Dogs in Vancouver... - Page 3
She's beautiful; very cuddly and sweet - We are all in love.
Only problem is its bedtime now and she will not pee or poop! She's hardly gone since we picked her up. I don't know what to do!
Poor dh is outside now trying to get there to go before we crate her for the night (or part of it anyway!)
Rain didn't go potty the whole 3.5 hour journey home. I was worried but eventually she did pee. I think it was the stress of the move. She also didn't eat for over 24 hours, but the rescue lady assured me this was normal and she would start eventually (which she did).
Unfortunately you'll probably be up a lot with the pup at night, but like with babies "This too shall pass".
Have you decided on a name? I voted for "Shade" and I think I was the only one, lol. But I also really liked Poppy. I actually saw an adult black standard poodle the other day, without the dippy hairdo, and they really are lovely dogs!
I am feeling like one of those parents who have always lucked out with easy kids and thinking it's all me and now I have a challenge that I did not know how to deal with (and didn't realize it was a problem until it got so bad). So now I'm eating humble pie. But I'm also glad that there are things we can do about it.
I also wanted to put in a good word for Wags. She's in North Burnaby and my BF says she is an awesome person with strong ethics and a true love/concern for dogs. She also does anaesthetic-free teeth cleaning. She owns and operates the business herself and I'd really like to support her. So if any of you need some services please consider using her.
I decided to name the pup Clover. It was going to be Poppy but my ds said he really didn't like it and wanted her to be called Cinder. I didn't like Cinder much (it sounds negative to me) but the name Clover kept popping up in my head and I though it might appease him because it has a similar sound. So I have named her Clover, which I really love - for various reasons. One is that it has the word Love in it!
She's great but really does not like being confined, either in her crate or an X pen. She will go into the crate to lie down but yelps incessantly if we move away from her, close the door or use the pen. Any suggestions?
They are geared toward small dogs, but they apply to all sizes. Things you might have known or heard, but never knew why...
I met with Danielle at Wags yesterday and she gave me hope that Rain is just insecure and young and this can be dealt with fairly quickly. I'm using a martingale collar now and it definitely helps with the pulling. She said its not uncommon for the smarter breeds of dogs to develop lightening-fast techniques for getting out of a Halti collar, lol.
The facility was really nice and I'm happy Rain will be staying there while we are away, though I am going to miss her SOOOO much!
Love the name Clover! How are the nights going robug? Getting much sleep? Is it like having a baby all over again?
We got a dog from a litter in the back of a truck outside of a health food store in Eugene, Oregon. She is the best companion, and so gentle with the little boys. She was a pup at the same time as my eldest, so she likes being climbed on, wrestled with, etc. She's a mix of black labrador (she loves swimming, fetching, chasing her tail) and Australian shepherd (she's smaller than a typical lab, and wicked smart).
Getting a dog is like getting a baby. You can't really know what you're getting into until it's there.
(For what it's worth, we live in Port Moody right now, around a lot of green space and quiet streets. It would be harder to have her in a more urban area.)