yes the crates are great we have a 48" for our rosze she hasnt had one since she was a pup though but i have heard you can get crates that come with partions so you can block access space off till she needs it...
there also good for safe gaurding your house while you are out incase she turns into a chewer..LOL..(thats the reason i got my crate..lol)
but yes also good for ambers space only
the best place to look is e-bay brand new delievered to your door in 3 working days and a lot cheaper than shops i payed £45 or £49 for my 48" from ebay
Hi Welcome to the Forum
The puppy looks very sweet. I think a crate is a good idea saves lots of frustration and damage.
The collar idea may not be a good idea, the breeder may not like it , it could be a bad thing, one of her litter mates could chew it off, also there is a danger of one of them being caught up with it and choking your puppy. I am sure the breeder can mark the puppy for you. There are many ways that this can be done.. Good luck with your pup Regards Meg
Amber is a cutie! You must be so excited! We first saw our lab Corbie at 4 weeks also, and he too was kissing me so I think I was another that was chosen rather than having to chose the pup myself :lol:
Corbie's breeder used a gents hair shaver to put a little mark in different places on each of her pups when they were born (all 11 of them) so she knew each one and was able to tell us about Corbie, that he was the first one out, was then the heaviest before one of his brothers took over that role!
And, yes, crate is a plus! and go to ebay as you'll save at least half of the retail price of those in pet stores. :wink:
Hope you enjoy being part of the gang here and look forward to hearing more about Amber.
Welcome - your little baby looks like a little cutie!!
I've had Milo for 5 months now (he's 7 months) and we started out with a plastic basket (which he promptly outgrew and chewed to death) but he doesn't chew half as much now so we recently got him a HUGE whicker basket which he loves and doesn't chew at all.
So to answer your question I would say yes, start with a plastic one as they like to chew and I think they are cheaper.
I'm no expert and somebody else may tell you different as they might know a bit more but I would go with it.
Somebody initially told me to use a cardboard box but Milo would have had it for his dinner which I don't think would have been very good!
make sure that you have a variation in textures for amber to chew on, the sorts of things i bought for my puppies were
small rope bone ( pets at home)
variety of small and medium cuddly toys (charity shops- well washed)
wee gravy bones - these can be used as treats
card board boxes--mine used to love this
my other advice is if you are going to see it this weekend take a cover or towel or something that can be left with the breeder so that the scent of the litter gets onto it to make the transfer to your home easier, and remember to take it home with you when you collect amber.