...introducing Roger

Meet Roger. He is a Yorkshire Terrier puppy. He likes napping, running around, licking feet,  sitting on laps, getting brushed, mealtimes and sniffing. He does not like following orders when it comes to toilet time or injections.



So yes, Roger is a new addition to my life and I absolutely love him. I have wanted a dog for years but never been in a position where it could practically work. My job has always involved long hours and as much as I wanted one I couldn't just leave it to its own devices during the day. It just wouldn't have worked for either of us and we would have both been miserable.

Happily, these days, with so much of my work do-able from home, I can keep a beady eye on an inquisitive puppy.

We picked him up on Thursday, took him straight to the vet and he has been settling in ever since. He is called Roger because I like human names for dogs and in my mind, the smaller the dog, the more traditional the name. I feel quite emotional about him to be honest - having a dog adds a lovely dimension to my life.

So here we are going for a little walk/run around. Dog walking round here typically involves those Topshop studded joggers (a purchase from heaven they were!) but today I donned this ASOS swing dress. Black, high neck, dipped hem, jersey material.....cheap and easy. It's a little sack-esque but honestly, I like that.





Dress: ASOS - Link!
Flats: Topshop - Link!

Now since getting Roger I have been reading forums and watching YouTube videos even more than usual to get some good tips. Searches have often been focussed on "house training" :) If you have a dog - especially a Yorkie - your advice  on do's and don'ts is very welcome :) 

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  1. super cute!! love your blog, come check out mine too if you want <3 xxo

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    1. OMG! He is so adorable! I love the name Roger too, and think it only right that we give our animal family members proper names, as my cat Jeremy would agree!

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  2. He is so cute! Congratulations. Very cute outfit to take him dog walking in. Love the flats.

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    1. Thanks Iva - those flats have been a great purchase for me and I love love love wearing them :)

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  3. Hi Laura! Congrats to Roger, he is a cutie! We have a one year old french bulldog named Spocky. House training was really tough and long, but hopefully it will be easier in your case. Lots of walks and praise will bring the desired result. Good luck! Andi

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    1. Hi Andi - I have noticed that the days where he has really long walks and is tired are the best and easiest days. And I get some exercise too :) Enjoy Spocky!

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  4. Aww what a cutie! And I love the name x

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    1. :) thank you - love him sooo much!

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  5. Awwww he's SO cute Laura! Get chew toys... lots of them! X

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  6. I feel the same about names and pooches, I named my Pug Neville. And my next one will be called Norman [= ! what a cutie <3 x

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  7. He's absolutely adorable, aah I want a dog so much! xx

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  8. Aww he's so cute! I would totally get a pet if I wasn't out of the house so much for work :(
    If you still watch Lorraine's vids, you know how she leaves her dog Clyde in his cage when she leaves the house, and I have read it's a very good technique, and the dog feels reassured in his cage, so that might be something you want to investigate for the days nobody's home.

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  9. Congrats Laura, he's adorable!

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  10. OMG, he is adorable! My sister has a Yorkshire Terrier that is mental because it wasn't properly trained, runs around like it's on speed all the time!! :)

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    1. thank you :) he is wonderful :)

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  12. Soooo cute, I also have a 1.5 year old Yorkie, named Teddy. They grow up really fast, so enjoy while he's tiny (and not in position to jump everywhere he wants!). I'd suggest you check out yorkietalk forum, I was addicted to that website when we first got Teddy, and also check out DextersRufflife on Youtube (especially their music videos, they are brilliant!).

    As for house training, it does take some time. We kept our eyes on Teddy when he was small, as soon as he started sniffing, we'd put him in the bathroom to do his business, he got used to bathroom as "the place" and then it took us a while to get him to do his business outside when it got warmer.

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    1. I have been to yorkietalk - its such a great forum and i am working my way through all the posts, especially the toilet training ones :) We have allocated a space in an empty bathroom for roger and its taking time but he has starting doing his business there. i have never been so keen to see a wee or a poo in my life! haha

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  13. Haha I too love human names for dogs! Roger is cute ;)

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  14. I recommend Cesar Millan's show The Dpg Whisperer and his books! He's amazing!

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  15. hi laura, do check out blushingpixie on youtube, she is a canadian youtuber and has a yorkie and i've seen a few videos where she talks about her pet :) Roger is cute :)

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    1. Thank you so much - I did check her out and she knows so much!

