I rescued a puppy from the street yesterday. (He looked very small and ran right up to me. I guess he picked me!)
Took him to the vet to check him out because something didn't seem right. Turned out he had fleas, ticks, round worms, hook worms AND tape worms. Now he is almost fixed up with nice medications to make him feel better, a good flea an tick bath, and nice digs at his new home. (Crate, toys, comfy bed, good food)
So here is where I need your help. Apparently he is a Jack Russel. He is a sweet dog but he will NOT STOP CRYING (pretty much all the time). I know he is a baby and I need to treat him accordingly, so I tried all the tricks I read up on. I understand he is probably missing his family, but I am wondering how long and EXACTLY what I should do. Nothing seems to soothe him!I cant have him sleep in my bed. I'm scared I won't be able to handle him and I really don't want to return him, i feel guilty. But I don't know if I will be a good mommy for him or I might get evicted from my apartment :(
1) played with him for an hour before bed to tire him out 2) played soothing sounds on radio 3) warm bottle to sleep with 4) ticking clock wrapped in towel 5) ignored him 6) walked him (He didn't eliminate) 7) Put him in our room
This all wen on until 4:30 in the morning, when a very pissed off neighbor banged on my door.
I finally resorted to getting him out of the bathroom where I had him with the soothing music, nightlight, toys, bed and crate. I grabbed a blanket, put him on the couch, and he finally fell asleep with me there.
I cant sleep on the couch every night with him. It wont be good for either of us.
just hang in there everything is different for him and it will take him a few days to adjust also i suggest if you dont want to do the couch thing every night dont get him used to it or that will be a whole new problem hope it works out sounds like youll be a great mom for him! good luck!