INTRODUCING OZZY (Officially!)

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INTRODUCING OZZY (Officially!)

Post by xxLouxx » 27 May 2011, 18:13

Well I thought I should give an account of our first 6 days with Ozzy following all the friendly, helpful advice you all gave me on the count down to D day :wink:

Sunday morning 10am and all 4 of us (myself, hubby and two boys) arrived at 'Tora' to collect our Ozzy..Couldnt believe how excited we were! Ozzy was just as gorgeous as we remembered.. Car journey home was uneventful in respect of no sickness, pee's or poo's :lol: but Ozzy was quite distressed for the full hour on my knee.

Once home, we took him straight out to our garden and he did his 'business'. Brought him into the kitchen where his crate was all set up for him and door lying open. After 15 minutes of playing with my 2 boys on the kitchen floor, Ozzy took himself off into his crate and had a little lie down. No coaxing with treats required :shock: . From that moment on, Ozzy has popped in and out of his crate at his leisure. 6 days later, it is clear that he LOVES his crate. He has now taken to collecting all his toys and carrying them into his crate where he snuggles into them and his blanket. The only time we ever close the door is when we go out or go to our beds. He has never done the toilet in his crate yet :D

The first night, he cried for approx 10mins (no more) then settled down. We have left the radio on low and the light dimmed. First night I got up at 5am, and took him out where he did his 'thing' within a couple of minutes. Tucked him back into his crate and went back to my bed for an hour (I really wanted to stay up with him and play on the kitchen floor, but I wanted him to get used to popping back into sleep after an early rise). He literally stopped crying by the time I reached the top of the stairs!

Now, he goes out to the toilet at 11pm and that's him through to 6-7am. We have had maybe half a dozen little accidents on the kitchen floor over the last 6 days but was our fault as we missed the 'signs'.

We have had LOTS ( :shock: ) of visitors (young and old) and I can honestly say that OZzy has taken it all in his stride. He is very gentle (at the moment :roll: ) and extremely affectionate. Today we reached another milestone and now he will 'sit' for a tiny treat. It's hilarious as he follows me around and just 'sits' expecting to get a treat every time :lol:

Getting Ozzy has been the BEST decision we have made as a family. Our boys are wonderful with him and you can already see the bond between the 3 of them. We all love him to bits!!

I have no doubt things will probably go 'pear shaped' at some point but the love we have for him already will make the 'difficult' moments easier (fingers crossed).

Thanks again to everyone who gave me tones of good advice. I felt calm and well prepared by the time Ozzy joined our family :D and he has been an absolute joy so far.

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Re: INTRODUCING OZZY (Officially!)

Post by poodledoodleted » 27 May 2011, 18:20

I've been waiting for this post :lol:

What a wonderful colour he is - he looks like a lovely deep chocolate brown :D

I'm so glad everything is going so well for you - Ted was a nightmare when we first got him but is (hopefully) settling down with age. You could be lucky and have a very laid back doodle!

He must be really comfortable at your home in order to settle in so quickly - keep up updated with how he is doing and try and put in a few horror stories (just to put me off wanting another)

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Post by kizzie whizz » 27 May 2011, 18:24

It's not fair, a dog who looks a scrumptious as Ozzy shouldn't be so well behaved :P I am so glad it is going so well for you all, it looks as though Ozzy is settling in for a great life
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Post by xxLouxx » 27 May 2011, 18:37

Aw you are both so kind! Don't get me wrong, I DO feel as though I have a new baby again as I can't get ANYTHING done because I'm constantly parked on the kitchen floor cuddling and playing with him :lol: :lol: oh and taking him out to pee every hour :roll: but we really are over the moon with him. I'm sure the 'bubble will burst' shortly and I will be on here in a panic :lol:

Wednesday was the first morning he was left for any length of time as both my hubby and I were working :( I was really nervous and worried. Took him out to pee at 9am and then he toddled into his crate. Closed the door and gave him a teeny weeny treat. Left the radio on and went to work. Came home at lunch time (1pm) and he was sound asleep in his crate. No poo's or pee's. Took him straight out the back and he did his 'thing'. Played with him for an hour then went back to work at 2pm. My mum came over at 3pm until I got in form work at 6pm. My heart flipped with his welcome home i got :P.

