Help! What are we doing wrong getting our Lab puppy to go to sleep?

Question by SweetiePie26: Help! What are we doing wrong getting our Lab puppy to go to sleep?
We have raised puppies before, so we are stumped as to what we are doing wrong with this pup’s crate training. We have been feeding her in her crate (good things happen in there!). She has a ticking clock and a soft music machine that plays lullabies and music all night long. We have also given her lots of snugly fleece blankets to burrow into and special toys that are for crate time only. We tried (and are trying) to make the crate a haven for her. She is in the center of the house where she isn’t alone during the day and at night moved her into the bedroom across the hall from the master (we couldn’t take the noise). This puppy cries all night long! She literally barks and whines for two or three hours – will sleep for an hour and do it again. The first couple of nights we got up and did our best to comfort her (distraction, snuggles etc), but after that we realized that she didn’t care. It was either in bed or on a lap or “screaming.” This also applies to playpen time – she wants us to be on the floor with her or holding her. She also is getting us up to go out 3 – 5 times a night. (She gets a sort of frenetic screech which means “take me out – NOW!” She does this at about 12:30 or 1:00 am, 2:30 or 3:30 am and 4:30 or 5:00 am.
—-My four questions are (in a nutshell)
1. How do we get puppy to go to sleep with a minimum of distress and barking?? (Even after a bathroom trip??)
2. How do we get her to be content on the floor and not wanting to be either held or have us on the floor with her?
3. How do we get her to be quiet when she is in her playpen next to the sofa and we are right there, but not touching her?
4. Does an 8 week old puppy need to go out every two hours all night long?
**We prefer crate training – so please don’t suggest that she sleep in bed with us. I don’t want a 70 lb + lab in bed with me for the next decade.**
** When I say “train” in her schedule below I mean that she is learning how to sit and how not to chew on people – not major obedience training.**
Our families last two dogs have also been labradors so we are very familiar with labby needs, but this little girl does not want to sleep unless she is being held. Here is our routine please, please, please help us to get her to sleep. We are so exhausted! Thank you from a very sleepy and worn-out person!
Puppy Sarah’s routine (abbreviated):
6:30 am – everyone up, out, play, breakfast, out again, basic training, out again
9:00 am – nap time (we wish – more like bark time)
10:30 am – out, snack, play, train, cuddle, etc –
12:00 pm – lunch, out, play, out
1:00 nap time (wishful thinking)
2:15 / 2:30 – out, snack, play, train, cuddle, etc –
4:15 snack
4:30 nap time (lol)
5:30 out, play, “helps” fix dinner, out
6:00 dinner, out, play “helps” clean kitchen up
7:30 out, family movie time (cuddles on the families laps)
8:30 -9:30 pause movie and take puppy out
10:00 – 10:30 “helps” get family ready for bed
10:30 bed time (ha ha ha ha)
12:30 am rise and shine
barks for 2 hours
2:30-3:30 sleep
3:30 barks for and hour or 2 or more.
5:30 am sleep

Thanks for answering!

Best answer:

Answer by Truth Hurts, Doesn’t It?
1. How do we get puppy to go to sleep with a minimum of distress and barking?? (Even after a bathroom trip??)
– it takes TIME. Ignore the barking that is not the “i have to go” stuff. PERIOD. You’re already doing more than enough to make her crate a haven for her…. She fusses because she KNOWS you’ll give in and come get her.

2. How do we get her to be content on the floor and not wanting to be either held or have us on the floor with her?
– Just don’t pick her up and ignore her attempts to get your attention. Again, she KNOWS you’ll give in so she’ll continue to do it. Simple.

3. How do we get her to be quiet when she is in her playpen next to the sofa and we are right there, but not touching her?
– Again, IGNORE her.

4. Does an 8 week old puppy need to go out every two hours all night long?
– Very possible. Rule of thumb in terms of physical ability to “hold it” is one hour per month of age.

The point of all this is – IGNORE the behavior you don’t want. LET her whine and bark and cry. She needs to learn that it won’t get her a thing, or she’ll continue doing it for her natural life span (may even develop OTHER behaviors to get your attention.) Take her out ONLY if she has to potty, then right back in. Let her learn to deal with life on her own.

Otherwise you’ll CREATE a clingy animal with no independence – this WILL ensure that she turns into an animal with separation anxiety issues.

If it’s “too noisy” try earplugs.

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Is Americans getting the Real MCain?

Question by stale mate: Is Americans getting the Real MCain?
John Sidney McCain III entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1954. Young McCain wanted to become an admiral. He planned to be the “first son and grandson of four star admirals” to achieve such a distinction. But that was not to be. McCain III possessed none of the innate character and discipline traits that helped mold his father and grandfather into great military leaders.

His father, John S. “Junior” McCain, and grandfather, John S. McCain, Sr., were famous four-star Admirals in the U.S. Navy. His father commanded U.S. forces in Europe before becoming commander of American forces fighting in Vietnam. His grandfather commanded naval aviation at the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. Both men became highly influential in U.S. Navy operations.

At the Academy, aside being known as a “rowdy, raunchy, underachiever” who resented authority, Cadet McCain became infamous as a leader among his fellow midshipmen for organizing “off-Yard activities” and hard drinking parties. Robert Timberg wrote in his book, The Nightingale’s Song, that “being on liberty with John McCain was like being in a train wreck.”

