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Who are you adopting from?

1. Line up a groomer.
2. Enter a local obedience class.
3. Set a schedule in your home so that your Poodle can transition well.
4. Consider tethering if the dog seems like it needs help bonding to you.
 

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Who are you adopting from?

1. Line up a groomer.
2. Enter a local obedience class.
3. Set a schedule in your home so that your Poodle can transition well.
4. Consider tethering if the dog seems like it needs help bonding to you.
Does tethering help the dog bond to you? Wow I never knew that. Learn something new on this board everyday, seriously.
 

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I work at an animal hospital, am adopting from a local hobby breeder who is downsizing.

Back story on this is that I recently had to PTS a puppy of a different breed due to a congenital issue. Puppy was from a very reputable breeder, but it didn't make a difference, I am out 2k and my darling puppy couldn't be saved.

I would like to give this poodle the best possible pet home, regardless of her background. So please no flaming....I am not purchasing her or promoting breeding pet poodles. She will be spayed before Christmas.

I have a set of Oster A5 clippers, various blades, combs, and a blower, plus numerous combs/brushes, etc. I have done grooming in the past and still do a little on the side.

I probably will not take her to an obedience class yet, she is a rather laid back poodle and I have done training with other dogs I've owned-so pretty familiar with teaching basics. I may take her later down the road. I am typically at work in the evening when the majority of classes are scheduled. I am home all day though and can teach her myself then.

I can't wait to have her home, it will be about 3 more weeks til her puppies are old enough to go to their new homes.




Who are you adopting from?

1. Line up a groomer.
2. Enter a local obedience class.
3. Set a schedule in your home so that your Poodle can transition well.
4. Consider tethering if the dog seems like it needs help bonding to you.
 

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Congrats on your new dog I know you are excited I got my Bella when she was 3 years old she is 5 now she did great I even changed her name and she took to her new name right away please post picture's as soon as you can.

Kathy
 

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Tethering is not only a wonderful way to bond but also will help resolve any issues with house training. Bonding is a plus, but I bet you have no issues there. Who couldn't bond with a poodle?! Enjoy your new poodle! :)
 

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So sorry about your puppy! :( Did you have any sort of health guarantee with him/her? Reputable breeders often offer one... It's so hard to get attached to a new family member and then lose them so soon!

Kudos for taking on this girl who needs a home!! I'll second the plea for pictures as soon as you can!!

Congratulations on your new poodle!! (is she toy? mini? standard??) Enquiring minds want to know! :)
 

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welcome to the forum everyone here is so nice and helpful ((as I'm new here too :D ))

and I offer my plea as well for photos of your lovely girl ^_^
 

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I work at an animal hospital, am adopting from a local hobby breeder who is downsizing.
No flaming here. I just wanted to know the situation. Would you say that this bitch had been out and about and well socialized? Or was she kept at home most of the time in a kennel/dog run?

Back story on this is that I recently had to PTS a puppy of a different breed due to a congenital issue. Puppy was from a very reputable breeder, but it didn't make a difference, I am out 2k and my darling puppy couldn't be saved.
Very sorry. For education purposes, can you tell us the breed and the problem. Didn't the breeder offer to replace the puppy?

I have a set of Oster A5 clippers, various blades, combs, and a blower, plus numerous combs/brushes, etc. I have done grooming in the past and still do a little on the side.
For best results, only clip and scissor on a clean dog that has been blow out as straight as possible. Those plastic comb attachments don't seem to work well on Poodle coat. Getting a book on Poodle grooming is money well spent.

I probably will not take her to an obedience class yet, she is a rather laid back poodle and I have done training with other dogs I've owned-so pretty familiar with teaching basics. I may take her later down the road. I am typically at work in the evening when the majority of classes are scheduled. I am home all day though and can teach her myself then.
Many obedience classes meet during the day. The advantages of training in group are:

1. Working in a public place helps socialize a Poodle strange dogs and people and it helps provides distraction that can be useful to train through.
2. Good obedience trainers can provide very helpful training tips. (avoid places like Petsmart.... the trainers I see there are horrible!)

I'm showing in Utility and I still go to a couple of drop in classes a week!

I can't wait to have her home, it will be about 3 more weeks til her puppies are old enough to go to their new homes.
Chances are she is going to need some good feeding and vitamins. Her coat might not be in the best shape.
 

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Hi in response to your questions...

Yes the breeder offered me another pup, however being a responsible breeder, she doesn't breed very often. It could be quite some time before another pup is available. This is a toy breed and has small litters. My puppy had hydrocephaly and tragically had to be euthanized after being at a vet specialist. I have a hard time thinking about her without tearing up, so it would also be difficult for me to have another puppy of the same breed right now.

I had taken my pup to the local kennel club for training, so I am very familiar with their training schedule-its all at night for basic adult obed. I could take my poodle to a rally class, but I will wait until I know her better, have basics down, and have her spayed. I wouldn't want to start class until all her basic health needs have been squared away.

She is a very social little poodle, she is home raised, not kept in an outdoor kennel or anything like that. I have seen her in the office and at her home. She has always been pleasant to be around and is familiar with other dogs, children, etc. She is about 7 lbs black and about 4 years old. The poodle breeder offered her to me upon hearing the tragedy about my puppy, very kind offer---and I am hoping that everything works out well with our new family member. I have been in love with this little girl for a while-very nice dog in office visits, since before I ever dreamed they would give her up. She is a charmer and has a really sweet soul.

I am going to be needing to groom her ASAP unless they have it done prior to me picking up. I have the metal comb attachments, not plastic ones. I am very excited to have my little poodle girl home soon, I get to visit with her tonight.
 

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So sorry about your puppy, I can see why your decision taking in the poodle now fits for you.:) And congrats on that as well welcome to the PF. I think it sounds like your pretty set and well prepared. The transition might take a bit and a nice cozy bed, maybe some new todays and activities for her. I cant wait to see her.
 

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Has this bitch been Optigen tested?

I would NOT take a Toy that was not either Optigen A "clear" or Optigen B "carrier" because if she is Optigen C and "affected" she will go blind.
 
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