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This is what all the fuss has been about, at our house for the last week
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#1 posted 01-01-2010 09:55 PM
This is Honey, she is a Golden Retriever. I got her 3 weeks ago, she is 2 months old today. She has taught me to be patient, I last had a dog 8 years ago. It was difficult for me the first few days, all I did was clean floors. I was taking her ourside regularly and praising her for doing her business in the right place, she wouldnt be in house very long and she would be doing her business again this time in the house, well it took me a while but I finally realised she must have thought she was rewarding me anyway we are almost there. She is growing by the day and she is so sweet. She should be called MO, Morale Officer, she makes everybody smile.
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#2 posted 01-01-2010 09:59 PM
Hey CherHoney makes me smile too. What a cute pup. Hang in there I’m sure in time everything will work out.
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#3 posted 01-01-2010 10:23 PM
She looks awesome! My golden Sadie is going to be 7 this April. They are the best breed…I want to get another but my wife says our house is too small! When we house broke Sadie what I did was looked for those tell tale signs that she was going to go, then I interrupted her with a strong “NO” either right before or just starting doing her business. Then I would pick her up immediately and carry her outside. When she would finish doing her business I would praise her allot! She had it figured out in a week, and was leading me to the back door when she had to go out! Puppy’s are allot of work but they are so rewarding. Golden’s, especially smart ones are allot of work and demand allot of attention but they are such a great breed. Good luck with her, she looks sweet! She is a real blondie…my Sadie is a classic golden retriever color, but the breed runs the gamut from almost white like a yellow lab, to so red they look like an Irish Setter!
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#4 posted 01-01-2010 10:35 PM
I am glad that you have a new friend, hey where did man’s best friend come from???? Dogs love everyone and in this house my wife gets all the attention. I am second there. I have a little yourkie named Bogie (Bogie Golf) and a female named Megan, but he is going on 17 now and still getting around slowly. Megan is only 7 yrs old.
He is mine from another time and we did not get them together until Bogie was 11 and still virgin. Anyway he could not give up the right stuff to make her fruitful so my hopes of puppies are now gone. I do wish you well, but for me I think these two are my last and then it is just my old friend KK the cat.
I am in the middle of getting a nice shop put together and who knows, mayne a bigger dog like a coon hound or something like that for just the shop?????
-- Humble Wood Servant
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#5 posted 01-01-2010 10:54 PM
What a sweetie! It is so nice to have an animal… they love you unconditionally… and they never criticize your projects!!!Congratulations on Honey!Ellen
-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire
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#6 posted 01-01-2010 11:52 PM
that´s seems to be a super dog from this site and the best with a dog is that it doesn´t matter how your day was at the office bad/good it always welcome you home the best way they now so you can´t keep the smile back and the day is safedgood luck with the puppi (my daughter just saw honey and she says it looks cute)congrat´s with the new family member
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#7 posted 01-02-2010 12:42 AM
What a gorgeous little fur person!!! She should make a fine shop helper.
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#8 posted 01-02-2010 05:52 AM
Those are gorgeous dogs!! :-) We lost ours about a year ago. Its about time, Maybe a Golden this time??
-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
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#9 posted 01-02-2010 06:22 AM
what a beauty !sounds like she almost has you trained ,just hang in there ,the love is really worth it .thanks for letting us meet ,i lost my ’ ghost ’ last year ,a great pyrenees .he wandered in out of the foresst 9 years ago ,and changed my life for ever !
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle
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#10 posted 01-02-2010 07:44 AM
A friend had a dog he was trying to housebreak. Every time the dog would make a mistake, he would smack it with a newspaper and throw it out of the window. In just a matter of days, the dog began going in the house, grabbing the paper and jumping out the window. Some dogs are just smart. We have 3. Two Schnauzers and one boarder. David is right, they change your life…
-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill
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#11 posted 01-04-2010 09:06 AM
cute dog…there only puppies once….
-- Bob Kenosha Wi.
#12 posted 01-04-2010 10:13 PM
Hi all, just to let you know Honey has got me trained, before she comes in the house I walk her in the garden she seems to know she has to do her potty thing. This morning I woke up at 5 with 2 landmines on the bedroom floor. What a way to start the day. I wasnt impressed neither was I angry, she has learnt to sit when I tell her to so I am making some progress if only the potty training could be making better progress. I am normally tolerant but not with messing in the house. I do all the housework, cooking, cleaning of the pool and now picking up doggy poo in the garden so at this point I am feeling worn out but Im hanging in there. Please dont think I am negative in fact I am a very positive person, if something goes wrong my first instinct is how can I fix it. Right now I am just tired I know tomorrow will be better. Regards to allCherps thank you for the comments and the humor I need it. There is nothing like laughter to make one feel better
#13 posted 01-04-2010 10:30 PM
Cher when I had poppies I toke them aut imitly after they woke up ,had eaten and allso right after theyhave been eaten so they now what the first thing to do is no matter what they have done just beforeand if there was landmine´s :-) I placed a newspaper there and moved them little closer to the door everyday that way they learned if they cuoldn´t wait it most be done on the newspaper and it toke abaut2-3 weeks to train them to do it autside and newer inside hope this help youand sorry for my spelling it´s a little rusty
Dennis from Denmark
#14 posted 01-06-2010 06:39 PM
Thank you Dennis from Denmark, for your advice. Anything that moves or can be moved Honey chews at it so you can imagine waking up to landmines and shredded newspaper all over the floor. I take her for a walk just before I turn out the lights. This morning was a nightmare, yesterday I took her for her vaccination, I think it might have upset her because she got sick in the car just as I drove into the driveway, this morning she messed everywhere and right in front of the bedroom door needless to say I had to open the door over the poop. I havent been able to go into my workshop because I am so tired of all the cleaning. The vet assured my that it will get better he just didnt say when.Thanks againRegards Cher
#15 posted 01-06-2010 07:09 PM
just ask and I will try to start that funny thing that other people use to think withand maybee then I can come up with something that´s not too redicilus and werd
and the periode your honey is going thrugh shuold not bee more than one-two days
just glad if I can help you
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