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Crying all night....

ok... so first night with my new lil puppy, with out his sister.. didnt go so good.. He cried (barked/cried/howled/screamed) on and off all night... I had him in his dog play pen. So abt 5am I moved him into his Crate, and left the crate by the couch, and he finally slept until 930am.

Anyway Today I had to leave him alone a for a few hours 2 hours to go to the dump, and some time later I left him for abt 4 hours had dinner plans with my dad. anyway he was in the kitchen/dinning room in his play pen, and I had cooper loose in the room. well when I got home, I notice his little voice box was hoarse. I heard him crying alittle bit when i walked in the house.. I feel so bad.. but I had to go take care of buisness... So tonight i'm planning on putting him in his crate all night by my bed... I hope it's not a repeat of last night.

Tomorrow I have to go back to work, but I have a friend and my dad going to stop by a few times during the day to check on him. make sure he didnt knock over his water... and take him outside for play time...

I dont pick him up when he's whinning cause i dont want him to asociate that being picked up. and normally he doesn't cry.. it started last night and continued through the day today (only cry's when he's in his dog play pen, and it's not all the time, when i'm home i take him out all the time and he's roaming part of the house, playing with cooper, sleeping by me on the couch. no crying). Yes he has the blanket in his crate that still has his sisters smell on it.. and he has alot of toy's.

I just feel horrible hearing his little voice all hoarse.
Could it just be that he misses his Sister????
Any suggestions...

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I think moving the crate into your room at night will be a huge help.

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That has worked for me and my dogs and all the fosters we have had. I just take out one of the big rubber tubs and put their crate on it (or the nightstand if it is big enough). You can slide your fingers in there and let them sniff you when they need it. I think with dogs, they sleep in packs so it is natural and expected (think of all the cute puppy pile up pics you see )

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Definitely move the crate into your room!! This should help with the crying.

How long is he going to be left alone for during the day on a regular basis? If you have people coming by to check on him, make sure that they can play with him for awhile! That should help, if they can let him out and play chase or fetch or whatever, it will tucker him out and then he should be a sleepy puppy for a couple of hours. Also, make sure you play with him and play HARD for 45 minutes to an hour before you have to leave in the morning. Again with the tuckering out, and it's also important bonding time for pup.

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I did what Amanda did. I put the crate next to the bed where I could reach it and when he first began to whimper, I put my fingers in and scratched him a little so he would realize he wasn't alone.

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Have you tried covering the crate on 3 sides and the top, make it more den like, they really do appreciate the secrecy, leave the front door one uncovered and they can then smell you or the household environment, also try using some DAP this is a synthetic appeaser made to smell like the hormones mum produces at birth, I suppose like oxytocin.
We have also used these when we get in a small abandoned doggy http://snugglepuppys.com/category_1/...gleKitties.htm

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By keeping the crate elevated next to your bed where you can put your fingers in to calm the puppy should he need it, should make your nights better during the adjustment period. I didn't have to do it for more than a couple of nights with each puppy. After that I left the crate there where I could be seen and they slept like babies through the night.

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Yeah...I was also told to put the crate on the nightstand facing me, so they could see me. It worked like a charm. And it did help to just tap the door or let them smell my hand..calmed them right down!

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I had both boys next to me with the crate on top of a table next to the bed when they first came home. It worked like a charm!

As far as leaving, I started immediately with both of my boys. Even if only for 15 minutes a few times a day, I wanted them to get used to me leaving and coming back. I never used an expen, just the crate. My boys were very comfortable in their crate while we were gone, but we never left for longer than 2 or 3 hours at a time.

Good luck. I am sure he misses his sister too.


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Have you tried covering the crate on 3 sides and the top, make it more den like, they really do appreciate the secrecy, leave the front door one uncovered and they can then smell you or the household environment, also try using some DAP this is a synthetic appeaser made to smell like the hormones mum produces at birth, I suppose like oxytocin.
We have also used these when we get in a small abandoned doggy http://snugglepuppys.com/category_1/...gleKitties.htm

Good luck
I used the DAP and Roscoe HATED it. He refused to go anywhere near his crate after I sprayed it So I washed everything and he went right in. LOL

The vet said that it doesn't necessarily work with all breeds as the hormone excreted by the mother can vary somewhat breed to breed.

It sure can't hurt to try it, just make sure that if you do buy it the vet's office will allow you to return it if your pup hates it because it's not cheap. The spray was $45 and the plug in diffuser was $80. I only bought the spray and they let me return it, thank goodness!

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