Looks like Santa knew what I really wanted

By sofs
@sofssu (14447)
January 10, 2016 10:33pm CST
I had written just before Christmas that I needed a little pup to fill the gap my dog of thirteen years had left after her untimely death. We wowed never to have a dog, but the children decided it was time to have one. they convinced us after a year that we need to have another dog to make the family complete. I have been looking up all the rescue centers, online ads and stuff, but it seemed that none of the dogs we met were meant for us. Finally when we went to a friend's place on boxing day we found the dog we were looking for. A shih tzu pup. He is three months old and not yet house broken.. I have my hands full training him. He has a mind of his own and just wont obey commands.. but I know like all dogs we've had so far he will come around too. He is the cutest thing I have ever seen. and that makes it hard to discipline him.
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@allknowing (69355)
• India
11 Jan 16
Wish you had posted a picture. I like the thing about him having a mind of his own. That spells trouble indeed
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Jan 16
@allknowing Its trouble indeed because he is cute and gets away with everything especially when the children are around. I wanted to post his picture here...but I cannot find my phone to laptop cable. I am afraid I have misplaced it while travelling .. I am still searching.
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@allknowing (69355)
• India
11 Jan 16
@sofssu May you succeed training that little imp You need a lot of patience.
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Jan 16
@allknowing Oh that I have in plenty have trained around fifteen dogs so far .
@SIMPLYD (82987)
• Philippines
11 Jan 16
Wow, that's so nice - a shih tzu . They really can be adorable , as that of my nephew's . Maybe you can post her (is it a female) picture one of these days . A young one is really so cute .
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Jan 16
@SIMPLYD I do remember you posting pictures of your nephew's pets. They are cute indeed. The one I have is a male.. Sometime down the line I will get him a femal e companion.
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@SIMPLYD (82987)
• Philippines
14 Jan 16
@sofssu Yes, so they can have puppies . You can sell them and have money .
@JudyEv (134920)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jan 16
These are just the cutest dogs. Good luck with your training programme. :)
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Jan 16
@JudyEv They are indeed. I guess I need all that luck and more with this little guy.
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@JudyEv (134920)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jan 16
@sofssu He will be worth every minute. :)
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Jan 16
@JudyEv I am sure he will be .. The happiness on the children's faces is enough to assure me of that .
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Jan 16
going to say gotta train him to understand the rules first! lol I wanna see photos!
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@sofssu (14447)
12 Jan 16
@Jessicalynnt He seems to be doing better each day. We have just one accident yesterday. He is really so cute.. He will be on mylot very soon.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 16
@sofssu yay I wanna see!
@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
11 Jan 16
I'm glad you were able to find the right dog for your family. Good luck with the training, I remember training our dog, it was no fun. She took a long time to house train, partially because she never vocalized her need to go out unless she was in her kennel. She has finally gotten us trained to her non-vocal cues and hasn't had an accident in the house in a long time.
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@sofssu (14447)
12 Jan 16
@fawkes62 Spark doesn't vocalize either.. I just put him out at fixed periods.. we had just one accident yesterday..He is also learning to be obedient.I'll get this right before taking him out for socialization training..
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@LadyDuck (176020)
• Switzerland
11 Jan 16
He is still very young, he will learn with the time. It would be wonderful to see a photo of him.
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@sofssu (14447)
12 Jan 16
@LadyDuck A very trainable age. He is naughty only when the kids are around. I will post a picture as soon as I can find my cable.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
Take good care of him and train him well.
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I hope to. He is such a darling.
@sueznewz2 (10141)
• Alicante, Spain
11 Jan 16
I'm glad you've found the right dog... he will indeed complete your home...
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Jan 16
@sueznewz2 Yes, I knew he was the one for us.The children are so happy.. they are always happy but now it seems they are so full of life and energy.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 16
What a lot of pleasure that little dog will give you in the years to come. I would love another dog but our lifestyle isn't suitable as we travel a lot.
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Jan 16
@jaboUK I really was not willing to get another dog.. but now I know what I had missed. I know what you mean.. the main reason we wanted a small dog is because we make frequent short road trips and a small dog is easy to take with us. We don't have to depend on others.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
i'm so glad'ja found'ja a pup that suits yer family, hon. best'f luck gettin' the lil tyrant housebroken. jest remember that regardless'f how cute the lil fella is, 'tis best to get that trainin' in now so ya aint got a full grown tyrant. cuteness only takes 'em so far :)
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Jan 16
@crazyhorseladycx You are so right, I want a well behaved dog.. so I will be the tyrant until he is house broken.
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@jstory07 (69875)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Jan 16
It sounds like you found the right dog for you. He will come around to training.
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Jan 16
@jstory07 Yes, thank you.. I know he will eventually.. I am a firm task master.
@iamshane487 (1155)
• Manila, Philippines
12 Jan 16
I have two dogs in my house. The female one is 4 years old which is really a smart dog while the male young one is so mischievous, but funny. I love both of them. Both were spayed and neutered and are Filipino dogs.