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    Thread: New puppy

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      New puppy

      Just got a new puppy last week. Maverick is a 7 week old today black lab and this is my first puppy but not first lab. Any advice for raising a happy healthy puppy and training is greatly appreciated. -img_1412-jpg

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      Hi and welcome to you and cute little Maverick! Raising a new puppy is so much fun and so challenging! Do you have any specific questions to get us started?
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      Hello and Welcome!

      Not great on puppy advice since we home seniors. You do need to give generous doses of love, patience, consistent training, patience, and more patience. You're in for the best ride of your life.
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      welcome and congrats, what a cutey.

      I recommend signing up for puppy classes ASAP (generally can be done after their first shot). Socialization needs to be done safely as the dog doesn't have full immunity yet (doesn't have all their vaccinations) but you can't wait until they do as the major socialization window ends at 12 weeks (before all shots are done). A lot can be done in safe ways. Have friends over, meet friends dogs who are both friendly and up to date on vaccinations. puppy classes. Go slow and keep it positive (it's not just about number of meetings but quality of hte meetings), if the dog need some space give them space. let them approach on their terms. don't overwhelm (too many people/dogs at once, or for too long). And don't forget it's not just people and dogs, but sights, sounds, textures, etc.

      https://drsophiayin.com/app/uploads/..._Checklist.pdf

      https://www.petprofessionalguild.com...n-Download.pdf

      http://www.planetdogblog.com/files/scavenger-hunt.pdf

      Puppy Socialization: Why, When, and How to Do It Right - American Kennel Club
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      Take lots of photos, they grow up so quickly. Welcome.

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      AW, what a cutie! You're in for a fun ride! We just got our first puppy (not first lab) recently too. You're gonna have a blast. Please share lots of photos, we'd love to see little Maverick grow up. Welcome to the board!
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      Welcome, lots of love, hugs and most of all - Patience. Enjoy your pup!

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      Hi welcome

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