Havent yet taken him back into car which I'm sure will not be so pleasant as he was pretty distressed coming down from Loch Lomond. Not quite sure how to secure him?? A crate in the boot (but most of the time i'm on my own in the car and would be able to reassure him) or one of the dog harnesses that click into the back seat? Need to sort something soon as I need to take him to puppy socialising classes ( :shock: :lol: :lol: ) on Tuesday but will me on my own.
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Post by Leah » 27 May 2011, 18:43

Sounds like it's all going great and you've got yourselves a nice calm puppy! It's good he likes his crate, makes going out etc much easier, you know he's safe and so is your house...
Can't believe how small he is - what a little cutie!

Monty's Mum came from Tora too. We had to get a car harness as Monty hated the car - we put him in the boot to begin with but he got so distressed we had to have him near us. He loves the car now and jumps straight in, but he does love to look out the window, I think that really helps him enjoy travelling.

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Post by Madeleine » 27 May 2011, 18:50

Oh = this brought tears to my eyes !!
He is so cute and I'm so pleased for you
The bubble doesn't burst it just settles down and as
you say these dogs worm their way into out hearts
i have more patience with my dogs than I ever did with my
kids - and the dogs have tried it - believe me
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Post by Bid » 27 May 2011, 19:43

Brillant that he's settled so quickly! :D :D Keep the pics coming.
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Post by john ford » 27 May 2011, 20:12

glad you got him home ok and hes settled ok great fun ahead.

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Post by ebug99 » 27 May 2011, 20:43

Sounds like you all and he are doing brilliantly :wink:

I'm sure, as you say, there will be days where he challenges you but you will rise to it and celebrate each milestone (just as you did with your children)

He is absolutely adorable and your boys look so smitten with him !

Keep the pics coming...............

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Post by Dexter_Mir » 27 May 2011, 21:32

Oh my god how scrummmmmmy is he!!!!!!!!!!!


Reminds me again of my Dexter small cute and cuddley...
Although now he is 44 kilos of cuddley !! :lol:

Really glad you are enjoying him you have much fin ahead of you :P

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Post by xxLouxx » 27 May 2011, 21:54

I'm so grateful for all your lovely encouraging comments. I'm enjoying reading through them all and getting the chance to see ALL your gorgeous 'doods'. I fear I am well and truly hooked on the breed. Cant get enough of your pics :D
Thanks xxx

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Post by Liz! » 27 May 2011, 21:56

Aaaww, he's so yummy! I WANT ANOTHER ONE!!! *Stamps foot*.
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Post by brucey doodle » 27 May 2011, 22:10

So So cute he's lovely.
I used the car harness for Bruce and every car journey got better he now loves the car and jumps in without hesitation.
Once Bruce had all his injections I took him different parks in the car and when I was just popping the local shop for milk or what ever he'd come for the ride he just associates the car with going some where that's fun although when driving I have to have the window open slightly even when its cold he seems more relaxed when he can feel a breeze on him
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Post by Glenda » 27 May 2011, 22:20

Aww Ozzy is sooo cute!! I wondered several times how you were getting on with little Ozzy and have been waiting for your post as well :lol: :lol:

So pleased all is (better than) well with you all and love your pics. Isn't it great when you have your doodle and can post pics of your own little darling :D :D
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Post by blueboysgirl » 27 May 2011, 22:40

Bruno has always travelled in the back of the car behind a dog guard. We have a Galaxy, so we take the back 2 seats out so he has loads of room and he always travels well. He has a good nosey at the surroundings in town, and he sleeps when on the motorway.
I've recently been trying to get him used to the harness (with little success) as he just won't keep still and twists himself up in the seatbelt.
But I have found rolling his window down enough to get his head out seems to keep him still :roll:

Your puppy is absolutely beautiful and I'm sure he's going to give you years of love and fun.
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