me so many kisses the others didn’t they just nibbled my shoes haha!
    The breeder said if she was going to keep one she would have kept him! She was sad to see him go..
    My partner said when he leaves the room pies doesn’t really take much notice but when I leave the rooM he follows me and does a little cry when I’ve left I don’t know if he might have some anxiety about me leaving or not..
     
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    Yeah we use puppy shampoo on her, smells like oranges! It is the I love pet head range really good. The first one she hated and tried to get out, 2nd and 3rd time I sat in with her while my husband washed and showered her and the 4th time she was on her own.

    Aw I absolutely love her and cannot believe she is mine! Even tho sometimes I think shes a bit crazy :rolleyes:
     
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    OMG love that we need to buy some! I think that’s such a good idea if I sit in with him and my partner washes him that would work well! I will defo try that!
    Oh for sure they are defo crazy haha and we wouldn’t have them any other way:inlove:
     
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    We have the same thing but a dog has one human that is theirs and 'mum'. Our breeder was the same ... they wanted a boy but if they were going for a girl they would have kept Luna, she was the pick of the litter :D

    He will soon learn that you will be coming back and it will get better.
     
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    Oh so maybe he sees me as mum / his human then.. rather than anxiety just thinks I’m his person?
    Isn’t it lovely when even the breeder would’ve kept our pups! They’re both gorgeous!

    I’m so glad I got to view him before someone else got my boy!
    I hope he does learn that I’m coming back I suppose it’s still early days and he’s still so young! He’s only 8 weeks and 3 days we picked him up 2 days early as he had been weaned for 3 weeks and we traveled from Oxfordshire to wales 6 our round trip so that was the only day we could collect him but I do think he is settling well considering it’s only been such a short time! I really couldn't imagine my life without him now!
     
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    Sorry been a busy weekend! How is Pies getting on?

    Yes you will be his mum/human and he looks to you for everything - food, play, re-assurance - your his safe person.
    It is amazing knowing your pup was in high demand! We did say no to her as thought we couldn't give her everything she needed with being in a flat ... she was put up for sale and 2 people wanted her, they sent us her advertising pictures and then my husband said 'can we change our minds and have her' and we haven't looked back since!

    Luna is teething so bad just now and sits crying :( it breaks my heart. We have frozen so much for her and my husband researched what is good to help. So we ended up ordering all these different ears and chews from Amazon yesterday to try help her.
     
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    Pies is getting on well thank you! How is Luna getting on?
    We have had a few chewing issues and play biting but we are now using the ignore him approach remove him or remove ourselves no words no nothing just ignore him and it’s actually been working really well when we’ve left him to calm down for a few mins we tell him good boy and let him back in the living room from behind the stair gate as our living room and kitchen is open plan so we have a big stair gate separating them.

    Oh no poor girl! What did your husband order her? I’ve been looking but if there’s anything you can recommend for chewing???

    Pies is growing bigger everyday!!
    He is certainly a little
    Monkey and keeps us on our toes! How is Luna with play biting? Or biting in general?!!

    Oh yes I know the feeling the weekend just flew past! And now I’m back at work with my boy :)
     
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    We have rabbit ears, goat ears, reduced fat pig ears, dried fish jerky sticks and 'braided bulls pizzles bully sticks' all arriving for her. the different shapes and sizes will mean she will be able to get them to the gums at the back. All of them are on amazon and low calorie, so even if she does end up eating one a day it won't be a bad thing.

    Biting is interesting ... she doesn't bite my husband much but she is getting better with me. The main reason she bites is because she wants something, thinks you are playing, tired or sore. So I am now trying to feed her before she stars biting and when playing using more than one toy so I can throw one while she has one. That way she doesn't think I am trying to take it and no nipping.

    They grow so quick, I remember when Luna would try to jump onto sofa and her wee head would just make it above it and now she is up and down like I don't know what!
     
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    Thank you so much! I will order some now for him! He needs something for them little teeth! I read somewhere that they teeth from 8 weeks old to 7 months? That’s such a long time for them! I also read around 4 months they start to settle down with their biting! I hope that’s true hah!

    Oh pies is the same he sticks his little head up and his paws asking to come up on the sofa but he is far too small to get up haha! But it won’t be long before he can!
    When we got him he couldn’t even stick his head over and now he can! He is growing so much everyday!

    Going to be such a big pup soon! He already looks so strong when he runs around in the garden its insane! He brings us so much joy! He started to get the zoomies in the morning round the garden haha darts around so fast!!
     
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    Your welcome! If you find anything that will help our pups please share, we are going to be doing it about the same time.
    boy I hope that is true, I only have ... 3.5 weeks to go until 4 months :) haha

    I don't notice it daily but its when she can get something she never used to be able to or she stretches out.

    Oh Luna gets the zoomies at night about 9pm, she runs from our dining room, through the hall to the kitchen and back. It isn't a straight line and is so funny to see her 'hop' round the door frames. After the zoomies we calm her down with a chew toy and she then takes herself off to sleep when shes ready
     
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    Yes of course will defo share :)
    Frozen carrot sticks seem to be helping pies he loves them! Also a cardboard box we gave him haha!

    We are going to start measuring pies’ tail my partner sent me a photo of him last night whilst I was working and his tail has grown hahaha!
    I love watching pies run around like crazy haha it’s so cute! Be so funny to see when he’s a big doggy!

    I’ve even got his first stick and his first 2 stones he gave me and my partner on a shelf in the living room :)
     
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