yep. they wore me down after 9 years and now we are getting a puppy. my son and husband are so excited. guess what i am? anxious.
so, as an HA sufferer, it's just so anxiety provoking to get a dog. i have a whole list of fears associated with this. i need some advice on how to minimize my anxiety, especially during puppyhood.
here is my list of fears associated with getting a dog:
ticks - mainly rocky mountain spotted fever and infestation(i have infestation fears)
fleas - infestation
rabies - obviously, the dog will be vaccinated, but you know how our minds wonder.
germs-just plain germs.
salmonella-from treats and dog food. don't want my son to touch either of these things
poop-poop on their butt, poop on my floor, cleaning up poop, possibly dog eating poop, stepping in poop- poop=bacteria
so, i will of course use a flea/tick topical, which should work - although i hear they are getting resistant...she will be vaccinated, etc
what is the best way to curb my anxiety about the pooping during potty training. i have mostly hardwood floors, so i can clean up easily but what should i use? i don't want to just use vinegar/water cause i feel like that doesn't really kill germs good enough. it's not strong enough in my opinion. too scared of bleach. should i use something like lysol wipes? i'm going to be wearing cleaning gloves probably all day for the next year! LOL
so, advice on that is appreciated. also, any advice or schedule for puppy training would be helpful too. i am more nervous than when i was going to have a baby. i don't know what to do or how to train. i'm reading up on it, but she will be here in 10 days!