Is This A Good Idea For My Dog And Her Puppies?

I recently adopted a 1 and 1/2 year old golden retriever/doberman mix X AKC champion smooth collie (wonder how that happened?) When i went to the shelter i was dropping of some donations and i saw “Tia” She was very sweet and had just been dropped off. I was looking for a shelter mutt to compete in NADAC agility with. I asked about adopting her and was told she would be ready tommorow, so i signed the adoption papers. When i went to pick her up the next day i was told she had already been spayed by the people who broght her in. I checked her belly and there was a scar from where the stitches had been. The reason she was brought to the shelter was because she could not be trained and chewed everything up AKA- a very high drive dog, just what i wanted. The reason the former owners had gotten her was beacause her mom was an AKC champion smooth collie (the collies dogsitters(who was a family member) let her out in the front yard while she was in heat, she got tied with the neighbors dog, the dogsitters didn’t tell the owner and the dog had puppies at the dogsitters house and the pups were given away) They just had to have a puppy.
After i had gotten Tia home i noticed her belly was getting round. I took her to the vet and she was confirmed pregnant (wonder who was lying?) My vet told me not to do the emergency spay and i trusted him completely. So the pups are due in a few weeks. I will be giving the puppies away to free homes AS LONG as the are spayed/nutered. I will have the new owners sign my papillons pet quality contract.
Is this a good idea or should i do something else? I am also going to talk to the shelter.

Whats A Good Way To Get My Dog To Stop Licking Me??

I think I have tried everything to get my silly one year old papillon to stop licking me but he just doesn’t seem to get the picture. It seems to just like to lick…..grrrr If hes on your lap he will lick you leg and if he gets a hold of your arm or hand he will lick that too. He will even lick my pillow!?! He is a very good dog and hes very easy to train and we have training time everyday but for some reason I can’t train him not to lick….grrr I know this all kinda sounds silly but it is truly driving me and my hubby up the wall. If you have any suggestions please share but just keep in mind I’m not coating myself in tabbasco sauce.

Are Papillons Good With Pugs Or Any Other Dog Breed?

i have a pug and was thinking about getting a pap becuz i think they are so adorable but my mom and dad say that i should get a med. sized dog cuz the pug is sorta a handful. i heard the paps are very smart and the rank #8 on the top ten smartest dog breed list i just need to kno if the can get house trained as easy as most pple say.
what are some other thing that the papillon can offer into the family? are the yappy, do they have aggression problems. plz inform me becuz i rlly rlly want one. im very responsible with my pug. i live in a apartment with a yard in the front. and if there are any web-sites i can go to for more info plz post them to. it would rlly mean a lot.

Good Place To Order Belly Bands?

Hi again, all. My one-year-old Papillon mix seems mostly potty trained (I’ve had him for about two weeks, and he started out not housetrained, so I’m proud of him). 🙂 He’s crate-trained and stays in the crate when I go out. However, every so often he still has accidents when he’s out of the crate (e.g., when we’re playing in the apartment). I’ve heard belly bands can be good housetraining tools–I’m also taking him to my parents’ house in a few weeks and want to keep him from marking in the new environment. (Marking typically isn’t a problem for him, since he’s neuteured; however, my parents have a dog so I didn’t know if that might bring out any latent marking tendencies in him.)
Anyway, it doesn’t seem that belly bands are sold at most typical petstores–I’ve found a few independent vendors online, but wasn’t sure who to go with. Any recommendations? And have belly bands worked for those of you who have young male dogs with similar occassional lapses in housetraining?

Good Place To Order Belly Bands?

Hi again, all. My one-year-old Papillon mix seems mostly potty trained (I’ve had him for about two weeks, and he started out not housetrained, so I’m proud of him). 🙂 He’s crate-trained and stays in the crate when I go out. However, every so often he still has accidents when he’s out of the crate (e.g., when we’re playing in the apartment). I’ve heard belly bands can be good housetraining tools–I’m also taking him to my parents’ house in a few weeks and want to keep him from marking in the new environment. (Marking typically isn’t a problem for him, since he’s neuteured; however, my parents have a dog so I didn’t know if that might bring out any latent marking tendencies in him.)
Anyway, it doesn’t seem that belly bands are sold at most typical petstores–I’ve found a few independent vendors online, but wasn’t sure who to go with. Any recommendations? And have belly bands worked for those of you who have young male dogs with similar occassional lapses in housetraining?

Is The Same Breed Of Dog Better With Each Other And Is A 2nd Puppy A Good Idea?

I have a four month old Japanese Chin (female) and am considering getting another one. It has been difficult to find another chin that is about the same size as she will be (since she will be small around 5 lbs and some chins can get to 20 lbs). I’m wanting to get another one fairly soon, so they can get use to each other and grow up together. I’m having a hard time finding another chin, but am considering getting a papillon. I’m just concerned that a papillon might be a little more fiesty than she is. She is very laid back, likes to play, but likes to cuddle and sleep as well. She isn’t one of these puppies that bites and chews on everything. She is actually the perfect dog, already potty trained and everything.
Also, would a male or female be best to get since I have a little girl. I will get they spayed or neutered because I think they chin will be too small to have pups, plus I don’t want to breed. I’m worried that males will hike and try to ‘jump’ on my little female.

Papillon- Good Dog For Our Family?

We were looking at small dog breeds and Papillon’s caught our eye. We are a family of six- three children under six, three adults and someone is always home. We have a young cat that has no dog experience to our knowledge as is very loving so I think she’d be ok with a dog. We’d be able to give it it’s adequate training, grooming, and athletic needs as well.
If you don’t think this particular breed will fit our family, can you suggest any other small dog breeds that might work?

Does Anybody Have A Papillon Dog And Can You Tell Me If They Are A Good Pet?

I have really wanted to get a Papillon and I just want to see who all has had one and what they think of it. Do they bark a lot? Are they easy to train? Are they easy to potty train? Are they good inside dogs? Also, did you find it cheap or had to pay a lot???
Any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Melissa