i hope you are all well.
I am due to pick up my baby girl Coco next week - she will be 8 weeks then. She is a ruby girl with white paws and is naturally absolutely adorable.
I have read books and bought everything (hopefully!) to be prepared for her arrival...
i have a question regarding crate/housetraining as I just read the Dog Star Daily book by Ian Dunbar - it says there to put your puppy in the crate with bed and chew toys and take her out every hour for a pee/poo and a short play/train session. Does that mean for example - I take her out at 1pm, take her for pee, play with her for 15-20 mins, put her back in the crate, take her out again at 2pm and repeat previous all day until its bed time?
Whats the best way to get her to her toilet spot? I've heard it's not good to pick them up to take them there so what's the best way to "guide" them?
Will it be ok to take her out carrying her for a little while before her full vaccinations? I've got her booked in for 8 weeks vaccinations on 23rd January - I have my birthday on the 30th so we were gonna go to a pub for a bite to eat to celebrate - will it be ok to take her with me in a dog carrier or is it a no no?
Lastly (I say lastly, I will probably be back with more questions very soon!) - what about meeting another dog before full vaccinations? By another dog I mean my friend's mini dachshund - mainly for socialising purposes as I don't know many people with dogs and I know it's dangerous to let strange dogs to be around her before she is fully vaccinated?
Many thanks for all your help in advance