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scnj98 12-28-2012 07:56 AM

Crate
 
Wow its been a while since i have been here, real fast i have a 10yr old GS but in reality i know one day he will no longer be here, so 2 days ago we got a new puppy!!! the first night in his crate was a dream, not a peep, (come to find out it was because he had his shots and was very tired) last night well not so good, we put him in, turned on the radio low, low fan, he cried from 11pm-230pm then hubby got up let him potty, cried again 230-400 n on stop, i know its been a while, and i know u cant let them cry all night, i got no sleep what did we do wrong, its been so long, and Niko was an easy puppy (we spoiled him though) thank you

MaggieRoseLee 12-28-2012 09:07 AM

Your puppy has been surrounded/under/with/ontop of it's mom and littermates 100% of the time it's entire life.

Then we remove it from all that total love and comfort and expect them to be quiet alone in a crate usually at the other side of the house. Extinct tells our puppy, to TELL us they are stuck and can't get out so please come get me!!!!! And if you don't hear them soft they will tell you loud.

Best thing is to deal with the distance so you can reassure them they aren't alone after all and bring the crate into the bedroom beside your bed. If you have a smaller crate it can even be on a chair/table beside you so it's at the same level. But on the floor beside your bed works too. So have a routine at night, puppy in the crate last thing and you may want to put a treat filled kong so they can wind down more, then turn out the light and go to bed. You can talk to reassure, put your hand in the crate to reassure, and generally be right there and get a good nights sleep.

I refer to many of the good tips on ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...st-time-owner/ and I've raised 4 puppies!

:)

scnj98 12-28-2012 02:55 PM

Thanks its been so long, plus what made things worse is when we picked the pup up, he was still with his mom and litter mates AND drinking from mom while eating solid food, so he thinks my male 10yr old shepherd is his mom and tried to get a drink from him...but we will move his crate in our room now...

FiveOH 01-06-2013 08:53 PM

I had the same problem at first. The next night I got an old clock and fan and put next to his kennel. He cried for about 10-15 minutes then quieted down. I have had him just over a week now and he will do fine in the kennel if he can see you. Once I leave the room he makes a few cries then gets quiet and goes to sleep. Just takes some time and your pup will catch on. I sleep with a loud fan in my room and his kennel is in the kitchen so his crying didn't bother me any. I guess their like a child, sometimes you just have to let them cry themselves to sleep.


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