Go Back   Home > Atlanta Reef Club Forums > Trading & Selling > Drygoods & Livestock
Register / Join the ARC Community Chat Gallery MemberMap Forums Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Visit all of our sponsors


Please review the forum rules before posting in the For Sale forums. Specifically:
  • You must be an ARC Member to post new threads in this forum. You do not need to be an ARC Member to reply to other people's threads.
  • No commercial sales
  • No illegal activities
  • You must set an asking price
  • No comments in sales
  • Please limit to weekly bumping
  • Threads are set to automatically close after two weeks of no activity.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
Dakota9 Dakota9 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,982
City: Kennesaw
State: GA
Occupation: Packaging Sales Rep
Other Interests: There's Time?
Send a message via AIM to Dakota9
Chihuahua Puppy Coming Home In 2 Weeks, looking for Small Dog Supplies On The Cheap

My son's new dog (well, kinda like a dog) is coming home in two weeks. We went to pick it out today from the litter. He got a nice brown male like he'd hoped.
Anyway, I'm on a budget and looking for anything as dirt cheap as I can get it.

It is essential I find a small crate. I don't know how you guys feel about crate training, but I'm sold on it, atleast until the lil guy get old enough to not chew and be a little less curious.

A small dog bed

Any small toys

Small dog bowls

small collar

Not really concerned too much with the visual condition of these items, as long as they have some usfull life left to them. The cheaper the better!!!!


LMK

Thank you

Old 04-25-2009, 11:10 PM   #2
MvM MvM is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
MvM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,830
City: Smyrna
State: GA
Occupation: sales
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dakota9 View Post
My son's new dog (well, kinda like a dog) is coming home in two weeks. We went to pick it out today from the litter. He got a nice brown male like he'd hoped.
Anyway, I'm on a budget and looking for anything as dirt cheap as I can get it.

It is essential I find a small crate. I don't know how you guys feel about crate training, but I'm sold on it, atleast until the lil guy get old enough to not chew and be a little less curious.

A small dog bed

Any small toys

Small dog bowls

small collar

Not really concerned too much with the visual condition of these items, as long as they have some usfull life left to them. The cheaper the better!!!!


LMK

Thank you
I have a small crate for you. $10. You can get the black eggcrate then too. Shoot me a PM.

Old 04-26-2009, 6:17 AM   #3
Linda Lee Linda Lee is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
Linda Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7,077
City: Powder Springs
State: GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dakota9 View Post
It is essential I find a small crate. I don't know how you guys feel about crate training, but I'm sold on it, atleast until the lil guy get old enough to not chew and be a little less curious.
It's a chihuahua. You can probably just use a Tupperware container.

Old 04-26-2009, 6:25 AM   #4
Dakota9 Dakota9 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,982
City: Kennesaw
State: GA
Occupation: Packaging Sales Rep
Other Interests: There's Time?
Send a message via AIM to Dakota9
Well, I still have some hamster stuff layin around, thought about just using that for the time being........ Or maybe an empty 20 gallon long, LOL


LOL, I'll get him one of those habi-trail balls to cruise around in, that'll keep'em outta trouble

Old 04-26-2009, 6:34 AM   #5
Linda Lee Linda Lee is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
Linda Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7,077
City: Powder Springs
State: GA
I get dog supplies at Pet Mountain. You can find some pretty good sale items there.

Old 04-26-2009, 9:19 AM   #6
twocute2b4u twocute2b4u is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 675
City: Lawrenceville
State: GA
Occupation: Telecommunications / NOC Engineer & Professional Pet Sitter and Owner of Paw Planet Pet Sitters, LLC
Other Interests: Beer brewing and pet lover
Dakota, read your PM.

Old 04-26-2009, 9:23 AM   #7
MrsMojo MrsMojo is offline
ARC Family Member
 
MrsMojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 176
City: Roswell
State: GA
Occupation: Veterinarian - dogs and cats only - sorry, no fish!
Crate training is an awesome idea!! I recommend all my puppy clients crate train. It helps the pup tp learn what you want, cuts down on mess, saves furniture/house/etc from damage, and keeps the puppy safe. I once lost a patient because it was loose and chewed on an electrical cord - if it had been in the crate while the owners were at work it would not have died. Just my 2 cents. Good luck with the pup! And the potty training!
__________________
Missing my 24 gallon nano :sad:

300 gal reef containing: juvenile french angel, 3 clowns, aurora goby, 1 green clown goby, mimic tang, yellow tang, powder brown tang, lawnmower blenny, chalk bass, scribbled rabbit fish

