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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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)

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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…

  15. 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

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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!

  22. 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”!

  23. 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. 😀 Have a blessed day!
    ~Sherlinda

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. 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)

  30. 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!

  31. 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!

“May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He let His grace shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-6:26 NIV Hugs from Katherine

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