12-22-2012, 09:21 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
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You were almost there with the crate next to your bed. Turn out the light. Reach down and let him lick your fingers. Leave your hand there. He will likely fuss for a while, hopefully not more than 30 minutes. Don't say anything to him, no scolding him or anything like that. Just be still and relax your breathing. He'll figure out its night time, and that you are there still.
Understand that a puppy new to a home, and young, is absolutely terrified to be alone. That's what all the screaming is about. Instinctively he knows he is "prey" to other animals.
It takes some time for him to feel safe. If you keep him near to you, he will feel both safe, and learn to count on you as his protector.