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Old 12-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seems like we have lots of new owners and new pups.

Thought a thread posting our fur-babies "milestones" might be fun.

Ellie just realized she can jump up on the footstool (a major access to one chair and loveseat). A definite mixed accomplishment.... (i) I no longer have to lift her to the love seat with me... she is getting heavy (ii) now she can reach coasters and beverages she "deems" her's (iii) Jake now only has one "safe" chair to jump on (she just doesn't realize she could probably get up there too (iv) my baby is growing up /.

What has your new family member learned or discovered?
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Emma at 8 weeks just realized her new found ability to climb up the stairs!! It's quite a nightmare. Cos she is not completely housebroken I wana make sure she's in my sight or at least restrict her to one level. She is just so busy busy.... Lol


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But I am proud to say she is crate trained?...no accidents in about 2 weeks! She knows the door that leads to the yard is her potty spot, I just need to "catch" her when she is heading the door. And second delay and there will be an accident in the house.


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Yep! gotta be quick and vigilant with the potty/door thing! I know exactly what you mean! As for the steps, I do baby gate that keeps them downstairs in the family room/kitchen area (tiled floors, so less issues). I use a gate that you need "thumbs" to work and it is doing well. Only allowed upstairs (all carpet) under supervision or for bed (no problems at bedtime)
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Yes jnfr! I agree on the baby gate. But for now at least she has no desire to wana attempt coming down. My kids will rush upstairs at the first sign to grab her down! Phew! Giving her process, a baby gate seems inevitable though. Sigh. We have one in the kitchen when we go out and Oscar can be there while Emma is in her crate. People come to our house looking for babies!! Lol


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In a way, I am fortunate my house is laid out weird. the family room, kitchen & laundry are downstairs, with all ceramic tile floors, so I can gate them downstairs.. They only go upstairs (the carpeted area) at bed time or under supervision. The only issue I have had is when one of the dogs has been "sick" and just can't help themselves.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I am envious jnfr! After having kids and dogs, carpet just doesn't go well with us anymore! Sigh. Btw, at 4pm (15 minutes ago) Emma was jumping and banging on the pantry door. She is hungry before mealtime which is typically at 5-5.30pm. She gobbled down her dinner in 5!! We have a hungry basset at home and she knows it!! She is so smart! How can they be ranked bottom 10, really?!


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