My pup WAS doing really well with her potty training and staying in her Kennel. Well, for the past two days she has been crying all through out the night to be let out of her kennel even after she has already gone potty. It seems like she doesn't like being in there anymore. And she even pooped in there once. I cleaned it out afterwards, but she is very resistant to going in and before she loved it? She has also been going pee and poop through out the house. She will eat, we take her potty, she goes. And about 30 mins later she goes again. I don't know what to do?
Assuming there if nothing medically wrong, have you tried the peanut butter in the kong? We cover our crate with a lght blanket at night, over part of the top and two sides all of the back. Started out as a deterent so he couldn't see the deer, now if it not on there, he paws at where it is folded in the daytime. How about, a radio tuned to soothing music or... The baby (not sure what it is called) thing, that plays music, waves,birds, etc and most of all a Heartbeat. I thought it was eerie but it sure works for babies. It is at Babiesrus among other places. Uses batteries and can be set for 15, 20 45 or 60 minutes and then turns off. A wind up clock that ticks will sometime suffice instead of the baby thing. I have used all but the baby thing with success. After you cleaned her crate, did you wipe it with vinegar or something to change the odor? Also Febreeze works or smells be gone. Best of luck I know its very tough, but soon potty traing will be a thing of the past.
I feel your pain & frustration! We picked Sierra up less than a week ago, so I had to really sharpen my puppy skills! Yeah, I think I take her out every half hour or hour during the day. Every 2-3 hours at night and she will be 9 wks on Fri. I am very blessed in the fact that I can stay home with her and watch her like a hawk. That helps a lot. It is exhausting and a lot of work at first, but it really pays off! So far, she knows what to do when we get to her 'potty place'. I had one pup (Ev) who would go out and play play play, then come in and potty! Very frustrating! We also had a pooping accident in her crate the other night, but she was having constipation/diarreah issues still.
Crate training is tough, but very worth it! Knock on wood Sierra loves her crate so far. We did a few things different this time though. Instead of just having the crate in the room, I have it right beside my side of the bed. If she gets insecure during the night, I can just stick my fingers through the gate. She can hear me breathing also, and I think this is a great comfort.
Even though she is the easiest pup I've raised, I'm still sleep deprived! New puppy parents unite! LOL!
I as well agree. Rocky wa 'ok' in his kennel at first, but as soon as I put a blanket on top(I moved and it became a piece of furniture), he was the best dog in his crate! He didn't have anymore accidents, and no more whining when I first left.
If you allow your dog access to it when you are home (put it in the family room or somewhere you access frequently), he might see it as a bed. And will become more comfortable with the crate. Eventually you should be able to leave him in there when you leave, and he will most likely lie down and go to sleep. Once they think of it as 'theirs', they become more comfortable in it. Thats how I found out I could put Mollie in the crate, she had started sleeping in Rockys crate when I was home.
My puppy,Riley, is doing really good in his kennel at night..But when i go somewhere I put him in the kitchen with the arm amd hammer puppy pads and he goes on those.THey have something on them tto attract puppies so he was goin on them in no time!