As new puppy owners once in our lives we must have experienced how hard is raising a newcomer.
We all start thinking “ What have I done wrong?” The answer is NOTHING
But why do puppies cry at night?
In the wild puppies are extremely vulnerable. The warmth of their pack and the safety of den are crucial in their survival .
When you bring a puppy home you are taking away “The place of safety” from them.
Even though you comforted him with a bed, toys they will not feel safe .
Once a puppies are settled they will not cry in the den, unless their other needs are not met. ( fear, pain, hunger toilet etc..)
During the first few days or week, our puppy’s crying will be either natural or instinctive
What can I do to stop them crying?
Bear in mind that majority of new puppies cry from fear of being alone.
What can I do …
You have to think about every puppy as an individual. Same type of training and approach might not fit them all.
However , from my experience and with the puppies I had I used the following techniques
1. If you leave a puppy alone at night and don’t respond, most puppies will eventually stop crying. However there are always exeptions.
2. Keep the puppy by your side at night in a crate or box. They do not need to see your face but to be able to smell your presence or hear your breath.
A few nights later , you can move your puppy to the ideal pleace you want him to be. This place should be free from any distress.
I would love to hear from you/ how you get on with the training and other people’s experience.