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Make the whining stop!!!

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UGH! Ana is not getting the hang of being in her crate at night... Last night she whined straight from 3am to 7am. I expected lots of whining when we got her, but not TOP-OF-YOUR-LUNGS, 5-hours-straight whining every night for 2 months! :D Especially when my other pup hardly EVER whined when she was a pup.

How long did your dogs take to get used to their crate? Am I doing anything wrong? This is what I do:

She goes to bed at around 11pm, she starts whining at about 4am, so we quietly and quickly take her outside to pee without saying anything or petting her, and put her straight back into her crate until 8am. She has tons of toys to keep her company, and she can see us all night.

We ignored her when she whined in the past, but now that she knows she's not supposed to be whining, we either say or shout 'NO'. What else can we do? I'm thinking of getting a water bottle to squirt her with.

Help! :lol:
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Oh, ok... For some reason I thought it would be BETTER if she could see us. I will definately try this tonight and let you know how it goes. Thanks!
PaulaEdwina said:
My puppies were crated right next to my bed in my bedroom with me and my other dog(s). We had no problems. The whining is because she is suddenly alone (as opposed to where she was before and she's very stressed). Where is your pup being crated?

Same situation as you... At the end of my bed, right beside my other dog (seperate crates).
It was definately better! She was more or less quiet from 11pm to about 6am! She had a few spurts of whining, but not as much as before. Thanks for your suggestions, guys. Finally, a decent night's sleep!! \:D/

I think it also helped that she didn't nap in the evening... I've tried keeping her awake before, but when she wants to sleep, she REALLY wants to sleep, lol! It was hard to wake up such a cute little pup up before, but the less sleep I get, the more I don't care if I'm interrupting nap time :wink: :D .

I'm going to keep the blanket over her crate, and probably move her walks to later in the evening to tire her out right before bed. Thanks again!!
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