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Thread: Need advice on toy chichi/yorkie pup

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    Senior Member cassie69emt's Avatar
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    This pup is 2 months old,today she decided to change her eating habits and I tried to keep her up towards the later part of night.Between changing her food over and eating times I think we are doing better we have her in a crate the small size which is still way big for her lol. Today she seemed as if she was just going pee around the house as if she was marking her territory every few inches she would dribble a bit and I COULD NOT get to her in time.Well 6 days and counting I guess is the only way to look at it.Thanks all I appreciate all of your help and thought I would add a picture of Emme for all of you Name:  DSCF0155.jpg
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    I agree with Sunnie. Sunnie and I are both breeders - we've raised more than a few puppies

    Feed earlier in the day and remove the water at night.

    Puppies DO NOT need water throughout the night. IF he does NEED it, there is a different and more serious underlying problem that needs to be address by the vet.

    Puppies generally poop shortly after their meals. This is a carry over from when they were new born. Immediately after nursing (often during) mom will lick their bottoms to encourage elimination. Without the licking, they wouldn't poop. When we have to hand raise puppies we have to wipe their bottoms with warm rag to get them to poop. This "habit" quite often will remain with the dog throughout their lifetime (my 12 year old still poops immediately after a meal). So if you feed her earlier, she should poop for you well before bedtime.

    Good luck!
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    The baby has to be really tiny and his little bladder just doesn't have a big enough one to get through the night and probably is active during the day too. He sounds oh so adorable.
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    I'm fostering 4 puppies from a litter of 13 abandoned at the gate to the local pound. I've had them a week now and they are about 4 or 5 weeks old. Of course, they are way too young to be housebroken, but they are doing all of their pooping and most of their peeing outside. I don't wait until they act like they need to go out. I wake them up every few hours and take them out. They wet as soon as their feet hit the ground.

    They sleep pretty much through the night without crying. They have each other for comfort. They do go to the puppy pads on the end of their big kennel to wet during the night and then go back to their bed end to sleep.

    BTW, my cutting board is on top of the big kennel. It is just the right height!

    I do hope they find homes. Of course, I'm in love with them.
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    I had a miniature Yorkie puppy. Bear lives with my parents right now. We used puppy pads. Your sitting and your home is a new place not the puppies home. Puppy pads will make your life easier if you don't hear him or her in the night. It would take longer then a week for the puppy to get used to their new environment. Good luck and you might want to ask your daughter if she lets the puppy sleep with her. lol Have fun and enjoy you have a few days left!
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    I was told that when the puppy whined at night to go out and it was still in the crate, just to reach in and get it and not to let its feet hit the floor till it was outside. It seemed to work for us. Didn't cut down on the amount of times we had to go out, just on the accidents on the floor on the way out! Just a thought !

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    Sorry, but breeders aren't trainers/behaviorists. The problem is, as humans, we are hardwired to always do whats always been done. In other words, we hate change. But change can, and often is, good. I won't argue repeatedly about why it's wrong to feed early and pull up water with a little puppy, except to say that this "advice" is always given with the sole purpose of making the human's life easier, not what's in the best interest of the puppy. I would hope though that as people who make their living off of animals, and in the interest of doing what is best for dogs (and in educating properly future pet owners) you would educate yourselves on this subject instead of going with what's always been done and promoting outdated, unnecessary and potentially harmful information to dog owners.

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    My chorky is only 4 months old and I have no problem at night....she goes to her carrier (in my bedroom) so she knows I'm there...sometimes around 6AM she may have to go out but goes right back in the carrier. She does have more problems during the day but she is very young. good luck, they are such a job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneG View Post
    Sorry, but breeders aren't trainers/behaviorists. The problem is, as humans, we are hardwired to always do whats always been done. In other words, we hate change. But change can, and often is, good. I won't argue repeatedly about why it's wrong to feed early and pull up water with a little puppy, except to say that this "advice" is always given with the sole purpose of making the human's life easier, not what's in the best interest of the puppy. I would hope though that as people who make their living off of animals, and in the interest of doing what is best for dogs (and in educating properly future pet owners) you would educate yourselves on this subject instead of going with what's always been done and promoting outdated, unnecessary and potentially harmful information to dog owners.
    Please don't assume that I (or probably Sunnie) have not *educated* ourselves, or that we are not *trainers*, or *behaviorists*. Speaking for myself ... I have hundreds of hours of formal and informal education and training in all of the above fields as well as raising litters of puppies and raising at least one puppy from each of those litters to adulthood.

    Nor should you assume that I do any of this out of convenience for my own life style. There is in fact nothing about raising puppies or adult dogs that I find "convenient" in any sense of the word.

    Nor do I even come CLOSE to *making a living* off of animals. My breeding program is in fact a enormous expense and I rarely recoup a fraction of my costs. I didn't, and won't, do it for the money.

    So please don't assume you know what you are talking about when you are speaking about my breeding program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneG View Post
    I'm sorry, but I have to respectfully disagree with lifting a puppies water at night. Puppies can dehydrate quickly. Beyond that, denying them water when they are thirsty is plain wrong just so we might get a good night's sleep.
    My JoJo sleeps in a crate at night. If I give him water in his crate he either spills it, or he pulls his blankie and puts it in the water dish. He drinks plenty of water all day long and I really don't want him sleeping on a wet, soggy blankie.
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