my new puppy crying!

(68 Posts)
dizzy101 Sun 23-Mar-14 19:34:13

We have a 5year old Labrador(no problem) on Thursday friend gave us a mastiff puppy, she's lovely but cries all night.neighbors now complaining, wibu to say it will only be for short time or tell them tough?

NurseyWursey Sun 23-Mar-14 19:40:24

She's crying for a reason

How old is she? Is she alone all night?

If you look after her properly it will only be for a short time, but if she constantly feels lonely and scared she'll end up with attachment issues and could end up barking everytime you go out which will be a bigger issue!

dizzy101 Sun 23-Mar-14 19:44:53

She's only 6weeks, she is with my dog in house, they cuddle together, but I think she missing her mum

Forgettable Sun 23-Mar-14 19:47:30

Well if you tell them tough and they invoke local noise pollution strategies/involve environ health then you'll be a bit sorry possibly

Repost in The Doghouse bit of MN to get some really useful advice about settling a puppy in.

Forgettable Sun 23-Mar-14 19:48:02

(Shitting ell at 6 weeks, pardon my french)

PartyFops Sun 23-Mar-14 19:48:14

She's too young to be away from her. Mum, does your friend still have the mum? Can you take her back for a few weeks?

Poor little mite hmmhmmhmmhmmhmm

GinSoakedMisery Sun 23-Mar-14 19:49:23

6 weeks is dar too young to be away from its mum, no wonder the poor thing is crying. Send it back!

ChoudeBruxelles Sun 23-Mar-14 19:49:36

She's too little. Poor thing needs her mum

ICanSeeTheSun Sun 23-Mar-14 19:50:45

www.dogstrust.org.uk/az/b/buyingadog/

Minimum is 7 weeks to be from the mum, has she been wormed and is she fully weaned.

dizzy101 Sun 23-Mar-14 19:53:25

I know it's too young but unfortunately in the country we live in( not UK) it's normal, just took her up to have mums milk, only two minutes away

badbride Sun 23-Mar-14 19:53:38

6 weeks is very young to separate a pup from her mother. Is the pup fully weaned?

And is she in the same room as you at night? I know this sounds odd, but I seem to recall some recent research that suggests that dogs need human company more than they need the company of other dogs. Your pup sees you as her primary caregiver (substitute mother), so you may need to spend more time with her.

When my dog was an 8-week-old pup, he used to pine for his mum and headbutt my stomach (I think he wanted to nurse--no chance of that!). I ended up tucking him inside my fleece (effectively carrying him round in a sling!) during the day, which seemed to comfort him.

dizzy101 Sun 23-Mar-14 19:57:50

She is in my bedroom now, still crying. She has been wormed and de-flea.

NurseyWursey Sun 23-Mar-14 19:59:54

I know it's too young but unfortunately in the country we live in( not UK) it's normal, just took her up to have mums milk, only two minutes away

So you have to keep taking her to her mum, then taking her away again??!! The poor thing! And this must be absolutely awful for the mother too. I'd be surprised if she doesn't actually try to attack you or her owners.

I don't know what country you live in but this is terrible.

dizzy101 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:05:41

Nursery, I totally agree but if we didn't take her. She would probably end up another stray! Why would she attack us when we doing our best to save her from a life of bins etc.

badbride Sun 23-Mar-14 20:05:46

I understand that it is not the usual practice where you are. But it is very confusing and upsetting for the puppy to be taken too and from its mother. Much better to wait until the pup is old enough--if she develops a fear of humans now, you will be storing up lots of problems for yourself in future. Puppies go through a "critical period" at around 8 weeks (see here) where they learn what to be afraid of.

Is it at all possible to persuade the breeder to keep the pup with her mother for at least another week? Pay her board and lodging if necessary? It could be worth it in the long term.

NurseyWursey Sun 23-Mar-14 20:07:47

Why would she attack us when we doing our best to save her from a life of bins etc.

Well for one the dog doesn't know you 'saved' her. But I was talking about the mum dog. It can be very distressing for a mother to have her puppies removed from her, and I imagine even more so if she keeps having to go through it again and again

badbride Sun 23-Mar-14 20:08:06

Ah, just seen your next post, OP. I think it would be worth taking some advice from a vet / dog rescue centre or other expert who can advise you on how best to proceed. It sounds as though the breeder might not be in a position to look after her for any longer.

NurseyWursey Sun 23-Mar-14 20:10:22

Also if you've taken the dog away why is she still having her mums milk, shouldn't she be weaned? If she's still drinking milk having it only once a day won't be enough for her.

dizzy101 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:11:30

She is not from a breeder,I have offered pay for her to stay with mum but here they don't have the same compassion for animals as we do

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:13:57

Oh dear, that's so young.

When my grans lab cried they put a ticking clock in the bed to simulate mums heart beat.

Is she eating meat too? Would mum take her back if you paid "bed & board" for two weeks?.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:14:42

Sorry cross post.

Could she sleep with you?

ICanSeeTheSun Sun 23-Mar-14 20:15:55

Is the pup eating and drinking while at home with you.

I suggest a vet visit, just to make sure the pup is ok.

dizzy101 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:21:30

Yes she sleep with me now, she's fully weaned. It us awful but not all countries are like UK. I'm trying to-do my best and some people don't get it,nursery!

dizzy101 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:23:17

Thanx bad very helpful

Don't have her sleep with you,you are setting her up for terrible separation anxiety.

take a blanket to mum and rub it all over her and let your pup sleep with this.leave a ticking clock or radio/tv on for her .
can your other dog be trusted alone with her ? She needs to be with another dog to learn important behavioural do's and don'ts

if there is absolutely no way she can stay with mum for another few weeks you must stop taking her back to suckle, it must be so distressing for both mum and pup

settle her in a cosy bed, perhaps one with a hood , with a blanket with mums smell on and your other dog for company and some low background noise. It will be awful for a few days but she will settle

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