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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-15-2008, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Question advice needed-just got my puppy last night

hey! i just got my puppy last night, he is a little over 9 weeks. flown in from georgia. poor thing BARKS nonstop when he is in his crate (not just an hour....im talking nonstop!) I live in an apartment complex and i'm afraid my neighbors will start to complain. I have everything he needs in his playpen..food, safe toys, litter box, water ect. I know he misses his littermates but do ya'll have any advice?

He is also VERY hyper! After being 5 hours in the plane (flight was delayed), it still took me 2 hours of ACTIVELY playing with him, running around nonstop...is this typical of the havanese and of this age?

The puppy is GREAT socially, wags his tail and is a VERY happy dog when he is with me. It is just when he isnt and his hyperactivity that I need some advice on....thanks sooo much! sure i'll be posting here alot
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Hi and congrats on your new puppy.

Yes, you are describing what sounds like a typical puppy! As for the barking, I assume he was not crate trained before you got him. I would suggest you do a search on this forum for crate training as there is a lot of information here about that. Be sure to put him in his crate that is just big enough for him, next to your bed on your nightstand or a chair pushed up to your side of the bed. Then you can comfort your baby when he fusses and he will feel more secure and happy.
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I have had Gracie 2 weeks today...her crate is always near me...and at night it is right next to my bed and when she would whine at first, I would put my hand down there and comfort her...is his crate in another room?
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Katie..what did you name your new fur baby?? Got any Kodak moments?

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I named him "Kodak" MOMENT ...thanks for ya'll advice. I'm going to post some more pictures of him...he is the sweetest thing and I know I cant give in and let him out when he cries (unless he needs to use the restroom)..how long does it normally take for them to kinda get use to the crate and not cry as much...the whining is not bad-its the high pitch cry thats so sad
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Katie, welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new puppy. He sounds like a typical puppy! I'm sure once he settles in and gets into a routine he'll calm down just a bit but you will need to actively do some crate training. You might try feeding him in his crate, or put a treat in his crate and leave the door open so he can come and go. Be sure to put it on a chair or table next to your bed at night so you can slip your fingers in when he cries, to calm him.

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Welcome Katie! I feel your pain! I however am not the one to ask for tips! I will leave that to the pros on this great forum! Valentino is almost 3yrs and he is the BEST dog I have ever owned.....and there have been ALOT over the years! Can't wait to see some pics of your new baby!!
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Welcome to the forum, Katie. Ohhh, a little baby from Ga -- he is a cutie from what I can see. I know he will steal your heart. If you go to this link I think you can get some good advice on crate training from forum members.
http://havaneseforum.com/showthread....crate+training
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Congratulations, Katie! Kodak is a cutie pie! I can't wait to get to know you and him a bit more. Enjoy.....




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