I have aquestion i have a GSD and she cries a lot after we go to work i have a camera and i monitor her from my work or my iphone , she is only 12 week old is that normal for her to cry?
thank you it's true about what u saying i get worried about her and the neighbors we live in aparment. no sure if they can hear all that :-(make sure that when you put her in the crate you don't make a big departure production ,which excites her , same for when you come back , don't "rescue" her and throw a party , let her out matter of fact manner, let her do her potty , then when you and she are settled , get back together and go for that walk.
You watch her on camera , that winds up your anxiety at work , you come home, emotions are high , not going to help the dog come to terms.
I think that may be a different scenario. The OP is describing a 12-wk old pup crying.I may get hung out to dry for saying this, but I had a lot of trouble with my rescue barking his face off in the crate no matter what I did... Kongs, toys, so tired he would not even play. I bought the thing you see on TV Bark Off... Best 12 I ever spent and he is super calm in his crate now as well. I only put him in there when we are not home or its nap / bedtime.... I dont use it any longer only took a couple weeks and he was done barking and carrying on. He is much happier in his crate and always relaxed in there now too... ( I do give him a kong as well when he gets in so it is always a positive place but the bark off stops the barking / whining)
I completely mis-read it I thought it was 12 MONTH... I also use classical music to calm mine he seems to really like it when he is being super hyper in the house for no good reason...I think that may be a different scenario. The OP is describing a 12-wk old pup crying.
I adopt older dogs, so have no puppy specific advice, but second the calming music effect
I would schedule pee breaks at night, certain times that are on YOUR terms. I ignored my puppy at night when she was crying if it wasn't the times I set on my alarm to take her out to pee. If you bring her out and walk her every time she cries at night she will learn to cry whenever she wants to come out.yeah the only thing that works with her is to walk her last night at 2:45 am she started to cry i got her and did about 10 min walk she was tired i put her back and she went to sleep
( thanks god ) I need to try the music thing i am at work now i am going to upload some dog song to my computer and play them i will see her reaction from the camera . thank you.
Galathiel - yes she has some toys with her even a fake dog with a heart heartbeat and one of my sock inside
i really dont care if i dont sleep at night i can ignore her no problem.. but my neighbors may complaint that is my fear i may have to send them cookies or something lolI would schedule pee breaks at night, certain times that are on YOUR terms. I ignored my puppy at night when she was crying if it wasn't the times I set on my alarm to take her out to pee. If you bring her out and walk her every time she cries at night she will learn to cry whenever she wants to come out.
It should pass with time, she will get used to you being away. Within a month or so it should decrease a lot
All right, you are too tech savvy. I'm jelaous of your setup...you turned the music on remotely and now you get watch what effect it has? Too cool.i have my computer streaming dog music now lol she is laying down. i am keeping an eye on her via my ip camera just to see if she like it.i will post back
lol yeah i am a network engineer it was fun setting all this up. but i am checking her out every 10 min not good for me lol.All right, you are too tech savvy. I'm jelaous of your setup...you turned the music on remotely and now you get watch what effect it has? Too cool.
it's her 3rd day at home and 1st night was crazy then 2nd even more but yesterday i did the test and i am currently monitoring her with a camera and she is playing inside her crate no craying . i hope my internet doesn't go down on me, i better have some CD's for backup.they have a pet radio station like pandora -- it's awesome! I used to put that on when it was bedtime for Roxy and within 5 minutes the whining had stopped and she was asleep. Now she doesn't need it but it sure was a life saver that first week / 2 weeks at 11 and 12 weeks when she did need it