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  16. So cute! Congrats!

    xo

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  17. Yorkies are awesome dogs! You will enjoy him so much :)

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    1. :) I am loving it so far :) He is a bit naughty and clever but loves people and play - so much fun :)

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  18. Roger is adorable! He looks just like my Yorkie did when she was a puppy nine years ago! Yorkies are stubborn (and smart!), so hang in there with training. Crate training was key in potty training and establishing a routine. When she was a puppy, I would take her out as soon as she got out of the crate in the morning. After playtime, she would go back in the crate until I came home at lunch to let her out again. We'd go right out when I got home from work and again before bedtime. I also kept repeating the word "potty" to reinforce what she was doing (i.e., "time to go potty", "let's go potty", "yay, you went potty", etc.). Give him LOTS of praise when he goes in the right place, too (she knows she was good when I use the baby voice and am very excited)! She now know what the word means and will go on demand when I take her out and tell her to go potty. She also gets a tiny treat most times after she's gone potty where she's supposed to go. I enrolled us in training class at the local Humane Society in our area. She was stubborn, but it was helpful in the end. She learned the basics (sit, stay, come). Training was definitely frustrating at times, but she's been a fantastic companion and I can't imagine life without her! Good luck!

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  19. Aaw, he's so cute! xx


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  20. Oh my goodness, what a cutie! He looks so adorable in that top photo! x

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  21. he is so so adorable! always wanted a little dog, hopefully at some point i'll be able to get one - you lucky thing!
    liv xx
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  22. If there's one thing I love more than the shallow fun of beauty blogging it's animals. We have house rabbits because I can't in all fairness get a dog when working office-bound full time, but one day! Roger is adorable!

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    1. I LOVE your rabbit! :) And i hope you get a dog one day - I have wanted one for years so I am so happy to finally get one now :)

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  23. Aww! He is too precious! Congrats!

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  24. Awww he's just so cute! And so small too, awww! xxx

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  25. I have a little poodle who was difficult to train. She could not figure out how to "tell us" she had to go. My vet advised that I tie and jingle bell to the door and gently tap the bell with her paw EVERYTIME we went out. Worked like a charm! She would ring it not only if she needed to go potty, but also if she happened to see a squirrel she wanted to chase or a bunny, ha! They finally outgrow the bell, so it won't be a permanent fixture to your flat. He's a cutie!!

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    1. HAVE to do that - i have read that the bell system works so should give it a serious try. Thanks Valerie

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  26. I am in love! My two Yorkies are Sophie and Charlie. As for tips, the best advice I can possibly dish out is that patience is the key to training a dog. I live in a very dog-friendly community so I have heard pretty much every horror story when it comes to trying to potty train a dog. Many said it took them months while one said it took an entire year!

    My two have been crate-trained and its long enough for their bed and an entire pee pad to fit, in case they need to go while they're inside. Actually now that I think of it, the crate I have is probably designed for a massive 80-pound dog lol.

    Its also important to not use the crate as punishment (at first lol). They're supposed to learn to be comfortable inside the crate and think of it as their "haven". That way when you leave, they won't have a fit and bark the entire time you're away. Its also important to have a crate because until they're fully grown, their bladders are just too tiny to hold anything in too long.

    Yorkies (I believe), are naturally den animals so they should feel comfort in crates and in areas that are closed off. I also have a sheet over the crate covering everywhere except for the front. That way, they won't be blinded by the dining room lights on at night in case they want to take a nap but they can still see everything thats going on.

    A lot of my neighbors have had success with those rectangular patches of plastic grass. You put it in your patio or wherever you'd like Roger to go and encourage them to do their business there. It also helps to leave the poo on the fake grass for a while so the dog knows its safe to go there. Pee pads also have a scent in them that attracts dogs to do their business there.

    Another thing - most puppies tend to go right after they eat. After their meal, I sat them on a pee pad and didn't let them leave until after they did their thing. They caught on fairly quickly (this was at 5 weeks!!) and made it a habit of pooping there so it only took a few days to train them to use the pads. Also, praise the living hell out of them when they get it right. If a puppy has an accident and you yell at him for it, sometimes they think its not okay to go at all and then they'll be sneaky bastards about it and try and hide their poop under your sofa or something. True story by the way. It helps to catch him in the act and move him to the appropriate spot but that can be tricky because of the timing.

