What advice would our past puppy parents give our future puppy parents?
Katie Teller --Be patient with the potty training.
Cara Bertelli Stewart --Prepare to be home more than usual!! Because you should and you will want to!!
Susan Gould --They are cuddle bugs and full of love, but don't let that cute face fool you! They will steal your dirty laundry, try to drink your coffee if left unattended, and if you try to catch them they will out run you, making you look silly..... But all these crazy things make puppies fun. Remember with all the hard work they require these puppies will give you 100% of their love. They will be your biggest fan when you come home from a long day and they will never get tired if kissing you. Just make sure you have the time to give your puppy the time and attention they deserve.
JoAnn LaDuke --Be consistent, be patient.
Colleen Brunelle --If your fuzzy pup has and discoloration in the corner of hers/his eyes, go on Eyeenvy.com and order a trial kit and follow directions. It works miracles! !! These pups are so smart and loving! And stay looking cute even as adult dogs:)
Colleen Brunelle-- Oops. I mean any. Hahaha
Elli Kraybill ---Unless you want to buy toys all the time needle and thread on hand is always handy especially for their favorite toys you don't to get rid of.
Deanna Berg Responding to advice question: Have lots of toys for them to play with and learn from; Chammi loves spinach, but after I gave her a piece she started eating my green plants---she is a lot smarter than I am!
Susan Gould One more thing.... Before you get your puppy make sure you know what things are poisonous to your dog... Print it out and hang it somewhere. I was shocked to hear that grapes are highly toxic, frank ate a half of one, he was ok, but it could have been bad.
Carol Pena--- Enjoy every minute with your puppy. They are so lovable.
Lori Wise--- We have an exercise pen with room for her bed, food, water, chew toys and her potty grate. If was very difficult the first few nights when she would cry to get out. It just broke my heart but I forced myself to be consistent. After just a couple of nights, she was fine. She stays in there whenever we leave the house and all night and she loves it. Now I never have to worry about her and I know she is safe and sound when we can't be with her. Plus we don't have to worry about potty accidents if we are gone a long time or getting up in the night if she can't hold it. The potty grate works wonderfully.