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Puppys first day

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Tarnus, Apr 5, 2011.


  1. Tarnus

    Tarnus PetForums VIP

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    Hi everyone,

    New member here with what may or may not be a silly question! Me and my girlfriend are getting our first puppy next month and I have a question about socialising your puppy...

    We will be picking her up on the same day as the Eurovision Song Contest (I told you this is going to be silly!) and me and (some of) my friends love it and every year we have a little get together at my house, have some drinks and a takeaway and enjoy the evenings "entertainment", but obviously this year we will be picking up our new bundle of joy in the morning :D While I think this would normally be a great chance to introduce puppy to all our friends who she will no doubt see a lot throughout her life, does the fact that this will be her first day in her new home mean I probably shouldn't have people round and I should just let her get used to the home with just me and my girlfriend?

    I should stress that this would be in no way a party. It is literally having friends over to watch TV for a few hours in the evening on the sofa while having some food and drinks, so a fairly civilised night. No loud music, no dancing, probably no more than an extra 5-6 people in the house just enjoying the finest music Europe has to offer! As I said, it seems a nice opportunity for her to get used to people, but it's her first day home so I don't know whether it's a good idea or not.

    My gut feeling is not to have people round, but other opinions would be greatly received

    Thanks guys and gals
     
  2. keirk

    keirk PetForums Member

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    I think your gut feeling is right. Its going to be a stressful day for little pupster leaving his mum and sibs. And a stressful day for you too. You won't enjoy having people over as you'll be worrying why your new puppy hasn't had a drink / anything to eat / wee'd on the carpet / not slept / slept too much etc etc etc :D
     
  3. Ditsy42

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    personally 4 me I wouldn't, I'd want a nice quiet environment for pupster without any other distractions or added stress on thier first day in thier new home, at 8 weeks they can also start to go through a fear period so would not want to increase stress unduly, up 2 u really, but just my opinion.

    What breeed r u getting :)
     
  4. kimdelyse

    kimdelyse PetForums Senior

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    I'd trust your gut I'm afraid! If your pup is anything like mine was they will be very unsure, VERY tired and need constant observation to get that house training on the right foot from the start. Welcome to a world of puppy ownership, this will be the first of many things you have to pass up! But it will all be worth it when you watch them learn their name, do anything they can to please you and get a treat, and come for snuggles before bed ;)
     
  5. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    Its going to be a massive change for the pup as it is, She is going to be without mum and litter mates, taken away from what she knows and smells familiar, likely to have a fairly long journey in a car, then find herself somewhere totallt alien that doesnt even smell the same, with strange people.

    All this is a time of great stress for a pup, in fact some can even get upset tums just from the stress of it all. Personally I think it would be better to just let her quietly re-adjust and get used to everything, she has a lot to cope with and adjust too as it is.
     
  6. Tarnus

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I think eurovision night will be cancelled this year :cryin: but as you said it will all be worth it :)

    We have a black bitch reserved going to see them in a couple of weeks, very excited!
     
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  7. Ducky

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    yeah id go with your gut feeling. i think it would be a bit too much for pupster to have all that stuff happen on one day. a quiet night would be much better, letting pupster tootle around to get his bearings without being worried about all the other people in the room.

    plus you want your puppy all to yourself on the first day!! :p
     
  8. Helbo

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    I'd agree with the others - it's a big big day for the pup and probably more exhausting for you and the puppy than you think it's going to be

    no party this year.
     
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