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Puppies First Week Home
I am new to this website, and my wife and I have Dunder (Miniature Aussie from Simply Spotted in Tampa, FL) and we were hoping for some advice. Before we got Dunder (the puppy) we agreed we didn't want him sleeping on the bed. The problem is of course that he misses his family and wakes up crying about six times a night. Last night was only the second night with him and we broke and put him in the bed.
I can see two problems with this; 1) We are rewarding that behavior. 2) He will expect to be in the bed tonight, and tomorrow night... We just find it hard to not comfort him, we don't want to confuse him later on but have a heart, right? Does anyone have any advice on how we can comfort him properly through his hard times and not have him expecting to sleep in the bed.
Please let me know, thank you.