I was dying listening to my pup scream for 30 min like he was dying in the crate and found this forum. I hope I didn’t bore you with the details, but as we were having these problems I would give everything to know what I know now. If your dog really dislikes being confined, start by feeding her daily meals just outside the crate. Years later but this tip is amazing for whining pups! Dogs whining or barking at night isn’t something you want to be a part of. So I can increase the interval between treats sequentially from 5 to 7, 10, 15 or more seconds as long as the puppy remains relaxed, lying down, and focused on the food rather than looking like she wants out. I have a 7 week old Chow Chow, have had her for 3 days now and I’m at a loss. How to stop your puppy from crying has become your top priority - it's almost like having a newborn. THANK YOU!!!! A 4-month-old puppy can hold it for about 4 hours. He must be totally ignored when he cries. I let him out and he tries to poop but he only passes air . If you do this once he will learn to manipulate you. I see this was a couple months ago … I’m going through this now, did you ever find a solution??? He’s my baby and he is perfect except for this behavior. Hi! My 8 week old puppy won’t sleep in her cage and when ever she is in it she whines even if I’m still beside her and nobody can sleep what should we do? I’m having the same issue.. my 7 week old husky does pretty good until about 3 in the morning.. Although she used to cry at night when we put her to bed now she goes to bed almost immediately. Thank you!! Puppies have a lot of energy (as you well know! They will not sleep. Then give her a few more treats sequentially for remaining seated. When they wake at night (which is to be expected for a few weeks), simply take them out to do their business and avoid it turning into playtime. So, things aren't going quite as you planned on your puppy's first night home. The pup will still nurse, so bottle feeding may slowly be reduced to 8 hours or so. I don’t know if my solution will help everyone, but it might help SOMEONE. The good news is that things do get easier, and hard work early pays off later. (Of course, this is no substitute for getting the pups to love the crate, as you recommend, but on puppy’s first few nights home most people don’t achieve that level of training, I think! Our 6 week old puppy cried for at least 20 minutes on her first night, but when I stumbled across your tip it saved the night! Good luck everyone! On a scale of 0 to 10, how hard is raising a new puppy? Our puppy is 10 weeks old. Hi my pup is 12 weeks old. I also have a sleep sound machine and it plays ocean waves and I put that next to his crate and he is out like a light! He doesn’t sleep in a crate, he sleeps in my room with me. Again, at this stage, I prefer to use the MannersMinder so that I can walk away and reward her with food rewards while I’m far away. Place the crate where the dog can see what’s going on but rest peacefully, such as the corner of a living room. I’m so tortured and feel awful, should I bring her back to my room? Are pads the best idea?? I … My husband and I were thinking about taking him to ‘doggy school’, but then again, it’s extremely expensive, and the nearest ‘doggy school’ is far away from us. At least she’s comfortable with her sleeping box (I can’t afford crates). The clock and warm bottle method is one I used for my 12 week old Minpin years ago. He whines, barks, salivates excessively, and it is NON STOP throughout the night and when we leave. I was under the impression she was pee pad trained but has yet to look at them much less touch or go on them. That way you can be certain the crying isn’t for that. The first night she went to sleep inside. You may need to wait 20-30 minute for the first sit. (Neighbors told us) We have tried treats and praising him when he goes in the kennel by himself, but as soon as the door closes, its a no-go. Ignore Your Dog's Noise. The first night with your new puppy will go smoothly if you stick to a clear routine and puppy … We could try the battle of wills again but this worked like a charm. Your dog can whine a lot when he is in pain or getting sick. Ina. We try to keep him quiet because we have a 2 year old who needs sleep. Today I am home all day so am trying the treats food water toys all in her kennel. Please help!! He’s in Pain. This day and night routine is also new to them. THANK YOU!!!! Make sure your puppy is tired at bedtime by playing during the evening. I cover the crate with a light weight dark sheet so he can’t see anyone in the bedroom. My original plan was for her to sleep in the laundry. I have talked about this a lot in my other posts and the tips I have mentioned above will definitely help with the whining at night. if you go in and take her out when she whines you will only teach her that if she whines load enough or long enough she can get you to come back. He can cry hours on end if I don’t wake up and let him out. I will try out your method. I don’t know what to do, I amn going through the same Ive had my chihuahua five days he ant slept without whining I gave in to I’m last nite got up at 2.30 sat in the room with I’m and he got in is crate asoon as I move to go bac to bed he got out tried everything I’m just worrying about lady in apartment underneath me I’m at my wits end. But he went on and on for 4 hours straight (with a brief comfort break). One of these ways is through whining and crying. She ha a divider because she’ll grow into it. Learning the in’s and outs of potty training a puppy at night should be one of the first things on your to-do list when