McCain’s grades were “marginal.” He drew so many demerits for breaking curfew and other discipline issues that he graduated fifth from the bottom of the class of 1958. Despite his low “class standing,” and no doubt because of the influence of his family of famous Admirals, McCain was leap-frogged ahead of more qualified applicants and granted a coveted slot to be trained as a navy pilot.

Good Party Animal – Bad Pilot:

He spent the next two and a half years as a “naval aviator in training” at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas, flying A-1 Skyraiders.

While a pilot trainee, McCain continued to party hard. He drove a Corvette and dated an exotic dancer named “Marie the Flame of Florida.” Timberg wrote that McCain “learned to fly at Pensacola, though his performance was below par, at best good enough to get by. He liked flying, but didn’t love it.”

McCain Lost Five Military Aircraft

McCain, the “below par” pilot, eventually lost 5 military aircraft, the first during a training flight in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while trying to land. The Navy ignored the crash and graduated McCain in 1960.

While deployed in the Mediterranean, the hard partying McCain lost a second aircraft. Timberg described the crash: “Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula, he took out some power lines which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral.”

Unscathed, McCain returned to Pensacola Station where he was promoted to flight instructor for Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi. The airfield at Meridian, McCain Field, was named in honor of McCain’s grandfather.

In 1964 McCain became involved with Carol Shepp, a model from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he had met at Annapolis. They were married in Philadelphia on July 3, 1965.

Flight instructor McCain lost a third aircraft while flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game. Timberg wrote that McCain radioed, “I’ve got a flameout” before ejecting at one thousand feet. McCain parachuted onto a beach moments before his plane slammed into a clump of trees.

The Navy dismissed the crash as “unavoidable” and assigned McCain to the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in December 1966, which was patrolling the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. In Spring 1967, the Forrestal was assigned to join the Operation Rolling Thunder bombing campaign against North Vietnam.

McCain lost his fourth plane on board the Forrestal on July 29, 1967 when a rocket inadvertently slammed into his bomb laden jet. McCain escaped, but the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors. McCain was transferred from the badly damaged Forrestal to the USS Oriskany. Shortly afterwards, on Oct. 26, 1967, he was shot down and captured by the Vietnamese.

Post-POW Years: Political Ambition and a New, Young, Rich Wife

Upon his release from North Vietnam and return to the United States in 1973, McCain reunited with his wife, Carol, who had been permanently crippled in a car accident while he was a POW.

Still yearning to become an admiral, McCain enrolled in the National War College at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. and underwent physical therapy in order to fly again. The Navy excused his permanent disabilities and reinstated him to flight status, effectively positioning him for promotion.

Timberg described McCain’s advancement: “in the fall of 1974, McCain was transferred to Jacksonville as the executive officer of Replacement Air Group 174, the long-sought flying billet at last a reality. A few months later, he assumed command of the RAG, which trained pilots and crews for carrier deployments. The assignment was controversial, some calling it favoritism, a sop to the famous son of a famous father and grandfather, since he had not first commanded a squadron, the usual career path.”

While Executive Officer and later as Squadron Commander McCain used his authority to arrange frequent flights that allowed him to carouse with subordinates and “engage in extra-marital affairs.”

This was a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice rules against adultery and fraternization with subordinates. But, as with all his other past behaviors, McCain was never penalized; instead he always got away with his transgressions.

Timberg wrote, “Off duty, usually on routine cross-country flights to Yuma and El Centro, John started carousing and running around with women. To make matters worse, some of the women with whom he was linked by rumor were subordinates . . . At the time the rumors were so widespread that, true or not, they became part of McCain’s persona, impossible not to take note of.”

In early 1977, Admiral Jim Holloway, Chief of Naval Operations promoted McCain to captain and transferred him from his command position “to Washington as the number-two man in the Navy’s Senate liaison office. McCain was promptly given total control of the office. It wasn’t long before the “fun loving and irreverent” McCain had turned the liaison office into a “late-afternoon gathering spot where senators and staffers, usually from the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, would drop in for a drink and the chance to unwind.”

In 1979, while attending a military reception in Hawaii, McCain met and fell in love with Cindy Lou Hensley, 17 years his junior, who was the daughter of James W. Hensley, a wealthy Anheuser-Busch distributor from Phoenix, Arizona. McCain filed for and obtained an uncontested divorce from his wife in Florida on April 2, 1980 and promptly married Cindy on May 17, 1980.

He resigned from the Navy in 1981 and went to work for his father-in-law in Phoenix; where he used the opportunity to make powerful and wealthy friends in Arizona including banker Charles Keating and Duke Tully, the editor-in-chief of the Arizona Republic. Keating was later convicted of fraud, racketeering, and conspiracy and Tully was disgraced for concocting a phony military record of combat in Korea and Vietnam including medals for heroism.

McCain ran for Arizona’s First Congressional District in 1982. McCain won the congressional seat. In 1987 McCain was elected to the US Senate.

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Answer by daigle
*are americans or
*is america

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IS John Casablanca a rip off for getting into the modeling and acting business??

Question by lolo: IS John Casablanca a rip off for getting into the modeling and acting business??
I just started working with them and once I am done the so called “training” I supposedly sign with MTM and am ready to work. I am not looking to be huge in this business i just think it will be fun and exciting and a way to make some extra money. Anyone have any experiece with them and know if i will most likely get some work???

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Answer by <3peace
your questions DONT MATCH !

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