Hi everyone....In two weeks we are getting ready to bring Bruno home. So far since he has been born we have seen him every weekend. My kids are doing great with him since they have been with us for every visit we have had. Hes already taken a liking to my youngest who thinks that its her puppy...LOL Also we have had help in the problem with worrying about him and cats getting along. The people that we are getting him from have actually gotten cats and the puppies do great with the kittens. Now its just making sure that my cats will be ok. They are so spoiled with attention that the only thing we are worried about is them getting jealous because Bruno will be getting so much attention. *Crossing fingers* Hopefully thats our only problem.
Now onto the questions. Im not sure how big of a crate to get for him we are going to block of the kitchen area for him because its right at our back door and its also linoleum so that way if hes out and there are any messes it will be a bit easier to clean up. I was going to get a "big dog" crate but I read that you dont want to get one too big but at the same time someone told me that a bigger crate will be better for him because it gives him more room. Also, any tips on helping him get through the seperation from his mommy. I know its going to be a tough transition for him and I would like to try and make it as comfortable as possible. We were also told that on the day we bring him home to take him right outside to go potty and then put him directly in the crate so he gets used to it. To me it seems that we should keep him out and let him get used to his surroundings before putting him into his crate...Any other information on how to make this transition period easier on him would be greatly appreciated...Weve already gone through and "baby/puppy" proofed the house so that aspect Im not worried about to much. Its just like bringing home a new baby. Only this one has fur and four legs..lol.
Thanks for the help
~Tyler, David and Bruno~