Old 04-26-2009, 9:31 AM   #8
Linda Lee Linda Lee is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
Linda Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7,077
City: Powder Springs
State: GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsMojo View Post
Crate training is an awesome idea!! I recommend all my puppy clients crate train. It helps the pup tp learn what you want, cuts down on mess, saves furniture/house/etc from damage, and keeps the puppy safe. I once lost a patient because it was loose and chewed on an electrical cord - if it had been in the crate while the owners were at work it would not have died. Just my 2 cents. Good luck with the pup! And the potty training!
could not agree more

crating an animal is not at all cruel confinement as some may think

our dogs love their crates -- it's their happy place

Old 04-26-2009, 9:58 AM   #9
NotiReef NotiReef is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Age: 36
Posts: 677
City: Flowery Branch
State: GA
Send a message via AIM to NotiReef Send a message via Yahoo to NotiReef
I am sold on crate training....it seems to calm a lot of dogs down as well.
Dakota also check out IKEA in Atlanta. They have some of the best stuff for CHEAP!! Dog bowls for less than a $1. Beds, toys, etc. are pretty cheap as well.

Old 04-26-2009, 3:37 PM   #10
Dakota9 Dakota9 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,982
City: Kennesaw
State: GA
Occupation: Packaging Sales Rep
Other Interests: There's Time?
Send a message via AIM to Dakota9
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsMojo View Post
Crate training is an awesome idea!! I recommend all my puppy clients crate train. It helps the pup tp learn what you want, cuts down on mess, saves furniture/house/etc from damage, and keeps the puppy safe. I once lost a patient because it was loose and chewed on an electrical cord - if it had been in the crate while the owners were at work it would not have died. Just my 2 cents. Good luck with the pup! And the potty training!

I've heard, but not read, that Chihuahuas were hard to potty train. I once had a Jack Russell that was the most stubborn dog on earth. I'm hoping it isn't that bad all over again.

Old 04-26-2009, 4:21 PM   #11
seamonkeychar seamonkeychar is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 21
City: Chamblee
State: GA
Other Interests: Who needs them?
Chihuahuas can be stubborn, and they are waaaaay too smart for their own good, but they make great companions. I'm sure your son will love him! I have two at home, they're ten years old, so I'm sure I have tons of extra chihuahua sized stuff laying around. I'll check and see, and shoot you a PM if I find anything.

Old 04-26-2009, 4:40 PM   #12
Dakota9 Dakota9 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,982
City: Kennesaw
State: GA
Occupation: Packaging Sales Rep
Other Interests: There's Time?
Send a message via AIM to Dakota9
Quote:
Originally Posted by seamonkeychar View Post
Chihuahuas can be stubborn, and they are waaaaay too smart for their own good, but they make great companions. I'm sure your son will love him! I have two at home, they're ten years old, so I'm sure I have tons of extra chihuahua sized stuff laying around. I'll check and see, and shoot you a PM if I find anything.

Great!!!!!!!

Let me ask you, as an experienced owner of the breed. Is it true that they tend to get cold very easily? I realize that just being small and lean that generating body heat could be an issue, but some people have told me that this breed can become hypothermic in what we'd consider moderate temps.. I was somewhat concerned about this because I'm a miser with the theromostat in the winter time, and the hardwood floors dont help.

Thanks for shedding any light possible..

Dakota

Last edited by Dakota9; 04-26-2009 at 4:50 PM.

Old 04-26-2009, 4:48 PM   #13
Acroholic Acroholic is offline
ARC Member
ARC Member
 
Acroholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,538
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Real Name: Dave
We are on Shelties 3 and 4 right now, and all our dogs have been crate trained. Nothing better, IMO.
Dave

Old 04-26-2009, 4:59 PM   #14
seamonkeychar seamonkeychar is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 21
City: Chamblee
State: GA
Other Interests: Who needs them?
They do get cold, mostly due to their small size, but they won't be absolutely freezing at room temperature. As a puppy, you'll need to watch him to make sure the temperature (either heat or cold) isn't too much for him. You might also want to make sure you feed multiple small meals a day, because as puppies, Chihuahuas are too small to regulate their blood sugar levels properly. My two chihuahuas are fine as far as temperature goes though. And if they aren't they will just find a warm lap to climb into.

Old 04-26-2009, 5:11 PM   #15
Dakota9 Dakota9 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,982
City: Kennesaw
State: GA
Occupation: Packaging Sales Rep
Other Interests: There's Time?
Send a message via AIM to Dakota9
Hm, I didn't think about the heat as well as te cold....... I'll consider this. Thanks!

