Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Yes, Jan, you're so right. I was very lucky in that my dog was already crate & pee-pad trained at 12 wks by the breeder when I got him, as well as socialized. I say "lucky" because as a first-time dog & Hav purchaser, it wouldn't have occurred to me to ask my breeder! Dumb luck, indeed!
I'm unlike most in this list in that I never had my puppy in the bedroom in his crate, due to my husband's health issues. But I'm right over him in the kitchen below and can hear well any real fussing or problem. I personally felt this was a better arrangement, in that my movement, breathing, etc. didn't further incite him to fuss. And he didn't ever keep us up, settled down totally after just a bit of fussing.
Kim, you're doing everything right. Continue to be firm, so Dilly learns that that is her sleeping place and very soon she should settle in. Keep us posted! I would also make sure she gets enough exercise/play time, before bedtime, so she is more likely to crash. As she gets more at ease in your home, she'll let go of a lot of the adrenaline she's using to adapt that's keeping her wound-up at night.
HAV A GREAT DAY ! ~~AMY & BISCUIT~~
and HEATH-Y, TOO !
Last edited by Amy R.; 08-26-2007 at 03:30 PM.