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schnauzer sleep cycle?

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We just got a schnauzers that seems to be pretty well trained already. Runs to the door when he needs to go, will actually sit, well go away when we point and say "Go." Very nice dog so far. But he has not slept in 16 hours.

My family decided to put him in the cage to see if he would go to sleep. Is that a good idea? I read that you shouldn't put a new dog in a cage to punish it. Is this viewed as a punishment for the dog? I'm not for sure how the psychology of the dog is on is.
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Hi there,

This could be a case of a nervous little pup. I may need more information about him.

How old is this pup? Was it crate trained? Was he a rescue?

Are you trying to punish him for not sleeping? Any other information about this guy would be useful.

It was from a shelter. Estimated age by the shelter is 1-3 years. What does "crate trained" mean? The crate we bought him yesterday he will go inside on his own. Usually if we give him a doggy biscuit he will take that inside his cage before he eats it.

He has not eaten much except when we first brought him home yesterday. Since then he has eaten one cup of dog food(Lamb and rice mix) and 3 doggy biscuits. I wonder if that too is normal. Going on 30 hours and that is what he has eaten.

Though through all this he has maintained without missing a beat his energy, and nice attitude.
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