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    Like Tiff and Angelan said you just want to ignore the behaviour, any contact from you will just be rewarding the dog for the unwanted behaviour. Any attention is good attention for a dog (in the dogs mind)
    Don't give the dog any attention until it is calm and quiet and that will reward the behaviour you want.

    Also see how your kids react when they wake up, if they are anything like my kids they will be in a mad rush to get to the dog first thing in the morning, they will be hyper-excited and whip the dog up into a frenzied state the second they make contact. First contact needs to be calm (from everyone in the house) and the dog shouldn't get any attention while it is in a frenzied state. No happy excited tones of voice either, save the praise for training or when the dog does something you want it to do.

    You will have to train the kids to show some restraint and keep calm every time they greet the dog after any time away from the dog. It's not easy to have young kids and a young pup but you will do it with a bit of patience.

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    thank you so much guys for all your ideas... lot to take in lol. no she is not from a rescue organisation she is from a registered cocker spaniel breeder. Hasnt really been just a "pet" before, however she is doing a marvellous job! ( despite the howling). my kids are the total oposite of that... me and the kids are all up together. When i get downstairs i am straight into the laundry to let sasha out to go to the toilet and get her breakfast ready, meanwhile my kids ( a 3 and 1 yr old on thursday!!) come down and lay down on the lounge for an hour watching disney on foxtel. they are very quiet in the morning. sasha comes in after having her breakfast outside and then wants to bound around the house like an eight week old pup! she is so cute.
    the crate idea sounds like an excellent one to try.. may give it a go.

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    Can't help wondering if the "registered" cocker spaniel breeder is registered with the ANKC or with the local council. Sigh. There is a difference.

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    i do know this, she is registered with the ankc, and her family have been breeding cocker spaniels for over 60 years.

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    completely off topic - you gotta wonder how the ANKC and some of the breeders get so far apart on what they think is appropriate.

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    cant help but wonder how you think that is off topic when you dont elaborate

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    Definitely ignore ignore ignore.

    My first dog slept in the bathroom from day dot, she cried for the first couple nights (cannot remember how long for each night) and we ignored her but after that slept quietly no dramas. She also got used to being home along within 3 weeks of having her because it was just me and my OH and we both worked fulltime so she was alone 10-11 hours per day, she is fantastic now, we have no separation issues, she is lovely.

    My 2nd dog however well that is a different story, she was a bit spoilt, she will sleep on her own though no noise. My main issue with her is she doesn't like being left along because I was living at my parents when I got her and she is used to having people around all day. We recently moved and she has had to transition to being used to being without human contact all day.

    Just make sure she is warm and then let her be. Maybe try putting her to bed an hour or so before you go to bed so that you are not being kept awake....?

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    sasha was really good last night, she was taken outside to do her business and put to bed half hour before we went to bed. ( around 11.30) I did not hear a peep from her all night, i got up this morning at 10am and she was still asleep in her bed! ( i am sure not STILL asleep) no little accidents in the laundry or kitchen ( she has not had since i brought her home in ANY part of the house which is unbelievable since she was outside in the kennels on the breeders property, no house training what so ever) so i let her out and she went straight away. got her breakfast ready and she has been gorgeous all day. maybe it was just the transition of having so many other dogs (company) around her 24/7 while living with the breeder?? but she seems to have "settled in" and realised that when we lock her in that area we are returning soon! anyways she is a great dog, i am so happy we have gotten such a loving dog.

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    great news just be aware she will have her good and bad nights. when we first got our pup he was real bad the first few nights, the next few nights he was as quiet as a mouse, and then one night out of the blue he was really bad and barking to the point where there was no bark left! this went on for about 3 hours, at which point we caved and let him in the bedroom.

    we spoke to our trainer at pre school about this and she assured us that it happens alot. like a last ditch effort for the pup to get attenion. what we didnt know at the time was that giving in then was the worse thing we could have done! here's us worried there's something wrong with him, but no, just outsmarted us! grr.

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