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May 04 2012

Its A Boy

I am so happy to announce that we have a new addition to our family. A bouncing baby boy..a  friendly,four legged fur baby. My puppy fever has calmed…

 

 

 

 

I had a photo of this puppy on my vision board

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Then, sight unseen, I was asked to meet a puppy that needed a home. I bent down to meet him and he snuggled up into my lap and that was it!  He adopted us!

Look at this cutie!

The black and white version

It has been many years since we had a dog in our home. I am thrilled to introduce you to Izzy.

Named because I kept saying “where iz he?” enunciation was slaughtered ( please don’t judge me, giggle). He is a Schnapso ( miniature schnauzer and lhasa apso mix)

I will be posting updates as we go through the training process. Izzy is Katherines Corner official blog dog.

He has a favorite toy

He has a favorite place in the sun

We have been working on substitutions for chewing ( puppies like to chew, he is 9 weeks old) every time he starts chewing on something he shouldn’t I just give him a chew toy. It is a work in progress…

The carpet is all covered up…he wasn’t happy about this…

and housebreaking… also a work in progress. He knows when he messes up, just look at that face!

Do you have a dog? Any advice for puppy training?

Have a happy weekend sweet souls.

 

 

 

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  1. simone

    Sweet! congrags on your new pup
    I have 2 dogs

  2. thisisme

    Aaaw, Izzy he such a gorgeous little thing. Looks like he’s really made himself at home already! I can see that he has taken over your heart already!! Bless. I don’t have a dog, so can’t give you any advice on puppy training, except ‘patience’ maybe! Hee Hee! You’re going to have your work cut out now. Gosh, the grandchildren will adore him. Welcome to Bloggyland, little Izzy!

  3. Shady Del Knight

    Izzy is one of the cutest puppies I’ve ever seen, Katie! I’m a dog lover and very happy to know that you gave that dear little animal a home. As for training tips all I can tell you is that dogs respond well to love, encouragement and positive reinforcement, just as people do. Have a fun filled weekend with Izzy, dear friend!

  4. Susi aka Sinead

    Yay, he’s super cute!!!!

  5. Pam@over50feeling40

    All I know is that Izzy is really really cute!! have fun!

  6. Anna

    Oh! What a cute little dog! Makes me so much want to get my own little one. It will definitely be one of these types with a lot of fur so that it’s extra nice to cuddle :) What a sweetie.

    (Nice to meet you btw. I’m hopping by from ib4m today)

  7. Odie Langley

    Sooooooooooooooooooo cute. It seems Rocky has always used his pad as he should. Seems making a big deal when he does it helps praising him. Have fun. Happy Friday.
    Hugs,
    Odie

  8. Katherine

    Hi, Katie
    How cute! You make me want to get one just like that, but then you reminded me its like having another child. LOL I am happy for you and he is so so cute! His pics melt my heart. I had a 10 week old basset hound and I would stand by the front or back door and call out his name and say to him if he wants to go out. By two weeks he would stand by the door and telling me when he need to go out. I didn’t have any accident either. Hope this helps, have a great weekend.

  9. Anita

    He sure is such a cutie. That face, I can see why you adore him. I think he’ll be showing up in your blog again.

  10. Kelli

    He is adorable!!! I love the name too.

  11. shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    Katherine…he is sooo cute…he looks exactly like my granddaughter’s new puppy, Tucker…he is a Schnauzer/poodle…A schnoodle….

    I love his name!!!!….Have a great weekend…!

  12. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    He is really cute!

  13. Sara

    He’s so cute. I remember that my psychology professor told us once that he put a bell on the door that he wanted the puppy to use. He would ring the bell with the puppy’s nose and let it outside. He did this every single time and had the puppy trained in 24 hours. — look at that, something remembered from my psychology degree. :)

    Have a Fantastic Friday!

  14. Witha

    Izzy is soooooo cute!!! Congrats on the new boy

  15. Melissa B

    He is so cute! I want to have a dog like him some day. =)
    I agree with the tip about patience. =)

  16. Curtains in my tree

    He is just too cute for words so glad you showed us lots of pictures

    cutest thing I have seen today
    congratulations on your new baby boy Lzzy

  17. Loribeth

    What a cutie! Congratulations on the new fur-baby!!!!
    We have a dog too, but she’s almost nine years old… I’ve long forgotten any training advice. The only thing I can think of is be consistent!

  18. Judy Haughton-James

    Oh Wow! What a cute dog! My pets have always been dogs. I look forward to hearing more about him in your future Blog Posts. I am adding to your weekend joy as I have passed on 2 awards to you. You have a great blog and you have been a wonderful Bloggy friend. Take care and have a great weekend.

