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Old July 15th 03, 11:07 PM
gnGracie
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We adopted a 3-4-month-old puppy from the pound and he's coming home
tomorrow. I've never kennel trained before (both of my dogs were a bit
older when I got them, so it wasn't an issue) and I wanted to know if I
should set up bedding (i.e. towel or blanket, etc.) in the kennel for him or
no bedding. I'll be putting a couple of chew toys in there with him and
will keep him in the room with me at all times (I work at home) regarding
behavior training and watching for accidents.

I also wondered if anyone could recommend good obedience books or articles
on line that have easy-to-follow instructions. I've never really pursued
the obedience training before, so I'm also new to this...

Thank you so much, and if you want to e-mail me, here's my addy:


Brandy
Say goodnight Gracie... Goodnight Gracie.


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Old July 16th 03, 11:33 AM
Diana
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"gnGracie" wrote in message
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We adopted a 3-4-month-old puppy from the pound and he's coming home
tomorrow. I've never kennel trained before (both of my dogs were a bit
older when I got them, so it wasn't an issue) and I wanted to know if I
should set up bedding (i.e. towel or blanket, etc.) in the kennel for him

or
no bedding. I'll be putting a couple of chew toys in there with him and
will keep him in the room with me at all times (I work at home) regarding
behavior training and watching for accidents.


We're in puppy planning mode ~ our little girl is coming home in approx 5 -
6 weeks, so I share your excitement!
I'm in the UK but I was recommended a product called vetbed, which is a
fleece type bedding that is supposedly indestructable so that the puppy
can't chew through it, or chew bits off risking inernal blockages and draws
moisture away if the puppy has an accident. it's also supposed to repell
fleas and doggy odours ~ my old dog always smelt quite nice, even as a very
old lady but her bed seemed to need frequent washing.

Disadvantage ~ well, it costs a fair bit! but we figure if its
indestructable, it should last a life time. We'll see!


I also wondered if anyone could recommend good obedience books or articles
on line that have easy-to-follow instructions. I've never really pursued
the obedience training before, so I'm also new to this...


Although this site is English, it has a number of books reviews which you
should be able to find in the US, and if you're lucky they might be
available in your local library, but the bringing up a puppy and training
advice is very good and I'm sure you'll find it very useful.

http://www.infopet.co.uk

Diana


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Old July 16th 03, 02:17 PM
Alison
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Hi Brandy ,
Well done for adopting an unwanted puppy .
I like David Westons Dog Training , The Gentle Modern Method. It
explains every thing clearly and has lots of photos .
I bought mine in the Uk but I believe you can buy it on
www.amazon.com

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"gnGracie" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
We adopted a 3-4-month-old puppy from the pound and he's coming home
tomorrow. I've never kennel trained before (both of my dogs were a

bit
older when I got them, so it wasn't an issue) and I wanted to know

if I
should set up bedding (i.e. towel or blanket, etc.) in the kennel

for him or
no bedding. I'll be putting a couple of chew toys in there with him

and
will keep him in the room with me at all times (I work at home)

regarding
behavior training and watching for accidents.

I also wondered if anyone could recommend good obedience books or

articles
on line that have easy-to-follow instructions. I've never really

pursued
the obedience training before, so I'm also new to this...

Thank you so much, and if you want to e-mail me, here's my addy:


Brandy
Say goodnight Gracie... Goodnight Gracie.




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Old July 16th 03, 06:54 PM
Jenifer
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"gnGracie" wrote in message news:[email protected]


I also wondered if anyone could recommend good obedience books or articles
on line that have easy-to-follow instructions. I've never really pursued
the obedience training before, so I'm also new to this...


While researching and waiting the arrival on my new puppy, I found
some excellent web sites:

Dog Owner's Guide: http://www.canismajor.com/dog/index.html
Doggie Door to Canine Behavior: http://www.doggiedoor.com/
rec.pets.dogs FAQ: http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/

~~Jenifer
Owned by 2 sammies (soon to be three!)
 




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