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What are the safest thing to put George to bed with tonight, he has a kong, but not shown any interest in it. Loves his teddies, but fights with them (will he rip them in night and swallow!) Got a blanket from sibling (defo be going in his crate with him), am becoming a bit worried about the night ahead lol:eek:
 

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i dont exspect he will shed anything on his first night. are you going to leave him and see how long he will go during the night or will you be getting up to wake him for a pee?
 

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I put something in Holly's crate with my smell on it too. That didn't stop her being upset on her first night though so please don't think its a magic solution. I am so glad you finally have him home especially after the photos from week 2 or 3 where you worried about his legs. I remember that as that is the sort of person i am too :D

Have a good evening :)
 

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If leaving him overnight, put down a puppy pad or newspaper.

I split the crate into two halves, bed in one half, puppy pad on other half.

Oh and don't forget a little bowl of water as the back of the crate. I made the mistake of putting it at the front and wondered why water went everywhere!

I also put a few bits of kibble food in, probably because I'm a fussy mother ;)

Although I always put a couple of toys in each night and rotated them, I can't honestly say they were used much.

I did try getting up one night to take Millie to the toilet, once was enough !! She was very unsettled after that. Millie was quiet all night if left alone, pooped in the corner for a few weeks.

Enjoy your first night, the greeting in the morning is second to none :D
 

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I'd put a teddy in, Wilf had one that he had for ages and would carry it round and lie on it would even say wheres your teddy and he'd go and get it, just something to snuggle up to. I have put in worn t-shirts but not sure if they were any help, if he does nt settle tonight people have put in ticking clocks and you can get like a wheat bag but for pets so that there is something warm, but would think at this time of year a teddy would do or a fleecy blanket snuggled up. Good look Jayne... how was your pod??
 

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Chloe has a stuffed bunny that goes in the kennel with her every night. She has had it since her first night with us. She chews on it a bit but it has no holes or rips even after all this time. I think she takes extra special care of it because, believe me, she has wrecked many other of her stuffed toys.. our shoes...etc...

I do wish we had another identical bunny. We have had quite a few late night panics looking for bunny.
 

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if he crys in the middle of the night leave him for a bit to see if he will settle but rather than letting him mess in he crate take him out for a pee but don't talk to him or play with him, if he doesn't do anything then put him back to bed and leave him.

but yeah see if he will sleep through the night.

i just don't think dogs should be taught its OK to pee in their crate, it defeats the porpoise of the crate.
 

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The best toy/comforter Maisie had was a sock stuffed with lots other socks and tied in a knot at the end. Even now she will carry it around in her mouth and take it to bed with her.

Hope the night goes well, he will soon get used to the routine. :)
 

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I put the crate in the sitting room , a toy dog in his crate and a fluffy hot water bottle for Dexter. I put a light on low and the TV on quietly. He slept through without a sound.
 

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We suggest (and it is only a suggestion x) that you add newspaper (or puppy pads - as newspaper does tend to get shredded ..............actually think that any Exec could "employ" his puppy as a "shredder" as they tend to do it without care nor attention !).

Add a folded "vetbed" bed at the back and a hook on water bowl - then perhaps a scent toy - and finally add said puppy and jobs a good'un xxx

S xxxx
 

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Ive been folding his vetbed in half and using puppy pads (great invention!) on the other half with a small bowl of water.

Also ive put in his dog comforter with hot water bottle inside and one kong chew toy(no food in),then placed a blanket over the top.

Also as i mentioned on another thread ive been putting him in his crate (which i put in the lounge in the day) about four times a day with the door shut to get him used to being in there which seems to be working.

Im also feeding him his kibble in his kong toys and they are all being given inside his crate so he enjoys going in there and also so he hopefully enjoys chewing them rather then my furniture(which hasnt happened yet ha ha)

Also last night i made sure at about 9pm he had a bit of a run around and i gave him any remaining kibble he hadnt eaten earlier in his chews then toke him out for his last wee at around 10pm then we went to bed.
 

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I would put down a piece of vet bed that fills the entire crate if you dont have a dog bed for George (if you do and it doesnt fill the entire crate put vet bed in the bit that the bed doesnt fill) and a soft toy.
 

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I wouldn't use pads unless you dont have access to a garden or a place outside very close to your house and also i wouldn't put any water or food in their crate if you dont plan on getting up in the night.
 
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