  19. Keeping Up-to-Date

    Congratulations! He is sooo sweet! -How adorable. I know we can expect to see many more photos of this little guy. He dosen’t look camera shy. :D Have a blessed day!
    ~Sherlinda

  20. Barbara F.

    Welcome to Blogland, Izzy! Such an adorable puppy. I have not had a dog since I was 14, but sometimes I do get a yearning for one. xo

  21. Connie Arnold

    Hi is adorable! Easy to forgive when you look at that sweet face. Puppies are a lot of work but also provide much love for years to come and are well worth the effort! Congratulations on your new “baby”!

  22. Ms. A

    I’M SO JEALOUS! While I don’t envy the training process, I very much envy the companionship and unconditional love this will bring. Green is not my best color. Still… Awwwwwwww!

  23. Diane

    Hi lovely lady.
    Aaaw, Izzy he such a gorgeous little puppy. Looks like he’s really made himself at home already with you! I need a puppy No not right now some day maybe. I can see that he has taken over your heart already!! I hope you and the new puppy have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  24. Amanda

    Oh my goodness, he is soooo cute! Congratulations ;)

  25. Lynn Mosher

    Izzy? Izzy a dog? LOL He’s so tiny but, oh, so cute!

  26. Edna Dinsmore

    Oh my Goodness Katherine!! He is the cutest, sweetest puppy I’ve seen in a long time. He’s already made himself at home in his forever home. I love the name Izzy.

  27. Marla Martenson

    OMG! Too cute. In the first pic he looks like he is a Yorkie. What an angel. You will enjoy him so much. I have my dear little Macie. We found each other on a street corner. She is my everything! 12 pounds of love, she is also pure black.

  28. Sonia Parham

    He is adorable! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  29. Deborah

    So precious. His face looks a lot like our Skye’s. Lot’s of rawhide chews. Being a puppy I would suggest the compressed ones because they digest better. Our Skye was trained in just a few weeks to go outside. We have a bell hanging from the door high enough that she has to make an effert to ring it. Everytime I took her outside I would ring the bell. She picked up on it quickly and rings the bell when she has to go potty. Enjoy, he is going to fill your life with love.

  30. Gloria

    Izzy adorable? Yes! What a face, the toy is half his size and puppies are so cute at this stage. Welcome Izzy!

  31. GraceinAZ

    Oh, how adorable! I love him! How could you possibly ever in your life get mad at that cute little face? LOL! I know you will have so much fun with him! Congratulations and hugs, GraceinAZ

  32. andrea cammarata

    COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! and the crowd goes wild!!!!!! he is precious! adorable! sweet! gorgeous! i just want to scoop him up and hug and hug and hug him (i have to lower my voice…my doxies are listening : ) first — thank you for helping a little guy out that needed a home …opting to adopt is the best give in the world to our furry friends — second — i wish you all a long and happy healthy loving life together…one hint for training…take him out OFTEN and reward him for doing his job with little tiny training snacks — it takes A LOT of effort but in the end…so worth it — but for now — i would still have some pee pee pads around : ) HUGS TO YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ah the sweet smell of puppy breath! : ) LOVE IT!!!! love you! hugs…

  33. Sharon

    What a precious little puppy! I would not have been able to turn down that face either. I LOVE that when you met him, Izzy looked like the dog on your inspiration board. You got your heart’s desire! Those are my favorite kinds of stories. Thanks for sharing Izzy at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  34. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

    Congratulations Mama! He is adorable . . . . you are a braver Mama than I am at this time in my life. ;o) The girls think a puppy would be the best thing that could happen to our family, but I’m not thinking I need one more thing to “babysit” right now! Hope you all have a joyful weekend and we’ll be back to work on Monday ;o) Love, Nina xoxoxoxo

  35. Cecilia Marie Pulliam

    One word for puppy training – perseverance! Your Izzy ( and I love the reason behind the name!) is adorable. Both are very lucky to have each other.

    Our Brittany, Scout, is now four years old, the first three years were a challenge. Brittany’s require more interaction that most breeds, one of the reasons we chose one, yet they don’t recommend having a Brittany pup with small children, not because the Brittany would hurt anyone, they are too lovable for that, but the mix will drive already stressed .parents to absolute insanity. It is like having another toddler in the family. However, now past the puppy stage, he is perfect. Playful, cuddly, with just the right amount of energy, and so sweet! At the moment he is cuddled in my lap asleep, until the next round of play. He sometimes is smarter than us, and never fails to give affection, smiles and some outright rib-splitting laughs. Can’t imagine life without him.

  36. Little Susie Home Maker

    Izzy iz adorable!! Congratulations! Love the black and whit photo you did of him. Sounds like you are well on your way to doing a great job with him. My blog dog is Bear, my pekingese! I would say love him, and teach him good boy! and No! Those two will go a long way. I am sure will do a great job on it all!
    Blessings,
    Susie

  37. Ugochi

    He is sooo cute Katherine, I love puppies.

