I'm new on here and this is my first post. I have just recently purchased a new puppy a 10 week old Dogue De Bodeaux Ruby. She is stunning and such a loving little thing. I have also have two older dogs one 10 year old black Lab and a 6 year old ting Staff.
My trouble comes mainly at night time. She is in her pen first of all in my sons room (as we have a wood floor in there) then we tried down stairs in the kitchen with the other dogs and finaly in our bed
The reason behind this she will not stop howling, crying or thrashing at her pen. As she is already big she has the power to move the sides of the pen so we are in the process of getting a crate. We each night we left her for upto 2 hours crying until the point my where my children are crying because they can't sleep and they have school in the morning. Even after lying at the side of our bed she howls. The only way for her to sleep and be quite is if she is snuggled right next to me.
At the minute sleeping in my bed is not that bad but soon she will be massive and weighing around 9.5stone.
Apart from the sleeping she is paper trained loving not nipping and only tries to pinch my slippers so I can not fault her.
I have also tried leaving my top I have worn in her pen but this does not seem to help. Any help you can give me would be very much appreciated.