Any other tips foe a newbie of the breed?

I'm all ears!

Old 04-26-2009, 5:22 PM   #16
MrsMojo MrsMojo is offline
ARC Family Member
 
MrsMojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 176
City: Roswell
State: GA
Occupation: Veterinarian - dogs and cats only - sorry, no fish!
My clients do tell me that Chihuahuas are hard to potty train - but all small dogs seem to be harder than the big dogs. I completely agree with multiple small meals a day. I have seen several small chihuahuas come in in emergency situations because their blood sugar has dropped to low. I recommend keeping a tube of Nutrical (a sugary calorie supplement that you can get from the vet/breeder) and using it a couple times daily to prevent a problem. Make sure that the pups vaccines stay up to date - for some reason this breed is prone to parvo - so I usually recommend no contact with dogs that you dont know until they finish their vaccines. NO trips to Petsmart or dog park or other places where lots of dogs that you dont know would congregate until vaccines are done - they are breeding grounds for diseases like parvo. YOu can always PM me if you have questions or need advice.
__________________
Missing my 24 gallon nano :sad:

300 gal reef containing: juvenile french angel, 3 clowns, aurora goby, 1 green clown goby, mimic tang, yellow tang, powder brown tang, lawnmower blenny, chalk bass, scribbled rabbit fish

Old 04-28-2009, 5:30 PM   #17
seamonkeychar seamonkeychar is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 21
City: Chamblee
State: GA
Other Interests: Who needs them?
Nutrical is a good idea, I've used it before for a Chihuahua puppy that I fostered (he was 6 months old and weighed 1 pound, he needed the help!). Heat is something you need to watch, these puppies are so small that they really can't regulate their own temperatures.

As far as anything else on tips, it's mostly just common sense. Crate training is a GREAT idea, it will keep him out of trouble and give him a safe place to go if he gets overwhelmed (being so small, it's easy for lots of visitors at once or other situations to just be too much). As far as potty training, the worst part for me has always been the fact that such small animals can't go up and down stairs easily. If you have stairs to the outside, you'll have to carry him up and down whenever you take him out, at least until he gets big enough to do it on his own. I've found that this means that you have to be very vigilant, since he'll be relying on you to go out. That is the hardest part. Chihuahuas are very intelligent, so he should learn quickly (if he's not being stubborn). Good luck!

Old 04-28-2009, 8:34 PM   #18
Dakota9 Dakota9 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,982
City: Kennesaw
State: GA
Occupation: Packaging Sales Rep
Other Interests: There's Time?
Send a message via AIM to Dakota9
Thank you guys for all this great advice, I anticipated issues arising from this breed's small size. Some of these things I have never thought about

Old 04-28-2009, 8:41 PM   #19
cfrank84 cfrank84 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Age: 29
Posts: 350
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Send a message via AIM to cfrank84
ive had a few chihuahuas and mine have always had constant access to food ie i leave the dish out all the time.. they pick at it when they want food and scratch the door when time to go out most of the time.. but a "pee-pee" pad is left out just in case :-p i have also found they dont do the shakey shake thing most chihuahuas do and i attribute it to the having food when hungry as opposed to getting fed at certain times... just my 2 cents! and congrats on the new addition to the family

Old 04-28-2009, 8:44 PM   #20
cfrank84 cfrank84 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Age: 29
Posts: 350
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Send a message via AIM to cfrank84
oh and i forgot to add mine loves to wear clothes.. my grandma got the clothing trend going and after wrestling and getting nipped when i took away her first sweater she is rarely not clothed unless she undresses herself.. usually when its a lil warm in the apt (going back to that"they are too smart for their own good comment :-p)

she also has her own blanket that she likes to have in a ball and she crawls into the middle and just sticks her head out to keep an eye on things.. ive seen lots of chihuahua's that have the same behavior from my friends dogs

Closed Thread



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 users and 1 guests)
 
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PJ Cardinal Free to a Good Home...Small frags appreciated traylor23 Drygoods & Livestock 5 04-12-2009 9:44 PM
ft ferret cage, small animal home. stickx911 Non-Fish/Reef Related 0 11-21-2008 5:48 PM
Free Puppy to Good Home! LukeStimp Non-Fish/Reef Related 25 05-11-2008 9:04 PM
Puppy looking for a new home ckwatson The Lounge 22 01-08-2008 9:13 AM
husky female puppy looking for a good home Bad76Boy The Lounge 5 08-27-2007 9:59 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Atlanta Reef Club, Inc.