Monday, December 3, 2012

First Weekend! Puppy Rule of 12

Little Puppy can check stroller off his new experience list! Cosmo keeps an eye out for flying squirrels!
First of all, we STILL haven't completely decided on a name for the new puppy. And if you missed our big announcement, you can read more about it here. Percy is the name currently topping the list, coming from the idea of naming the new pup with something that's related to the Cosmos (for Cosmo, of course!) So Percy comes from the name of the constellation Perseus, suggested by Kristine at Rescued Insanity!

I will hopefully make a final decision about pup's name this week!

In the meantime we had a great first weekend, and Cosmo and the pup are settling in together nicely.

Cosmo and Pup enjoy supervised playtime together
The Pup already loves Cosmo and wants him to play ALL the time. Cosmo would rather sleep MOST of the time, so when Cosmo's napping, the pup and I have plenty of time to start doing some fun training and playing.

We've been doing lots of positive socialization, and one of our pals Anna at Happy Healthy Pup reminded us about the Puppy Rule of 12, which is basically having your pup experience 12 different things in a number of categories (like surfaces, locations, people, moving objects, etc.) before they are 12 weeks old.  And most importantly, all the experiences at this crucial age should be positive!

Pup experiences a plush, squeaky toy
So now, Puppy needs a name! If you missed our first naming session or the one over at Eukanuba's Facebook page, please leave your suggestions in the comments below!  We'd love to find a name that honors his Cuban heritage, but I'm having a hard time finding a name I like.


29 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Puppy is just the cutest little thing ever! :-) I definitely like the name Percy, great idea about constellations! Have fun introducing him to all kinds of things and places! Great job Cosmo for being so cool about the new little dude!

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  2. Oh...possible Perseus Puppy...you are so stinkin' cute! I'm so proud of you for being so brave while trying new things and for being so nice to your older brother!! What a guuuboy!

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  3. I can't get over how much your puppy looks like my puppy at the same age it's almost scary! :P The only name I could think of that was sort of Cuban was Tango!

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    1. That is a good name! Today he's looking like a Rocco!! If he still looks like a Rocco by the end of the week, we may go with that!

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  4. OMG I have the very worst case of puppy envy right now :) I had never heard of the Puppy Rule of 12 before (been a long time since I adopted a puppy) so thanks for teaching me about it Good luck with the naming!

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  5. Just like Terrier Torrent we have a case of puppy envy!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  6. This is so exciting! We think Percy's a cool name!

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  7. That is the cutest puppy. Ahhhh, puppy breath.

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  8. Puppy is adorable. I am reading a book about Cuba if an interesting name shows up, I'll be sure to mention it to you. ~Alasandra

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  9. Hey Cosmo,

    I love your little puppy pal - I wish I could get one too!! :)

    Are you teaching him all about Mischief?

    Ok, so I had a thought about the name of your pup - My Mum has a Cuban friend and his name is Oggy - it's a different sound to yours, so you won't get mixed up and your pup might like it?

    Big Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. oh that's a cute name! We STILL haven't completely decided on a name but now we're leaning toward Rocco! We need to decide before we start puppy class this weekend!

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  11. Dogs do not recognize the actual words of their name, but instead they understand the frequency of the word, they might get confused by names that matches a command that they are suppose to follow. For example, the name "Kit" can easily be confused with the command "sit".

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