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I got a new puppy!

Marley&me
March 6th, 2013, 11:57 PM
Marley is my very first puppy, I have had him now for almost 4 weeks. He is a Chihuahua that is 13 weeks old now. I cant believe how much this little guy has a hold on my heart. I knew having him was going to be a huge responsibility but I feel like I just had another new baby! He is very clingy right now, mainly to me only. I hope in time he will grow to be a confident dog! He brings so much joy into my life and I adore this little guy with every fiber in my body!!:lovestruck:

Jull
March 7th, 2013, 08:08 AM
Is the best feeling in the world isn't :D

We need pictures! :rolleyes:

mastifflover
March 7th, 2013, 10:29 AM
Congrats on the new puppy. If I may make a few suggestions to you to raise a confident Chi. Let him walk don't carry him around, they really want to socialize. When he gets a bit older a puppy socialization class will build confidence. Sadly so many end up in rescues because they are aggressive, and most of it occurs from being over protective. I have friend who has a great one his bff is a Neapolitan Mastiff who is 210 pounds. He is treated just like a big dog and I think he thinks he is too. We love pics please post some. :thumbs up

Dog Dancer
March 7th, 2013, 10:39 AM
Congrats on the puppy and welcome. Have to agree with mastifflover, don't treat him like a baby and he won't turn out like one. Pics are a definite requirement.:D

Barkingdog
March 7th, 2013, 11:26 AM
Congrats on the new puppy. If I may make a few suggestions to you to raise a confident Chi. Let him walk don't carry him around, they really want to socialize. When he gets a bit older a puppy socialization class will build confidence. Sadly so many end up in rescues because they are aggressive, and most of it occurs from being over protective. I have friend who has a great one his bff is a Neapolitan Mastiff who is 210 pounds. He is treated just like a big dog and I think he thinks he is too. We love pics please post some. :thumbs up

I was going to say that too about not carrying the dog all the time. I had a client that bred Chi and he a Chi that had a so much confident Coco did not know he was a small dog.

What is your dog name?