you first bring the little guy home.. Here are our tips: First thing you should do is take them to the veterinarian to rule out any medical concerns. So I just looked down into the crate and gave her a firm and gentle stare for several seconds and she went to sleep. And he went 4 days with no accidents, and in the past two days he has pooped and peed in the house, in the crate, and at the vets office. It may take some time, the amount of time depending on the individual puppy. We are now in the same boat as you and wondered if it got any better?? I took my puppy from a dog foster home about a year ago. Ignore her pulling, whining, pacing to get to you. I feel bad cause not sure what to do. It is a miracle after unsuccessful tries to put him in there where he can see me before the bed trick. I’m not sure what to do, any advice would be so much appreciated. How long do you leave them in the crate in your bedroom? Make bed comfortable. Anyways, the pup, cocó, started winning so I put a warm bottled wrapped with a used t-shirt… she stopped winning and now is sleeping.. hopefully it works. A 6-month-old puppy can hold it for 6 hours. We brought him home 4 nights ago and haven’t slept. Also what are some good tips to potty train at this young is it possible at this age for them? Once she’s sitting or lying down continue with a few more treats every few seconds or a short petting bouts, then stand back and go back and reward her again for remaining in place. But what I did, and am still doing as my puppy adjusts, is play youtube videos aloud in the room. She peed on the bed twice with us not even noticing… so I had the crate on the side of my bed for the next night without closing it. I just got my puppy 4 nights ago and I went from having the create next to me, to putting her on my bed, to now leaving her in the living room all alone. It’s possible your old puppy whining at night because they are hungry and are not getting an adequate amount of food and water during feeding time. I just got a new puppy yesterday and have noticed him whining a lot last night before bed and every two hours until I can and sat with him and then he fell asleep. Not sure where you got your dog, but sounds like a backyard breeder or puppy mill. This time we tried a different method -one we read about on the internet- everytime she would whine or bark one of us would go and spray her with a water gun. we’ve got an 8 week old puppy. It’s 1:46 a.m. Hello everybody. Have you moved yours out or leaving them in the bedroom? Set a routine. She sleeps next to me on the floor in her crate no problem. Now it’s just back to puppy and me for the week and I am having a hard time with the crate again. Repeat this until she acts like she’s clearly having fun running into the crate because it predicts that she will earn your attention and get to run out. A crate protects household objects from sharp puppy teeth. i have a 2 yr old mix golden retriever who sleeps outside the house at night. Brittany, it’s a good thing that you’re asking now rather than waiting several more months when the behavior is even worse. My puppy is 12 weeks old. Your puppy whining at night can be very frustrating. Your dog whining at night may be due to the lack of food and water. Best regards, When he started whining I got up and took him directly outside to do his business. When I take her outside to go potty she will just stay by my feet and won’t even attempt to go then as soon as I bring her back inside she will pee somewhere on the carpet BUT she will poop on the puppy pads thank goodness. We today left her in the living room so that our two cats don’t feel jealous since they like to sleep, literally on top of me and when the crate was in the bedroom they wouldn’t come inside. We have an 8 week old puppy and he constantly crys if he isn’t on the couch with us or in our bed. But the only one to seem tortured to hear her cry is me. The first night she went into the bathroom like a champ, but woke the house up at 4:45 with crying and whining so I took her out. How is it going now? I love him to bits; he has a great personality, and I feel that he loves our family so much. Did we just buy the playpen too late and is he never gonna accept it for the night? I lock the crate put on sleepy music from Alexia play at bedtime and leave a light on. After that we started wondering what will happen if she ever stays with our friends overnight (in case we go away abroad for vacation) and we started to worry they would have the same ordeal we did. You can also randomly place secret food surprises for Fido to find in her crate. She even recommends sticking your fingers through the wire for a few minutes. If they are crying because they are feeling anxious, then some gentle reassurance from you that you are close by may be all that is needed to settle them back to sleep. I’ve never had a pup so young since i was like 10yrs old so it’s new for me all over again. or are engaged in some other activity. Next night, same thing but without the Urine. “A puppy’s growth phase is not always linear,” she says. The first thing you can do is feed all over your pups meals in her crate. If he is ready to keel over asleep the minute you put him in his bed or crate, your puppy will be too tired to put up a fuss. What has your experience been with the no sleep since his first few nights? I finally gave in at 3am. Like when there’s a puppy crying at night. In the morning, i let her inside the house with me. I mean I have only done this for one day but I would think she would at least attempt to go in it sometimes. The first few nights at home may be difficult for both you