I just got a dog today a terrier mix about 12 pounds. Tonight I put herinto a spare bedroom and shut the door. She has water, a dog bed and a human bed.
Her woke me with his crying
Shee is crying. I don't want to give her the run of the house when I go to bed. Suggestions?
I just got a dog today a terrier mix about 12 pounds. Tonight I put herinto a spare bedroom and ... Shee is crying. I don't want to give her the run of the house when I go to bed. Suggestions?

Keep her in your bedroom, she'd like the company.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I just got a dog today a terrier mix about 12 pounds. Tonight I put herinto a spare bedroom and ... Shee is crying. I don't want to give her the run of the house when I go to bed. Suggestions?

Subject: Re: Bichon Frise - Help please!
Date: 2001-07-09 09:56:22 PST
Our gorgeous little pup is 10 weeks old and a joy. She is causing us major worry however. She hates ... the crate. I'm really quite worried about this and would appreciate any advice you could give. Thanks in advance. Anita.

Dear Anita,
First, your little dog is just a "baby" so I would not assume that what she is doing now predicts
what she will be doing later.
But if you want to change something consider
this. If human attention is a reward for your girl and you attend to her when she is behaving
anxiously then you are unwittingly encouraging
her to behave anxiously.
Here is an intervention. It involves Differential
Reinforcement of Other Behavior (abbreviated
DR0).
Leave your dog alone and if she does anything
else besides behave anxiously for say 2 sec.
return and offer her a reward (This may just be
your presence.).
When you can reliably leave her for 2 sec
without her behaving anxiously then up the
time to 3 sec. Gradually over a period of
days gradually require her to do something
else beside behaving anxiously for longer
and longer periods of time.
Also, when you play with her immediately
ignore her when she makes anxious sounds
but quickly attend to her when she does not
behave anxiously.
We have a Havanese. He was eight weeks
old when he arrived at our home. He is a
tender guy but that first night when he cried,
alone in his crate, we just ignored him.
It was hard, but we remember finally putting
our little son's crying, at 3 AM, on extinction.
When we put our son's crying on extinction,
that morning his crying got louder and louder
and finally stopped "as if he were dead."
I crawled on my belly to his room until I
could hear him breathing and then returned
to my wife. Today, our son is almost 21
years old and apparently no worse for
the extinction procedure.
As for soiling the crate. We would put the
crate in an enclosed area so our dog could
eliminate on the newspaper rather than in
the crate. One approach is to put the crate/dog
in the bathroom with the door open and
newspaper on the bathroom floor.
Marshall
I just got a dog today a terrier mix about 12 pounds. Tonight I put herinto a spare bedroom and ... Shee is crying. I don't want to give her the run of the house when I go to bed. Suggestions?

Put her in a crate near your bed.

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I just got a dog today a terrier mix about 12 pounds. Tonight I put herinto a spare bedroom and ... Shee is crying. I don't want to give her the run of the house when I go to bed. Suggestions?

I assume there was no human in the human bed. How about bringing her into YOUR room, where there IS.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I just got a dog today a terrier mix about 12 pounds. Tonight I put her into a spare bedroom ... She is crying. I don't want to give her the run of the house when I go to bed. Suggestions?

I agree with the others who say she needs to sleep in a room with human company. I also add this: You didn't say how old this dog is. If you have a puppy, she may be waking at night because puppies, like human babies, have to grow a bit before they sleep through the night. You may need to set an alarm and wake a few times the night to take your pup outside for potty breaks. If your dog is full grown, she is still getting used to new surroundings and a new schedule. A single night doesn't tell you much about your new dog's habits. Give her a little time.
Lia
I did in fact as soon I posted took her to my room to sleep. She slept on my bed.
She moves around a lot in bed. She is 1.5 to 2 years old the humane society was not sure.
Now what do I do when I want to go to a location that I can't bring a dog. I did go shopping today and timed it to be 20 minutes maximum per store then walked her. I went to 3 stores. The person I was with did the bulk of the shopping leaving me with her except for the three stores . Oddly she just slept in the car when she was alone. This is New England and I know not to do this in cold or heat.
I was planning on leaving her in a bedroom when I go out. She won't go near a crate. I suspect whoever had her last she learned to fear crates.

After two days I get the feeling she is an incredibly dependent dog.

The good news she and my cat tolerate each other. Tonight the dog and cat were with me on my lazyboy chair. The cat on my lap the dog squeezed in next to me.
I hope they soon become best of friends.
So anyways how do I leave a dog alone in the house? Bedroom? I am planning on taking her with me whenever possible but some locations will reauire time and not possible for her to wait for me.