04-23-2014, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by CadenceDiscordia
Just out of curiosity, how many of you who have had puppies have experienced a slight relapse in crying at night while in the crate?
I'm typing this in bed and Merlin is screeching like a banshee, which he had not been doing until a few days ago. I'm ignoring it, since he went out immediately before he went in the crate, but it's not fun to listen to. I'm thinking of dusting off my ear plugs.
Is this a common thing for puppies to relapse on or am I just special? XD
(The reason I say relapse is because he's either cried at night or in the morning for the past four days, which is completely out of the norm for him)
If you know that he doesn't need anything, he's ok. Give him a Kong or something to calm him down for the next few days. Even when I do that, Sam sometimes straight up wants to lay with me instead of being crated. Some days he runs in on his own volition when he's his tired. Other days I have to coax him and he has to settle himself. Sometimes (like right now) he does a quiet woofing until he falls asleep. But he isn't wailing. He eventually falls asleep.
Pups go through phases-a second fear phase around 6 months if I remember correctly. Make sure he's not scared. But other than that it's normal and he's fine. Cover the crate, kong him.