This is our new baby. He is named Caramel Macchiato but we call him "Mac" or baby Mackie. My kids LOVE love LOVE him. He is a rescue pup from an Amish puppymill. He was getting ready to be sent to auction when a nearby rescue snagged him up. I found him on petfinder.com. So far our little Mac looks very healthy. I was a bit concerned about al that he could experiance in his life but know that we are dedicated to his health forever no matter what. Plus, he needed us! We are so blessed by his wonderful personality! gentle, kind, and oh so fun! What a blessing.
We also have a 9 year old maltese pup named THeo. Mac is a bit active for THeo's taste but I am sure that they will get on fine after Theo realizes Mac is here for good.
Mac is 11 weeks old. DOing great with potty training. I do have a few questions though:
1. Since Mac was rescued from a less than desireable situation, he has not been socialized like the home raised pups. Is there anything I need to know? He is getting plenty of "hug therapy" by my kids (7 & 5). He still seems a bit shy at times.
2. Chewing. He gets rowdy and nips my hands and barks and growls. WHat should I say or do when this happens? It has been a while since we have gone through the puppy stage and I don't remember my THeo doing this to the degree Mac is. I always offer him a chew stick or toy but I have to admit- it hurts! I would like to resolve this behavior quickly. Any thoughts?
I am new here and so I appreciate any and all help. Thanks for having me!