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Hello everyone, , my 9 week old puppy is a nightmare lol, at night she will cry all night unless she is let out but i think this maybe because she needs to pee.Just then i got back from taking my other dog out and i could hear her crying from outside my house! even when i go to the toilet she will cry its so frustrating :(
 

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Where are you keeping your pup? At 9 weeks, he's very lonely w/out his littermates and mom. I would put his crate in your room where he can see you at night. Put in an old shirt of yours that you've worn, so that he can smell your scent - that might help comfort him. DON'T let him out when he cries, unless it's in the middle of the night and he wakes up (at that point he probably does need to go potty, esp. at this age). Letting him out when he cries for no reason trains him that it works! When he wakes up in the middle of the night, quickly take him outside and have very little conversation, other than telling him, "go potty". As soon as he goes, praise him, give him a treat to reinforce the desired behavior, and return him to his crate. You don't want him thinking that getting out of the crate in the middle of the night is play time.

Ignore the crying - no reaction at all - even though you want to strangle him! The longer you react, the longer he'll keep crying. Patience is the key here, for sure.
 

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The best thing you can do is ignore her cries. If you know you just took her out and doesn't need to pee, you have to endure it. If you answer her cries, she will just keep doing it because she knows it works. When you do take her out to pee, it's just straight to the grass then back. Don't talk to her, don't play with her, don't let her run around, it'll just reinforce crying = freedom. She still really young, and probably is still trying to adjust so it'll take a few days before she stops crying all the time. Try putting a shirt that smells like you in there, or if your breeder/wherever you got her from gave you a puppy blanket with the scent of her family, put that in there too. Sometimes a hot water bottle simulates other warm bodies near her, and a ticking clock next to or on top of the crate will simulate heartbeat; these will help comfort her. You can cover most of the crate with a blanket it too to make it dark and encourage her to sleep since she cannot see much. Also have the crate in the room with you so it doesn't make bedtime seem so isolated, you can move it later when she settles into her new home. But above all else, you must stay consistent, do not try to comfort her yourself when she's crying, she has to learn to do it by herself. Only answer the cries if you think she needs to potty. Some people on this forum recommend putting a frozen kong or a really nice treat in with her at bedtime, I personally don't like to do this (my puppy always made a mess smearing stuff all over the inside, lol), but you can try this and see if it helps.
 

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thank you for the advice and yeah i have done this lol, i get up around 2am and let her out too pee then back to bed, then she wakes up around 5 i hope she will sleep longer in the near future lol :)
 

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Echoing the advice from above; she's lonely and I imagine you've only had her a few days; the crying will settle down in about 3 days, following the advice from Wicket. :)
 
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