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Getting a new puppy – the waiting is so hard!

We have decided to get a puppy from the same breeder that we got our dog Elsie from. She has had other litters available, but when she told me that Elsie’s mom was pregnant, I knew I wanted one of those pups. They were born mid-August, and we got our deposit in so we would get first pick of the boys.

So the puppies are now almost 3 weeks old – that means 5 more weeks until we can bring him home. At 5 weeks we can go visit and make our choice of puppy. How do you pick? They are all going to be adorable! We want a boy so the choice will be a little easier, because there are only 2 boys in the litter.

Everyone says not to let the dog choose YOU, but for you to watch the dogs interact and choose the one thats not the boss, and not the most submissive one. Since there are only 2 boys to choose from, one will be the bossier one and one will be the more submissive one. We really want a dog with an even temperment, a dog that’s cuddly, sweet, friendly, smart, not neurotic! But how will we know which one that is? At 5 weeks old I am not sure. Hopefully the breeder will help us choose.

But its so hard to wait. We are getting the house ready. We needed to make room for another crate in our room (thats where the pups sleep). So I got rid of my desk, and we are moving some things around. I also decided to paint the room. Why? Well, why not!? Since the furniture is being moved around, this is the perfect time.

I have also been refreshing my memory on potty training ideas, puppy training in general. Its only been about 3 years, but maybe strategies have changed. I must admit, I am a bit nervous about this whole endeavor. My husband will be the caregiver during the day. He is self-employed so has more freedom to be home with the dogs. I work full-time, so I wont really be available. I will do eves.. But my husband is not the most patient person, and may not really be up to the task of puppy fatherhood.. But he wants to do this – so I have been sending him lots of videos with training ideas, and tips and hopefully he understands a bit more of what he is getting into!

I hope to get new pictures of the puppies this weekend. The breeder said she will take some more photos once the puppies open their eyes, which will make them even cuter than before!!!

Another new puppy!

Getting another black lab puppy! 

Well, guess what? One dog is never enough for us! Elsie has been the only dog for 3 years. She wants a playmate! We have decided to get her a little brother!

Her dog mom has had another litter, and we have first pick of the boys. There were only 5 puppies in the litter, and only 2 boys, but we get to choose which one we want. Its a different dog dad, so this puppy will be Elsie’s half brother 🙂 

The mom is Lovey, who is now about 5 years old. She is a gorgeous jet black English lab. She looks a lot like Elsie, but bigger. Prince is the dad of this litter. He is super handsome and huge! He is a 100 lb yellow lab. We have not seen him in person, but the photos say enough!

So the puppies were born August 17, 2019. The boys are way bigger than the girls in the litter. Look at the photo! The two huge pups are the boys. This was taken when they were 10 days old.  Its hard to take good pictures of black dogs. I will do my best to get good shots when we go to pick the one we want when they are 5 weeks old.

How will we know which one we want? I think we should be able to tell a little about their personalities at that time. I hope that one just calls out to us and makes it obvious which one to choose.