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  27. Roger is soooo handsome! I too like human names for dogs, after nearly opting for Bryan we decided on Hugo for our rescue dog. Dogs bring such happiness to your life & are true companions. Hope you enjoy Roger as much as I enjoy Hugo & Missy.
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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    1. Hugo is a great name! They really do bring happiness - its like having a baby but better! :)

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  28. omg I had no idea I wrote so much? I forgot to mention.. the next big thing after potty training would be to get the dog to not bark, especially when it comes to seeing other dogs. Yorkies are a yappy breed so barking comes with the territory but you can definitely get them to be calmer. Puppy play dates are great so they get used to other dogs and whenever you guys approach another dog during a walk or something, just try and encourage her to be calm, force her to walk slowly, and be stern. My neighbor's dog was NOTORIOUS in the entire area because that yorkie was such a shrill little monster! But I babysat her while her mom was gone for a few weeks and she was a completely different dog after. So often times, its how the owner approaches the dog. The yorkie I babysat would actually start shaking from wanting to bark at other dogs so much.

    Anyways, my neighbors learned a lot of things from watching the Dog Whisperer show a lot lol worth a try =)

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  29. Aw he's too cute!!! I've a cockapoo, Bailey and I had him house trained in a couple of days. Every time he was out peeing, I'd say to him "go pee, go pee" and he pees on command! I do the same with the poo, but that's not always so instantaneous but it works when he's out the back doing his business and I'm trying to get ready for work and he comes back in way too quickly. I tell him to "go do some poo" and off he trots!

    Am mad about my lil puddin and Roger now has a little Irish pal ;)

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    1. God, Bailey must be a genius dog. You are so lucky! I have tried to drill in wee wee and poo poo but we are making progress i think as we have a specific place we go but its going to take time :)

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  30. Awwww Roger is soo cute :) I have a small dog too (Bichon Frise) and I find him to be more work than the Springer Spaniel I had growing up. He does his own thing, but is super adorable and loves lots of hugs and getting his ears/chin tickled haha. x

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  31. Congrats on the puppy!! Roger is just adorable!! When we first met, hubby had a Yorkie and I have a Shih Tzu. Both boys. We used the blue "wee wee" training pads indoors when they were pups. Since pups are unpredictable. If you are at work for most of the day, having a crate for him will help with the training until he is on a routine. We got them on a routine where we take them out in the morning before leaving the house and at night when we get home. Pups needs more encouraging of course, but taking them to the same spot where they first "pottied" helps since they can sniff those areas. It becomes a routine, they learn that taking them outside is not only play time but potty business, so take them to that spot first, and they will get in the habit of using the toilet first before play. Good luck :)

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  32. He's SO Cute! We really want a dog, but it's way too much work right now and our apartment won't really let us so...we have a cat! I am in love with her want to squeeze her all day everyday, haha. She isn't too thrilled about that but I do it anyway ;) Animals, despite misbehaving at times, really make you a happier person, I think.

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  33. your dress is pretty :)! dog is very sweet

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  34. Aww, he is just so cute and looks absolutely tiny. Bet you'll have lots of adventures together, exciting!!!

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  35. Oh what a lovely dog, I love terriers! They're generally very intelligent dogs and easy to train, just make sure you keep him entertained! Xx

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    1. I will! He has tons of energy and loves to play so try and walk him and play as much as possible. A tired dog is a happy dog :)

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  36. I have a chihuahua yorkie, she was super tough to potty train. My best advice is crate train (I know crate training sounds awful but they like it. Now her crate is called her house and she goes and sleeps in it when she feels stressed or crowded) when you're not home and set a timer for you to remember to take them out. They have such little bladders! I took Mini out every 30 minutes when we first got her. And cheer when they go so they know they went in the right spot. We got her at 4 weeks (rescue situation) so she was extra tough. But now shes a year and perfectly trained. The first few months were definitely hard, Good luck!

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  37. Very, VERY cute dog! I love dogs as well, I have one! And love your outfit! very cute :)

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  38. Congratulations!! :) Roger is super cute!

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  39. He's cute! I would suggest recall training ASAP! This is the time when you can crack him.
    I got my lovely Jack Russell X called Willow 3 years ago. She was one when I got her from Battersea and I still struggle at times in the park when she's off the lead. She does not come back all the time. It's annoying and frustrating.
    Get lots of treats. They love cheese and gravy bones (probably better for your handbag). But remember the amount that you give them as a treat needs to come OFF his meals. :)
    Hope that helps!!
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  40. ADORABLE! So delighted for you!! Looking forward to all the cute instagrams <3 <3 <3

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  41. Oh Roger is lovely! I want a puppy more than most things these day.

