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Old 01-18-2013, 02:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

Just after a bit of advice really,

We have had our puppy (patch) since Sunday now and the nights have been going ok waking up once or twice for toilet stops but mostly ok.

My question is if he is whining and barking but doesn't need a pee pee and has what he wants and needs what's the best thing to do? Reading everything online is so contradicting!

Should I go down and re assure him or leave him to learn that we won't come running every time he makes a noise!

So far we have had one night where I left him and he settled back down and was fine for the rest of the night but the night after he wouldn't stop whining and just got louder and louder so I had to go down and once I was done he settled and went back to sleep!

Please help as I'm really not sure what's best to do!

He sleeps in our kitchen and has a t shirt with my scent on a blanket with his mum and other litter mates scent and we leave a radio on quietly! And and he has a hot water bottle for a little heat too!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I understand he is still settling and things will get better!, I just want to make sure what I'm doing is right for him!

Sorry for the essay!

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We had Bruno in our bedroom but in his crate for the first week. The first night he cried for probably 30 minutes straight. The next couple were like 10-15 minutes. The night after not at all, but then the next couple nights he would cry for 5-10 minutes right after being put in. For middle of the night potty breaks he was always quiet.

Everything I've read said it's best to ignore them completely so they learn that it's ok to be by themselves. After the first week we started leaving the crate downstairs. He cried for a minute or two the first night and that was it. It really sucks ignoring them, but it's apparently the best thing in the end.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Move his kennel into your bedroom... Both our dogs sleep in our bedroom. Thats if you have room for it, at least till he adjusts more they wanna be apart of the family.


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Old 01-18-2013, 05:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You can try moving the crate into your room. Wrap the water bottle in a pillowcase with ur scent. You seem to be doing it right. Setes the say a ticking clock helps. When porter was young he was horrible for the first week. It was heartbreaking. They do sell a stuffed toy with a heartbeat. U looked all over for one. By the time I found it he had settled down. Good luck.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with moving the crate into the bedroom. We got our puppy at 8 weeks. The first night was the hardest. The 2nd night I picked a time to put her in her crate and try to stick with it. Usually around 9pm. I'd sit there until she settled down, and then I would walk away. Now, she goes in her crate no problem. Well, she would rather not be in the crate, but she goes in and doesn't cry. It should only be a couple of weeks before your puppy gets adjusted.


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Oh I remember Breeze, I broke the so called rules
I moved my bedroom side table.. put a small crate there, I was able to hang my hand down the side of the bed so she could see I was there. When she was too big for that crate I just simply replaced it with a dog bed. She did have a large crate on the main floor that she still loves to sleep in during the day.

Good luck! Hope somewhere here you find the help you need. As far as them learning to be away from you... I crated her during the day for small periods of time.. made sure that I left the house everyday even if it was only a half hour or so... a few times a day. And she did fine. It was the night time she had issues with. But not once she was next to our bed lol.

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we were told to never move the crate into our room, we didnt have room for it anyhow but his crate was in the other room. Rusty cried for 2 weeks straight in his crate and we did everything you did, the shirts, blankets with the scents on it. he got better as the 2 weeks passed he would cry less and less and we just let him go. I wish we had room for his crate in our room bc i would have moved it in. Needless to say he is fine now and sleeps in our bed. when we got our second she was much better in the crate, she loved it, she would hang out in there and still goes in there during the day, it is real comfy and has lots of blankets and some toys. She took to it much easier, hardly ever cried in there.

keep doing what youre doing and like everyone else suggested if you have room move it into your bedroom. boxers like to be near their family at all times so it wouldnt be a bad thing if you moved it in your room
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we were told to never move the crate into our room
Interesting. I know some people don't like him, but when we were getting Bruno I read Cesar's puppy book where he gets 4 new puppies and goes through raising them to adolescence instead of his usual books about fixing problems. One of the things he mentions is having the crate in the bedroom the first few nights so they can smell you and know you're still near.
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Yes I agree with everyone's post to move the crate closer to you to the bedroom. I know sometimes people do not have room in their bedroom, I have heard leaving a radio by the crate helps....like some classical music. I never really had the crying issue with Daisy and Duke, they were very quiet the first couple weeks because they were very ill.
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Interesting. I know some people don't like him, but when we were getting Bruno I read Cesar's puppy book where he gets 4 new puppies and goes through raising them to adolescence instead of his usual books about fixing problems. One of the things he mentions is having the crate in the bedroom the first few nights so they can smell you and know you're still near.
i dont know why we were told this but a trainer told us to so we did it. Rusty had a rough coupld nights without sleep bc he cried and cried. now he is 2 and out of his crate and has free roam of the house, well the kitchen and living room. all other doors are closed, he ate one too many victorias secrets bras
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