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We are bringing home our new puppy soon and I have a question about toys in the crate at night. I plan to put the puppy beside my bed in her crate. Someone suggested that putting a stuffed dog or ? would keep her from being lonely. I realize that she will miss her litter mates, but I worry that chewing on the toy could cause a choking issue. I am afraid the stuffing might come out during the night. Am I being over vigilant?
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We are bringing home our new puppy soon and I have a question about toys in the crate at night. I plan to put the puppy beside my bed in her crate. Someone suggested that putting a stuffed dog or ? would keep her from being lonely. I realize that she will miss her litter mates, but I worry that chewing on the toy could cause a choking issue. I am afraid the stuffing might come out during the night. Am I being over vigilant?
There is a product called Snuggle Puppy which is especially for puppies who have left their littermates and anxious puppies. It has a heartbeat as well as a natural warmer. It is comforting for new pups. Check out the website snugglepetproducts.com. I think this would be acceptable for night or you could also use an old shirt which has been rubbed on his Mom and littermates.


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For the most part, very young puppies don't have the teeth, the strength or the interest in tearing stuffed toys apart. By the time they get to that stage, the no longer need a "comfort item" in their crate with them at night.


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I will check out the snuggle puppy. I hope the breeder won't think I am weird if I want to rub a towel on the mother dog. She is a very nice lady, I may just do that and hope she will understand.
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I will check out the snuggle puppy. I hope the breeder won't think I am weird if I want to rub a towel on the mother dog. She is a very nice lady, I may just do that and hope she will understand.
Don't worry as she will understand. Also, if any littermates are still there when you go, rub it on them as well. Another method to have the puppy get used to you, is to sleep with a t-shirt or other article of clothing and put it in the crate with him. This helps when you have to leave him home alone. They just love scents, good and bad ones. Lol


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Thank you! I'll try that.
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