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I have adopted a 6 month old Maltese for a couple of months now.We thought it would be a good idea for us to move her from the living room to the playroom for a variety of reasons.But as you can read from the title of the thread she wont stop crying and whining all night.I have tried play sessions,walks and training.She is fine staying alone during the day this behaviour only occurs when we are at home.Any pointers to what i should do?⁸
 

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Have you tried putting her crate next to your bed?
That really isnt an option since she tends to be really loud when she is in her crate.Besides she almost always is free in our play room we dont limit her in any kind of way besides from closing off the stairs.
 

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That really isnt an option since she tends to be really loud when she is in her crate.Besides she almost always is free in our play room we dont limit her in any kind of way besides from closing off the stairs.
I'd be surprised if she was noisy in her crate - if her crate was beside your bed.

She sounds lonely, and hasn't yet settled in properly (my dogs took 3 and 6 months respectively to fully settle in). You'd probably describe my Chihuahua as loud - for all of the 5mins she was in her crate in the kitchen. As soon as that crate was repositioned near my bed, the screaming (yes - screaming) stopped and there was not a peep out of her all night.
 

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Sounds like she wants to be near you, which is normal. Unless there's a reason to keep her out of the bedroom (e.g. allergies) I'd just crate her by your bed (if she's not reliable with housetraining) or puppy-proof the bedroom and let her sleep in closer proximity to her people.

When I first started letting my most recent puppy sleep loose in my room, I had a couple low-sleep nights while we worked out exactly what the rules were (i.e. night time is for sleeping, not playing, and no you cannot smother me in my sleep by laying across my face, and no do not steal my pillows or blankets) but he settled into the routine quite quickly, and he was a complete monster compared to a normal puppy. Yours will probably be fine. I'd start on a night when you don't have to be up early for work the following morning, though.

One of the original purposes of domesticating dogs was to have them watch over us at night, and I think that impulse is still very strong for dogs even though now they're decorative fluffballs. Heck, I sleep better with a dog nearby, too.
 

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Ill take a crack at this.....

If a six month old pup has the energy to stay awake all night and whine at you then the dog is not getting enough exercise. Remember, a tired dog is a happy dog. A tired puppy is a happy puppy.

Any obedience training? No? Get with the program. Good relationships with our dogs are build on simple basic obedience. Sit. Stay. Come. Down. Quiet. Get your bone.
See also clicker training.

beef shin bone stuffed with peanut butter, or heaven forbid liverwurst. Now that's a quiet dog.
see upco.com and search redbarn. Good stuff Maynard!

Dogs are social animals.
Crate train the dog.
Crate training 101

Crate in your bedroom, near you bed.

Good Luck,
Uncle Foster
 

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