Phyrie wrote:Oh, jeez! Of course she's missing her siblings. She was probably still nursing from the bitch, too! Yes, she would have started weaning them, but just because they are capable of licking up soft food doesn't make them ready to leave the mother. If I had the owner of these dogs in front of me, I'd give him a piece of mind like he'd never heard before!! Irresponsible ass.
That said, your pup is 6 weeks old! He is no more capable of potty training than a six month old human infant. A pup that young I would take into my bed, so I could feel him wake up at night, so I could take him out. He will also gain great comfort sleeping with you, and you get the lovely feeling of nice, warm puppy cuddling up to you!
But off with you, go read!
I was soooo relieved to read this, im on page 11 of 15 and thinking im doing wrong by letting my little guy sleep with me...but it sure does make potty time easier, he wakes up and out we go! Then we go back to sleep. My puppy is 6 weeks old as well, and I am learning so much from this group about how this was way too young to leave Momma and siblings...hoping I am providing the security he needs.
I would like to get him okay with the little crate for when I must leave him, tried twice so far with all his treats and toys, he cried and chewed the crate the first time, second time settled in a little quicker, as soon as he was quiet, I let him out. I didn't leave him once, The crate was on my bed with me beside it the entire time, id keep my fingers dangling in the bars. I just want him to get some experience if I ever HAVE to leave him... for now, I have been taking him everywhere with me, secured under my arm...
I want to learn how to keep him safe and secure if I ever have to leave him...im sure you all will teach me!
...okay, back to reading!