View Full Version : Another newbie here...

10th August 2006, 02:54 PM
Hello everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself and my pretty little girl Nutmeg. She's 12 weeks old and we got her as a companion to our 5 year old Shih Tzu, Molly.

My husband, daughter (10) and I are having tons of fun spoiling her and have been very busy chasing after her to make sure she is staying out of trouble.

I am already experiencing some things with 'Meg' that I dont remember going through when Molly was a puppy. She has already developed a tendency to 'guard' her food and treats. I am making sure to be around her a lot while she's eating, throwing yummy things in her bowl and to pet her when she has a chew treat or toy, swapping it for something a little better and then giving the treat back to her. I hope I am going about that correctly.

edit: I apologize for posting this in the general discussion thread. I just saw the introduction thread and should have posted there :oops:
I look forward to getting to know all of you seasoned Cav owners and getting some much needed advise.

10th August 2006, 03:05 PM
Nutmeg is an adorable name for a ruby, and she's so cute!! :lol:

Your description of how your handeling her guarding issues is just what our trainer suggested to someone in our class. She was stressing the key is to be consistant with it--do it all the time with toys, etc.

10th August 2006, 04:58 PM
No need for apologies; I just move them if I see them because people tend to like to check in on new members in this forum, whereas newbie intros can get lost in the general section as most posts are made there. :)

Welcome to the site! Nutmeg IS a great name.

We just had a discussion on food guarding so you can get some extra links and information here:


11th August 2006, 10:33 AM
What a beautiful little girl - I am sure a lot of treats are going to be given to her when she pulls the innocent look.... :d*g:

11th August 2006, 01:27 PM
icon_welcome to you and Nutmeg

Perfectly fitting name for a gorgeous little Ruby lass.

Gotta love those rubies, I also have a ruby and love the spunky personality that he has.

Mischevous wee bugger he is, Dudley is more regal.

Looking forward to getting to know you. :D :D :D :D

13th August 2006, 02:57 AM
Welcome to you and your furbabies.
Julie and the girls

13th August 2006, 03:26 AM

Cathy T
13th August 2006, 05:38 AM
What an incredibly sweet name for a ruby. I love it!! Welcome...so glad you are so in love with your little girl....you just can't help it!

13th August 2006, 06:46 PM
Thank you, so much for the warm welcome. You are all so nice and your signature pics of your babies are sooo adorable.

13th August 2006, 08:10 PM

I love the name. It's perfect.

Enjoy her and good luck!