05.03.2012, 2nd day at her new home. Her chewing bad habit is getting from bad to worse, I bet her gums are really itchy by now, since she has reached her 3rd month. (Puppies change their teeth from baby teeth to adult teeth within their 3rd - 4th month, therefore their gums are really itchy and tend to chew on ANYTHING, yes anything they see, even fingers, toes, shirts, shoes, anything!) Therefore, discipline is really really important. A lot of people will think that they're still very young so it's better to wait for them to grow older, about 6 months old to start discipline and train them. No! They should be taught right away, the faster the better. When teaching them, DO NOT HIT or SCREAM LOUDLY at them. Just a firm and stern "No" or "Noise" to let them know that this behavior is unwanted. When Amber starts to chew our fingers or get too excited, we will always use our fingers to push her a bit and make a firm/stern "SHH!" and if she still continue that unwanted behavior, we will use a louder "Oi". It takes time to make her fully understand that what kind of behavior is unwanted, therefore a lot of patience is needed. We did get a bitter spray to spray on our fingers and toes and things that we do not want her to chew on, this will fasten the disciplinary process. Since she already know how to pee/poo on her pee tray, we did not put much time on her potty training, just continue to monitor her when it's time for her to do her business, eg, after her meals, after playing...Anyway, Amber did great and we are really happy to see the results!
04 Feb, my husband's colleague decided to get another puppy so he drove us to Pasir Ris Farmway to look for puppy since we wanted one as well. He already has a 1 year Male Yorkshire Terrier so he was looking for another breed to accompany his Yorkshire. The farm was really hard to get to if you do not drive a car, unless you don't mind calling a cab. It's in the deepest part of the road and there ain't any buses around. When we first went to the first shop at farmway 02, we met a very stuck-up pet owner. Very "hao lian(proud)" with his puppies and even said all his prices are very CNY, all ended with $xx88 which means good luck for the Chinese people. We saw a pretty red toy poodle but it was sold, so the shop owner told us to buy his other puppies instead since all his puppies are so-called "high quality". I think that shop was kinda overpriced for every puppy that he quoted. One of the pups that he was selling, poodle was just besides it, seek