Does Your Bichon Frise Puppy Cry at Night?

2010 May 21

Does Your Bichon Frise Puppy Cry at Night?

Your new Bichon Frise puppy may start to cry late at night when all is quiet and it is time for sleep. This occurs because the puppy by nature wants to be with the “pack”¬† during sleep time. The Bichon Frise pack is not present and the puppy begins to panic. The pup may howl and yelp on and off for quite some time. The best way to solve this problem is to allow your Bichon Frise puppy to sleep with you in bed or at least in the same room. If the Bichon Frise puppy continues to yelp or cry you may want to say “No” or “Go to Sleep” to let your Bichon Frise know you’re there. The puppy will calm down and yelp less and eventually go to sleep.

If this doesn’t work, you can place a toy near your Bichon Frise puppy, and this may calm him down. The plush toy will act like a litter mate, and in turn; ease the puppy into sleep. You can use a little blanket or soft t-shirt right from the dryer and place it right next to your Bichon Frise puppy. This may also help to aid in the loneliness. Your new Bichon Frise puppy may have a problem with the sleeping situation for a while but as time goes on will get used to his/her new environment.

When we first got our Bichon Luna, we were kennel training her so we would bring her kennel into the bedroom at night and place her in it with a little blanket and toy and bone and close the door. Luna cried (real crying, not¬†whining) for the first few times and her cries were heart breaking indeed! We later started allowing her onto the bed with us…she is so darn cute and little. She quickly became comfortable to sleeping with us without taking up our space. Today Luna is 1 1/2 years old, she can be found sleeping above our heads burrowed into the pillows or right next to my husband’s legs. Kennel training in the beginning was a good thing as we travel often on planes. Luna gets to go along as long as she remains in her airline approved pet carrier right next to our legs with both of our air vents pointed down at her. She does not complain at all as long as she can see us.

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