Friday, September 26, 2014

House Breaking Baby

 Ok, so about  a week ago we acquired a new dog.

I really had no intention of getting a new dog..... I mean Blackie just left us pretty recently and the remaining dogs have been adjusting to their new situation , and really they're both sort of old as far as dogs go.. so I figured , no new dogs for a while at least.

Here's what happened.

I have a dear friend who's a bit of an animal lover to say the least.
She's kind of got this gravitational pull for animals, they just seem to be attracted to her... she just can't say no to an animal that needs a home..

Ok so she came over and she had this puppy with her... and she said her girls wanted Juliette to have the puppy, but if I didn't want him she would take him home..

I was just about to worm my way out of letting him stay, when Juliette came out and asked to hold him and starts to fall in love with him.. .. guess what happened next?

Well I figured I could still say Jerry wouldn't let us have another small dog, and then here comes Jerry.. and he of course sees his little girl holding the puppy, long story short...  he says yes.

So.. we have a new dog, a puppy.
His name is Nemo, he wriggles like a fish when we pick him up.
I have to admit he's really cute, and I am getting to really like him...

But.. I just really need all my dogs to be house broken and so far

we haven't had much luck. I read about Chihuahuas and found out they are extremely hard to house break.. but it can be done.

I read about these things called doggie bands, that you put on male dogs to act as sort of diapers... they don't like to pee in them and they protect your floors and such. I haven't felt like making a special trip into Austin to find these tiny bands, so I decided to try a make shift type thing.

I just got a washcloth, folded it and safety pinned it in place... and guess what? So far so good!!

I think this information could be useful for others so I'll keep you posted on how this puppy does with this method of training.

Stay tuned.

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