and your pup. I get up at 4 for the gym, but because it’s too early, I don’t think I should confuse her. New puppies are always a joy to have in the house — and a great responsibility. If your puppy cries our natural instinct is to go and provide comfort as soon as possible. I’m desperate and can’t sleep. It is very large but will try putting it on my bed tonight. Are you really leaving your dog in a kennel with pee? If anyone has any suggestions, I’ll try anything! I thought maybe he needed to pee so I let him outside a few minutes and he didn’t do anything. I think some of the reasons the puppies are whining even tho they were fine the first few nights is because they learn that whining means you will get them out of the crate. Jenny’s cry for help concerned her 10-week-old Labrador Retriever, Stanley. Kennel training him has been truly exhausting. She sits for affection, eats in her crate, when gets lots of activity during the day but just won’t sleep more than 5 hours. She would leave the crate and follow my wife to the bedroom. Then, when you start to correct the puppy’s crying by ignoring them, they’ll think you haven’t heard — and just cry harder. He started whining ALL night in his crate, even when one of us sleeps on the couch next to him. In addition to the crate, I have a pen as well because she will be alone while I have to work and I don’t want her locked in a crate during the day and sleep in it at night. Your puppy’s sleeping quarters should be in a small crate. Crate training will help you stop puppy crying and whining at night. I took her outside to the balcony but is too windy and cold… so she doesn’t poop nor pee any suggestions? My 8 week old lab whined for 3 hours straight before I finally gave in. Leave her out side till she goes sit down and relax where ever u can and just wait for her to go my one dog did that and it drove me nuts so I just waiting till she went. Also keep him/her entertained until bedtime (I’ve set my routine for 10pm). Have the pup go into the crate and lie down, close the door, feed her treats, then open the door while she’s still lying down and let her out. But some puppies are just so persistent that they never seem to get exhausted. All in all he has been unsettled for about a week now from about midnight onwards . This helps your puppy understand this is sleep time — not playtime. If you’re still having problems in a week or two it’s time to find professional help for her. Accidents, stress, and lack of sleep are just a few of the many things you’re gonna have to deal with in the coming months. Stanley’s mom is crate training correctly, but let’s whizz through a few basics: What else can we do? She screamed for only two or three minutes and went to sleep. So, leaving home is always a challenge for us. Petful is reader-supported. That instead of impulsively demanding what she wants, she controls her excitement and asks politely you by politely sitting and looking at you. She may wake up a couple of times to wee and may have a little sook still but settles herself again shortly after. How do we get through this? I’m gonna try the crate next to my bed but it will be a large crate with a divider for her to grow into so I dont believe I can put it on a chair… We do recommend that if you are having these issues, you see a certified Animal Behaviorist. Tether her 2-10 feet away from you while you watch T.V. Then systematically increase the time she’s in the crate. I have this same issue! Any ideas? She hates it!!!! Our new puppy clearly felt less isolated and as a result only cried to go potty. Thank you! They can wake you up many times throughout the night, and make you feel so bad for them. THANK YOU!!!! Enrich their environment. This is her first night in her new home. Ok, now for the real work. I took my puppy from a dog foster home about a year ago. Give midnight toilet breaks instead of attention – When your pup wakes up in the middle of the night, it might be a good idea to consider the fact that puppies do have small bowels and bladders. Now have her go in her crate and block her from coming right out. Those are the worst ones, especially if they give away puppies that young. The only thing worse than a dog whining in the crate during the day is a dog doing it at night! Is Your Puppy Tired? A puppy whining in the crate at night is one of the first – and more frustrating – problems dog-owners tend to face, one that might rob you and others at home off precious moments of sleep, fray nerves, and if dealt with inappropriately, possibly even strain your relationship with your pup. She started to whimper a bit when my wife would walk away from the crate. Welcome to Stan Rawlinson's Doglistener website. Make sure to provide plenty of potty breaks. If your 3- or 4-month-old puppy goes to bed at 10 p.m., wake them at 1 or 2 a.m. for a toilet break, then again at 4 or 5 a.m. My husband and I were thinking about taking him to ‘doggy school’, but then again, it’s extremely expensive, and the nearest ‘doggy school’ is far away from us. It is quite large with a door to the front she could see out and put her in our bedroom with us. Not a peep! The trick is not to make a fuss. First two nights were rough, so I slept on the floor in our bedroom next to his crate (same issue with crate size, it’s 42” with a divider so it wouldn’t fit on my bed). You can do this by shoving your hand with a treat right in her face to block her path out. Short enough so she’s just thinking about treats and rewards and not how she’s locked inside. She screamed for over an hour the night before and hardly made a peep last night! ? Thank you! It seemed to work…or