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Experience:  Therapy Dog Evaluator,AKC Evaluator, 27 years dog behavior,modification, Emergency Pet first aide in disasters
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I have a new puppy and have had it a week now at home. It’s

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Hi, I have a new puppy and have had it a week now at home. It’s a daschund and 11 week old female. We are having trouble with her sleeping on her own- she is not managing this at night and howls, cries, yelps for many hours at night (in her bed in the kitchen). We have been trying to sit with her in the kitchen ubtil
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. Aside from this yelping, have you noticed other behavioral changes in the puppy? Does she appear to be in pain?
Customer: No she does not appear to be in pain and is relaxed otherwise
JA: What's the puppy's name?
Customer: Izzy
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: I don’t think so
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  DakotaSouthFive replied 14 days ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years. I am a Therapy Dog & AKC Evaluator/trainer/ as well as an assistance/service dog trainer, specializing in behavior. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

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Expert:  DakotaSouthFive replied 14 days ago.

Congratulations on your new puppy! This will likely be a difficult time for both of you and here is why. Puppies are used to waking up with their litter mates, and they get comfort in that. Now your pup is alone and frightened.

What always worked for me, was to place the crate right on the side of my bed. This way if the pup had some troubles , I could just roll over and stick my fingers in the crate and either hum or say shh very softly . This let the pup know it was not alone.

Know that everything takes time with a dog that is moved to a new home.

You can also run a floor fan on low just for the white noise (don't point it at the puppy) . You can get some adaptil diffusers which give off the scent of a mother dog's pheromones and that is calming to pups. You can get a stuffed puppy with a heart beat so the pup does not feel alone and there is calming music you can play.

DAP Diffuser


Through a dogs ear calming CD

calming music on youtube to try out

Puppy toy with heart beat.