Friday, March 30, 2007

Sleeping like a baby

We were concerned about whether Buddy would cry at night. We didn't want him to be distressed and wanted him to have a smooth transition into our family, to bond with us and to feel loved. So he wouldn't feel lonely we put his bed in the kids room at night. In this photo he has decided to sleep behind a suitcase in the office ...

One website (K9Web) had some really good advice about Crying at Night-

Your puppy wants to be with the rest of the "pack" at bedtime. This behavior is highly adaptive from the standpoint of dog behavior. When a puppy becomes separated from its pack it will whine, thereby allowing it to be found and returned to the rest of the group.

This is why so many books on puppies and dog behavior strongly recommend that you allow your puppy/dog to sleep with you in your room to reduce the likelihood of crying at night.

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