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#16 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 09, 2013 - 07:25 AM

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.


Mine did the same. They knew.me and my ex wife's pre bed routine and when. We started locking doors turning off the tv they went ran upstairs and got in their crates
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Posted December 09, 2013 - 09:28 AM

Last night was pretty good he only whined for 15 minutes when he was first put down, then he slept until about 430 this morning. After I took him out he fussed a little bit then he was good until 830 this morning when he had to go again, Things are looking up   :D    Thank's for all the advice, like so many of you I have to have my dog's kennel trained, they need to have their own space to getaway to  Thanks again for all the advise 


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 09:37 AM

Got any puppy pics? I'm a sucker for that sort of thing.
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Posted December 09, 2013 - 09:43 AM

Yep, I wouldn't have a puppy if I didn't have a crate. As you found out, they will whine for a few days, just missing mom/siblings, but they will adjust. We usually put a stuffed animal in with them and then covered crate with a blanket to make it like a den, dogs still have some of the wild pack-den ancestry in them, they like having that cave like area to go back to. Most of mine now just sleeps on big dog pillows in the kitchen. Our Schnauzer still needs a crate though or she will pee a night, it's a ll a behavior thing cause she will hold it until we let her out.


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Yep, I wouldn't have a puppy if I didn't have a crate. As you found out, they will whine for a few days, just missing mom/siblings, but they will adjust. We usually put a stuffed animal in with them and then covered crate with a blanket to make it like a den, dogs still have some of the wild pack-den ancestry in them, they like having that cave like area to go back to. Most of mine now just sleeps on big dog pillows in the kitchen. Our Schnauzer still needs a crate though or she will pee a night, it's a ll a behavior thing cause she will hold it until we let her out.

 

 

Not to long ago the grand-kids were spending the night with us.  We made a tent in the spare bed room for them to play in.  Well one day we couldn't find Achilles, our Rottweiler,  we looked all over the house then finally I see him come stretching out from under the tent. 

 

Our 3 year old grandson would be afraid of going to sleep by him self so we started putting Achilles in with him for his nap's.  Achilles would just curl up on a blanket right beside the bed and stay there until he wakes up.  That has now become Achilles bed all the time.


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 01:15 PM

This is a little late for your case, but when we ship a puppy to someone we have them sleep with a towel for a couple of days and then mail it to us. I then crate the pup off and on with the towel so that when he gets off the plane he's familiar with the scent of his new people and doesn't feel so lost and alone. Works like a charm.


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 05:23 PM

This is a little late for your case, but when we ship a puppy to someone we have them sleep with a towel for a couple of days and then mail it to us. I then crate the pup off and on with the towel so that when he gets off the plane he's familiar with the scent of his new people and doesn't feel so lost and alone. Works like a charm.

 

We did that with Dottie, took an old towel with us when we picked her up, had the seller rub "mom" with the towel & put it in Dottie's box.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 11:31 PM

Meet Massie.



Our English Mastiff pup we just got yesterday.

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Last night it was fine. Tired from the big car ride I guess.
Tonight, a bit different.
I might have to go sleep with the tractors for a few nights. :smilewink:



Edit
Wow, I threw the wife's sweater in the cage, and draped a bed sheet
over the cage.
Silence in 1 minute. Whew.

Edited by MH81, February 04, 2014 - 07:50 AM.

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 12:19 AM

Beautiful pup!!!! I always liked a brindle, don't know why. How old is she?
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Posted February 04, 2014 - 07:17 AM

Thanks

 

Beautiful pup!!!! I always liked a brindle, don't know why. How old is she?

 

Thanks. She is 8 weeks old.

The sweater and bed sheet worked pretty good. She started to kick up a fuss, one more time,

and then shut up, after I cleared my throat. maybe once she knew we where close by, she was

happy.

It's the wife's dog. She needs a dog around, but didn't want another after we had to put

the Saint down in early Jan. Robyn (saint) had a big tumor on back leg. Why don't you

want another? I asked. Her answer was that she didn't want to see another dog get old

and die. It only took a couple minutes to convince her that was a crazy way to think.

She had this one lined up in short order.

The name Massie, she picked. Could refer to Massey Fer..... or just short for Mastiff, because

we're to lazy to come up with something better. I like it.


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 07:52 AM

Cute pup. Big whine.
Good luck.
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Posted February 04, 2014 - 08:53 AM

Beautiful pup Will. My cousin used to breed English mastiffs, his pride and joy was a dark brindle that he raised. That was the biggest dog I have ever seen, he was probably 42" at the shoulders.

We got one of his pups, an apricot. We had him until he was 18 month old and he began to attack our other dogs. He ended up on a 40 acre farm all by himself and enjoyed life.


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Beautiful pup!!!! I always liked a brindle, don't know why. How old is she?

 

I'm with you, I Brindle's as well.

 

Will, Nice looking pup.  The good thing is you won't loose him in the snow! :rolling:


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Beautiful pup Will. My cousin used to breed English mastiffs, his pride and joy was a dark brindle that he raised. That was the biggest dog I have ever seen, he was probably 42" at the shoulders.

We got one of his pups, an apricot. We had him until he was 18 month old and he began to attack our other dogs. He ended up on a 40 acre farm all by himself and enjoyed life.

 

 

I'm with you, I Brindle's as well.

 

Will, Nice looking pup.  The good thing is you won't loose him in the snow! :rolling:

 

Sounds like maybe I should start building a plow for it. :rolling:


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 12:40 AM

Sorry to hear about Robyn.


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