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    1. They give so much to your life than anything else you can get....he is lovely and despite his occasional naughtiness I don't regret it for one second.

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  42. congrats! he is adorable. I always wanted a dog...but we had a baby instead;) lol we always said we would consider getting a Dog when our kids are old enough to ask for it and pretend that they would help take care of it. lol
    he's adorabel:) Mr. Roger ( That might be a refernce Canadians would only get..old kids TV show)

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  43. Very cute! I have been wanting a dog for so long now. I'm waiting until me get our own place and then we'll have one for sure <3

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    1. Fingers crossed for you! I have waited for years so am sooo pleased to finally have him in my life. :)

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  44. I highly recommend crate training! When done properly, the dog should not view the crate as a place for punishment but an area that is all his and where he can escape for a little rest. Dogs normally don't "go" where they sleep so it gets them in the habit of holding it. My dog used the crate initially but now he has free reign (at least of the kitchen).... =)

    Another thing I've learned is to create and stick to a schedule so the puppy knows what to do. You can't expect a dog to hold it or what not if not on a schedule. If the dog pees because it didn't know it would get taken out .... it's your fault not the dogs =)

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  45. He is absolutely adorable! Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

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  46. What an adorable puppy !!

    Good things for your dog below...

    Training - Mark and Reward:
    This means when your dog does something good, like go potty outside, you tell him he's a good boy and give him a treat. You can teach your dog his name this way too. Just say his name and when he focuses on your face .. give him a treat.

    If he leaves you a poo present in the house, just clean it up. No use getting angry at the dog - he's already forgotten about it.

    And for your dog's health, buy the best dog food available avoiding ingredients like corn. I supplement my dog's kibble with real food, chicken, salmon, vegetables. I want my dog to have the best nutrition for the best health.

    My 1 yr old, male, tri-color, American Cocker spaniel is named Taylor. He's just the love of my life <3

    Taylor's doggie day care video:
    http://youtu.be/GIZ55dz6SEI

    Remember ... a good dog is a tired dog :-)

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    1. Your mantra at the end is now my mantra....so true. He is a good boy when he has been tired out by play and walking.

      Thank you for the advice. Roger is slowly getting used to leaving presents in the right place - we take him to a particular place with the pad and he does his business there...no always, but most of the time.

      Food wise we definitely spoil him but its a good idea to use real food - so true that you want them to have the best nutrition.

      Enjoy Taylor - he sounds perfect and you sound like a great mummy for him!

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  47. Roger is ADORABLE. Getting a dog was the best thing I have ever done, Lopez is now my life (sad but true). xx

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    1. Thanks Anna - ps. need to reply to your email! Got sidetracked looking at all the doggy items that I can buy on the site :)

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  48. Hi Laura, Roger is soo cute. I have my own yorkie she's called Georgie. She's two and a half now and I love her to bits. I have a whole youtube channel devoted to her. Its called pinchofpink. I would love for you to check it out.

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    1. DEFINITELY going to check it out. Thanks Elsa!

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  49. He's so adorable!! Start training asap and lots of treats/well dones when he does what he's meant to - my aunt has yorkies and they're so cute but can be crazy when they want to be! I swear they think they're people, not dogs. Is he going to get accessories to match your outfits? :P

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    1. I have learned to tire him out as much as possible and then he is a good boy :) No clothes or shoes for Roger - I actually hate that. However, a spangly harness may be on the cards :) haha

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  50. When I read the title of this I thought you had bought some Roger Vivier heels, but the dog is just as an exciting addition! He's sweet!!! x

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    1. Vivier heels are very lovely but Roger is better :)

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  51. Ahhhh once again soooo sooo cute!! Let me know if need any tips on training/places to take him etc! Eeeep so cute!x

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    1. Can't wait to meet up. Not sure Roger is ready to behave yet but taking him to Pet Planet training classes.....any good or do you know of any other good places?

