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Ollie came to us at 16 weeks old so in some ways it was good for us but also bad in some ways for him :(

He has done well so far but getting him to socialise and sleep on his own is proving a little difficult.

Sleeping........ We have him downstairs overnight on his own in the dining room. After the first 6 days he started to get used to it and his whining only lasted 10-20 mins however for the past 4 days he has stayed with me at my parents and slept in the bedroom with me in his own bed so now coming back home and being shut downstairs has taken him pretty much back to square one bless him. Anyone know of anything that could help us with this having your own experience?

Behaviour....... Ollie is an absolute diamond around people he knows however when he meets new people he gets very nervous, hides away but has 'gone' for 3 people before he has got used to them and became friends. This obviously worries me and it is through no fault of his own as i feel that he may not have been socialised enough with the breeder before he came to us.

I am on the list for puppy classes but they don't start until April so i am trying to socialise him enough when he comes out with me.

He is just a very nervous boy with new people :(
 

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Sleeping........ We have him downstairs overnight on his own in the dining room. After the first 6 days he started to get used to it and his whining only lasted 10-20 mins however for the past 4 days he has stayed with me at my parents and slept in the bedroom with me in his own bed so now coming back home and being shut downstairs has taken him pretty much back to square one bless him. Anyone know of anything that could help us with this having your own experience?
is there a reason you don't want him in your bedroom? when I brought Jerry home, he was my only dog. He slept in a crate near my bed. He was quiet other than the usual rolling over or readjust his blankets. When Tabitha came home a few weeks later, I moved them both into the family room in crates next to each other for the overnight hours. We still do the same. Everyone is happy :) Downstairs, overnight may be too lonely for Ollie...
 

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I've always had Daisy in her crate in my room, then i move it downstairs in the morning.. is a pain but shes so young and wakes me up with a squeek i wouldnt hear her otherwise.

With regards to the socialisation and 'going for people' did he actually go for them or play bite? He's probably teething which doesn't help.. Daisy gets jumpy in peoples faces if she's over excited and had to be reminded not to bite. What were his parents temperements like?

I would probably get all strangers to show him a treat.. not get close to him but wait til he goes to them when he does, tell him good boy and give him the treat? I have the opposite problem.. she LOVES everyone.. to the point is annoying walking down the street so i'm starting to ignore people now!

Good luck.
Where in kent are you??
 

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Lily sleeps by my bed,in her own bed.The only time she wakes is when she sees my feet and knows i'm getting up,think they feel secure knowing you're there.Can't you let him sleep in your room ?
 

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Yeah i found having both girls in my room was easier, i could hear if Darla needed out her crate for the toilet too.
Now she sleeps right through and Daisy is in my bed with me, lol
Darla will be joining her once she is fully grown.

Maybe being close to you would help. xx
 

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i would love to have him in my room, i hate hm being downstairs with me but my partner refuses :( it was one of the conditions of me getting him......i may try to work on him tho lol.

Daisy Doo........he has actually gone to bite! where he feels threatened. His parents temps are brilliant, i got him from an accredited breeder from the kennel club so he is top notch and has many championships in his line.

The breeder says he had shown no signs of being fearful of anyone. He is brilliant with us, my friends and family but if he doesnt know that person and they try to say hello sometimes he is scared.
 

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i would love to have him in my room, i hate hm being downstairs with me but my partner refuses :( it was one of the conditions of me getting him......i may try to work on him tho lol....
oh! well, maybe if Ollie is in a crate, your partner won't mind. that's not the same
as having the run of the room or being in the bed :)
 

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well when i stayed at my parents he slept in his bed and wasn't a problem at all! but he doesn't sleep all night so we would need paper down so i can't see my partner agreeing :(

We do have a crate for him but dont realy use it anymore, he was only in that for the first week he was here.
 

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How big is he? I would think he should be able to sleep 8 hours. Daisy gets up at 630 for the toilet and straight back to bed til 730 when we get up.
oh biting is def not good. Maybe warn people not to approach an let him go to them. Its hard as everyone wants them. I would still try the treat take some out when people comment ask if they would wait for him to approach an give him a treat?? Something must be bothering him at that age. U gotta make him understand biting is not acceptable too!
 

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Rachel.....Your two sleep well because they have eachother, i think if Ollie had a lil friend he'd be fine.

Daisydoo oh he definately knows it isn't acceptable and it is hard because eveyone wants to give him attention. I will defo try the treat thing. What do you mean how big is he? Do you mean age hun.......he is 19 weeks. He does go outside to toilet but i have paper down aswell, just incase x
 

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Rachel.....Your two sleep well because they have eachother, i think if Ollie had a lil friend he'd be fine.

Daisydoo oh he definately knows it isn't acceptable and it is hard because eveyone wants to give him attention. I will defo try the treat thing. What do you mean how big is he? Do you mean age hun.......he is 19 weeks. He does go outside to toilet but i have paper down aswell, just incase x
I meant size wise, because the smaller they are the more often they need to go coz of teeny tiny bladders and things!!
 

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oh i see :) He is 1.7kg. Length is 12", chest is 11" and Neck is 7". That may give you an idea if you have a tape measure lol. I think he is slightly bigger than Daisy by looking at her. He actually slept well last night down stairs so maybe he just needed that first night of being home to get used to it again. I came downstairs at 7am this morning to fnd two wee patches on the paper and he went out just before we went to bed.
 

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ive got round him ollie is now aloud in the bedroom with us :) yippeeeeeee!

I'm just worried that he will pee or poo on our carpet!! Any advice xxx
 

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ive got round him ollie is now aloud in the bedroom with us :) yippeeeeeee!

I'm just worried that he will pee or poo on our carpet!! Any advice xxx
make sure he gets walked before bed. if you hear him restless at night, take him out, QUICK!

so glad he is allowed. he will be so much happier at night. :hello1:
 

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Ok last night i decided not to have ollie upstairs, i can put up with getting up at half 6 every morning but not him toileting in the bedroom so i am going to wait until he is dry before he comes upstairs.

From everyones experience whats a rough age that chi's get to when they actually go through the night and let you know they want to go out for a pee during the day.

I was quite frustrated today because he has done so well going outside but i left him at home whilst i was at a funeral wake today and he had wee'd and poo'd in a few different places and last night i came downstairs to poo and wee!!!!

argghhhh lol :(
 

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Thats a good sign.. has he been any better? How about the growling and biting any improvement with that?
he is getting there, but still barking if he thinks someone is at the door or if he see's someone when we're out 90% of the time he will bark.

I definately want him to get out of this, i just dont want to let him down u know.

Puppy classes start on 30th March :)
 
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