I can't believe she's finally here! Thanks to everyone here for all the replies, discussion, and amazing advice as I was trying to prepare. I'm so excited to be a part of this community moving forward!
Haha I know I'm waiting for her to get more acclimated and unleash her true self. She has seemed super calm since I first held her, but I'm guessing that's just because she's a bit scared due to a new situation. She only recently started getting more active with her toys, but a lot of the times she just follows me around and lays down near where I am, which I know I shouldn't be complaining about with a puppy lol. The biggest issue for now seems to be the crate + pen setup. She whines a bit when in there, usually at night, but if I go lay near the pen and she lays back down and seems content to fall asleep. The only concern for now will be when she's actually alone when I have to run an errand or something.She’s so cute I started to tear up. Enjoy the fun and crazy puppy phase. Congratulations!
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I brought her home Saturday so quite early on still! I took a bit of time off of work so she can get properly and comfortably settled inThat’s great that she’s getting to meet others at your house and have positive experience with it.
Hopefully by the end of one week she’ll stop crying when it’s time to go into the crate at bedtime. Especially if you’re sleeping in the same room.
Mine was pretty easy and took a week to stop crying when put in the crate for bedtime. During the day was more difficult for her, but I’d just ignore her stares, barking and whining. If she was quiet I’d throw a treat into the pen here and there. Nap time is nap time, and it’s also where she would spend time when I wasn’t watching her 100%. It saved my sanity!
Make sure you keep water available to her in her crate and 24/7. Just a PSA I like to say to all new puppy owners!
How long have you had her?