Getting a Puppy!

Bloomington, Illinois
February 18, 2016 8:51pm CST
Today i was told by my husband that we can in fact get the puppy i have been begging for since we met almost 4 years ago. I have a 12 year old golden retriever and a 3 year old cat whom i love so dearly. I dont want a puppy to replace them by any means. But i do have baby fever. We arent ready for any human babies for another year or so, so i asked if we could get another puppy. Today he said yes. My new baby is picked out and ready to come home. Now im nervous. Ive never had a puppy before..all the animals i have had werent babies when i got them. I am so glad my husband trained our retriever when he got her so many years ago, so he can teach me how to train our new four month old pomeranian. I know my retriever will be welcoming to her, but the cat might be mad for a day or two. You know, he's a cat haha. A new journey, a new adventure, and a new little furry life in our lives. Any puppy training advice is greatly welcomed!
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• United States
19 Feb 16
Sounds very exciting! Have with your new addition to the family (puppy).
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@rebelann (39586)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Feb 16
I'm not familiar with training older puppies, the younger ones are so easy they simply catch on to what ever you want them to do and they do it plus even cats tolerate puppies better than older pups. You're gonna have your hands full, but you do have a Golden Retriever and they are great when it comes to teaching youngsters how to behave. Just think of the 4month old as being a 9 year old boy or girl depending on which you are getting. Females tend to be calmer than males.
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@LoriAMoore (4825)
• United States
19 Feb 16
I've never had a dog from puppy age, sounds like fun.
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19 Feb 16
Awee that is exciting! Enjoy your little fur ball!
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@sugartoes (39974)
• Greencastle, Indiana
20 Feb 16
being you getting a POM you might want to think about a GOOD groomer as well too cause they do require a lot of grooming to keep knots out of their hair & shedding so here's another video on just that for you
This is how I groom a Pomeranian. I brushed out the undercoat and gave him a bath and blow dried him.I trim his feet and furnishings with the scissors and tr...
@sugartoes (39974)
• Greencastle, Indiana
20 Feb 16
I have 8 dogs myself but to help you with your new puppy I can send you a GOOD video on the one person that can help you on ALL the training your new puppy that's (ZAK) he has all the video's you need for all the training just hit the link & watch this one & then you can put in the box above the video "puppy training" & find the rest of them.
Check out the crate you saw in this video here: http://www.midwesthomes4pets.com/products/ovation-trainer-double-door-dog-crate-1 Check out other awesome pro...
• United States
19 Feb 16
You got a pom? That is great, poms are great dogs. I think the first thing you need to introduce the puppy and your golden. There are ways to do it (and not do it) I know when I started dog sitting for a neighbor's dog, instead of bringing the dog inside, I had my husband and son bring my two girls out (that is Penny and Ciara, who are my profile picture) and had them meet one another on the street. Why? Because the house and property is their territory and to introduce them to another dog, may have caused some problems. Now I can bring the neighbor's dog into the house and my girls are okay with it. Of course there is also housebreaking the puppy and adjustment for all, so be prepared to make mistakes and learn from them. There are probably other tips online, and I hope other members here can help you too. Now for grooming..Don't know what your plans are in having this baby groomed, but out of three breeds, a pom is one I would love to have and I would have her shaved down to look like a fox. I help my daughter who owns her own grooming shop and I love it when owners have their poms cut to look like foxes. I might have a picture of one and if I can find a picture, I will post it, if not I will be sure to take a picture of the next pom that comes in.
@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Feb 16
I guess a puppy will take a while to settle in. I wonder what the cat will think.
@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Feb 16
That is so awesome. I love puppies. Enjoy your new puppy.