cheekymunkee wrote:Maybe a water bottle or a ticking clock in the crate might help too so that he won't feel alone. But definatly ignore him.
msvette2u wrote:cheekymunkee wrote:Maybe a water bottle or a ticking clock in the crate might help too so that he won't feel alone. But definatly ignore him.
You're so mean.
Actually a-bulls advice wasn't bad. Her dog isn't neurotic that we know of...
anissa wrote:ME - we're on the same page! I rewarded him as soon as I submitted my post. Whats funny, is that when I rewarded Brock, Charlie ran out and did a happy dance for Brock too! He is still.. after his treat, quiet and playing in the crate alone.
For the record.. I do not plan on sitting/sleeping/playing the guitar every night to soothe Brock. I just mentioned it to let you all know that I have literally tried everything, including giving him attention incase it was just a matter of him feeling alone and scared in the crate. It didnt work, therefore I dont plan on continuing to do it.
msvette2u - I agree 100% that 6 weeks is young to be away from its mother & siblings, but as Ive explained before.. If I didnt take him at 6 weeks, someone else would have and who knows where he would have wound up.
cheeky - I use a bottle and a toy that ticks like the clock. (mentioned it in my last reply)
I know you're all about pooped out on advice and solutions, god knows Im pooped out on them myself. Maybe its just something he'll grow out of. One can only hope!
Malli wrote:I haven't read all the posts in this thread but I thought I'd add this FYI
I got Os young at 6.5 weeks. As I remember, It took at least 2-3 weeks to completely stop the crying when he was alone, either in his crate or for a little supervised (from the window) alone time in the yard. We used the ignore tactic with some corrections once he understood "no!" and ignored it.
Maryellen wrote:where is his crate? maybe put it inthe bedroom next to your side of the bed, thats what i do with allnew pups,andi put a sheet over the crate if its a wire one, so that at night its dark... i only had 2 dogs who cried like yours, and its very frustrating..
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