• So after the worst night yet with Dallas & trying to get him to sleep in his crate I was so worried last night that I would get screaming times ten! Here were our evening activities:

    He took a nap from about 5:30-7 PM. I woke him up at 7 PM & played with him for a while until my boyfriend came home. Then Mark played with him for a bit. We gave him a nylabone while we ate dinner (as is becoming routine in our household) then played more. I picked up his water bowl around 9 PM & then chased him around the house from 9-9:45 PM. By 10 he was so exhausted that he couldn't even keep his head up! I took him out for his final potty break & he actually fell asleep in the grass after a quick pee. :p I carried him back in the house & set him in the crate right on top of the warm soothing pad I had bought.

    Guess what? Not a single whine came out! He sat there for a minute staring at us while we finished getting ready for bed, then was out cold within 1 minute! He slept until 2 AM (which was early for him to have to potty) but I took him out real quick for a pee then he went back to sleep again until around 5:45 AM.

    This time he didn't go to bed quite as easily. He whined for while after I put him in the crate. I think he was cold because he was shivering a bit when I was carrying him inside. I grabbed my fleece blanket & stuck it in there & after managing to nuzzle underneath of it he fell asleep again & slept through my getting ready this morning around 6:15! 😃

    Now it seems that the warmth helped him calm down & sleep in the crate fine. I'm worried now that the thing I bought doesn't produce heat more than an hour at a time so when I take him outside he gets cold & doesn't want to go back to bed. Is this a sign that I should get him a snuggle kitty (I found a very limited supply online of the kitties. the pups are gone!) because the warmth lasts longer? I mean, the warmth on those last all night right?


  • wow congrats!!! Nike did really well last night too, slept from 1am until 6am! and he also falls asleep on the lawn, we take him out and he just plops over lol…


  • Fantastic! Everything you did for your baby worked! I can't comment on the warmers. Nice to get some sleep, eh?


  • Or when you take him out to potty pop the snuggle thing in for another quick heat so it is warm when he goes back in.


  • Congrats - I don't think I could keep up with that amount of playing 🙂


  • Yea,…. way to go for both of you with your new pups.. that is super!!!


  • GOOD FOR U!!! That's a great win 🙂


  • @wizard:

    Congrats - I don't think I could keep up with that amount of playing 🙂

    Hah! I barely could & I'm only 22. I know I fell asleep VERY quick even though it was only 10:30 (about an hour earlier than I normally go to bed) because I was exhausted from chasing him around. I suppose it's a good thing for both of us though since we both end up ready for bed & crashing easily 😉


  • i got ya beat 😃 11p-6a


  • @hdolbow:

    i got ya beat 😃 11p-6a

    I'm so jealous! Although right now, I am just grateful he fell asleep without the tantrum!


  • @hdolbow:

    i got ya beat 😃 11p-6a

    LOL had to chime in I got you all beat Tiggy from the day he came home would sleep from 1030 to 6ish and weekends about 8 😉 thats the time we go to bed, he'd actually fall asleep about 9, then up to potty and a romp of about 10-15 minutes and back to bed


  • @WBL:

    LOL had to chime in I got you all beat Tiggy from the day he came home would sleep from 1030 to 6ish and weekends about 8 😉 thats the time we go to bed, he'd actually fall asleep about 9, then up to potty and a romp of about 10-15 minutes and back to bed

    Okay now I'm really jealous! Dallas thankfully will go back to bed (at least he did this past weekend) & slept again until around 10!


  • looks like i will be getting my new little guy next saturday, and then i get to have "fun" like you two . so i am going to take advantage of my chances to sleep in while i can 😃


  • Who are you getting your new little guy from? Color??? Inquiring minds want to know… especially those of us that didn't get or have puppies this year, we miss that wonderful puppy breath!



  • these are her when she just goes to lay down on her own before its actually bed time.. lol idk how they can sleep so stiff!

    nina..notice what shes laying on! 😃


  • Aw that is so cute! Dallas sometimes sleep with his legs stiff as well. I have yet to get him to go into his crate to sleep on his own! I tried the soothing dog again last night but Dallas wasn't interested in the least. I managed to move him gently from the couch to his crate though without him waking up so he didn't whine last night at first because of that.

    Is that a dog bed under her or a blanket?


  • lol well… in her cage it is layered liek this:

    -a towel to line the bottom
    -a white doggy bed the size of the crate that has sides
    -another towel on top of that
    then..
    -a little green round doggy bed on one side
    -ANOTHER towel on the other side lol
    -a pair of dans sweatpants that he cut off of himself because they got on his nerves... (haha i know.. he's an odd boyfriend)

    shes got a lot of toys in there too.. her kong wubba, a hippo, a rope, and a stuffed bone.


  • @hdolbow:

    lol well… in her cage it is layered liek this:

    -a towel to line the bottom
    -a white doggy bed the size of the crate that has sides
    -another towel on top of that
    then..
    -a little green round doggy bed on one side
    -ANOTHER towel on the other side lol
    -a pair of dans sweatpants that he cut off of himself because they got on his nerves... (haha i know.. he's an odd boyfriend)

    shes got a lot of toys in there too.. her kong wubba, a hippo, a rope, and a stuffed bone.

    Hm…I suppose what dog could resist a crate layered like that? Dallas has a huge blanket, then a giant teddy bear, a small pillow & a fleece blanket (that I've been wrapping him up in to put him in the crate). He still won't go in unless he's being fed or given treats :p I don't know what else to try to convince him that the crate is a good place.

    Do you crate her when you leave the house? If so, do you leave all that stuff in there with her?


  • yep. i go to college every day during the week and shes in there while im there.. her cage is always jam packed with stuff.. she gets treats when i leave/before bed. we leave the door open, and she goes right in herself when shes sleepy and not on the bed with us..


  • @tanza:

    Who are you getting your new little guy from? Color??? Inquiring minds want to know… especially those of us that didn't get or have puppies this year, we miss that wonderful puppy breath!

    i am getting him from linda ferguson in delaware. its where mantis got her little boy cairo from. he is a black and white

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