  38. Jamie

    What a precious gift! He is perfect! I like the ideas given on the bell at the door. If that does not work, try crate training. I thought it was mean until we had to do it because nothing else worked. Now, our Jane (jack russel/chihuahua) loves her crate and goes to it anytime she wants left alone. And no more accidents! Have fun!

  39. Leah

    Congrats on your new addition! Wishing you all the joy and happiness this little guy can bring into your life! He is absolutely adorable!

    As you know, I had Gracie and her sister (also Izzy) from 6 months of age. We crate trained, and I highly recommend it. When we let them out, the very 1st stop is outside to potty. There is a line of thinking that if you have to paper train in the house, you will extend your time training cause you will then have to teach them to go outside. We used puppy pads only to line the crate; but never in the house. They were taught to go outside from day 1.

    A lot of people rebel against crate training cause they think it’s cruel cause the pup spends pretty much the 1st year in the crate unless it’s eating or you’re holding or playing with it; this however is a total misunderstanding. Crate training is the easiest and safest way to train your pup and spare your nerves and your precious carpet and furniture in the process; and dogs actually love being in a den of sorts. In the wild, pups are normally born in a den and it gives your pup a sense of safety and comfort (especially if you put a covering over the top of the crate). The wire crates – not the carry crate. As they grow and get to the point where they are out most of the time, we still leave our crates open for all 3 of our girls and often they will go into them on their own to have that sense of their own space or during storms. It becomes their safe place.

    The crate also offers you a way of training your pup to recognize the difference between what’s his space and what’s yours. Eliminating the battle for your spot on the sofa, etc. Most of your dog trainers will tell you that dogs look for the alpha in the house to be in control; if you are not the alpha; the dog will then take on the role which is difficult to break (though not impossible). Welcome to the wonderful world of pack leadership :-) If you have any questions…feel free to ask…you know how to get in touch with me and you know we are well groomed in dog behavior!

    PS. Hope your Izzy is better behaved than ours was ;-) and CONGRATS again! So happy for you! Hugs, xoxo

  40. Jennifer Gail

    I just want to squeeze him:)

  41. Michele

    He is ADORABLE!!!!

    What a cutie!

    Congrats!

  42. Savannah Granny

    Congratulations Katherine. It is amazing how much he looks like your inspiration picture. He is adorable. Hugs for you and Izzy

  43. Sherri

    Izzy is too cute :o) Puppy love is the sweetest. Training is pretty easy. Take him out as soon as he’s finished eating, sleeping, or playing “hard”. We placed a bell (a Christmas Jingle Bell actually) on the door we wanted him to use. He’s 7 now & we know if he goes to that door he’s “gotta go”. We also praised him when when he did his “big business” (to this day he’s proud when he does it L.O.L). We also solved our chewing problem with a “mini Kong”. You can get one at PetSmart in the dog toy isle. They have a hole in them for treats, so the little guy has to work “pretty hard” to get it out. Happy puppy days :o)

  44. Susan

    He is so adorable. I have 4 dogs one is a chiwawa the other 3 are average size dogs so it took me awhile to see how to take care of a small dog compared to a big one. It is fun Enjoy!

  45. Runnermom-jen

    Oh my goodness…he is SO cute!!
    Sorry, no advice in the puppy training department ;)

  46. patrice

    Your new baby is absolutely adorable! Isn’t it funny how some things just happen as though they were meant to be? I have a feeling you ‘ll be wrapped around his little paw- if you aren’t already. :) I’m happy for you!

  47. Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

    Congratulations Katherine! Izzy is about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve been looking for a cute name for my new kitty. I might have to borrow that one. I am officially in love with your precious baby!!! Good luck on the puppy training, not for the faint of heart but definitely worth it.

    Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

    P.S. I’m new to you lovely blog. I just saw you over at Grace In AZ and I’m your new follower. Hope you’ll stop by to visit. I also have a few giveaways going now.

  48. Cindy van der Meer

    What a super cute pup you got! Welcomin Izzy and congrats with our ynew puppy!
    I had a mix tsih tzu & yorkshire too, she is 3 now! I know how glad and busy you are with Izzy now. I can share you my puppy e-training if you want, will find it on my pdf save files. It works well to Ally. hugs~C

  49. Evelyn

    OH! He is just too cute:) What fun!

  50. Queenie Believe

    What a cutie-pie fluffy fur babe!!
    I have two canine fur babes, significantly larger than Izzy. My best advice… remember he is a dog not a person, you can’t reason with dogs like you can children. You have to be the pack leader. Minnie and Callie Delicious love life soooo much more once I grasped that concept.
    Enjoy your new bundle of joy.
    Always, Queenie

  51. six sisters

    Izzy is the cutest dog ever!! So very sweet, and the potty training will come! :) Have fun with the dog, they bring a lot of love to your home! We’re so glad you joined us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

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