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Hi...just got a mini pin

August 7th, 2005, 06:48 PM
:pawprint: Hello...I am new to this forum. We just purchased a mini-pincher 3 days ago and he is keeping us very busy in many different ways. He was paper trained and we are trying to teach him to go outside. He doesn't like to be out at night...his own shadow scares him...he is only 5lbs, 8 weeks old. Any suggestions from anyone on any topics related to just getting a puppy...would be appreciated. :)

doggy lover
August 7th, 2005, 07:02 PM
Welcome, and congrats on your new puppy, try picking up books on your breed of dog, they give you info and some idea of your type of dog. Dog training for dummies has two books try one of those. Send pics of your puppy we love pictures.

August 7th, 2005, 07:15 PM
Welcome to the board! The only thing I can suggest is get the doggy in training ASAP. Minpins are very tough to train and you have to start as early as you can. :) Good luck.

Lucky Rescue
August 7th, 2005, 09:23 PM
Hi and welcome! Min pins are very cute, but as Prin said, can be very difficult to housetrain and can be tough and headstrong, so be patient.

Here's a bunch of links on housetraining puppies. Choose one method and stick with it.

Here's another link on all sorts of puppy stuff:

Someone on this board rescues minpins and is very knowledgeable about them. Hope she sees your post.:)