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I picked up my 8 week old cockapoo Murphy on Sunday night and we are all in love with him. I've bought a crate as recommended and put him in that at night to sleep but he howled all night long Sunday and last night and it's heart breaking. He's only just left his mum and brothers and sisters and I know it's something they do until they are familiar with their surroundings and settled but does anyone have any tips to make this process easier. I'm not so much worried about the fact none of are getting any sleep but I am worried about my neighbours and obviously I don't want Murphy to be distressed.

Any and all suggestions gratefully received :)

Dee
 

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hello and welcome. I brought my second cockapoo home sunday afternoon she is 8 weeks old. I have been lucky at night because she is near Coco and hasn't made a sound, but when I brought Coco home he cried for four nights.

I left my slippers near his crate and he never made a sound that night. Have you tried leaving something with your smell on? I also cover the crate over at night with a blanket.

Good luck
 

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I think we were very lucky with Polly as we never had a problem! But she did have a teddy bear that was her special cuddly toy and went to bed in the crate with him every night. And she loved the fleece bedding. Try the cuddly toy if you haven't already. She still has Mr Bear and still loves him! But it really shows how much she has grown! It was bigger than her when we had her but now she dwarfs it!
 

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Hi Dee
Make the crate cosy, sleep area, few toys. something that smells of you ie a Tshirt. A few treats etc. Put a blanket over the top to make it into a den.

Is the crate somewhere where he can use it during the day and go into it as he pleases. You're trying to make the crate somewhere where he wants to go - a nice place to be.

Have you been to visit him in the night when he cries. If you have this encourages him that if he cries you will come :rolleyes:

Good luck and hope Murphy settles down soon.
 

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Thanks everyone. Yes, we've made the crate cosy and the door is open. He went into it yesterday afternoon for a sleep without any prompting. He has a pair of my old slippers in there and a toy and a fleecy blanket. Will try the blanket over the top and the ticking clock and keep my fingers crossed!
 

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Hi - we boight our 8 weeks old puppy (Tegan) back a week last Saturday and she cried for two nights as well. It was heartbreaking to hear her too. She seems to have found a den in the recess by our front door so we put her bed in there with a blanket and a few toys and she seems OK now. Only a couple of nights we have heard her cry but it only lasted for 10 mins or so. So cross fingers xx
 

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Thanks everyone. Yes, we've made the crate cosy and the door is open. He went into it yesterday afternoon for a sleep without any prompting. He has a pair of my old slippers in there and a toy and a fleecy blanket. Will try the blanket over the top and the ticking clock and keep my fingers crossed!
Hello and :welcome: Dee. If the clock or ticking doesn't work try talk radio left on all night really low. This worked for me after the clock didn't ;)
 

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Hi & welcome!
Hope your pup settles down soon, it's awful listening to them cry :( My Izzie was brilliant, but Poppy was a nightmare, almost 2 weeks of her howling, she now sleeps in our bedrooms with Izzie haha, we're weak ;)
 
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