maybe my pup is just awesome lol. Dog Whining At Night . To top this off, today will be the first day I’ll leave her alone for about 8 hours, what should I do? Make their sleeping area cosy and warm so they can relax all night. I can’t let her win and sleep in my bed, but I’m afraid she’s going to be keeping my neighbors, and myself, from sleep. We have had no sleep since we got them and I have a very unhappy husband. Teach the puppy to love their own company. It’s so common that if a new puppy doesn’t cry on its first night at home, that’s worrying. —–. The crate hasn’t come until today so I had her in the bathroom the last 2 nights because she is a super fast pee’er and keeps peeing on the carpet (she hasn’t pooped once in the house though). But after a nonstop barrage of crying, particularly in the middle of the night, puppy whining might make your. My problem is when it hits between 4:30-5:30am she wakes up for a poo and then cries incessantly and it drives us mad. I use a crate with a divider (because you can increase the size as he grows). Some symptoms to be on the lookout for include lethargy, a loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness or an increased breathing rate. My wife is ready to give up, but I still want him. Last night though was hell. Puppy Schedule. I love him to bits; he has a great personality, and I feel that he loves our family so much. How do I get her used to it? Oh man mine is 7 weeks. It will comfort your puppy at night and help your puppy learn faster to sleep through the night. You don’t have to lose sleep over your puppy whining in their crate at night. 0 Comment. Begin introducing some softened kibble (soften with warm water and mix, but make sure it isn’t too hot before allowing the pup to eat it; otherwise, he will lose his teeth!) What do I do? When she gets to the end of the leash, she’ll pull for a few seconds, then when she figures out she can’t get the treat she’ll come back and sit and look at you. Puppies cannot “hold it” for as long as adult dogs, so … A Golden Doodle? My pup is 4 months old and cries while he’s sleeping. Wait for a short break in the whining- most will calm down even if it’s just a few seconds at a time- and respond while they are settled. She ha a divider because she’ll grow into it. For me it would probably just take a day or two to get through this program, but it may take you a bit longer since you aren’t being coached through each stage. This would be more likely if your dog is old and if it has been showing signs of being in discomfort during the day and at night. My heart goes out to a reader named Jenny, who recently asked a question about this. She already cried for an hour, fell asleep, and she’s now up again whining. If they learn that the noise gets them out and that it happens at regular intervals then they calm down. There was a few more crys when I put her back in there but she tired herself until later in the morning. The puppy will associate the “ticking” of the clock with its mother’s heartbeat, which will allow both of you get a better night’s sleep. It worked really well for me! She did great the first two nights home when we had her in our children’s old playpen but the third night was horrid. Once she easily goes in and out on his own, which usually takes no more than a few days, you can start shutting the door while she’s eating or putting her in with a special toy, which can be a Nylabone® Rhino or a tasty bone. No problems there. Thank you for this amazing suggestion! When a puppy cries and the problem gets worse, this is called an extinction burst. The second time it’s troubling. There was still a bit of whimpering when my wife would leave her side.   A dog with pent up physical or emotional energy is more likely to whine. During the day she is sweet and loving but at night she is a terror. If you follow the steps up above then at least it will be cut down to a minimum. If you leave your puppy to cry at night, there are some problems that can arise, these include: Sleep disturbance Waking the neighbors Soiling Separation anxiety If I walk away too soon she gets up and follows and cries again. I’m doubting myself about having a pup. Don’t turn the lights on. First she slept with us on the bed between me and my spouse. If she’s earning 100-200 kibble for sitting and remaining seated, she’ll learn to sit when she wants things from you virtually overnight. Maybe you have some advice? Having decided the dog would sleep in another room than us and with her wanting to sleep with us in the same bed we had to endure night after night of insistent scratching on the bedroom door, whinning and occasional barking. But after a nonstop barrage of crying, particularly in the middle of the night, puppy whining might make your doubt your decision to bring home your furry best friend. My husband and I were thinking about taking him to ‘doggy school’, but then again, it’s extremely expensive, and the nearest ‘doggy school’ is far away from us. Dog’s that have a higher metabolism and bigger canines have higher calorie cap than smaller or low energy dogs. I have the best one yet I have an eight week old puppy I have the best one yet I have an eight week old puppy who does not have a problem being in her crate as long as I’m in the room. I just don’t understand how he can go from being crate trained to this… I thought maybe something scared him? when she stopped go in and get her out and Jackpot her again with treat and loves. Jenny was using a crate and doing the right thing by ignoring him and not opening the door while the puppy was whining. 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