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    2. me too! just let me know when Roger is ready :-) Not sure of anywhere sorry, I trained Millie myself after a 1hour session with a trainer at home (came free when I bought her) x

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  52. I agree with you, I prefer human names for pets too. Roger is such an awesome name for him, he looks like a roger :)

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    1. Thanks Tegan - I think he looks like a Roger too :)

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  53. how cute, i've always wanted a yorkie!!! i'm sure you'll be a great mummy to him :)

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  54. awwww what a cutie! love the name :)

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  56. Roger is adorable. I have a siberian husky and love watching youtube videos
    about them. I would recommend watching blushingpixie on her video on how she grooms her yorkie. The video is called Iggy Gets Clean. Very informative.

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    1. Thank you for your recommendation on the video. I went straight to watch it and it's fantastic. Iggy is so patient and calm...hope Roger takes after him :)

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  57. What an adorable dog! I'm so happy that you are at a point in your life where you are able to get a puppy — I should be there in about a year, and I absolutely cannot wait!

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    1. fingers crossed for you! What breed do you think you will get?

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  58. Oh my, he is gorgeous :) Great name choice, my rabbit is called Roger, Roger rabbit,lol. x

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    1. Thanks Christina - love the rabbit name :)

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  59. What a little stud! I have a lil pup named Oliver. To train him, every time he peed we'd say "go potty" so that when we now tell him that command outside he will go. I agree with the prior comment about a crate; we use a lil kennel when we leave and this keeps me from worrying about him chewing an electrical cord or something, and luckily he's quiet and calm in it. also, he can hold his pee longer in the kennel while we are gone, when we are home he goes more often.

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    1. God, one day I hope I get to that level of efficiency! That would be amazing! We do have a crate and luckily he quite likes it and often goes there of his own accord when he is tired and wants a nap.

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  60. oh my gosh, how adorable!!

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  61. I have to agree with you on giving human names to dogs. People come up with very odd name of dogs at times.

    He is just too cute enjoy him :)

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    1. Agreed! But I do like it when really big dogs have silly names like Fluffy :)

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  62. He is so cute, I want a dog too, please post lots of photos of him.

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    1. I will! You will probably get sick of them :) haha

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  63. Ah my gosh how adorable! Dogs are the absolute BEST!x

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    1. Oooh i got excited seeing your name in the comments :) Hope you are doing well!

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  64. such a cute puppy, love human names for dogs, roger is brilliant ! x
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    1. haha thank you so much! I love human names too - although very big dogs should be called Fluffy etc... :)

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  65. Oh my goodness look at that face! He is taking no nonsense, he will have you well trained in no time haha x

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    1. sooo true! He is already spoiled...Lord Roger!

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  66. you look great:) greetings:)

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  67. Aw he is soon cute!!!! I have two bichons and although they are gorgeous, they do test my patience with toilet training ! Please visit my bog for pics gladsandrags@blogspot.com

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  68. Aww! What a little darling! :D

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  69. Oh my.. SOOO CUTE! I also love human names for pets, I find them so funny and I absolutely love Roger! Adorable

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    1. Thanks Laura - I said in another comment that the other options were Dave or Nigel...for a little dog it has to be a manly name :)

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  70. omg...... he is so so so so so so so so so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i love the name.

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    1. I did consider Dave or Nigel.....but this time it's Roger. If I ever got another dog it would definitely be Nigel :) haha

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  71. Hi Roger, he's adorable :) x

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  72. O.m.g your dog is adorable :D I want a yorkie also :)!

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    1. I hope you get one, one day Hannah! He is full of energy and quite demanding but so worth it. LOVE Roger :)

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  73. Omgggg he made my heart melt, such a cutie and the most amazing dog name! My nan always had yorkies and they are so lovely and cuddly!!

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    1. He is so precious. I really need to be careful though as he is getting so spoiled... :)

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  74. he's adorable! i'm so jealous! i've always wanted a puppy too but considering i'm in full time education and my parents also work long hours, it's just not feasible. i'm very happy with my cat, toby, though, i love him to pieces! :) X

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    1. Ah i hope you one day get to enjoy a dog too but I agree that cats are fantastic :)

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  75. He is SO cute!! I LOVE the name... you'll have to keep us updated!

    JS Beauty & Style.

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    1. I promise I will...i am rapidly becoming dog-obsessed!

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  76. Oh my goodness what a cutie! And that dress looks really comfortable :)

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  77. Congrats! He is a cutie! You look lovely, as usual!

