Hello. First dog. Say Hi!

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dunkrag
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Hello. First dog. Say Hi!

Post by dunkrag » 12 Sep 2016, 20:38

Just popped my deposit down for this little guy.
He was 6 weeks old yesterday. He is a miniature Doodle.

It will be my very first dog. I’ve had a crazy 22 year working life so far and it’s time to shift my priorities to something more worthwhile.. I’m a single guy looking for a buddy to grow old with basically.

I’ve been thinking about this for over a year and decided the time is now right.

He is from a litter of 5 (4 boys and 1 girl), I have been a work colleague of the breeder for a number of years. He is currently in a home with 2 children. I’ve met the owner of the father of the pups. The mother is a lovely white miniature doodle with a seemingly very calm temperament – it is her first litter.

I’ve met him twice, once at 1 week old and yesterday – took him out for a drive in the car yesterday, he cried the whole way – but that was the first time he had even been out of the house.

It’s going to be difficult – I live in a flat with no garden. I am on my own so he will be coming with me to work (which is very informal and there are only 4 of us full time). However, my social life is not busy, so any time outside of work will be his. And I’m restricting the type of work I can do now to stuff that doesn’t have me working 18 hours a day and taking me away from home for 3 months at a time.

I’ve got my puppy training and socialisation sessions lined up. Got crate, bed, toys, feeding bowls and puppy pads ready to go. I’m really looking forward to training him to be a well behaved and obedient dog, and eventually when he is older, having him fall asleep at my feet after a fun day eating and playing..

I plan on crate training and probably moving the crate into the bedroom at nights so he sleeps with me. Need to sort out insurance – any advice would be gratefully received.

Probably be here asking for lots of advice in the coming weeks. I get to take him home on the 30th of Sept.

I’ve called him Brody. (I’m a JAWS fan..)


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Dipsy doodle
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Post by Dipsy doodle » 12 Sep 2016, 20:54

He looks gorgeous and sounds like you have it all sorted.
I take my 7 month old Daisy to work with me and she has settled in well there. I have a pen and trained all the adults there how to treat her. She has gone down a storm!
I got her for similar reasons to you and I can honestly say it's the best thing I've done in ages.

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Post by Doodle Dee » 13 Sep 2016, 07:49

Aw. He is lovely and you are organised. Good lvk
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Post by Coco and Annie » 13 Sep 2016, 13:09

He's just lovely.....how lucky are you!!

Dogs are such great company and I'm sure you're already smitten.
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Post by kathiedoodle » 15 Sep 2016, 07:53

Hi Brody and lucky owner, sounds like you have most things covered but doodles large and small have a way of throwing a spanner in the works but with patience and love they are the most beautiful companions, humorous loving and fun. The right insurance is so important. Do not get a cheap annual one, go for life cover, more expensive but worth it especially if Brody should ever need a lengthy course of treatments. As these policies say, life cover for any problem however long it takes as long as you keep up the policy payments. The annual ones will finish at the end of policy and have very limited payouts then refuse to cover that problem at the end of term even if treatment is ongoing and it will then be difficult to insure with another company. Many out there just have to see which suits you. Good luck enjoy the lovely pup and take loads of photos because they secretly grow every night !
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Post by dexysback » 16 Sep 2016, 20:14

Hi he is sweet,we also moved into a flat on ground floor with back door and communal garden ,i have a long chain that i put him on outside by door ,also live by a park so plenty of walks. My dog is 6 so easier then pup in flat but im sure he will be fine ,enjoy.
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Post by linny » 17 Sep 2016, 18:15

:) Welcome to you & Brody, he is a really beautiful pup.
You seem very organised so just enjoy him :) . Lots of love, kindness and patience and no doubt he will give you a lot in return.
I wouldn't be without my motely crew.
Looking forward to more pics and updates.
Linny Ambrose, Jethro & gang

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Post by Y-Bear » 20 Sep 2016, 20:08

Hello all I'm a newbie on here I have been reading lots of tips from you great Doggy owners and seen some lovely dogs on here and thought it was time I joined.
Just a little bit about me and my furry boys I have a 12 year old yellow Labrador called Kemp and a 16 month old austrialian labradoodle called
yogi.

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Post by dunkrag » 03 Oct 2016, 23:12

Well.. Brody has been home for 9 days now..
Had his first set of jabs and settling in nicely..
First 4 nights I slept on the sofa in the living room with him while he was in his crate and pen and he didn't stir between about 11pm and 6am.. couldn't believe it.. I have now moved myself back off to my own bed for the last 4 nights and he is still as good as gold and sleeping through or at least not making a sound.. it was 7.45am this morning..

He is going to the toilet on his puppy pad in his pen and I take him out for poo's first thing. He has already been coming to work with me and sleeping under my desk most of the day..

Can't hardly believe how good he is..
He is 9 weeks and 2 days old today - I finished giving him puppy milk about 3 days ago.. is it too early to give him a puppy kong with peanut butter (he already has a puppy sized one that I put treats in for him..)?

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Post by linny » 04 Oct 2016, 14:39

Great photos .....Picture two is so cute !....you could sell that as a poster .....could make you a fortune :lol: ...love the fat tum.
I would let him have his puppy milk ...till he's 12 weeks . Kongs are good for anytime you want to keep him occupied.
He is being such a good pup....Our Jethro was much like Brody , he slept through the night from day one.

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Post by Bid » 05 Oct 2016, 07:35

What a little star Brody is! He is breaking you in gently :lol:

It's never too early for a kong imo. My Beamish slurped himself to sleep every night with his - my preferred fillings for him were goats yoghurt or minced beef (I freeze kongs first to make them last longer, hence the yoghurt). I did this for his first year before it dawned on me that he wasn't actually a puppy anymore and could go to bed without a kong! :roll:
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