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#1 T Guiles OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 08:30 PM

Picked up Boone yesterday and had one very sleepless night, ended up sleeping on the floor next to his kennel, so what have ya all done to help puppies get over this? We are using a radio next to his kennel and have had luck with this in the past, so let's hear what you've used to get your pup's to sleep threw  the night Thank's and can't wait to hear your solutions 


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 08:31 PM

I never worried how the puppies slept, but rather how I slept!  :smilewink:   Good luck, but it mostly just takes time.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Last night he would wake up whining and NOBODY got much sleep, Our neighbor suggested that we try warming up his bed in the dryer and putting a wind up clock in their 


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 08:43 PM

Take a shirt or something you have worn and won't miss if it gets destroyed.  Make sure it has your scent on it and put it in the kennel with him.  Also put a chew toy in there for him to play with.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Will try that to night thank's


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 08:49 PM

We always threw a blanket in and a toy and let them screech. Maybe not the nicest way but after a night or 2 they settle down.
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 09:07 PM

I am a big believer of crate training a puppy. Make sure you cut off the water early enough so he does not need to go the bathroom. For young pups, I usually get up in the middle of the night to early morning to take them out to do their business. Once that is done, immediately back to the kennel (crate)....till morning....but yes...first couple of nights usually not much sleep for any of you. He will learn. I have traveled most of the southern half of the is country with my Boykin Peat. 99.99 percent of the time you would never know he was in the back of the truck. He is a better traveler than my children were. He was crate trained and for me....would have it no other way. Good luck and enjoy your new best friend!


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Put your laptop on the floor beside the cage tonight. We'll look after him.

You go get yourself a good nights sleep now.

I'll take the 1 to 3 shift. Pick your time slot gang.

 

Ok guys, lets see if we can pull this off, and turn this whiny puppy into

a tractor freak. Fire up those GT selfies.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 09:18 PM

I am a big believer of crate training a puppy. Make sure you cut off the water early enough so he does not need to go the bathroom. For young pups, I usually get up in the middle of the night to early morning to take them out to do their business. Once that is done, immediately back to the kennel (crate)....till morning....but yes...first couple of nights usually not much sleep for any of you. He will learn. I have traveled most of the southern half of the is country with my Boykin Peat. 99.99 percent of the time you would never know he was in the back of the truck. He is a better traveler than my children were. He was crate trained and for me....would have it no other way. Good luck and enjoy your new best friend!


Crate training seems cruel at first but my dogs loved their crates. Most of the time when you didn't see them sleeping on the floor they were in their crates sleeping with the doors wide open. It became their space
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 09:30 PM

Crate training is the way to go.. Use all of the above suggestions. (except the puter one maybe).. He is missing him mom and you.. Your sent will help lots. But.. They all whine for a few days up to a week. I had to close the bedroom door my labs crate was in. took three nights and after that She was good. Now all of my dogs 6 of em go to their crates at 10 pm and lay down. They know that's bed time. 


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 10:00 PM

He's used to sleeping in a dog pile with other pups. I remember my wife sleeping on the floor with a puppy for a couple of nights.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 10:19 PM

I hunt up a cardboard box not much bigger than the pup, cut a "doorway" in it & put it in the cage.  Old towel for bedding & a toy or two.  Cage is in the garage, has worked fine for our last four pups!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 11:39 PM

As has been said, all of the above. I'll take the 8am. to 10am. shift, lol!


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 12:07 AM

He's used to sleeping in a dog pile with other pups. I remember my wife sleeping on the floor with a puppy for a couple of nights.

More than a couple nights there buster!!   :smilewink:


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 06:10 AM

He's used to sleeping in a dog pile with other pups. I remember my wife sleeping on the floor with a puppy for a couple of nights.

 

That's funny. At my place I am the one who usually ends up in the dog house!  It should improve in a few days. Crate training is a good way to go IME as well.


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