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Well, Oliver came home yesterday and he is an angel. Well... besides the moaning and crying from his crate ALL NIGHT LONG! Any pointers on that one would be much appreciated!

I just wanted to share some fun pictures of the new puppy on his first day home....







 

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OMG he is adorable, so is your westie

LOVE the photo of Oliver in his food bowl.

DH slept on the floor next to AB's kennel the first few nights, after that she slept on the bed with me until DH got up in am (usualy only a 1-3 hr time span) when he left for work 2 hrs later she went in her kennel while Momma slept for a few hours and she did fine, she was worn out from playing with Daddy for 2 hrs or following him around

I found if we ignored her whining/crying she would settle down, but if you keep goign to crate it signals to them cry and Mommy or Daddy will come get me, it's tough.
Will your Westie sleep next to the crate or in the crate with Oliver?
 

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Mary has given excellent advice .
Oliver is adorable and your pictures are awesome..............
My hubby slept beside Denver's crate when he was a baby as well and we never went near the crate when he cried unless we knew he needed to go potty or needed comforting, we gave comfort without letting him out untill he stopped crying...........
 

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AJWhiting said:
I just wanted to share some fun pictures of the new puppy on his first day home....

What an adorable little guy! Congrats and I hope he settles in soon w/no more crying at night!
 

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Oh, Oliver is adorable! Hope he's sleeping better. Having Cali's crate in our bedroom helped calm her a lot at night. Actually, we have two crates, cuz they're so darn big! :shock: One in the bedroom and one out in the living area.
 

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OMG how adorable is he?!

We kept Dex's crate in our room, and every time he cried Kevin would sing to him. I nearly bit through my lip trying to keep from cracking up. It was soooo funny hearing my big macho guy sing made up lullabies to a crying puppy.

Hang in there, it gets better fast.
 

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Thanks so much for the sleeping advice! We have been romping around with him trying to keep him awake for a little bit so he sleeps better tonight. Might try moving the crate into the bedroom.....and I will warm up my singing voice! la la la la la........
 

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How many ADORABLE'S do we have!!?? Oliver is absolutely adorable! What a cutie! Enjoy!
How old?
My crate experience wasn't all that great but it's super now. It took us a good 11 days. He sleeps in the crate next to the bed.......and we just added another crate in the living room. He's finally settled in and it was well worth the wait.
I have yet to leave him alone........but it won't be long!
 

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ohhhhhhhhhhh OLIVER ...you are sooooo precious and cute!!!!

do these doodles ever stop melting hearts?! :D :D :D :D

DAVE slept on the living room floor next to Max the 1st night and Max slept in our bed from Day 2 on cuase he howled like a madman hahhaa and in our bed he never moved off once, was always an angel.

Peanut we we did like SUE did and she trained in 1 afternoon
same with BEAU

BUT Beau can't sleep in the crate in our bedroom anymore, only the one downstairs
in our room he'll try to dig his way out of his crate hahahaa and then he talks/growls cause peanut and max are in bed with us hahahhaaa
 

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What a cutie! Oliver is adorable! (and so is his buddy!) Welcome home Oliver!!! :p
 

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Our first doodle Hannah had a hard time settling down to sleep in her crate at night. I bought a couple of music to fall asleep with (classical stuff) and I would play those when we went to be. After a few nights as soon as the CD was turned on, she curled up and went to sleep :wink:

With Tanner, we just have to turn of the lights and he goes to sheep :wink:
 

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HOW Old is Oliver , around 8 weeks or 9 weeks old?
he is such a little baby doodle with those tiny legs and paws

seems like your Westie really likes him too

Congrats!
 

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Oliver is 8 weeks old. And our little Westie Diesel is quite fond of him already! We sometimes get worried that they are playing a bit too rough, but I think that we might just be a little overprotective!

We put the Crate right next to the bed, and we slept a little bit better last night. Still a handful of cries throughout the night, but not near as bad. I'm still a little absent minded today because of the lack of sleep!
 

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Congrats on Oliver. Sooooooooooooooo cute. No advice on crate. Emily always slept through the night in her crate in the kitchen. She does not like it during the day though, so I leave her in the kitchen when I am not around to watch other times she just follows me around the house (the no puppy in furniture rule lasted 1 day :D :D )

maria and emily
 

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Try looking at this link for a "Snuggle Puppy". We used one for Lucy and it was WONDERFUL!! She would snuggle right on top of it and there was NO whining or crying. A real help for our peace of mind. It has a little heartbeat and a rice pack we would warm up in the microwave to help her feel like she was with her momma.

http://www.snuggleme.com/dog_products/s ... uppies.htm

Actually, just checked that site and it looks like they are sold out but maybe if you google it you can find another somewhere else or even go with a "Snuggle Kitty" instead.
 

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Wow, now that is one cute puppy!! And he drives already!! Marley is 7 months and I have yet to even put him in the front seat yet!!!!

When crating Marley in the beginning I would lay on the floor and just pretend I was going to sleep with him and quietly talk to him. I apparently can bore anyone to sleep. He used to sigh and I followed suit and even mimicked his eyes opening and closing. Key is getting him good and tired before he gets in. Good luck woth Oliver!!
 
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