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I got bella on sunday, we have a couple questions. she is 12 weeks old. when we leave the room or are even in the next room where she can see us, she will cry and get herself so worked up she will start yelping and screaming really loudly.

we have been ignoring her, so not to give in and teach her that crying will get her what she wants. our question is, sometimes she can yelp for 20-30 minutes without calming down... are we supposed to ignore her for that long?

our biggest question is, sometimes in the 20-30 minute period she will stop for a minute or two at a time. are we allowed to go in during that period? how long should we wait after she stops yelping to go back in? should we wait until she is quiet for a certain amount of time, like after the entire fit is over? then, is it okay to pick her up and play with her then?

what about when we are in the same room with her and she whines for no reason?

how long on average does it take a puppy to stop screaming and yelping after going to their new home?
thanks for any answers!!!
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:36 PM
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I would wait at least a minute when she stops crying before going into the room to her.
Then when you approach her say"Good girl quiet! Good girl quiet Bella".
I have done this with Dahlia and she was never a crier after that.
Later if she trys to bark to get your attention say"No bark! when she stops say "Good girl quiet."You are doing the right thing not responding when she crys.She will soon learn that it doesnt work but being quiet has it rewards....You! Hang in there!

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Just remember she's spent all her life up until now with other people/dogs so this is a huge adjustment for her! I wouldn't wait very long of her being quiet to go in & reward her for it. I'd probably wait 10 seconds in the beginning & increase it from there. That way when she stops & your come in she relates her not whining to you coming back. It can take a few weeks for them to adjust completely to being in new surroudings though. And yeah, I'd personally ignore her for 20-30 minutes if that's what it takes. Just be patient...as hard as I know it is!

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I hope it gets better soon. Try to be patient
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we went through the same thing. the sooner you start ignoring her, the faster you'll get through this and on to better stuff. it's hard, but worth it. reward her when she's good and leave her be when she's loud. she'll learn. it hurts us more than them, i think
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thank you so much for all the responses, it makes me feel better hearing it from other people, because it's so hard to hear her scream like that! it's crazy how she's sleeping in my lap right now, but can scream her little chi head off later tonight, lol!

i'll keep you updated.
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