Okay, we got Albert yesterday. He did very well in the car with an occassional whimper for about five minutes, and then was totally fine. We my fiance and I got home, I offered him food but he wasn't interested.
We do not have a crate (yet), because we have gated off our small kitchen and placed newspaper in one area, and his bed in the other. I knew that he would whine like crazy last night, but my fiance eventually went out and slept on the couch so he could let Albert sleep with him. I told him not to do this, because it will just reinforce his whining. But now I am stuck with a dilema.
I live in an apartment, so I'm not sure how if at maximum volume our Albert's whines will bother the neighbors. I am all for leaving him sleep out in the kitchen and put earplugs in, but is there anything I can do to help him be comforted without actually getting up? Would putting him immediately in a crate at night really work in this instance?
Side note: he sleeps fine alone on the couch if I am sitting at my computer. I just walked quietly into the kitchen to cut up some treat sized pieces. He woke up, looked around, and went back to sleep. I think he has a vendetta against my beautiful kitchen :P
Also, I offered him breakfast this morning, and he ate a few kibbles but rather didn't touch it. It is the same food the breeder was using. Should I be concerned, or is this normal since he is in a new place? But my, does he love those potty treats! :P
LoL...again, answering myself and seeing if this would work. Should I put him in the kitchen while I am awake in increments and take him out when he is quiet, and then increase the duration he is in the kitchen?