We just brought a male Pug / Boston Terrier mix that 12 weeks old and our dog is started to barking in the morning, when we are trying to sleep. How did you stop your puppy from barking when you wanted to sleep? Did you have a barking problem when you leave the house? Any tips to training the little guy. Thanks for your help.
Have you determined if there is a reason why he's barking? Does he need to go potty? Is he thirsty? Is he hungry?
Keep in mind that dogs are not nocturnal creatures by nature... they rise and sleep with the sun. So when the sun comes up - puppy thinks everyone should be up and ready to play!!!! My pup and I have developed a routine... he wakes me up - we go outside for a potty break then I bring him back to snuggle in bed with me for a little while. Then we get up and get ready for the day.
If this simply won't work for you and getting up is not an option - then you need to train him to sleep when you sleep. Keep him up later... put him in a crate and ignore him when he cries in the morning. Just remember that a puppy can only hold it for so long. If you keep him in a cage for too long - he will stop eating and drinking as much so that he doesn't mess in his cage - and you'll end up with a sick pup. If you're not using a cage - well, then you need to let him out on his schedule or clean up the consequences.
thanks that's great help... yes he pee's and poops on a wee wee pad we trained him to do that. we do put him in the crate at night, yet he goes in on his own around 11ish 12ish at night then we are still up for another hour or two.
we do not wake up to 11ish in the morning. i wake up around 4ish 5 ish am to so he can pee again then put him in to the crate again then at 6ish 7ish am he starts to bark. and we can not sleep.
and we do not want to have the dog on the bed or sofas. any other ideas for this?
Unfortunately puppies are just that...puppies! Much the same way you couldn't expect a newborn baby to immediately start sleeping throught the night or sleeping in as you do. Their "clocks" don't function like an adults does. Your puppy is only 3 months old and the world is full of new and exciting things and he's got plenty of energy to burn! Gradually as he gets older he will start following your schedule more. Just give him a little time..puppies grow up quickly :)
No you should not use a bark collor on him. He is way to young.
Maybe you should try going to bed earlier so you can get up earlier.
Or get up at 6 ish or 7 ish and feed him breakfast let him potty play a little then you both go back to bed.
He is a baby. He will learn to sleep in later as he gets older, but right now he needs to potty, eat and play some in the morinings.
If you can't handle the puppy I hope you aren't planning on having kids. They also get up at early hours and expect you to change, feed them and play with them. Puppies are no diffrent. He is young so he probably won't play for long.
Another thing you can do is get an excercise pen and put it in your kitchen. Put his wee wee pads in there and then at 6 ish or 7 ish put him in there with some toys. Just don't be suprised if he doesn't also use his wee wee pads to play with and chew on.
Good luck with him, but puppies just like kids changes ones lifestyles. So if your not willing to change some maybe a puppy isn't for you right now in this stage of your life.
Firstly please take all advice (or comments) here with a grain of salt. The majority of people that post here will give you helpful advice regardless of what type of dog you have :) MOST puppies will adjust to being crated in time. You can try covering the crate if you haven't already done so. Most dog will come to view their crate as a safe den type area. You can try giving special treats in the crate like a kong with peanut butter in it that the dog ony gets in the crate. My oldest dog (at 17 months) never minded being in her crate, my youngest (at 7 months) hated it from day one and never adjusted. She would howl like a beagle for hours on end, pee and poop (then of course smear it all over the bars) even if left in there for an hour. After 2 months of daily (or several times a day) scrubbing her crate out we finally gave up and just closed off a safe area of the house for her to be in when we weren't home. Everyone was a lot happier :) Using a crate has great advantages especially when it comes to housebreaking. Once again MOST dogs will not eliminate in their "den" so it will speed up the housebreaking process. Again all of this just takes a bit of time. Lastly you need to post some pictures on here lol. I would love to see your puppy!! We have friends that also have a Boston x Pug...cute little dog!
i wouldnt think that a boston and a pug would be too big of a genetic "mess". they are both very similar breeds. the boston terriers were crossed with the english bulldogs to get french bulldogs. frenchies have fewer health problems and longer life spans than the english bulldogs do. regardless. i bet the pup is adorable and hope to see pics of your new baby soon. congrats !
He will cry when he wants things. He has to learn your habits.
He isen't used to your schedule and probably has to go potty. You have to teach a dog to sleep in. For now take him potty when he wakes up and put him back to bed. Ignore the barking, ignore the whining, he is attempting to communicate and if you pay him attention he will continue the behavior.
He does not need a bark collar. This is very normal and expected from a dog of his age.
Most dogs are actually dusk/dawn animals. They tend to be sleep on and off during the day and night.
what a cutie! i love that brindle color. i have nothing to add, my puggie will not sleep beyond 8am and be happy, so if i need to sleep more the dogs go in the kitchen, or if the weather is OK he goes outside with the others and is happy.