We got an 8 week old female black lab on Saturday and a kitten of about 9 weeks yesterday (Monday). It wasn't our plan - we had thought we'd get them about a month apart - but it just worked out that way.
Both are very sweet and we are enjoying them. I think the kitten is well on her way to being litterbox trained. When we've had cats before, it was not too difficult. The puppy, on the other hand, may take a little time. It's been 25 years since I've had a dog. We are planning to do obedience training soon.
Can anyone recommend a good product for getting the stinky smell out of the house? I am thinking we might want to wait to rent the Rug Doctor until both animals are trained. Meanwhile, though, the house is getting pretty aromatic after only a few days. Thanks in advance for any advice!
Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 10:24 AM on Jun. 12, 2012Credits: 115774 Level 40 Pets Minor
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Answer by momofkids at 1:46 PM on Jun. 12, 2012Credits: 3592 Level 17 Pets 101
Answer by tasches at 4:35 PM on Jun. 12, 2012Credits: 275872 Level 47 Pets Major
Use vinegar to clean up accidents. Spray Febreze. Scoop litter once or twice a day. Take the dog out 5-10 minutes after eating. Crate train. If he doesn't do his business crate him and then take him out every 5 minutes until he goes potty. Watch for signs he has to go. Sniffing, whining circling are some signs he is looking for a spot to go. Once you see him doing that take him out ASAP. Cats are much easier, just show them the litter box and that's it. On occasion there may be a problem with them not using the litter box but for the most part they are born to use the litter box. Dogs on the other hand take much more time and needs lots more attention.
Answer by Shaylyn318 at 7:54 PM on Jun. 19, 2012Credits: 1598 Level 14 Pets 101
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