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Puppy wont go back to sleep in crate during the night

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by LynnA, Nov 9, 2019.


  1. LynnA

    LynnA PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, our lovely 11 week old Cockerpoo puppy took to crate training immediately and goes in their happily during the day and at bedtime. He is also excellent at toilet training and wakes us between 2 and 4 am to go for a wee which he does immediately. This last week he will not go back in his crate, he will sleep on our lap but as soon as we try to move him back to the crate he wakes and cries/barks.

    We have tried encouraging him with a Kong filled with his favourite food but he will leave that as soon as we leave and cry. We have tried leaving him to cry for a bit - he is relentless and it wakes the whole house.

    Any suggestions, we are getting desperate as we are up all night with him !
     
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Where is the crate?
     
  3. LynnA

    LynnA PetForums Newbie

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    The crate is downstairs now, we did have him in our bedroom for the first week which worked and then moved it down which again worked for the 2nd week.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Tbh I’d move it back near you for longer, otherwise you risk the crate becoming a source of anxiety.

    It’s still very early days - I wouldn’t rush it.
     
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  5. LynnA

    LynnA PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks, we'll do that !
     
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