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    Last night was the first night we tried putting the pup in his kennel. I put a blanket in the front half and a puppy pad in the back, just like the breeder said she had done. He whined, screamed, and growled for several hours and since I had to work this morning, I had to get some sleep so I took him out and put him in a clothes basket with a blanket in it between randal and I.(since he peed on my bed 3 times already) After that he settled down and slept like a baby. I feel bad because today is his first day at home alone and I'm sure he has cried all day How do I make him love his kennel and not scream all night?

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    It takes time.

    Emmitt cried for hours the first night, maybe half an hour the second night, etc....It was only a couple of days before he was quiet.

    I've heard if you feed them in the crate that helps, but if it was his first night, I think that's normal. I would just give it a little more time.

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    Default Re: he hates his kennel

    Sorry, not much help on this. I got Stig when he was 5 months old, and although it was his first time in a kennel, he did ok. We only had to wait for him to go to sleep the first few nights, then we quietly snuck away after. He cried and whined a little, but only for a few days.

    I read somewhere that some people put the kennel in their room for the first little while. At least, this way, the puppy will know you're close by, yet still be in his crate. Then once he's used to it, you can move the crate where you'd like it to be.

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    Time and perseverance is the key. Lucy cried and created less each night xx

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    Not sure, Silva sleeps in our bed!
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    Jozi hated hers at first too. But I kept putting her in it.
    Like others have said it got less every time. During the day
    I would put her in there when I went anywhere. Eventually
    she got use to it. Now she will go in there on her own and
    go to sleep. So I'd say time that is the main thing.

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    Patience, Patience, Consistent, Consistent....This to will pass!

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    Default Re: he hates his kennel

    i went to town today and put him in there and i figured he'd still be screaming when I came home but he wasn't making a peep so maybe this is a start, we will see how he does tonight.

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    Chester did OK as a new puppy - just by the way we had his pen set up. But the first time we actually put the crate together. .OH BOY..he didn't like it at all, but, we kept him in there and he cried. Now, he loves it, he'll go in his crate when he wants to get away from all of us annoying humans
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    Belly screamed and cried a lot in the beginning.. we don't put her in there because she keeps getting pinched on something...I bought a super huge kennel .. she has a puppy corral with her bed, toys and some pee pads and doesn't make a peep. When she's big enough and I'm not afraid of her falling out of bed and breaking a limb, she'll just sleep with us. I never was any good with any of the dogs and getting them to sleep in their crate.
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    It takes time, we were very lucky with Guinness. He cried the first few nights for 30 minutes at a time and then would stop and go to bed. What we learned was to wait till he feel asleep and was in a deep sleep before we moved him to his crate at night, it wasn't a fix all but helped a lot. He is at a point now after having him for a month that I will put him in his crate without any issue and not make a peep. We would put him in his crate for sometime everyday and went for a ride just to get him use to being in his crate. It takes time and most of all patience. My gf would be extremely upset upon hearing him cry and wanted to take him out of his crate but we didn't and it definately helped. Good luck with everything and consistency is key!!

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    Cheez.......I guess I'm the only old fart around here who remembers wind up clocks. He (her) misses Momma. so.......the ticking of the clock reminds them of the beating of Mommas heart. Go to Walgreens and buy an old fashion alarm clock and put it in his cage wrapped in a blanket. This usually works.

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