|08-25-2013 08:45 PM|
I got my puppy at 8 weeks. He turned 9 weeks a few days ago and he sleeps on the floor next to my bed with the leash attached, the loop around my wrist. When he needs to go out, he gets up to look for a potty spot and it pulls on the leash a little, and he whines so I stumble out the door with him. I don't pay him any attention except to praise his potty, then bring him back to his bed and say "ni ni" and he goes right back to sleep. We sleep from about 1030-5am, then go back to bed until 8.
As for crate training, a week ago, when I first put him in the x-pen in my office, right behind me, he carried on fiendishly howling and barking, so I said "nope" and walked out of the room. As soon as he was quiet, I walked back in. Of course he started up again as soon as he saw me, so I said "nope" and walked out. When he quieted, I returned. This way, he is positively rewarded for being quiet.
We did that a few sessions on Saturday, then Sunday we worked with the crate. I tossed something yummy into the crate several times over the course of the day and fed him all meals in it. Then I began tossing treat in and saying "crate" and let him go in and get it, then I told him "out" when he came out. I did this several times. When that was going well, I would close the door momentarily with him looking, then said "out" and let him out, then went back to throwing the treat in, saying "crate". We played this game off and on throughout the day. To note, he DID carry on when I closed the door and walked away, but I did the same thing as above.
On Mondays, he goes to work at a diveshop and is crated there. I had a nice frozen cow leg for that. He only gets awesome bones like that when he is in the crate. As soon as the door is opened and he comes out, so does the bone (and back into the freezer). He has been fine with the crate ever since.
|08-18-2013 02:19 AM|
|AugustGSD||How long was the dog outside the crate today? Sometimes they just want to play. If that's not it, then just ignore the barking. I find puppies to be similar to children in that they love to test your limits. No matter what, do not go to your pup, it will just reinforce a negative behavior. My pup howled and whined for two days when it was bedtime (his crate is in the living room), but I never went to him or paid him attention so he stopped completely within the week. Just ignore the pup.|
|08-16-2013 02:16 PM|
|MrsFergione||The first night she whined the whole time I had her in the room with me, the night she completely slept through she was in the living room which is where she was last night at well|
|08-16-2013 12:54 PM|
Barking in Cate
I am starting week two with my new pup. She is sleeping at night in wire crate next hubby and I from 10pm to now 5am - she took to that very quickly (thanks goodness!!) and first couple of nights I did sleep close enough with my hands on the crate so she could smell me and that seemed to soothe her a lot, so maybe try that.
Funny though, I also have crate in my home office and I put her in there when I need to focus on work and cannot keep a close eye on her -- SHE HATES IT - whines and cries, howls you name it for 20 minutes and then finally wears herself out. It's strange because she can completely see me, within 3 feet of me but she just fights it.
Keep at it, she will settle and like others said, it can be tough for a few weeks but she will come around!
|08-16-2013 12:48 PM|
Yes I feel your pain for sure! Maxx was the same way. His kennel is by my side of the bed and once I put him there he did a lot better and he would sleep for 2 hours, and then 3 hours. Now he sleeps through the night. It took about 2 weeks for all this happen. I also put my fingers in the crate while laying in my bed and that seemed to help a lot!!
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|08-16-2013 12:33 PM|
|Diesel and Lace||
Things I was told to do: Get a wind up clock that "ticks" and put it in there to mimic the sound of litter mates / mom's heart beat get a warm water bottle for her to snuggle up to (not a heating pad!)
Neither worked for me so I ended up sleeping on the floor of my entry way for almost 2 weeks so I could get some sleep with my pup. It does end eventually I swear but it can be really hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when your face is dragging on the ground in exhaustion!
|08-16-2013 12:18 PM|
I'm going through the same thing right now. Crate training.
We are going on the second week home, and he's finally going to in the crate by himself at bedtime and sleeps through the night.
The whining continued for a good week and a half. Also my crate is in my room.
|08-16-2013 12:14 PM|
|mightyschwartz||Where is the crate located?|
|08-16-2013 02:30 AM|
barking in crate
We've had our puppy home for 3 nights now. At the breeders, she was sleeping outside in a big outdoor kennel with one or two of her remaining litter. She is 13 weeks old and she is use to being in a smaller crate indoors as well but not over night I do not believe. First night I put her to bed at 10, she whined constantly until 12, slept for 3 1/2 hours and then whined until I let her out at 5. (I did let her out to pee and she did not, during the 10 to 12 whining).
Second night, put her to bed at 10, she did not make a peep. She whined maybe for one minute and then nothing at all until 7am when my son woke up.
Tonight, put her to bed at 10. Barking. Constant constant barking for 2 hours straight now.
I know that she needs time to get use to it and all, but any idea why she would go from sleeping perfectly fine one night, to barking without stopping the next? I'm very tired lol so I'd love to help her figure it out quicker.