The Pomeranian in this video is Yuki, on her first night home. The trip home was very pleasant, with Mom soothing her and stroking her. After she entered her new home, her Mom made herself available for Yuki to make contact if she feels like it, or to explore if she wants to venture out. A wonderful approach. No pressure. Just letting her warm up at her own pace.
A nice comfortable bed is ready for Yuki’s first night with her new family. She readily falls asleep at the end of the day, like some puppies do when they get so exhausted from all the new stimulation the first day that they fall asleep right away. Others may need some time settling in because it can be stressful moving into a new family, even if the introduction went well.
How to help puppies sleep through the night
Katherine Eldredge wrote a helpful article on Petcha on how to help a new puppy sleep through the night. Or at least as much as possible at first. They will do this naturally when they reach 3 or 4 months old. In the meantime, here are some things we can do.
Ask the breeder or the shelter to give you the blanket the puppy sleeps in. If your pup is from a breeder, the scent of Mom and siblings will feel comforting and relaxing. Make sure they have emptied their bladder before they go to sleep. It will take them longer to wake you up. Help him get plenty of exercise during the day, both physical and mental. Use up his energy. Half an hour to an hour before bedtime, keep things calm. No stimulating activity. Some dogs enjoy routines. When you brush your teeth, they know it’s time for them to go to bed.
Article source: Katherine Eldredge on Petcha