Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Rocklin, CA
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With my latest boy, those first few nights were a nightmare! Ugh! I had his crate on a chair right next to the bed close to my head.
He barked, whined, scratched and cried all night long! I would only take him outside every couple of hours, (he never pooped or peed in the crate) but he continued to let me know he was not happy allllll night. I got very little sleep those first few days. I even slept out on the couch (with the recliners kicked up and his crate on the recliner part.) so the rest of the household could get some sleep.
When he would fuss, I would stick my fingers in the crate, which he would promptly bite with those incredibly sharp puppy teeth! I did alot of "shhh shhhhing" everytime he would make noise. It didn't help! It took him a good 2 weeks before he was sleeping thru the night.
All my others had trouble the first night or two, but Jester really gave me a run for my money....silly boy!
Just be patient and consistant (I don't believe in taking them outside with every little whimper) and they will get the hint eventually! LOL~
Paws.....and reflect on what life has given you~