My 12 week old Miniature Goldendoodle girl has been whining constantly ever since Sunday (May 31) it is now Wednesday (June 3). She got her DA2PP shot last Friday (May 29). She didn't get sleepy, like the vet said she would. She's really a hyper dog, a little too hyper. She normally does not whine like this. When we first got her (May 8), she whined in her crate at night, but then she stopped and went in there voluntarily. Now she whines the whole night and constantly whines the second someone moves out of her visual field. We don't know what is wrong with her. We do ignore her when she whines.
Does anyone know what to do? We are new puppy parents and we don't know what to do... any help please!!!
my dog would whine at night if she needed to use the restroom. even if she went before bed time, she would need to go in the middle of the night.(she has a surprisingly small bladder for a big dog ) but, sometimes she just wasn't tired out enough. or, if something scared her, or if a light was left on, she would whine. what kind of crate do you use? i find that dogs prefer the all wire ones versus the plastic ones with holes in them. At night we would put a towel over to block out light (but not air). other then those... i have no idea why your dog would whine. perhaps to attached? i'm not sure.
A blanket or towel over the crate works well. I agree that a wire crate works much better than a plastic one. I also use a CD player in the room and play classical music very low. This has made a tremendous difference in pups! Hope this helps and best of luck!
Don't worry about tomorrow; it has never happened before.
Covering the crate with a blanket will help yes. Also try a ticking clock which mimics the sound of a mommy's heartbeat. When my dog was a puppy, I slept beside the crate on the floor for the first few nights. Occasionally, I'd stick my fingers inside the crate to reassure her. I also put an old t-shirt in the crate with her. Before she went to bed, I threw in some treats. I also fed her in her crate so she would associate the crate with good things. Eventually, I was able to sleep in my bed with her beside me and now she can sleep in the crate outside my room.
You must make sure you do not talk to her or let her out when she is whining but ONLY when she is quiet and calm. Wait a few seconds after she stops whining to make sure she associates quiet with you paying attention to her. Also, you may want to withhold water or reduce the amount of water available in the evening but she may have to go pee during the night and that may be why she is whining.
Just some suggestions....every puppy is different but it's a matter of what works for yours.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland