Thanks for the congrats! We are so happy with him! I think we've
decided to keep the name Liam. So I'm glad you like it too! (I was
hesitant, but my husband and son love it so much...)
I've been in contact with SEVERAL breeders in Oregon, who is your
boy from? They've all been just the nicest people.
My husband and I were wondering if we should move his crate into
the bedroom. The biggest concern for us was that it's a lot cooler in
the laundry room. I'll talk to him tonight, and I'm sure we'll be
getting a roomie! Which is fine, cause once he's potty trained he was
going to sleep with us (or our son) anyway.
Thanks for the advice about how to treat him when he doesn't go
potty at night. That is GREAT advice, and one I wasn't doing very
well. I think I'll be able to deal with everything so much better
tonight. And I'll start setting my alarm for every 3 hours! Liam
and I can always take a nap when my son goes to school! (He's in
And about the velcro dog comment, I've noticed this already!
He's asleep at my feet as I'm typing this! He follows me around, and
when I sit down, he sits with me. He is so awesome, I can't hardly
describe it. <choked up> :-) My wonderful boy...
Take care and thank you SOOOO MUCH for helping!
>Hi lisa!! congratulations on your new boy!! I like the name Liam!! Please
>post pictures for me sometime when you have a chance.
>BTW my puppy is from Oregon like you are!!
>Firstoff, get the crate out of the laundry room and into your bedroom. Poor
>guy is very lonely and needs to be with your family. Despite some non-sam's
>people's perceptions sams are very much velcro dogs who need to be with the
>family all the time. Putting him in the bedroom may help the crying
>situation. If not, post again I have some other suggestions.
>At 12 weeks he should only be able to hold it for 3 hours. - Thus he should
>be taken out every three hours. It is not a good thing that he is going in
>the crate and its quite unusual. This may be helped by him being in your
>bedroom as well - when he starts to cry, take him outside. He should go
>potty right away and when he does praise and treat. If he doesn't he goes
>right back in the crate (no love, playing or fun, its BEDTIME a word he
>should be learning ASAP). This may mean you have one or two nights with a
>crying puppy in your bedroom but he will quickly get the routine.
>Any problems let me know!!
>-Beth, Pseudo usenet cop
>Merlin MTB, BikeE AT, RANS gliss and Trek R200
>Owned by Kavik (Samoyed Boy)
>> Hello again everyone!
>> I'd like to introduce you all to our new member of the family!
>> He's a 12 week old Samoyed puppy. (We are having a devil of a time
>> picking a good name for him. We're thinking Liam) We got him on
>> Sunday (had to drive to Washington to pick him up; I live in Oregon,
>> but it was only a few hours away) and he has been an amazing addition
>> to the family already! Him and my son (Kris) have played chase in the
>> yard, the new pup has played in Kris' room, they romp together and lay
>> down together. He is exactly what we were looking for! Him and my
>> husband have sat with each other (Pup on his shoulder) and watched
>> evening TV. And he naps with me in the afternoons. He's AWESOME!!!
>> I've done a lot of research, and I *thought* I was ready, but I
>> find myself with a few questions. Would anybody mind?
>> We are doing the crate-training thing to help with potty
>> training. We take him out in the middle of the night (a few times) to
>> go outside and go potty, but he's pottied inside his crate. Is there
>> something we should do? Will this make us go backwards in his
>> training? How often at night should we take him out? It seems when
>> we do take him out, and when my husband takes him out at night before
>> bed, he doesn't go potty. I figure with all the collective knowledge
>> in this group (and a few others; I'm going to cross-post a bit) that
>> someone may have had this problem before.
>> The other question is about crying at night. How long to they
>> typically do this? And is there anything that will help? He breaks
>> my heart with his crying. (I know, it's expected, but I would like to
>> help him, if I can) He has never been away from his Mom and siblings
>> before. We have him in his crate at night in the laundry room (close
>> to the door to get outside, and cooler in there) with a radio on at
>> night. Would a big stuffed animal (puppy proofed, of course) in his
>> crate help? We want to help him get through this traumatic time for
>> him. (And we want to sleep at night!) :-)
>> Thanks everyone. You guys are always such a wonderful help, and
>> I appreciate it. Take care!
>> Warm Regards,
>> Lisa Jensen