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    Default Lord have mercy! New puppy

    I had forgotten what it's like to have a puppy around the house. Just this morning I've pulled him out from underneath the bed four times; gotten him out of my files 6 times; every rug in the house is balled up and in a different place than it was yesterday. The old dogs are hiding out. I finally took him for an early morning walk and threw the tennis ball a few times and I've had my first minutes of quiet since I brought him home 24 hours ago. The crate is out unless you want to listen to a barking, high pitched, shrill like whine. Definitely a life style change, but I love it.

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    Who is your new pup out of? what are your plans for him? Post a pic!
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    Sire is yellow/dam is black, both hunting dogs. But second and third generations are black type, including one FC-AFC, that I bred and raised as a puppy and was pick of the litter. Two other dams I owned, one of which only had one litter and died at 2 1/2. So he has some big shoes to fill.
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    "The crate is out unless you want to listen to a barking, high pitched, shrill like whine. Definitely a life style change, but I love it."

    It sounds like the pups training you already. I'd be crate training now before it becomes a problem.

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    It is always more of a challenge than you remember with your last puppy. At least the hassles don't last as long as with children.

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    Better pick up a few KONG toys, the red ones, and stuff them up for when he is in the crate. It helps a lot.
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    I know how you feel. I'm 5 1/2 months in and it's slowly getting better. My pup was the same way at first in the crate. Don't give in! She is silently waiting for a training session in hers as I'm sitting here typing this. It's amazing the things you find under your bed after they have been hiding under there! You gotta love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleHaul View Post
    It is always more of a challenge than you remember with your last puppy. At least the hassles don't last as long as with children.
    But whats cheaper ? Chasing the FC/AFC or paying the bill for college?????
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    Great idea. Let's start another discussion about the cost of a FC/AFC.

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    The cost of college is hefty. I have two there (sophomore and a junior). Just wrote checks for second semester today.

    The new puppy was a re-awakening as well. I have two older labs (13 and 9). I was not ready for all the energy with a new pup. I also forgot what training in winter was like. My 9 year-old used to go south years ago.
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