We have a dog named Tuck. Tuck is a Puggle that is less than a year old. Tuck was shipped to us in June 2012. He was a three month old puppy at the time. We found him on the internet on one of those buy Puggles websites. He was flown to us from Ohio all the way to California. My two kids were estatic when Tuck arrived. They have never had a dog before. He was very shy and timid the first couple of weeks. He would not leave the back patio when we put him in the backyard eventhough we have a large backyard. He started to get curious after two weeks and then that is when the work in progress started. He was having urine and poop accidents all over our house. We had no idea on how to potty train a puppy. We went to our local pet store and read a pamplit and that gave us some ideas like block off parts of the house and taking him outside every hour no matter what. I wish we would have purchased a potty training book for dogs. I found a good potty training ebook online. You can look at the ebook by going to House Training a Puppy.
The other thing that we not prepared for with a new puppy was how much they like to chew things that are within reach. We were finding chewed up sandles, tennis shoes and clothes all over the house. We found chewed up electric chords, books and other items for the next two weeks. We were getting very frustrated with our new dog. We were on the verge of sending him back until we learned a few things about how to prevent a puppy from chewing things. If I were to do it all over again ,I would have purchased a book before the dog arrived. If you are considering getting a new puppy , you should go to a book store and get a book or check out this dog training ebook. Just hit the click here button to check out the dog training book Click Here!
I will give you first hand experiences on our puggle so that you can decide if that is the type of dog for you. I know that a person can purchase a pet from a dog breeder or just go to the sspca.org so I am just real life experiences for would be dog owners.