On 4th March, Sunday. Amber was officially welcomed to her HOME!!! Yay!!!!!*Claps, claps,claps* She was not sad or feeling anything when she left her breeder, when she went in to her new home (a totally new place), she wasn't scared or sad instead she was sooooo excited! All she wanted to do was to play, play and play. We were total stranger to her but she wasn't afraid of us and kept wanting to play with us, over-active i think. She was kept in a 3 feet by 2 feet playpen, with a cushion (her bed), a Kong smart toy, a Nylabone chew toy and a Pee tray. When she was let out of her play pen, all she did was run around the living room and chew everything she saw! (Puppies like to chew as a sign of playing, puppies always chew each other when they're playing together). So, she kept trying to chew on our fingers, toes, even the metal on her playpen. Bad Habit!! We disciplined straight away. I guess this is her first time getting "scolded", so she didn't react very well. It takes some time to teach a dog what's right and wrong, especially a 3 months old puppy. We corrected her chewing for 30 mins, since it was her first time we brought her new items like the "leash and collar". She resisted at first, kept stretching her neck, biting the leash, however after some time she got used to them and started to go with the flow. Oh, I also want to praise Amber, she's just so smart! She did all her pooping and peeing on her Pee tray on her first day! Wow, I was so surprised! My friend's puppy has been doing potty-train for more than a week, till now his puppy still peeing all around the house. I am really glad Amber did this right, one thing lesser to teach her haha! We also tried to train her how to "SIT" on that day, yes I know, it was her first day yet so little affection, so much training... Well, it's always good to train a puppy ASAP in order to let her become a good, happy and healthy dog. Dogs are really smart, you just need to be patient and consistency. Just like treating a baby, everything to them is so new.
Amber is drinking...
Amber is looking at my husband with her doe eyes
Amber on her Pee Tray, she loves it btw LOL!
P.S: we made a video to monitor Amber's actions while we are away for the first time. It is very important for dogs/puppies to learn to be alone while their owners are away. It is best not to say goodbye/look at them or give affections to the dog before you go off, doing so will only make the departure worst. Amber has learn how to deal with us being away now. The video of her first home alone is at the Video section of this blog, please enjoy! :)