first of all, let me start by saying thank to y'all. i have only been a member for 3 days and i already know things i didnt know.
i am so sorry for having started a new topic straight after starting one and put my reason for lack of response. as you might know, when you want something badly, at times we dont ve much patience. please forgive me for that.
to be honest, we have never had puppies like i mentioned b4. we have 3 rottwailers who arent nothing compared to a maltese or pom.
we got out puppies yesterday and boy, what is a hectic day. my oh my, puppies are truly like babies but they are so sweet. u cant imagine it has only been a day but i love them 2 bits.
now, as u already know basically i know nothing about staying with puppies other what people have been telling, the internet and of course now, TP.
please give me any advice on caring for puppies, feeding them, teaching them, sleeping etc...what should i b aware of? u know, things like that!!
as far as the question for breeding goes, that was just a fantasy phase kinda thing...it is o out of my mind...let me first get the hang of being a gud mummy..
one thing that i have noted is that the maltese is so energetic, hyper, barks a lot unlike the pom is softer and loves attention. the pom ate al the food i gave whereas the maltese was a bit funny about eating...
my gosh, i better end now coz i've already written a novel....thnx for taking ur time 2 read all my mambo jambo issues..i look forward to reading ur responses..
I'm not an expert. However we had dogs all our lifes (around 25 to 30 years).
A big help for me is, having a schedule. For example:
I get up at 4:45, walk (on leash) the dogs (3, seperate) at 5:30 am, feed the dogs at 6:00 am, walk them again at 6:15, walk my child to the bus (our drive way) with 1 dog, walk the dogs again at 11:00 am, walk them again at 2:30 pm, walk them again at 6:00, feed the rest of the food from the morning at 7:40 pm, walk them again at 8:00 pm, put them in their crate, except 1 dog he sleps with us in our bed.
We also have a fenced in area, which I let my dogs out and play, like fetch the ball. One of us is always there to supervise the dogs.
The crates helped us a lot. They go in there, when we are not home and at night, otherwise they're run around the house. Our dogs are house trained. The puppy of course you need to supervise.
When I have a puppy, I always go out with him every hour and watch the dog like a hawk, any signs the dog has to go, put the leash on and go out with the dog.
So those are my few suggestions. I hope this helps a litte. I wish you good luck ;-)
Honestly, I can barely understand what you are saying and asking.
Are you saying that you have three rotties and now a new pom and a new maltese puppy? However you are somewhat clueless as too the proper care of the puppies?
Or did you get five new dogs all at once and you are now finding it overwhelming?
Your thoughts are rather scattered and fragmented, I'm not really sure what you are looking for. 'How to care for puppies' is an incredably broad topic that changes and flexes for each owner and their unique situation, the age of the puppies, members of the house hold, how long you are gone to work or if you stay at home.
no, i didnt get all 5 at once... we have rottwailers as guard dogs who are locked up throughout the day and let out at night...they have been trained by the army dog trainer.
there is not much socialising with rotts...of course they know us but that coz i visit them in their house once in a while...
now, i got 2 puppies who will stay with us in the house so it is a big difference...
fair enough needing help in the care is a broad subject but i genuinely need tips on how to take good care of them...just the basics...indeed, i am clueless coz i have never done it before..it is the first time for me/us-the family..
my 1st day was hectic but ok...today was much better although spider (the maltese) still doesnt eat much...we got the vet to pay a home visit today and he is happy with their health and gave us other tips on hygiene. by d way, he told me that the maltese isnt 100% maltese as i was told, he is a maltipom...i love him the same though..
regarding the family, there is myself (mum), dad, daughter (4), son (2), 1 chef, 1 housemaid, 1 baby sitter, daytime guard who takes care of the rotts and two night guards...and now 2 puppies..
i work all day but make sure i feed them before i go and am back at home in time to make their evening meal...we have a big compound so they play outside..
our kids r still a bit scarred of the puppies although if carried on our back they like to touch them..am hopin that in time they will learn to love them...
after wiriting all the above, i wonder is the above info sufficient enough to make u help me in any way u can?
Hi there I'm not sure what more to tell you. Did you get the crates or decide against it? The maltese might just get full faster and not need as much food. When you put the food down they know how much they need unless they are the type that want to eat it all. It will take a few days for them to get used to the kids and the kids to get used to them. Since the children are so young make sure they only get superived visits. The puppies are going to be like having 2 more kids. Attention, love and dicipline.
The part of Tanzania we will be visiting is Arushia. We will be at an orphanage/school while we are there. I hopes I spelled the name corectly. Have you ever been to this village? What is it like?