May 06 2013

Jack’s New Dog: Preparing for the New Baby


Today is the day before the little arrival.  The crate is assembled.  Puppy toys are ready and Jack’s little sister’s toys are put away.  I once read a very helpful description of a day in the life of a puppy. It was in the book “Good Owners, Great Dogs by Brian Kilcommons.  I found it very helpful when I got my first puppy.  I though Jack and his family might also find it useful.  I suggested they draw a pie graph. A circle divided into 5 wedges.  Label the wedges as follows: Sleep; Wake up and pee; Eat; Bowel Movement; Play, Pee a few times. This cycle of events will repeat 4 to 6 times in a puppy’s day.  Jack’s Dad thought it sounded like having a baby again. It does and it is.

lhirzer | The Chronicles of Jack's New Dog

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