Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Pup-Date!



This post is all about my fluffy baby Martha. If you have missed other posts where I have mentioned my puppy this is my little pride and joy. I picked her up a couple days before Christmas and it is safe to say that I am madly in love with her.

As you may or may now know my dog Mika, passed away last year. It was really unexpected, horrific and absolutely killed me. I know that may sound really pathetic to some people especially if you aren’t dog people but she was like my child.

I knew that I needed another dog and that is when I went on the hunt and found Martha. She is a Golden Retriever, full pedigree, even though that doesn’t mean anything to me. I knew straight away that I wanted a Golden Retriever. I have always had big dogs so I thought why not get one of the happiest looking dogs in the world!

To say that this first month has been challenging would be a vast understatement. Don’t get me wrong I love her, but it is so hard trying to train a dog. All of my dogs before have been rescue dogs so I didn’t need to do any training, so it has been a learning curve.


Martha took to toilet training straight away. We are using the puppy training pads and they work so well. She very rarely has an accident and if she does it is only because she misses the mat not because she doesn’t try!

She even sleeps through the night which I heard is pretty rare for puppies. She normally takes herself off to bed around 10pm and then doesn’t make a noise until 6. She sometimes whines in the middle of the night but it isn’t too loud, its just because she wants attention. It kills me to try and ignore her because she needs to learn, I am not a fan of tough love.

The only issue that we have really had is biting. I know that she is a puppy and she it teething but she is obsessed with biting us. Most of the time it is find because it doesn’t hurt, but when she gets over excited and jumps for you and nips it really hurts and can draw blood. When she does this we just give her a time out so she knows it is wrong. Then when she comes back out of the time out she is lovely all over again.

She had her last jabs the other week so last week for the first time we could actually take her on a walk. She was so excited to be able to leave the house and the restraints of the garden. We don’t go very far on her walks because you can’t within the first few months until their hips settle into place, but she seems to love it. She is still to work out that when you go on a walk you are meant to do your business, but one step at a time.

It has also seemed to help with the biting issue, been able to walk her. I think it is because I can tire her out on the walks so she hasn’t got the energy when she is back in the house to run all over and lunge for us!

But, all in all she is a pretty awesome dog. She really is the best thing that I have ever spent my money on. I can’t image going home and her not been there now, she is just so loving and I can’t wait to be able to take off for the day with her and go on some nice big walks.

I will be doing another Pup-Date next month, so be sure to keep an eye out for that and for some more cute pictures of my little Martha!
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  1. It's easy to overlook the difficulties of training a pup when they're this cute!! I'm sure she'll learn about the biting soon!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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  2. Your puppy is adorable. Training them can be tricky, in that puppy stage you just want to cuddle them constantly even in bad hahaha. At times that can come back to bite you, my dog is turning 5 this year and she is such a sassy dog.

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    1. I'm thinking about taking her to a puppy training class but I am scared about her biting other people!
      And there is nothing wrong with a dog with a little sass!

      Danielle xx

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  3. She's such an adorable dog!! That's really upsetting to find out that your previous dog had passed away, but here's to happier moments with this one! <3 x

    Millie x
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    1. Exactly, I can't wait for lots of many happy memories with her!

      Danielle xx

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