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Hi Guys..Can you help?

mikeyg01
June 7th, 2007, 01:07 PM
My Codi (Weimaraner and Pointer) just passed away after 16 faithful years. I have another female dog that has been with him for her 10 years.

She was really lonely, so I went to local pound to get her a friend. How confusing !! All these dogs going "Pick Me" What to do??

As I was passing a worker giving a dog a bath, the little dog jumped from the tub, all sudsy, and jumped right into my arms. Well, that decided it!! She picked ME !!!

After, having to wait 2 days for her to be spayed, I finally got to take her home (YEA) She is the cutest thing. She looks like a little terrier, but she must be part kangaroo. (maybe Jack Russell??)

She doesn't walk on the floor, she goes from my computer table, to my dining room table, to the kitchen, to the kitchen counters, to top of the tv.

In the middle of the night, I hear crashing, and I know she's knocked SOMETHING over.

Anybody have any suggestions??? If she wasn't s-o-o cute, I could be really upset.:dog:

jessi76
June 7th, 2007, 01:29 PM
omg, where to start....

welcome.

a new dog shouldn't have free run of your house until she learns the rules and earns trust & freedom. you'll need to confine this dog for her own safety while she's learning what is appropriate (lounging on a dog bed) and what is not (jumping on countertops).

using a crate is my preferred method, but some ppl have success with gating the dog into a room, or even using a room w/ a door that closes.

Crate training takes time and slow introduction (especially in those animals who have been rescued, some may of had BAD experiences in the past w/ crates, so go SLOW). we can help give you tips should you decide to go that route.

first off, post a pic, so we may be able to help determine a breed, and offer specific suggestions.

great to hear that you adopted a dog in need!

lilmegshepherds
June 7th, 2007, 05:22 PM
Welcome to the forum


Patience and I agree a crate is your best friend at this point.

mummummum
June 7th, 2007, 05:26 PM
And how is your female dog (name ? pix ?) handling all this chaos ?

hazelrunpack
June 7th, 2007, 07:31 PM
Welcome, mikeyg. Sounds like you've got yourself a handful there! :D In more ways than one!

We'd love to see pics of both your darlins!

jessi had some really good advice there. You might want to post another thread in the training forum about your new little one--you're more likely to get other helpful responses if you post there :thumbs up

Good luck! Keep us posted on your progress.

rainbow
June 8th, 2007, 01:48 AM
Welcome to the forum. I am so sorry for your loss of Codi. :grouphug: :candle:

You are going to have to set some ground rules for your new little girl and I agree with jessi76 otherwise you will have big problems down the road.

I also agree that we'd love to see pics of your two doggies.