hi i recently was given 2 chi mix (not sure the other mix) puppies and i bought a puppy starter kit for them which the main thing was a crate. i put them both in it at night and the male puppy is fine and he will sleep without making noise but the female will cry and cry all night long i dont mean just whine she will bark and bark and cry and cry all night long and really loud too i know your not supposed to give in to the cry but i just cant take it and end up letting her sleep on the bed with me with the male still in the crate he even gets annoyed at the crying and bites her sometimes. there crate is next to my bed and i dont want to move it and i want her to get used to me and train her to be a lap dog so shes always with me. i also have newspaper down next to the crate and they pee and poop there in the morning because they cant wait for me to let them out but sometimes they miss the paper, and sometimes they pee in the crate i just want to train them to like the crate and not go pee or poop in it, i have a water bottle attatched to the crate the pet store told me to get one should i take it out so they dont have to pee? and how do i get them to like the crate
Puppies cry because they miss their mother & their littermates. Your female Chi will cry & cry until fatigue sets in, & she falls asleep. Don't let them sleep on your bed while they are puppies because when they grow older, there will be some dominance issues.
Don't just put her in the crate at night do it during the day also.
I would take the water bottle out also.
If they are able to have room to go to the bathroom in there then you need to make it smaller.
That might be her problem it is huge to her and she is scared.
You need to get up earlier or in the middle of the night a couple of times to let them out. Don't let them have to go in their kennel. This is as much your responsiblity as it is theres to learn not to potty in it.
Right now I get up two times during the night to let our (9) puppies out. They go potty then they get a drink of water and then its back to bed. Last night I only had to let them out once during the night.
This is why I crate train my puppies before they leave. They are use to me and trust me. When they go to new homes they are in a new environment and with a stranger. They don't know what a crate is or why they are in it. It can be scarry.
I know when we get a new puppy for someone that doesn't crate train them. We let them sleep on the bed for a couple nights to a week. Once they get use to us then we put them in the crate. They are also in the crate during the day at times.
Another thing you can do is google Crate training there was quite a few diffrent site on the subject. I didn't agree with all of them, but that would be something for you to decide. You can use what you want from them and ignor (sp) what you don't want to use.
Good luck it also helps to feed them in their crates. Plus it is also helpful to have one puppy per crate. That way they have a place of their own.
Your crate is too large. Dogs will not soil where they sleep. If you have gotten a crate that's too large it's fairly easy to make it smaller by placing a divider in the crate. They sell dividers at some pet centers on-line or even in your local pet store. We had a Rott and had gotten a crate which was far too big. The size should only be large enough to accomodate the dog lying down and or sitting, and should be large enough for him/her to turn around in.
Take the water bottle out and use the crate during the day also. You might want to place some goody in there when you crate them. Something for them to chew on is great if they are crated for a period of time, especially if they are young and teething. Always make sure it's a safe toy, not something they can break pieces off of and possibly choke.
Our crates are metal and not the kind that look like pet carriers. I made a cover for ours out of a sheet. I put it on the top and it covers three sides. Make sure you can lift a side to allow air to flow. Having a covered crate gives them a decent den, and provides them with a quiet, and calm place which they are familiar with.
Make the crate an enjoyable experience, never use it for discipline. Although, I have used it for a "Time Out", but for nothing longer than 5 minutes. It is possible for them to understand the difference between the time-out and den time.
By removing the pup from the crate and placing it on your bed, you have reinforced the behavior and it will be twice as hard to break. You should work on this now while the dog is young. In my case, my dog was crated at night because of a physical condition I have and we couldn't take the risk. But, now he is a bit older and we manange him quite well, so he sleeps in the bedroom with us. But, if he cuts up, and refuses to stay in his place, he is led back to his "bed" for the night.
Even if you only have small dog they can become a large annoyance if left on their own to grow up. No matter what size the dog, they need training to be good doggie citizens.
Lots of luck to you, and hug the little darllings!