When you bring your puppy home there may be a small adjustment period. They are in a new environment and the food you are feeding them may be different. It is important to monitor them closely. If they have an upset stomach that keeps them up at night, you should take them to the vet as soon as possible.
This change in environment may also cause some anxiety. Puppies often go from being with their littermates to being the only dog in your home. Since dogs are pack animals, this will take some time for them to adjust to. You must allow your puppy to become familiar with their sleeping space for this reason. There are a lot of changes happening in their lives and having a consistent routine and space will alleviate their anxiety.
Noise can also create anxiety in puppies. If you live in an apartment with noisy neighbors it may keep your puppy awake at night. Also, noise from cars and businesses in your area can cause restlessness.
Many puppies are afraid of thunder and lightning. If your puppy is struggling through a storm it is ok to get them out of their crate. Try using toys to distract them and let them play. You can use treats to work them through it as well. Most dogs do better when they are anxious if they are put to work. Instead of trying to hold onto them and make them be still, work on some training. It will show them that you are in charge and in control. This helps them see you as someone who can protect them.
Some dogs benefit from medicinal intervention. CBD oil has become a popular holistic treatment for anxiety. Consult with your vet about proper dosages and other treatment options.
Getting your puppy to sleep through the night can be a simple process if you follow these guidelines. Making sure your puppy is safe and comfortable is the number one priority. It can be a slow and challenging process. In taking these steps, you can get through it faster. You can ensure your puppy’s sleeping through the night in a space they are happy to be in.