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Old 02-07-2007, 09:18 PM
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Not much left to say on this topic - I think it's been covered. I agree - ya' gotta use the crate even if you leave to pee!!

If you let the pup in your bed, it'll be hard to get it out. I went through this with each of my children (3 - you think I woulda learned after 1). Your pup may fuss for a few nights but will eventually get the picture.

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Old 02-07-2007, 10:13 PM
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My Isabella an Australian Terrier is very hyper always on the go. I have crate trained her, never speak to her in her crate or allow anyone else to otherwise she will always want to come out. I also have a playpen, large one that I can make any size. You can put them in front of doorways or give her a large area to play in in the middle of the room. I find it is really good to have somewhere other than her crate which I keep for sleep times and she does know the difference now. When you have not time for your Bella because you are busy you can confine her but do not give in to her whinning otherwise you will have a whinning dog for the rest of her life.Also you cannot let her get away with anything at this stage you are making a rod for your own back if you do.Plenty of loves and cuddles when she is behaving and distraction is a good thing when possible when she is being naughty( well she is not really being naughty she is a puppy and everything is so exciting for her.) Now I have got to the stage that I only have to say NO or grrr and she stops what she is doing. Puppies can get confused so easily if we do not stick to the rules we have made, and in the end the puppy and your family are a much better unit. Good luck hope it all gets sorted Bye
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:38 AM
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I agree with what the others have said. She needs to be crated unless you are out with her and she is in sight...at least at this stage of the game. Even if you go to the bathroom she either has to come with you or she gets put in the crate. Eventually as she gets older you will know with how much freedome to trust her with. I also agree about the baby gates and the closing of doors to other rooms. Wrigley is only allowed in the living room pretty much except when we are in the bedroom getting ready or something then he must come in there with us.

Don't give in and let her sleep with you if your husband doesn't want her there in bed. Let her cry--eventually she will give it up and realize no one is going to come and sooth her or get her out.

If you are worried about her energy and exercise--make sure you get plenty of walks and play time during the day--then she will be fine in her crate.
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