I'm releasing this puppy into the wild.

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  1. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    Oh. My. God.

    When I brought Bean home, he would bark and scream and bite the crate door and carry on when put to bed and then intermittently throughout the night. This quickly faded to fussing to go out sometime before dawn, and then quieting back down after being taken out to potty.

    The past two nights he has been a NIGHTMARE. He is screaming his fool head off, no matter what I do. He was up numerous times last night barking. He doesn't shut up after I potty him. I really would like to kill him. There is nowhere that I can put him in my house that I won't be able to hear him. I just pray that he's not disturbing the neighbors through my nice little townhouse walls.

    I am about ready to release him into the wild.

    Sad soggy puppy thanks you for reading.

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  2. StephyMei1112

    StephyMei1112 Blackout

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    Poor little guy

    Hmm toys in the crate? a special treat/chew for just when he's in there?

    Katalin wasn't keen on her ex pen at all at first - she screamed her head off and kicked at it for the whole time she was in there at first. Then she sort of got indifferent about it - and sometimes she goes in there herself for a lay down now.

    Sorry - don't have too much puppy experience besides my own puppy :/
     
  3. ACooper

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    Are any of the other dogs crated beside him? Maybe a warm body close by would help?

    IDK, I was actually just drawn in by your comical title and though I feel bad for the situation....it still has me chuckling a bit :D
     
  4. Shai

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    If by "releasing into the wild" you mean "leaving at Shai's house"...then go for it :p

    If not...well Mira was horrible. Could hear her from the sidewalk out by the street even when she was in the basement. She finally settled down when I slept on the floor next to her crate for a couple nights. Too bad it took me two weeks of hell to figure that out.
     
  5. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    Dang it, I was gonna volunteer my backyard as the wild...

    My only suggestion is I sleep in these. They are the same kind people use in factories and plants. Probably won't completely block out the noise of a screaming puppy, but it might save you from going completely crazy...
     
  6. Kilter

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    I had to put a leash on Storee as a puppy, then thread it through the back of the crate windows. If she started to fuss too much I'd give it a tug and she'd settle. Had to hook the leash on something on the other end though because she'd very quietly pull it all into the crate then screeaaam! again knowing I'd have to open the door to get the leash.

    Hang in there!
     
  7. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Do you play a lot of crate games throughout the day to help make it a good place?

    Muzzle? ;)
     
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    Have you thought about a tether instead of crating? Or leaving him loose in a room?
     
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    He would be in my bed. Resistance. would. be. futile.
     
  10. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    I believe "the wild" is my backyard... I'll start keeping an eye out for him. Maybe he'll find Lincoln out there.
     
  11. elegy

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    He has toys, chewies, and he gets a Kong when I put him to bed. He's been really good up until the past couple days. That's what I can't figure out.

    He cannot be loose. I have two dogs who will bite him if pushed, and, well, Bean pushes. He's also not even remotely housebroken. Right now Steve is tethered. I don't think there's anywhere else in my room that I can tether Bean that he can't get into anything and that he can't get to Steve (who will bite him if pushed).
     
  12. Beanie

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    Very teeny-tiny ex-pen perhaps? Of course if he is anything like mine he will just climb out of the pen.
     
  13. Shai

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    So...is that a "no"...?
     
  14. Miakoda

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    All my puppies had their very own Pound Puppy to sleep with. For some odd reason, it totally worked.
     
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    Cali Mae Little dog, big voice

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    I'm so glad Cali is no longer a screaming puppy.. I remember her first nights home, where zero sleep was involved. My mom and I ended up taking turns sleeping with her so that the other one could get a bit of sleep. At first, we had her crate on the floor, but that didn't work at all. Then we moved it onto my bed, which worked for awhile until she started knocking it off the bed without me noticing.. meaning she slept in a tipped over crate all night. So, at four/five months old, I let her just sleep on my bed. Surprisingly, she caught on really quickly and didn't use the bathroom on my bed.. she waited and then quickly went out in the morning.

    But then again, if you have dogs that need to be supervised with him, it might not work in the scenario where he decides to jump off the bed. I'm lucky and had a very tolerant, older dog who puts up with all Cali's antics by some miracle. Although Cali got a dose of her own medicine when she went and visited my aunt's new shih-tzu mix puppy. :p

    Either way, good luck and I hope you get the advice you need.. I can only imagine how I'd feel if I had a screaming puppy every single night without fail.
     
  16. Renee750il

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    Maybe Rescue Remedy? Thundershirt?
     
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    That's enough to make someone crazy! Is he in your room?
     
  18. jenv101

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    How old his he now? Could just be another phase where he is testing his limits again... I second the earplug suggestion! I use mine after my hubby leaves for work really early and Riley likes to whine until I get up. I know he doesn't have to go out so I just put in the plugs and get my sleep!
     
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    I'm sorry you got the difficult puppy. Out of all the new puppies welcome in Chaz you got the short end of the stick. He is cute though!
     
  20. ihartgonzo

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    I went through ups and downs with my friend's GSD puppy, who I raised to 6 months. He'd be fine for a few weeks then go through a screaming period... ugh! D:

    I'm sure this is a crate training faux pas, but I'd fall asleep with him in my bed. It was really hard for him to fall asleep alone but once he was asleep he'd stay sleeping. It only took a few minutes, then I'd gently put him in his crate. I put a bully stick, stuffed kong and cookies in his crate so that if he did wake up he'd go for those. Crate games during the day did help a lot, throwing cookies and kibble in there, etc. I actually gave him benadryl a few times to save my sanity. :) When I took him out in the middle of the night when he was little, I'd run him around whether he liked or not, to wear him out so that he collapsed when he got back inside.
     

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