We brought our boy home last Friday (8 weeks old) He is such a cuddler! This is my first puppy, and while I tried to be very prepared, I have some concerns. Not sure if these are normal puppy behaviors or if I am doing something wrong:
1. He hates his crate. We haven't gotten any sleep since he came home. He cries, barks, bites at the crate. He will calm down for a short period of time, then it starts back up again. We have a large crate with a divider. He has 2 nylabones and blankets in there. We had to move it to the laundry room and have a blanket draped over it. Also have a radio turned on. I give him a treat when he goes in but once he sees the door is shutting, he totally freaks out. I set an alarm to get up and let him out to potty but won't approach the crate unless he is quiet. He has had no accidents in his crate. During the day, when he falls asleep on the floor, I pick him up and rock him for a few the lay him down in the crate, he wakes up and runs out then goes to sleep in the floor.
2. Not sure if it's because he is up all night crying, but he sleeps most of the day. I thought he would be my exercise buddy but when I try to take him out to walk with me, he plops down on the ground and won't get up! (it is pretty cute though)
3. I know it's early but housebreaking is frustrating! He will poop outside. Come in and poop inside ? Same thing with peeing.
4. He is quite the biter! More so with me than my husband. I yelp, I walk away, I tell him "don't bite" he keeps going.
I welcome any thoughts or advice- whether this is normal puppy behavior or what?!? Sent from Petguide.com Free App