Just a few questions. - Page 3 - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #17  
Old 11-07-2012, 03:54 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Name: Melissa
Location: Liverpool, England
Posts: 3,468
Thanks: 189
Thanked 289 Times in 271 Posts
Default

There's a particular site I got mine from that I can like. We're no allowed to post links so if you want it let me know and I'll pm you. They're all individual sellers but as long as you go view the puppy and take the precautions you should be fine. Otherwise it's finding a good breeder, through google or word of mouth. We he a few ppl from London, maybe they can help or check the kennel club website. Good luck xox
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #18  
Old 11-07-2012, 04:19 PM
Just arrived!
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'd really appreciate a PM cheers. If I've posted this twice I apologise, my phone is playing up.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-07-2012, 06:05 PM
chi person
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Name: Mrs Shay
Location: Ventura, CA
Posts: 36
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to DEEVUHH
Default

I like this thread. I have always had 2 chi's, or 2 dogs ever since I was little. Dogs are social creatures by nature, having said that my husband and I both work full time but our schedules are pretty flexible and convenient, as we both work right down the street from our house so one of us comes home for lunch every day. BUT I do highly suggest if ANY dog were to stay home for long periods of time through out the day I think it's a good idea to have another dog for company
__________________
.:.:.: SoCal Purebred :.:.:.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-07-2012, 08:32 PM
chi-aholic
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Name: Nicki
Location: UK
Posts: 362
Thanks: 8
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Default

My OH and I had exactly the same problems when we decided to get a pup. We thought we didn't have enough time with us both working full time and the OH having an hour and a half commute to work each way. However you make it work. We have had arnie for 3 weeks and he's just about to turn 7 months. We bought him after being told he was fully vaccinated, house trained and knowing basic commands. None of the above was true. We a truely kicking ourselves for not investigating further but we went to see him and fell head over heels in love! We were promised vaccination records in the post and low and behold they have not arrived so we have vaccinated him ourselves. We decided against a young puppy thinking we wouldn't have the time to train him but we effectively bought a puppy! We are about to embark on one on one behavioural classes and will move on to socialisation classes. We are VERY lucky that my mother in law works shifts and has two dogs so arnie goes there 2 times a week, my sister comes in twice a week about midday and I work a Saturday so get one day off a week. We NEVER thought our 9-5 jobs would allow us to have a dog and its taken us three weeks to get into this routine. My advice when buying an older dog is don't make our mistake by just taking the previous owners word for it! By not doing this we have forked out 50 for vaccinations and soon to be 100's on classes ect. Saying all of that I wouldn't change him for the world. Chi's are the most loyal dogs ever and I can't imagine our house without him. Good luck and I hope you find your chi!!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 11-08-2012, 09:02 PM
honorary chi
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Name: Lianne
Location: Preston, Lancs, UK
Posts: 591
Thanks: 54
Thanked 44 Times in 43 Posts
Default

Me and my husband were in exactly the same position as you are - we were desparate for a dog but were both working full time. We very nearly got a chi pup a few years back but decided against it at the time as we didn't think it would be fair to leave it all day on it's own. Since then I started my own business so that we could be home enough to eventually get a dog and although I still work full time my husband now works from home which meant we were able to get our chi, Max in April this year. Hopefully in the next couple of years I will be able to work from home too so I can spend more time with him!

I know many people have a dog and go to work each day but everyone's situation is different, neither me or my husband have had a dog before so we were worried that if one of us wasn't home with the dog that we could have training issues etc. I think if being left home all day it would be fairer if you have 2 dogs so they have company but I also imagine bringing up 2 puppies at the same time would be very hard work! My advice would be to take plenty of time to think about the options you have and don't rush in to anything - good luck!
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-09-2012, 11:21 AM
chi lover
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 163
Thanks: 14
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Default

I got my 6-year-old chi through a rescue/adoption service where she was being fostered; I know puppies are cute, but I'm so glad I lucked into an older dog who is housetrained and mature. Her advanced age has not at all diminished her bonding with me, either--she's been incredibly sweet and loving with me from the start, and has acted 100% like I'm her daddy and she's my little girl. If work prevents you from meeting all of a puppy's special needs, please don't rule out an older chi who needs a new forever home.

Fortunately, I work near enough to my home that I'm always able to walk her on lunch breaks, so she's never alone/unwalked for more than four or five hours. If your circumstances don't permit a similar arrangement, like others have said above, there are other arrangements that can work.

Best of luck!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 09:35 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com