View Full Version : How to keep new pup from crying at night
Bill in SD
07-19-2002, 10:24 AM
Well, I finally got a yellow lab pup and he is really great. ###I tried to put him out in the yard last night and he barked and cried. ###I had to bring him in, in order not to disturb my neighbors all night. ###And he ran around all night and kept my wife and I up most of the night.
What suggestions do you all have in getting my new pup used to sleeping outside in the yard at night?
07-19-2002, 10:43 AM
###Try kenneling him and put an old style ticking clock in the kennel with him. ###I would actually do this inside the house first and then transition him outside with the same setup. ###Or better yet get another one to keep him company, I will never have a single dog again, they don't get in near the trouble.
07-19-2002, 11:08 AM
let him sleep on the bed with the kids!!!!!
###Bill Get one of those Plastic Kennels you see in the back of peoples trucks , they have them at petsmart. I just got one last year for my new pups. Your pup will cry when you first put him in there put soon it well be his comfortable secure safe area. I took my pups up to Orfino Idaho steelheed fishing last fall , the pups were about 4months and I had to leave them in my new lance camper while I went out on the clearwater river in my friends boat . I went to the local feed store and bought another kennel(left my first one at home)because those pups would rip up and chew up the interior of that camper. They were safe and secure in that kennel inside the camper and It gave me piece of mind too that they were secure .
### Never use the kennel to disapline your pup it is his safe area.
### Your pup will cry for a few days or a week untill he gets used to his new home, remember he is a baby .
### You can let him sleep in your bed at night too!!
07-21-2002, 10:26 PM
GSP has got it right. ###I have two yellow labs. ###They both love their kennels and will hang out in them often. ###One (the seven month old) still sleeps locked up in hers very night. ###The two year old has the run of the house at night but often hangs in her kennel. ###
They will cry a night or two when they are new pups and still missing mom. ###Within a few days they'll learn that crying won't help. ###DO NOT COME TO THEM WHEN THEY CRY. If you do that you are training them that the way to get what they want is to whine at you. ###
07-22-2002, 12:30 AM
Crate training is the way to go especially when they are young. ###The first couple of weeks you can put the crate in the bedroom with you to keep the crying down to a minimum. ###It is much easier to house train also with the crate. ###I did two dogs with the paper in the kitchen method, and my last pup did the crate training, crate training was much easier and faster!
Wow! Somebody else knows that there is actually a place called Orofino Idaho!?:surprised-purple:
I lived there for a couple years when I was younger.
Here is a link to the local paper. It is published every Friday. At the bottom is a section "Sportsmans Report" it's a little hokey, but will keep you up to date on the steelhead fishing.
Bill in SD
07-23-2002, 09:48 AM
Hey guys thanks for the help. ###Actually I tried putting the dog in bed with the wife and me and the dog just wants to play. ###I set him on the floor and he just ran around all night. ###The next night I put him in the bathroom and that was the worst. ###The plastic crate that he came with seems to work the best, however I was wondering if a larger, wire kennel would be better than the plastic types.
The dog could see more out of the wire kennel, and it can fold down, however which is better for traveling in a car?
My dog is working out well and enjoys retrieving and is picking up sitting and staying and healing.
10-12-2002, 09:43 PM
I would get one of the Kennels that are enclosed except for a small window on each side and the door. The pup will eventually feel more secure in that and there will be fewer distractions to keep him going all night. Seriously, don't plan on getting a lot of sleep for a few nights and let the pup cry. Answering the cry will only extend the amount of nights the pup will cry by teaching him that he gets attention by crying. Along with the clock someone suggested put in one of your dirty T shirts. Since he will eventually relate your presence with security and comfort the T shirt will re-enforce that during the night.
You think the crying is bad.....wait till he gets to the chewing stage. That's when nothing in the house or the yard is sacred.
10-20-2002, 09:37 AM
Bill we trained Tanner the first couple weeks in the kitchen we had a pull door and we would put him to bed about an hour before us and close the door and when he cried I would give the door a pop and tell him NO and after a couple sweek he was outside and never whined again http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif by the way did I miss the info on where you got your pup after all the good info you got inquiring minds need to know looks like im gonna get another this spring ,d
10-20-2002, 05:39 PM
The plastic kennel is how we had our labs sleep for the first few weeks.We found that if we kept them in our room with a towel over the front door,the pup would relax alot faster.Good luck.
10-20-2002, 11:16 PM
You got to be kidding sleep outside, not mine she sleep at the foot of our king size bed.
To keep him busy at night just give him your wifes best shoes to chew on he will get them soon or later, so just hand them over now and he will quit barking LOL.
After the shoes show him where all your pop up sprinklers our that will shut him up for awhile he going to find them next anyway.
By the way make sure all your electric cords are unpluged or when you get home one day you might think you got a curley coat lab.
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10-23-2002, 03:35 PM
I got my labs from Pacific Flyway Kennels in Los Banos. Call Denis, he breeds excellent labs. Anyway, brought the dogs home and gave them plenty of attention, let them sleep inside the first night. After gallons of pinesol and resolve carpet cleaner they started sleeping in their plastic kennels the second night in the garage, with a door open to the side yard where they leave me presents. I haven't had any problems with whinning or scratching during the night. I'm slowly wheening them into sleeping in the house at night, tried it several nights ago with sucess. They woke me up twice in the middle of the night to go out and once in the morning when it was time to get up. A 50 lb lab jumping off the bed will wake you up.
I agree 100% that having two of them together has saved a lot of hassle. I have sisters, and they keep each other company, busy, and out of trouble sometimes. They also play monkey see monkey do. Small details, nothing too valuable has been destroyed. You just have to give your dog/dogs tons of attention.
If your dog isn't sleeping at bed time, then take him/her out for a run, or throw a frisbee for him/her until he/she's tired. They'll sleep great after a workout. I work both dogs for about a half hour each day. Puts a damper on the personal life, but the dogs are worth it, just takes some adjustment.
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