I just got an 8 week old Puggle on Saturday and she is more than a joy. She is the most adorable puppy. Crate training is going well. I have already begun training her to sit and lay...
We are having one problem though. Whenever we are not around her she cries and cries, it almost sounds like a howl. This happens when we are home or when we are not home. Even just putting her in her crate while we are home produces this reaction from her. Has anyone else experienced this from a Puggle or from a puppy or any kind? We left her alone for short periods of time yesterday so that she can get use to use being at work for 7 hours.
What techniques tend to work best for Puggles in this situation?
I am having the same problem. I just got a 6 1/2 week old Texas Lacy. He cried the first night but did good in his crate the second night. However during the day when I have to leave him for work he cries non stop. (at least i think he does) I go home every few hours to let him out and run around. But once i put him back in the crate he howling and crying again. Its only been two days. What to do?
Just keep consistant it does stop. My puggle did that for a couple of days but now he hardly cries in his crate unless he wakes up and wants to go out half the time he goes in it himself especially when he sees me take out the peanut butter. Good luck
My boston does that. I go pee and shut the door befor he come in he sits by the door crying. We go shoping and he crys and barks and paces from door to door window to window. he just cant stand to be with out me for a single moment. Even if someone is at home with him when im gone he still freaks
I dont know how to fix it. I will tell you when I decited not to use a crate he barked and cryed a little less but he still does it.
When it come time to go in the crate I take soda pop bottles and fill them with hot water and wrap them in a towel or fleece and put them in the crate.. The pups usually snuggle up to them and fall asleep.
What in the world is a texas lucy and what is it doing away from its mother at 6.5 weeks???
To the OP ~ when she cries in the crate, what do you do? If you are giving her any sort of attention - stop. Ignore it. When she is QUIET, praise her and say "quiet". Other than that, its kind of like putting a baby to bed at night... you have to let them cry....
It seems like the whining has decreased a great deal now that our new puppy has become acclimated to her surroundings.
We now have another issue which seems to be increasing by the day. The nipping and biting is becoming a problem. She has broken skin on me and my fiancÚ as well as my mother and father. I have read every thing I can find and have tried all of the recommendations but nothing seems to be helping. I know it may take a while for the pup to understand what you mean but it is becoming very frustrating. I have tried ignoring her, holding her firmly to try to calm her down, firmly holding her scruff.
Not sure if this is related but she will urinate all over the house, even after we take her out. We could take her outside and then 5 minutes later she will come in and urinate in 2 or 3 different spots.
Does anyone have any other recommendations?
I am now starting to think that she may have been taken from her mom too early and now seems to be acting out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
***Edited By: dgoldb1 on 11/20/2006 10:27:12 AM*** Reason: Update
All the things you are questioning IS normal puppy behavior.
As far as biting/nipping (which is terrible in beagles) you should give a yelp and then ignore for a minute. Mom and littermates would do just that- yelp and play elsewhere. Be sure to supply plenty of chew toys for your pup as well. Soft and hard chew toys are needed when they are starting to teeth.
Potty breaks are still hit and miss at this age. Make sure you let your pup know that she did good when potty is made outside. If pup doesn't make a potty outside then bring her in and maybe put her in her crate for 10 min. then take back out to try again.
Whining is such a beagle trait. They can do it forever and then some. When Maggie was a pup she could whine for hours if allowed. IGNORE the whining. If you give attention (even to yell) you are only reinforcing this behavior. Give attention once the pup has stopped whining. Both my girls know the command "Quiet!" and know if I say that I mean it. If they barked/whined excessively I would give them a squirt with a squirt gun and say "Quiet". Once they were I would let them know I liked that by saying "Good Quiet! Good girl!".
>>> Not sure if this is related but she will urinate all over the house <<<
A young puppy should NOT have total house freedom. You may want to buy a babygate and keep her limited to only a room or two til housebroken. Not only will she soil in your house but she may get into something bad if not constantly supervised.
A dogs home is their den and naturally will not soil in the place that they eat or sleep. When giving a small pup total freedom you make the den to large which will cause peeing/pooping in the house. Until housebroken and older I would suggest limiting their "den space". Too much freedom for a young one is never good-LOL!
i have a one year old puggle who did the same thing as a pup! she hated her crate.. now she goes in there on her own to nap! put a sheet over her cage, when you are gone cover it all the way so he/she cant see out. this makes the pup feel secure like they are in a little cave. make sure to leave pleanty of treats, like a kong filled with peanut butter, and bones for the pup to keep itself busy. put a diff toy in its cage each time. this will keep the puggle interested, and it will associate good things with the crate. try not to put them in their crate when you punish them. this makes them think being in there is nothing but bad! thats the best advice i can give... it took a year but daphnie is a pretty well behaved dog and i can honestly say at times i was ready to give up! stick with it...