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And I say that with love and affection. It's been so long since I had a puppy I have forgotten that they are brats lol. Ruby Roo is horrible for chewing kids toys despite the fact that she has loads of chew toys of her own that she can destroy. Kids are learning to pick up toys but often bot quick enough, than 1 of teh kids (usually my own) will chase her to get the toy which she then thinks is a HUGE game so they run after each other, until one of them tires out...I have told the kids to NOT chase her becuase then it becomes fun for her. My own kid is the worst, probably because she is always the one leaving her toys everywhere.

She was doing so great with housetraining and I was pretty sure that she was close, but she has peed on the floor 3x since Saturday evening, not a big puddle not even a huge deal, but she did so well before what happened?

She has only been here 2 weeks (tomorrow) so considering that she HAS done very well. She will only sleep if she has a warm body to lean against but sleeps so deep that you can walk away when she is asleep. She HATES her kennel and still cries all night long in it, but until she is reliable with not going in the house, she must stay in it when I cannot watch her. It's been that way every night since she came, and nobody acknowledges her yelps and cries while she is in there, nor do we ever remove her until she quiets down, but yet she still cries and carries on ALL.NIGHT.LONG. No exaggeration. If I coudl trust her NOT to mess on my bed, I would take her to bed with me in an nano second.

She has made friends with Aunts, 7.5 week old golden and the 2 of them can play and rough house for a good while, then she comes home and crashes for ages. She was caught by their cat and wasn't impressed when Kitty gave her a swat nails and all, she let her feelings be known by some very loud yelling and rolling around on teh floor, I thought she was really badly hurt, but no she is a drama queen.

All things considered she is a great girl and I wouldn't trade her for anything, some of the puppy behaviours I would but not her.
 

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Wrigley eats everything - so I feel your pain. Honestly, this week alone while I scooped his poo from the yard I found many crayons, stuffing from the bed he decided to eat, and parts of a pacifier that one of my (babysitting) kids decided to give him when I wasn't looking that way. Not to mention that if I don't properly latch the pantry door, he can help himself to my trash and gets out extras for my other two that can't reach.
 

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I totally hear you. I have a 10 week old Toy Poodle and she is amazing with potty,with a few mistakes here and there.

she sleeps pretty good alone in her "play pin" area.

She is affectionate when she wants to be, but otherwise she seems to be more independent.

HER FAULT IS HER NIPPING AND IGNORING ME WHEN I CALL HER!!!!:banghead:

It drives me insane and she is my first puppy, but I love her all the same. I know she has lots to learn. I wish you luck. Just stay consistent and I know they will eventually get it. Do not give in because then they win!!!! They are so cute, but so SMART!

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Thank goodness there are people who agree with me...I feel horrible complaining about her but yet at the same time I know realistically that there will be things I don't like. I think I assumed that because she was 3 months old when I got her that she would be quicker to get things....when the truth of the matter is that means it will all probably take longer b/c she was 3 months old when i got her so her bad habits have been there longer and will take longer to untrain.
 

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I totally agree. I feel the same way. My baby is 10 almost 3 months and like I said, THEY ARE SMART, but they are still young as well. It will take a while and they will definitely teach us PATIENCE!! Haha. Ahhhh.. puppies....

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I can't remember what size Ruby Roo is - toy, mini, or standard? Hang in there with the crate training at night. My little Crestie girl Torie could scream like no ones business at night. I finally had to take her down in the basement and I used a very lightweight blanket (baby blanket) that I threw over it so that it would make it more den like. Eventually she did stop and now she goes right in to her crate at night as soon as I say kennel. But boy -those learning nights were rough. (My Torie is a little dog - sometimes they seem to have wills of steal)
 

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Roo is a 3 month mini poodle.....I am tempted to take her into my bed tonight, simply because I really need a night of sleep without hearing her kick up a fuss every 20 mins...She is ok in her kennel if she can hear you walking around and such, but as soon as its quiet she loses her wee little mind. I worry that she will mess my bed, and we will backslide on everything I am trying to teach her...I just want 1 night of sleep, though I know if she is in bed with me 1 night she will be in bed with me for the next 10-17 years lol.
 

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Haha. I know it does seem that way. My puppy is about 3 months too. I let her take naps with me on my bed, but she still needs to understand that her bed is in her designated area. It is so hard to resist sleeping with the little cuties, but like you said then they get addicted! Best of luck!

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Sounds like she is doing very well with her toilet training and the little accidents here and there are to be expected. Try and watch for any tell tell signs like my little one used to begin really sniffing and then circle a little and at that point i would take him straight to the garden and he would relieve himself. With the kennel try giving her something like a stuffed kong when you leave her as the may help keep her mind occupied and more likely to forget she has been left. Also put her in it for short periods during the day even when your at home, so she doesnt always associate the kennel with you leaving her for a long period at night. Initally just take her in and out make no fuss either way, then when she starts to calm a little and you cannot hear her cry take her out and make a massive fuss of her! I have not suffered this problem personally but do no someone who did and this helped them a great deal :) Also i feel a dog is better not sleeping in the bedroom but this is just a personal opinion as i know many people do this and have no problem with it. I do however hear your problem of taking toys they shouldnt even though they have plenty of their own! All i can say is what we did with my mini which was ignore him, take off what he shouldnt have and walk away they soon get bored. I hope this is of some help and wish you all the best of luck :) x
 

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Oh I have zero issue with her sleeping with me, Quincy my crested sleeps every night in my bed, as soon as he was housetrained I started it. The only thing stopping me is I don't want her messing in MY bed, its much harder to clean my goose feather quilt than it is her bedding in her kennel. If I knew she would wake me up or wait all night, than she would have been in there the first night, no question lol. The other concern is that my bed is quite high my 6 year old is just under 3ft tall and its a tad above her head, so if Roo fell off she would be hurt, so until she gets better at jumping etc etc its off limits. Don't want a busted leg just so I could get 1 night of lousy sleep.
 

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I'm going through the same thing right now!! I have a 9.5 week old mini. She does keep trying to chew on our tv remote, cords, etc. but I am watching her like a hawk! So I keep giving her her own toys instead.

We were also up the last 5 nights but kept ignoring her and FINALLY last night she slept through most of the night-It really can happen! lol.

Also, you can invest in ear plugs. they work wonders :)
 
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