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Ridiculously cute puppy yelping at night.

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Gingersstuff Mon 01-Jul-13 19:39:23

Aw bless her. I LOVE puppies grin

birdmomma Mon 01-Jul-13 11:05:29

I think this is what we will do Gingerstuff. I don't want to create a monster, but she seriously is just a baby that's been separated from her mum and siblings 2 days ago. We'll ease her off the bed gradually. She only had 2 hours last night!

Gingersstuff Mon 01-Jul-13 09:57:11

She IS ridiculously cute smile
We've had a fair few pups (and a whole litter last summer). What's always worked for us is giving pup a few days/nights to settle in...pandering to them if need be with's a big shock for them leaving the comfort of mum and siblings. After a few days starting a stricter routine of leaving to cry for a bit longer each time.
When our first goldie was a puppy and we brought him home, I had to lie with my hand over the edge of the bed the first couple of nights and let him sook my pinkie through the bars of his puppy cage grin

littlewhitebag Mon 01-Jul-13 09:07:48

We got our lab puppy a year ago and she did the piteous yowling for a few days. She would also yowl to get out for a wee in the night. Eventually she got used to being on her own.
After the first few weeks of cuddles, lifting her and general mollycoddling she turned into the puppy from hell. She terrorised the whole family with nipping and lunging at us. When we took her to puppy socialisation classes we were told we had been babying her and getting into all sorts of bad habits with her. My advice would be to start as you mean to go on and be firm (but kind and gentle obviously). She is one very, very cute puppy though.

Branleuse Mon 01-Jul-13 07:40:46


ceres Mon 01-Jul-13 07:18:08

that is an extremely cute puppy!

I have no useful advice - when our staffie was a puppy he cried and it upset me so he ended up in the bed. 13 years later..........

and tbh i'd do the same again!

HelgatheHairy Sun 30-Jun-13 22:23:44

Oops x-post. She's lovely.

HelgatheHairy Sun 30-Jun-13 22:23:05

That is one seriously cute puppy. Looks a bit small to be pure lab? Lab cross maybe? I don't think I'd be able to resist letting her sleep in my bed either!

birdmomma Sun 30-Jun-13 22:20:12

No, she's a border terrier cross, very tiny. Not sure what she's going to turn out like.

Awks Sun 30-Jun-13 21:17:09

I can see the pics - that's one cute puppy. Is she a lab?

birdmomma Sun 30-Jun-13 21:16:39

Aha! Right, profile is now public - now look at the cutest puppy in the world everybody!

Last night was better - only 2 hours needed in bed and again did not need toilet throughout night. Birdpup has an excellent bladder.

HelgatheHairy Sun 30-Jun-13 12:07:54

I can't see the puppy pictures! Have you set your profile to public?

birdmomma Sun 30-Jun-13 11:37:32

Thanks Lilcamper, that thread was very helpful. I don't think we set it up wrong. I think she may end up having bed cuddles if she's upset for the first few nights and we'll take it from there. I can't bear the crying.

Can anyone see my photos?

ForTheLoveOfSocks Sun 30-Jun-13 09:58:14

Oh dear. When we had SockDog he cried for the first three nights sad

On the fourth day, I had to go back to work, so I had arranged for him to go to a dog walker's house during the day. Bit like doggy day care. I know it sounds precious but we were out all day so it was the only way we could have a pup.

Anyway, he was so tired that night he slept right through, no problems. Maybe I would try keeping him awake a little bit more during the day so he sleeps better at night.

Lilcamper Sun 30-Jun-13 09:35:30

'surviving the first night of a new puppy'


Lilcamper Sun 30-Jun-13 09:31:48

birdmomma I put a 'first night' guide up not so long ago and it won't let me copy and paste. Will bump the thread up then come back and post the title for you. smile

birdmomma Sun 30-Jun-13 08:41:11

So, puppy is now here. She is beyond cute and seems to spend most of the day burrowing into our chests and sleeping. She's such a baby, all thoughts of being any kind of strict are out the window. She hasn't had a single accident yet! Anyway, last night, I set her up in the cat carrier with soft bedding, a hot water bottle with a piece of her kennel blanket wrapped around it. I made a raised surface so that she was level with my daughter's head and could see her. She slept like this until 1.30am, and then began the most piteous yelping. My daughter took her out but she didn't need the loo, then put a reassuring hand in the carrier, and eventually after an hour put her in bed with her. Yelping stopped, she slept through till morning.

What were we supposed to do?

I have put photos of her on my photo gallery thingy, can anyone see them. I am a newbie and may be doing it wrong.

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