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    i know all puppies cry for the first few nights, how long does this normally last, and is there anything i can do to help

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    There are a couple of varying ideas on this.

    Some people believe letting the puppy sleep in a crate in your room for the first few nights then moving their crate to their life long sleeping place.

    Other people start where they mean to finish.

    But the important things are to make sure puppy has been taken to the toilet (if sleeping inside) then put puppy to sleep with a nice warm bed, make it den like by covering with blankets, some toys, so that they can snuggle in on them and it feels a little like their litter mates and most importantly don't cave into the crying other wise the puppy very quickly figures out what brings you to them.

    Some dogs settle in a night or two others can take a few weeks.

    I don't like to make the place they are sleeping in too big, normally a laundry is a good size.

    If you can tell us a bit about where your puppy is sleeping and what you do we may be able to give more specific ideas of what to change or implement.

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    she is in the bathroom, with her bed and the door water door blocked off she does not have any toys yet, but she wakes the kids up, she crys on and off

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    a ticking clock under the blankets is an old trick that may work, meant to remind them of their litter mates or mothers heartbeat.

    also tough love, If you go in when they are crying then they know to reach that level next time or just a bit higher and you will cave in. Only go in when they are quiet.

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    Just keep in mind that the bathroom is the coldest room in the house. Your pup may need an extra blanket or two or a hot water bottle under its bed to keep it walm.
    And like Bec said do not give in, let the pup cry, even though the bathroom would probably amplify the noise, let it cry because if you dont you are only teaching the pup that if it crys that long or that loud next time you will come to it, and if you dont come the next time it will only figgure it has to cry louder and longer to get your attention.
    Sorry but tough love is the best way to stop the noise.

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    sorry lost the interwebs for a while there we are making a big outdoor kennel for her, and plan to make that very warm and cozy, it's hard to let her cry while the kids have woken up and are crying too, then i have three of them, anyway if i can toilet train her i may be able to convince the MRS to let her sleep in a warm part of the house, i.e one with carpet, so what are the basics there, as i said i have no idea, i have been trying to teach her sit, but she always run to me, sits down then jumps up, but then goes back to a sit anyway, so it's difficult to tell her to do something she is doing, also is turning your back the best way to nip the jump in the butt, she is already big enough to knock the kids over

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    As you have a few problems going on I think puppy pre-school would be an excellent idea.

    This is as much training the dog as the children. Kids need to pay very little attention to puppy for the first 20 minutes each morning. I take my two pups for a walk before the kids are up, this takes the edge of them. Ignoring is the best option.

    Don't talk to puppy or push it off this can still be seen by excited puppies as attention. You may need to resort to a water squirter, but I go there as a last resort.

    As for the night time you may do best with a crate in your room or a room away from the children. Remember each time you go to puppy they learn to scream louder the next time because eventually you do come.

    As for the sitting and then jumping up, puppy needs to learn a release command. This is best taught by giving lots of treats while puppy is in the sit position and then saying "free" or "ok" or whatever and then gently moving puppy out of position and its the end of the sit. If you don't have a release command your puppy doesn't know when the exercise finishes.

    There is a lot more involved than that to move onto less and less treats which a good puppy pre-school can teach you. Try you vets or ask at your local obedience club if they have classes for young pups.

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    Hi Gir, whenever we've had a new puppy weve always put the t-shirts we've been wearing into the pups box at night. Also a cuddly toy. The pups seemed to be contented and go off to sleep as they could smell our scent. That might work for you.

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    Lots of good advice here, as my 7 week old puppy is also finding been seperated very hard, We have had him 3 nights and It doesnt seem to be getting any better
    I have tried the ticking clock, and he has a cosy bed which he refuses to sleep in.

    Not only that whenever we are inside and hes out during the day, he also takes to Howling!! He isn't happy unless he has constant companionship. HELP!

    My poor neighbours, hes soo loud

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    i feel I was lucky. My pup did not cry or make noise, but barked when he heard people talked in front of the house. We did a lot of games and walks (short but frequent). My mini sch loved soft toys in his bed but some dogs are much rougher than him so it might not be a good idea though.

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