"Pilot sounds like a great name! It sounds like he is already assuming control of your "plane".. or rather unconsciously
sounds like a great name! It sounds
like he is already
assuming "control" of your
"plane".. or rather unconsciously
you know, even as puppies they are very smart
dogs..and if you are not careful - he will
train You to come to him...by fussing.
first few days after bringing a new puppy
home are going to be the roughest time for you
for the puppy. Normally, by the end of a
10 days, he will be mostly calmed down
and it will be much much easier.
Of course, once he feels "at
and safe...then we move on to the "terrible
teething on your
favorite shoes and furniture, if you are not
alert. But you know it is worth it....and this
is so much briefer
and easier than it is with
is best to go get him out of his crate when
he is NOT crying... that way he doesn't always
that crying, whimpering, howling or
yelping is going to always summon you. That
is Not a good habit to get started.
recommend that you wait for the crying to pause,
go get him (when he is quiet) to
take him out for potty - if it seems like it
about time to do that.
It is very similar to the behavior
of a human
baby...but, thank god, it doesn't last for
training and sleeping through the
night take just a few weeks at the most to be
done. It gets better day by day
actually. Some pups are essentially
house-broken in 2 or 3 weeks.
has to be a balance between resonding to
him when he might need to "go" and avoiding
training you to come on his command.
to say the same words when you take
him out to go potty...those words, like
outside" and "Go do your business" or
whatever you choose..will become
for him to go to the bathroom.
And always praise him when he "goes". So he
to know that is what you want of him.
to take a puppy out every 2 hours to go
to the bathrooom is a little too often to have
go potty - even at this age. Surely he
potty every 2 hours..every trip
outside? He should
actually be ableto "hold it"
4,5 or even 6 hours if timed right even at this
I would feed him for the last time of the day
around maybe 5:00 or 6:00 pm and then
withhold food for the night; and, of course
the water away too around 6:00pm. Take
him out Immediately
after the last evening
feeding of the day and then take him out
one last time right before you go to bed..
Stay out there until he at
least pees if
possible. Walking around with him
the potty..as does taking him back to the same
place to go potty
thing in the morning, take him out
to potty. And then feed him and return his
to him..and the day starts again by
taking him out right after eating. Hopefully,
he will not have gone potty in his crate
if he goes potty in his crate...assuming
it is a large crate, you might try dividing the
with some fence wire, plywood or
something sturdy to make it smaller..just big
for him to lay down comfortably ..then
he will really try hard not to go potty if he
can...they hate to "go" and just
lay in it.
nightly whining and yelping should be over
very soon..he is just crying and missing Mom
littermates ...and this is also upsetting
his digestion too. This will largely be over
after a week or so.
He is lonely and in the
process of forgetting Mommy and bonding to
1. bring the crate in by the bed at night..it
seems to reassure a puppy to hear you
breathing so he isn't alone. They are not used
being alone at night. Pack animals like
a hotwater bottle (warm)
wrapped in a towel will reassure and simulate
company. This puppy "crib"right next to the
bed always worked
best for me.
2.Or place the crate far away in the house,
a fan in your bedroom to mask the crying so you
can not hear him and just
go check on him by
clock schedule rather than when he cries.
A few of us hardy fools bring them to bed
with us for a while...there is some "accident"
the bed danger in doing that..and of course
to bring a little of his fresh bowel
movement to the Vet..just a little thimble full
a plastic baggy. They can do a quick
look/ test and look
for any sign of worms or coccidosis (
the protozoa). Shouldn't be any, but
there could be.
will be better before you know it. This too
shall pass. Thanks for the pictures...keep em
Lyle and Kathy Williams
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ON A PUPPY OF GOING TO A NEW HOME:
Wrote a few months ago:
Hi, just wanted to let you know how things are going. He started
shortly after I left your house, then threw up and then pooped all over the place,
poor baby. When
I pulled over I put him on the front seat and he dozed on and
off the whole way home. I tried to give him drinks
and let him pee but he didn't
want any water til later that evening. Then he drank a fair amount. He held his
pee the whole way home I think. He took a big pee in the yard when we got
here. He's eaten a little,
but not a lot. I did mix a little milk with his food and
warmed it up a bit which he liked. I have not seen
him poop since the trip
home unless I missed it outside. I slept with him on the floor, then on the
then with him in my bed cuz it was so uncomfortable for me. He was
glad to be with me although now I'm trying to crate
train him and it's so hard
listening to him cry, it sounds like he's dying of sadness. Tomorrow when I go
to work he'll be in there for 4 hours. How on earth do people get through this
part? Anyway, I just love
him and I hope we can both get through the crate part.
He has an appointment with the vet tomorrow. He must
be tired, I hope he can
sleep in there eventually. Hope all is well with you guys. Thanks again, Bev
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