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  78. Congratulations on the new addition! I have a 7 month old French Bulldog. When I first got her I stressed so much about her toilet training, I was so concerned she wasn't learning it quickly enough and that I wasn't teaching her properly. But over time she picked everything up so well, she is the best house trained little dog now. Just takes time and I wish I hadn't stressed myself out so much about it. I also recommend puppy training classes! Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you Victoria! We are definitely going to do the puppy classes just to get some expert guidance. I have never had a dog before so love getting advice from people like yourselves. I will try not to stress! I think it's going to take months for him to get into a good routine but I am sure we will get there :)

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  79. How wonderful is he? I just got a puppy and named him Octavian. I blogged about him as well and then when I saw Roger I thought it must be fate. Good luck with the potty training. I'm trying to train my pup with the crate training method, but it's been an uphill battle I tell ya.

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    1. LOVE that name! I will have a look at your blogpost...crate training is something we are doing as well and he is quite happy in there most of the time but he definitely lets us know when he is ready to come out :)

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  80. He is gorgeous. I love that first picture of him! Welcome Roger! x

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    1. thank you :) That's his naughty face :)

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  81. Adorable! And you will love how fast he starts to feel like a son haha

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    1. OMG it's already there. I feel so maternal towards him and protective. He is my baby :)

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  82. wow nice pictures :) I love your block!!
    I follow you now and it would be great if you follow me back ;)

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    1. Thanks Fiorella! Such a gorgeous name!

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  83. SO cute! Absolutely love Roger. I miss having a dog...living in central london and working long hours really isn't the best environment though is it? I find myself stopping to pat dogs in the street more and more these days. Lovely post.

    Love H&P

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! I literally coo and run up to dogs and have for years....babies don't do it for me but doggies do :) Hope that you one day get a dog of your own :)

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  84. great blog honey!! I love your style
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  85. I got a yorkie this summer too. I got him at 7 weeks old on July 21st. He weighs 2 lbs now. I love him. His name is Tuff. The last three nights were his first sleeping through the night! He's been such a challenge. I've been looking for tips as well. Oh! and he got an Instagram! tuff_enough

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    1. Roger has slept quite well through the night but I think the concept of a lie-in went the day I bought him :) Enjoy Tuff! Cute name!

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  86. I love your style, and little Roger already! I wish we could get a dog, but, as you know well, they're not really suited for a busy lifestyle :)

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  87. Congratulations on Roger! I have a 7 month old Weagle (or Doxle - a beagle/dachshund mix) and all I can say is make sure to guard your toilet paper! My young tikes loves toilet paper rolls so I have to keep them guarded, and am on the lookout for a cute bathroom trashbasket that has a lid! Best of luck, take a tone of photos, and have FUN falling in love with your new son, every day! : )

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  88. PS I also invested in 6 weeks of socialization classes for my puppy...he still barks at everything, but it definitely is worth it!

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  89. I die!!!! OMG HE IS SO CUTE! He Roger.. welcome to the world! <3

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  90. Ahhhh, what a cutie. Having a dog is wonderful :)

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  91. i have a yorkie puppy too, she's about 14 weeks now. its been really tuff because she's been quiet ill with a cough. so my advice is to walk her with a brace because pulling on the collar can cause her damage to her trachea. They are so so delicate. lovely blog too :) enjoy little roger

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  92. Such a cute puppy! I've got a yorkie, they are cute but cheeky! Don't be tempted to feed him ceaser (or really fancy dog food) because their little tummies don't like it! Mine got really ill because it was too rich for her, but she's still going strong at 14. Clean their teeth a lot, get a baby toothbrush! and get him a harness, so much easier on their little necks/ribs!

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  93. I want one, he is soooo cute! Love the name too ha X

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  94. Aww he's so cute !

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  97. Congrats on your dog :) I have recently gotten a dog too, and the way I house-trained her, was to keep the dog in a cage/house/closed off small area, big enough for him to lie and be comfortable, but not big enough for him to run around. And keep him like that for a couple weeks or so. He'll probably hate it and it'll break your heart to have him wimper and wanna get out. You can let him out if he's right next to you, but he can't run around on his own. And then walk him outside, or whereever you do it, after mealtimes so he can do his doggy business, and then back in the cage. After a week or two the dog gets used to it, and then I left her inside her cage at night for a couple months, and now she runs around and sleeps whereever she wants, and there's never any accidents :) I had a full-grown dog, so training her was more difficult, so a puppy should be easier for you :) hope that's helpful, good luck :)

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