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Old 12-25-2008, 07:58 AM   #1
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We just brought home a 7 week pup from a house of several adult and puppy yorkies. Last night we put Oliver in a pen with his bed, toys, water, etc. He seems to panic in the pen. He yelped and whimpered 95% of the night. we finally got up with him about 4am, played, and then put him in his bed in the living room with us.

I know the dont give in rule, but yelping that long was ridiculous. Any thoughts? We are going to try and play with him around his pen today.
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Oh my. Seven weeks is super young to be taken away from it's mommy. No wonder he was crying. There are little stuffed animal snuggles that have a ticking that helps tiny babies feel secure. I'm not sure where they are available from. I'm sure you could google it. My babies all sleep with me. When I first got them and were afraid of piddling in bed, I put them in a little crate and had them on the bed with me so I could put my fingers in to comfort them. Please make sure that you have Karo syrup or NutraCal in the house in case your baby has a hypoglycemic episode where he has low blood sugar. Hypoglycemia is very, very common with such young ones. Best of luck in taking care of your new little furbaby.
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The above poster is right - 7 weeks is REALLY young. Unfortunately, you already have the dog so there's not much you can do about it. They will cry for the first couple of nights. They are separated from their mom and their littermates, and they are in a new, scary place. You need to just let them bark it out. If you give in and let them out, they will learn to bark to get what they want. Letting them sleep with you is one solution but in my opinion, is not the best one. Even if you want him to sleep with you eventually, you need to be sure he is big enough to jump off and on the bed or he knows how to use stairs, and most importantly, he is potty trained.

The ticking stuffed animal is a great idea. What you can do now, is cover his crate to make it feel safer, more like a den. Also, put a heating pad in there to keep him warm (like his littermates used to), and maybe put a shirt with your smell in there. Good luck.
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We brought our pup home at 8 weeks. She cried and yelped all night like that for the first couple nights too. We got her a stuffed animal (just make sure you remove eyes or any plastic pieces) and that helped a lot. We tried putting her in the crate, but she hated that. We ended up getting a pet play pen for her and she did a lot better. Good luck!
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Sounds like good advice. 7 weeks is really young to be taken from mom and siblings. Playing around the pen is a good idea, and also leaving puppy in the pen several times a day for a short time to get used to being alone in there. Good luck.
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Thanks for the ideas. Yes it is young, but that is when the owner needed to move them out so we had to take it then. We tried the pen a couple times today and the pup hates it. Tries to get out immediately. The only time it stayed in a bit without crying was when we put it in while asleep. Have not even tried a crate since it would need to be removed several times to potty.

The pup was kept in a large wire cage with its sisters so i dont know why the pen would be a scare. Must be the separation. I have looked for one of those heart beat stuffed animals but have not seen one locally.

We let it go as long as we could last night cause I know the problems with giving in to crying....but the hours just seemed too long to let it go.
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Thanks for the ideas. Yes it is young, but that is when the owner needed to move them out so we had to take it then. We tried the pen a couple times today and the pup hates it. Tries to get out immediately. The only time it stayed in a bit without crying was when we put it in while asleep. Have not even tried a crate since it would need to be removed several times to potty.

The pup was kept in a large wire cage with its sisters so i dont know why the pen would be a scare. Must be the separation. I have looked for one of those heart beat stuffed animals but have not seen one locally.

We let it go as long as we could last night cause I know the problems with giving in to crying....but the hours just seemed too long to let it go.
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awwww. I would have given in too. That poor baby is lonely and a little scared. Love it up, and do what you need to do to make things okay for everyone.
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Don't forget he was taken away from his Mom and his litter mates
and that's shocking to them
he's in a whole new world
New sights smells people
Just give him all the love and protection you can so he begins to feel secure and he'll stop soon
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Thanks for the ideas. Yes it is young, but that is when the owner needed to move them out so we had to take it then. We tried the pen a couple times today and the pup hates it. Tries to get out immediately. The only time it stayed in a bit without crying was when we put it in while asleep. Have not even tried a crate since it would need to be removed several times to potty.

The pup was kept in a large wire cage with its sisters so i dont know why the pen would be a scare. Must be the separation. I have looked for one of those heart beat stuffed animals but have not seen one locally.

We let it go as long as we could last night cause I know the problems with giving in to crying....but the hours just seemed too long to let it go.
i have the same problem with you. hes about 6 & a half weeks old. he would keep waking up every 2 or 3 hours. about 2 to 4 times each night. i would give him warm milk i tried everything. im not quite sure what to do anymore. help?
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I got my Diva when she was really young too. She's almost 10 weeks now and does just fine in her crate.

I bought her a really tiny pink crate and added soft towels and a fake sheepskin rug to it. I also put a small box in the back to make it even tinier. At night, I'd put her in it and cover it with another towel and left the TV on for her. She'd whimper the first few minutes in it then she'd go to sleep. One night, I did have to add an old t-shirt that I'd worn and once she snuggled into it, she was quiet.

I also had her take naps in the crate too.

I think another thing that helped was that I would tire her out so that she'd sleep for a long time at night. If I was home during the day, her naps were kept short so that by nighttime, she was exhausted and ready to sleep. I was so thankful because I felt as though I was re-living the newborn days of my sons...not good.

We were getting up 2x a night to potty. Now, she can sleep for about 6 hours or so without pottying. And during the day, she goes for good stretches too. I'm rather amazed.

Good luck to you! It does get better, but I know how frustrating things can be.
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Last couple of nights were a bit better. He still does not like the pen during the day but I work at home and he has to go in there for some time. I try to only put him in there when he wants to nap. We also take him there to wee which he is doing really well on the pad.

This weekend I am going to get him more used to his crate. I just dont know about the bathroom breaks at night if he is in the crate. The difference between a I have to go yelp to a get me outta here yelp.

When others are here we let him sleep on a bed in the family room where everyone is at. Hopefully that is not spoiling him. We are watching him like a hawk though when he is up so no free roaming here.
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Hi - This past Sunday we brought home a 10 week old girl. The first night we took turns letting her sleep on our stomach on the couch just to welcome her to our home. The next night we tried to tough it out w/ her in a pen, with a small crate inside the pen. She likes it inside the crate but went crazy once she woke up. We let her cry and after and hour (!) she went back to sleep.

Then I did some reading and we moved her crate into our room last night and followed the advice on this website: Puppy's First Night Home: How to Stop Your Puppy from Crying and Get Him to Sleep

It worked great! She woke a few times but after telling her it was okay and we love her she stopped crying.
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It took JoJo about three weeks before he slept all night long without crying. You will think they will never stop crying and it is hard to believe they have such strong lungs. Just keep being consistent. Also, a ticking clock may help. With JoJo, it was like a switch was turned off suddenly when he stopped crying at night. The silence was so nice. Good luck.
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my bailee never cried but at petsmart there are things called snuggle puppies and kittens.it has a heartbeat like a mom or sibling.bailee loves hers!at my petsmart they only have snuggle kittens but they wouldnt kno te difference-unless they are scared of cats like bailee lol
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