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Hawkgirl
12-12-2011, 06:51 PM
This is Ginger....my 10 week old golden retriever. She is home, got her on Saturday, NO accidents in the house...the best dog EVARRRRRRR.
Been taking her out every few hours and she only goes in the grass, I took her out at 4am on Saturday night and Sunday night and she has been great.

Today is the first day I'm leaving her home alone all day. I fed her at 9:30 am and took away her water at 10:30am, I hope removing the liquids will deter her from going. She was taken outside on 12:30pm for the last time to do her business. I'm okay if she just pee pee's ...I just hope she waits till I get home to do number2.

She slept in her "den" at night. Not a crate, but a large kennel. I left the music on for her and the Christmas lights, she can see outside too from the kennel.

I already scheduled puppy lessons for her..and she has already learned to "sit" on demand. Leash training may be a challenge...but I am learning about that too. I'm gonna make it work!


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Starbuck
12-12-2011, 07:37 PM
Good for you, HawkGirl! Her den is a good idea; she'll adapt perfectly. Female dogs are much easier, as a rule, to house train than males. She'll catch on right away.

There is only one problem with dogs; they don't live as long as we do. But you'll have many years of joy, I am sure.:)

Rockntractor
12-12-2011, 07:39 PM
Fine looking dog!:)

Bailey
12-12-2011, 09:38 PM
OMG HOW CUTE :D


My dad and step mom had/have Goldens and they are the most (IMHO) easily trainable dogs out there.

Kay
12-12-2011, 10:17 PM
I love the one where she's looking up at your daughter.
They will get to grow up together. :)

Hawkgirl
12-13-2011, 12:45 AM
Well, got home today after a full 8 hour trip and :)
No poop but it was a tiny bit wet around the gate door, but no big deal! I quickly grabbed the mop and cleaned it with pine sol (after I let her out)
She played out in the yard a bit (leashed) and had her late dinner and lots of fresh water, she was very playful. I gave her some treats when she was told to sit. Also read a good tip about stopping the nipping and it worked. Basically whenever she nipped I pretended it hurt and let out an OW! It works, it's what littermates do when they know they've gone too far, you're supposed to mimic it.
She's learning fast! Tomorrow is her vet visit.

SarasotaRepub
12-13-2011, 10:01 AM
That's a beautiful pupper!!!! She looks Greyt!!! :D :thumbsup:

SaintLouieWoman
12-13-2011, 02:35 PM
What an adorable puppy. That pic with her and your little girl is so precious. Glad things are working out. I'm so glad that she got such a good home for Christmas---and forever. Good choice.