Hi laura,welcom to the forum and good luck with your new pup,and Fay is right this forum is addictive and someone is always willing to help and you will never feel alone while you are on here,take care,Lynne.
Thanx everybody, your all so kind, I am sure I will have a zillion questions once she is home, the only problem I am having at the moment is naming her lol, I went to get a boy and fell in love with a bitch, so all my names went out the window and have to start all over again..
Be prepared for some hard work and have a lot of patience - but you will have a great time.
We've had our choc pup Corbie for nearly three months - picked him up at 7 weeks old - and I wouldn't be without him now. He made himself at home straightaway .
I have done some training almost everyday with him since he was about 8 weeks old which he enjoys. Only short sessions. Toilet training needs to be started straightaway, and keep at it - they do get there eventually!
Another valuable piece of equipment was his crate - we were lucky that he went straight into it as soon as we set it up and we never heard a noise from him at night. I got him a 48" crate this week as he'd outgrown his other one which we were borrowing. It's huge at the moment for him, but he's happy with it - he only sleeps in it at night or i put him in it if we go out but we're never out for more than 3 hours.
I second what Karen says. I found my crate invaluable. It helps a lot with toilet training.
I was dubious at first as it seemed cruel but he loves it. I got my first one from Argos but bought a larger one 48" from Ebay.
Make sure that you have all the necessaries beforehand, eg puppy food -check with breeder what they use, toys, cuddly toy for them to snuggle up to, bowls, bedding, collar, little treats, crate, plenty of kitchen roll!
There is lots of advice already on this board but just ask if need any help.
Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you are looking forward to getting your new pup, I know i was excited for weeks, then he arrived and i was knackered :lol: Like paul said make sure you get lots of sleep while you can as its going to be like having a new baby in the house!! Hope all goes well and you don't have to many sleepless nights