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hi i got a jack russell puppy on monday, he is 8 weeks old today. all the pup does is bite every thing and every one, which is becoming a problem because i dont even want to get him out the cage anymore as all he does is bite weather is a person or a object, he also crys everytime i put him in his cage, however he will go in by himself during the day to play or to sleep but if i put him in it he cries and makes loads of noise. he sleeps in there on a night in the living room and is okay until roughly half 3 then he cries pretty much for the rest of the night. i have tried taking him out the cage and putting him in the bath room which is a big room with his bed and toys but he still cries. someone help mee!!
 

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Is this a wind up?

He's a PUPPY! What else did you think he would do? Yes, he bites and you have to train him what he should be biting (all the toys and chews you've got for him), and what not to bite (you and other people). This will take time and you will need patience.

Of course he will wake you during the night - at his age you should be getting up two or three times in the night to take him into the garden so he can relieve himself.

How much research did you do before getting a puppy? Puppies are hard work - much like human babies, and you need to give him attention nearly all the time at this age. Put in the hard work and training and you'll have a lovely dog, but unless you start giving him the attention and start training him you're goig to have problems.
 

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Sounds like a normal, healthy terrier pup to me :)

Perhaps consider some puppy classes when he's old enough, you may well find most new puppy owners are going through the exact same situation.

All the best, it does get better with a little learning, patience and time :eek:
 
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perhaps consider taking him back to the breeder if all that is going to happen with him is being locked into a crate and then moved to the bathroom.
you have had him 5 days , give him time!!
 

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Hope youre not keeping him in a 'cage' all day. He is too young to be away from his mother really and needs cuddles and comforting and play and human companionship.
 

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Do you take him out for a potty break at half 3?

Puppies have small bladders and can't hold it through the night so he's probably telling you he needs to go.

Can you move the crate to your bedroom?

Personally I like to have the crate right beside my bed for the first few months. Your puppy is a baby and is probably scared, confused and lonely when everyone goes to bed. Remember he'd usually have his mum and litter mates to cuddle up to at night.

Biting is a very normal stage that every young dog goes through so don't be worried. Hes just exploring the world with his mouth just like a human baby would with their hands. I like to carry a toy around with me. When the pup goes to chomp me, I say calmly "No bite" and put they toy into their mouth, then praise when they chew that instead.

Puppies are a lot of work. You need to remain calm and consistent and praise all the good things they do. Have you had a puppy before? :)
 

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this is my first puppy but my mam has got two dog but obviously my mam dealt with all this stuff and not me as i would have only been young, oscar has a puppy pad in his cage so he can go to the toilet on that and one out side the cage, would it be better if i started taking him outside for a wee during the night ?
 

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he is never locked in the cage during the day only when i do the hoovering or when the baby is having her dinner and tea as he likes to jump up at her food, he gets loads of cuddles of us, i was just asking for help not peoples sarcasm sorry i asked.
 

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this is my first puppy but my mam has got two dog but obviously my mam dealt with all this stuff and not me as i would have only been young, oscar has a puppy pad in his cage so he can go to the toilet on that and one out side the cage, would it be better if i started taking him outside for a wee during the night ?
Yes, puppy pads are a waste of time and confuse your puppy, using them means your house training may take months instead of weeks. You really should have done research instead of just getting a puppy and not having any idea of what it entailed but please go to Dog Star Daily which has tips on everything to do with puppies.
 

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he is never locked in the cage during the day only when i do the hoovering or when the baby is having her dinner and tea as he likes to jump up at her food, he gets loads of cuddles of us, i was just asking for help not peoples sarcasm sorry i asked.
The reason for sarcasm: If someone with a newborn baby came onto mumsnet confused as to why her baby was waking up in the night, crying and pooing itself what would you say? Puppies are baby canines.
 

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I went thru all this too - its perfectly normal [tho not always nice!]

He really mustn't be kept in his cage, you'll do more harm than good if you leave him there and dont put the work in.

Pups are very demanding, very hard work...for months!
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Put the work in now and you'll have a lovely dog friend for YEARS!! :thumbup:

Good luck xx
 

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this is my first puppy but my mam has got two dog but obviously my mam dealt with all this stuff and not me as i would have only been young, oscar has a puppy pad in his cage so he can go to the toilet on that and one out side the cage, would it be better if i started taking him outside for a wee during the night ?
ideally puppies should not pee/defecate in their crate and instinct is for them not to. so he may be crying as he needs the toilet. when i got malkie i was up loads during the night training him that if he needs the toilet he does it outside. pups will bite. give him a toy everytime he tries to bite. socialise him as much as possible when he is fully immunised, even before that take him out in your arms to see other dogs and stimuli.
 

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my mam has used puppy pads with both her dog so i took her advice, i have done nothing but research and asked people for advice
Puppy pads really are a last resort if you live somewhere inaccessable to outside (like on the 15th floor of an apartment block). If you train your dog to poo inside it will keep pooing inside long after you want it to because....you trained it to go inside I suppose. Always best to just start as you mean to go on i.e. toilet outside.
 

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he is only ever in his cage on a night never during the day i wasnt confused as to why he was crying and biting i just wanted some advise on how to train him not to.
Always swap whatever he's biting for a toy, and give a command of 'NO'

If he's crying, try not to go in to him until he stops making a noise so that he associates you coming to him when he's quiet and not when he's 'calling' you
[tho obviously dont leave him too long]
praise him for being quiet and then take him outside to do his business :thumbup:
 

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it will be because he is so little and taken away from his mum and littermates. he will be scared. what i did was put malks in the crate and lie beside it with my fingers through the bars touching him. this took a while to work and then when he was comfortable with that i took my hand away but lay where he could see me. after a while of that i put the crate in the lobby with my bedroom door open so he wasnt right next to me but could see and hear me. eventually i moved the crate to a different room. when i had to leave him i had his crate opened but also had a guard round it (like a baby one) so he had room outside his crate with toys and could go into his bed when he wanted, its also good as he couldnt get past the guard and get into trouble in other rooms. the biting will prob lessen. you can maybe let out a loud yelp when he bites and stop playing with him for a little while and he will get the idea that when he does it he doesnt get to play with you but he is maybe too young just now to understand. to the other posters, if im wrong at all please say :)
 

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I used newspaper in half of Pippa's crate as a pup (same idea as puppy pads) so if we didn't get down in time, she would have somewhere to go, not on her bed. It worked well, although she did take to ripping it up! it hasn't confused her, she was fully houstrained very quickly. Do what is best for yourself and your pup!

My trainer said that actually the toileting on the paper in the crate was less of a problem than waking you up at night, as the dog then learns cry = attention. I don't 100% agree with this though.

Also when we used to go and let her out at night, don't talk to her, be calm, straight to the door, no treats, no toys.
We did this as Pippa did start waking up just to get treats and attention at night, but when we started the no talking, treats etc... she slept more at night.

Good luck with your pup and stick around :)

Got any pics? :)
 

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He will be feeling alone and confused - all natural feelings for a little pup of 8 weeks.

What I did with both of mine as young pups was sleep next to the crate for a couple of weeks. I put a hot water bottle and a soft toy in their crate to make them feel more secure.

You really need to be getting up with him every 3 hours through the night to toilet. Pads really are a bad idea as they teach pup it's OK to toilet in doors.

When he tries to bite give him something else as a substitute and say no!

It really is like having a human baby, and they need so much in those early days. I remember crying on more than one occasion with both of mine... but it does get better :)
 
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