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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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How much work was your German Shepherd puppy?

How sleep deprived were you?
How long did your puppy whine at night?
How much did your puppy chew?
How much trouble did he/she get into when you were not looking?
How long until you were able to get back to your normal sleep routine?
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Nor that sleep deprived. Two potty breaks a night. It was doable.

Only twice, when he had to go. As soon as he made noise I took him out, so very little whining.

Chew? He only chewed on what I gave him.

Very little. Tore up my son's homework one day, and tried to chase the cat, occasionally. He was either crated, in his expen, or tethered to me.

I think he slept through the night when he was 4 months old.


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How much work was your German Shepherd puppy?

Let's see she is 1 years old and I got her since she was 8 weeks. She wakes me up most of the time at least once a night. Either she has to go potty or she hears a strange noise.

But even now when bored she will destroy and dig. She is my child and I love her but she is alot of work. Lol


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Let's see she is 1 years old and I got her since she was 8 weeks. She wakes me up most of the time at least once a night. Either she has to go potty or she hears a strange noise.

But even now when bored she will destroy and dig. She is my child and I love her but she is alot of work. Lol


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Liter mate females- Tuke & Zoey
1. Woke us up about once a night on avg.
2. Little or no whining
3. Tuke chewed my boots, wife's slippers, couple rugs, and kids toys
Zoey helped Tuke with a rug
4. Not much trouble at all, very easy girls
5. They started sleeping through the night fairly young, 4 months??

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1. Woken up 1-4 times a night. He starts to whine, this wakes up Tuke and she jumps on us.
2. Long enough to get Tuke started on her WAKE THE PEOPLE UP! THE PUPPYs GONNA POOP! Routine.
3,4,5 we are still adding up the damage and still getting up at night.
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How sleep deprived were you?
How long did your puppy whine at night?
How much did your puppy chew?
How much trouble did he/she get into when you were not looking?
How long until you were able to get back to your normal sleep routine?
-No sleep for the first week, mine came to me with worms and an ear infection
-She only chews on her toys/bones, she ate one dog bed(I was able to sew it back together), other then that she has never destroyed anything of mine
-She was hard to potty train, but once she was potty trained, she had free run of the house.
-After a week.

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i loved having a puppy so there was no work involved.
getting up several times overnight was an inconvenience
but the rest of it was a peice of cake.
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When I brought Lisl home she went out once in the middle of the night around 0200-0400.

After the first week, with careful regulation of food and water she was sleeping through the night, and she continues to sleep through the night now at 15 weeks.

The rest is a walk in the park.

Lisl only whined two nights when she was being crate trained. Now she goes in her crate when I ask her to.

She doesn't chew on what isn't hers. She doesn't do anything she's not supposed to while I'm not looking because I'm always watching her.

I don't want to set her up for failure. Most people learn from others mistakes. I've found that with dogs it's better if they don't make the mistake in the first place.

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How sleep deprived were you?
How long did your puppy whine at night?
How much did your puppy chew?
How much trouble did he/she get into when you were not looking?
How long until you were able to get back to your normal sleep routine?
We were lucky, Tessa was fairly laid back. We got up twice at night to let her out for a few weeks..stretching out the intervals. She has only chewed a few things that she shouldn't have. Our fault for poor supervision those times. We did not leash her to us, but contained her to just a couple rooms that we were normally in. It helped that we brought her home early August. We spend most waking hours outside, she was exhausted when we would bring her in.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 11:46 PM
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I agree with Doggiedad 100% I wouldn't call it work, some inconveniences. The end result is the reward.

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