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Old 02-18-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Help! I'm new and I'm so tired!

My new puppy Skye (14 wks old, had her for a week) is driving me crazy! I need to go to sleep, my husband needs to go to sleep. Skye is just bouncing off the walls right now.
She's stayed in our room for the past couple of nights and has been really good but tonight has been a total disaster!
She has been wandering around the room biting everything - the bed, the knobs on the bedside table etc. So I put her in the spare room but she barked and barked and barked.
We're downstairs now, I took her out into the garden for 5 mins but htat hasn't really helped.
She has had loads of exercise and attention all day, including some from a 9 year old boy!
She seems to have settled down now but I'm scared that if I take her back up she'll start playing up again.
My husband is getting really pissed off, especially as she bit him quite hard.
What can I do?
I know this is rather rude of a newbie but I'm desperate!
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
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Not rude at all! It can be very annoying-and hard to believe that one day you will miss the days when the little stinker was a puppy!

So first off welcome

Maybe she is teething? Does she have a nice selection of chew toys? aybe a couple that have been in the freezer? They have the same teething problems that human babies have.

It sounds to me like you might want to consider crate training her. I can't help too much with that, but I'm sure someone will be along who can.

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Old 02-18-2007, 09:19 PM   #3
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Time for crate training! Do you have a crate yet ?

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Hi! Welcome! Pups can be frustrating but they're well worth the effort. I would have to agree it is crate training time as she's testing the limits & not respecting any boundaries because she really doesn't have any right now.

I agree also with extra chewy toys ... every time she's chewing where she's not supposed to, tell her "NO" in a firm voice & put an appropriate toy into her mouth & praise her. Same advice for biting hands, fingers, toes ... a firm "NO" and put a toy in her mouth & praise her.

A book I found to be particularly helpful is:

"The Art of Raising a Puppy", by the Monks of New Skete
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Raising-Pu...e=UTF8&s=books

Good luck & keep us informed as to your progress. There are lots of helpful people here who have raised lots & lots of pups. We've all been right where you are ... patience is key.
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Yes, crate or even a large carboard box that she can't jump out of for night time in your bedroom would stop her from wandering around. Take he out last thing at night then pop her into the crate or box with a stuffed puppy kong to chew on. Chewing for a puppy is very relaxing and will hopefully send her quietly to sleep. If she wakes up and cries during the night, take her outside for a wee, but don't interact with her other than to praise her for an outside wee. Pop her straight back into the crate without another word. If she continues to cry you will need to ignore her.

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We have a stair gate on our kitchen door so ours can't get out at night, they barked a bit to start with but soon got use to it
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Hard to believe, but it sounds like your pup needs more high-intensity exercise. It's an exhausting phase, but you will get through this. It's a lot like having a toddler, only concentrated.
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Max was just wee when we brought him home. He was the same. We had ordered a crate from Ebay but it arrived 2 days after he did. The first few nights were bad.

Now however, at around 10.30 Max creeps into his bed (in the crate) and doesn't make a sound until 7.30 when he goes out to do his business. I would strongly recommend a crate - best thing we ever did. Good luck and persevere - it's the same a bringing home a newborn baby. You have to start from the beginning and work together. It will all fall into place- it just takes time and effort xxx.
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A selection of safe dog toys for her to play/teeth on are important to have for any pup...

What breed is she? Some breeds require a lot of mental stimulation and exercise...how much exercise does she get? What do you do for exercise? Do you give her daily exercise?

When she bites you, direct her attention to something else that is permissible...give her a dog toy and praise her for chewing on the things that are okay to chew on. Tell her "No" whenever she bites you. It will take some time, just be patient and persistent. Don't give in.

Definitely time for crate training
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Maybe you have a fenced in yard or dog run extra play time will help out a lot.

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