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Old 08-25-2012, 11:24 AM
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Default New puppy need crate help

It's been a long time since i've been here and now there's a new family member. He's a 10 week olf lab pup. He's been challenging when it comes to the crate and i could really use advice before I rip all my hair out. LOL. I haven't slept in days and i'm very tired and worn out. I've had him about a week and so far things are ok. he's going potty outside about 75% of the time. crate training has been going good except for at night. he howls and whines and just doesn't calm down. during the day he will nap in the crate and play with his toys and bones in there. at night, totally different.

He's got a blanket and his toys and bones in there. it's in the living room so he can still be with people and not secluded. He doesn't touch his toys or anything at night. he whines and cries for hours and hours. he just won't calm down. i do take him potty in the middle of the night and he goes right back in the crate and continues howling. I put a sheet over the crate except for the door and that made it alot worse. school is starting up in a few days and we need to sleep at night. I need advice on what I can do to try to stop this behaivor.

The person i got him from got him very young at 6 weeks. since then he has slept in bed with her and she got up every few hours in the night with a baby so she was taking him outside as well. she rehomed him because her husband said she could not keep him. He's very sweet and smart. Will post a picture if i can remember how to.
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