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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Thank Cate, Yep, I've done all that.

    No, not interested in crating in bedroom.

    Usually I find separation anxiety exercises help greatly, not only with the night whining and stress but with leaving her at home alone at times, leaving her out the back if I go down to the front drive...things like that.

    Hi Angela. I personally won't leave a dog with a bone overnight. Just personal preference for safety reasons. But thank you anyway.

    After today's exercises, hopefully both she and I will have a better night.
    Sorry DA, I didn't explain myself too well!

    Batty's crate is in my living room. I pop him in bed half an hour before I go to bed with the bone, he chews away and drops off to sleep. Then I quietly take the bone away after he's asleep.

    I'm completely with you on the safety reasons and Batty is always supervised with a bone. I freeze them because they last lots longer that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Sorry DA, I didn't explain myself too well!

    Batty's crate is in my living room. I pop him in bed half an hour before I go to bed with the bone, he chews away and drops off to sleep. Then I quietly take the bone away after he's asleep.

    I'm completely with you on the safety reasons and Batty is always supervised with a bone. I freeze them because they last lots longer that way!
    Oh thanks for that Angela. I did misunderstand, I'm sorry.

    (Was little bit concerned, and am breathing HUGE sigh of relief now. Lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Oh thanks for that Angela. I did misunderstand, I'm sorry.

    (Was little bit concerned, and am breathing HUGE sigh of relief now. Lol)
    Nothing to apologise for! My fault entirely! That's how I know he drops off with it still in his mouth! I thought I'd better clarify

    If he's hyperactive before I go to bed he won't settle, so half an hour before I do it's 'time for bed' with a bone. I go to bed roughly the same time every night so it works for him and I.

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    Yes I can imagine.

    Big dog, big noise.

    I put my puppies out in the front yard for an hour + at a time, individually, so that they go to their new homes having experienced time on their own.

    Also in my puppy classes I teach a tie up exercise to build puppies confidence.

    Good luck for tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Yes I can imagine.

    Big dog, big noise.

    I put my puppies out in the front yard for an hour + at a time, individually, so that they go to their new homes having experienced time on their own.

    Also in my puppy classes I teach a tie up exercise to build puppies confidence.

    Good luck for tonight.
    Seeing your posts recently, I have come to the conclusion that there are bad breeders, mediocre breeders, good breeders, great breeders...and every now and again an exceptional breeder who tries to think of everything. I have to say I read ALL your posts very carefully as I believe you are one of the exceptional breeers out there.

    So many breed, but do not have the time nor the inclination to consider so many different aspects that a new owner must then deal with when receiving their new puppy.

    I really do take my hat off to you MAC. NEVER CHANGE!!!

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    Thank you so much DA.

    I try so hard because I want to give each of my puppies the best start at their new homes. I try to put myself into the new owners shoes as well.

    My puppies are also not rushed out the door, so I have time to expose them to different things. And I do not breed on a regular basis, I only breed when I want to keep one for myself.

    I guess coming from an obedience background, teaching and having worked with in-house training dogs at kennels I saw the things that people struggle with.

    And I am forever their Grandma, sounds sloppy I know, but I always say if for any reason you can't keep the dog etc etc, they can always come back to good old Grandma's no questions asked.

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    Can't really add any more advice than you've already had here DA but I do sympathise. Jenna sounded like she was being murdered the first few nights we got her and it is so hard to ignore. But, they do get there and a good set of earplugs are a life saver.

    I did move her crate into the main living area during the day and just randomly chucked treats in there during the day, and gave her her food in there so she would, hopefully, learn to love the crate. It was a big day when she first voluntarily went in the crate and went to sleep. I had to take a picture.

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    OMG I can't believe how much she's grown, looking at that pic
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    OMG TKay, how cute is that! Jenna truly is beautiful, but then I've said that so many times I know I sound like a broken record! Lol. Hard to believe how much they grow, hey? Especially when they're not yours, and you just see photos here and there, and go OMG, that's NOT the same dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Thank you so much DA.

    I try so hard because I want to give each of my puppies the best start at their new homes. I try to put myself into the new owners shoes as well.

    My puppies are also not rushed out the door, so I have time to expose them to different things. And I do not breed on a regular basis, I only breed when I want to keep one for myself.

    I guess coming from an obedience background, teaching and having worked with in-house training dogs at kennels I saw the things that people struggle with.

    And I am forever their Grandma, sounds sloppy I know, but I always say if for any reason you can't keep the dog etc etc, they can always come back to good old Grandma's no questions asked.
    I DO realise that not many breeders have the time nor inclination to do all that you do, but in a perfect world I imagine just how many owners would have a much easier time growing with and training their new additions if all breeders WERE like this!

    I know, I know...I'm dreaming - just let me keep dreaming of the perfect world.

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    I must say thanks to MAC also. i know within the next 12 months i'll be in the same position as DA.

    I've used the ticking clock with pups and foals before, along with a piece of the owner clothing in a crate. But even still they sound like they are being murdered

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