Ok, I have a good one. I purchased a 5 month old alaskan malamute who was crate trained already. The first 2 days he was fine in the crate at night time. Now he goes in and out as he likes during the day.. and I mean in and out. Then at night time when i state Crate and point to it.. he goes in it with his favorite toys.. water dish..and gets his 2 treats..after he gets done chowing down the treats... he starts his whimpering in.. I have to go to bed the same time...I thought to keep him happy...since he hangs by me all day.. I ignore him... after 20 mins I take him outside and he pees... I put him back in... he wimpers again for 20 mins and then falls a sleep. In 1 1/2 hrs - 2hrs he wakes up wimpering and barking and crying.. we wait 20 mins and take him out he usually pees again or lays on the cold ground. we put him back in the crate and he's good again for 2 hrs.. then back over and over again..to the same routine. Though I notice in the afternoon he can sleep as much as he wants and doesn't have to pee... ACTUALLLY he got so use to the potty braking and peeing..that he can pee a little or alot at the drop of a dime. Anything for a treat. Hasn't made a mistake at allin the house as long as the back door is open which leads to his entired fenced in yard. I think he has to stay awake longer during the day... is there something i can get him to keep him amused during the day.. other than plastic planters/ragu plastic jars.. he loves them the most.ha ha ha ha I tried raw hides but he loves to chew them apart and swallow all of it he can. If he only got up once during the night..it would be fine. and just to let you know the room he is in at night is my bedroom and he has a cold fan right on him and no light at all.
You might want to get used to how long he can go without peeing. It is longer than 2 hrs, obviously, but it depends on the dog. You can push that time as long as you can if you think he can hold it. Other than that, do NOT LET HIM OUT when he is being a pill. He needs to learn that bad behavior does not get him taken out.
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Thanks for you quick reply... I know he can wait a lot longer.. he did the first week... He goes the bathroom before he goes to bed... He just knows that if he goes a little he gets a treat for being a good boy. But I can tell he is forcing it out... because he has to concentrate allot and only a little comes out.. He just wants to be out of the crate.. It's almost as if he doesn't want to miss out on anything...He takes naps during the day by the front door... because he is bored....I stopped giving him a lunch...because he would just go to sleep after it... so now he just gets fed 2x a day... ( I cut back on the amount in the morning and night to give him the third meal = the same amount of food) thinking that he needed more food for more energy... but not if he's going to go to sleep... it would just turn to fat..ha ha ha Don't want an overweight puppy....
I have a 3 month old APBT puppy that tries the same thing every night. I had to take his kennel out of my bedroom because he woke up in the EARLY morning (like 4 am) playing with his squeaky toy that I put in there with him for comfort. I did the same thing you did - the first night. Then I figured out that he was manipulating me. I took his kennel OUT of my bedroom and put it in his own room, next to mine. When he starts his whining I ignore him. If he gets out of hand, I go into his room, tell him sternly to "knock it off!" He shuts right up, amazingly. Not even a whimper for the rest of the night. Let your dog know what's expected and he'll rise to the occasion. He's just trying to find out what he can get away with.
There is a room off my bedroom... After tomorrow night..I will be able to make room for his big crate there! It's been hard the past week... waking up 4x a night to a yelping puppy, pawing at his crate and crying... I will try tonight NOT giving in!!! By Friday I should be able to make room in the spare room for his crate. I've threatened to give him back... he just looks at me like "what did I do lady? I just want out and we can play" Thanks again, any and all help is appreciated!!!!!!!!!!
I have never had an issue with whining at night because I sleep with a fan on in my bedroom and it drowns out any noise. It may sound cold but it has helped me sleep thru aby barking or whining that may go on. To be honest I haven't heard anything and that has been a blessing because I may have been tempted to let him out in the middle of the night. This way I sleep thru the night and Dakota (4 1/2 month yorkie) knows that his whining will not get me to come down and let him out until morning. You may want to try something like that.... I know others have mentioned ear plugs also.
yes, you need to run some energy off him during the day. Are you home the whole day? I work so am not, but I still have to exercise my 3 1/2 year old lab or she goes nutty!
I am not sure if you have been exposed to Kongs yet... Here is a link http://www.dog.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=311406%202S You will find it at any pet store. Fill it with stuff and they try to get it out. I wipe peanut butter in Beulah's and then stick treats to the inside. That entertains her for a long time (and it's good because they are also thinking about it: 'how the crap do I get THAT out'?')
Now, you should only give it SUPERVISED, not while you are gone, cuz' he may eat it. But they are quite tough. Even my dog hasn't hurt hers yet, and she tears apart EVERYTHING!
I do feed Beulah Rawhhides, but sparingly. Try to find stuff he can chew on without inhaling. A tummy can only take so much rawhide. (some don't feed them at all, but I do).
Also, since the pup is young, keep the training coming! That really wears them down, because they are moving their body and really actively thinking. So train her to do all sorts of things, and it's time well spent, and EVERYONE is exhausted afterward.
If you aren't at home during the day, I find that Beulah is MUCH better if she gets one walk during the day. 30 minutes before 5 pm and she's a completely different dog! Of course, I take her for another good walk when I get home, but my roomate disturbs her daily slumber with a walk, and it keeps her more worn out.
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I am self employed. I do book keeping/ financial advising /Income taxes... and also maintain properties. It's been a struggle, with lack of sleep (5hrs)...etc. I was use to staying up to 12am and getting up at 7. I was use to leaving the house for 3 -5 hrs a day.. which is no longer possible..since he goes forensic in the kennel,spilling his waterdish,scratching and pawing at the wire, crying...etc. He really wants to be in his 30'x30' kenneled yard..to play with mothes/grass hoppers but he is too young to leave alone outside. It'll get easier as he gets a little older. He goes in and out all day...so I have to leave the house door open (which connects to the back porch which leads to his opened kennel). He doesn't make any mistakes if this is how it is. He loves car rides..front seat passenger. He can ride steady for 4 hrs straight.. sleeps most the time. His favorite toy is a heavy plastic plant container. He carries his toys in it. I need to cut a hole in my house wall or door to make him a passage in and out, with one of those dog entrances.. It'll be getting to cold up here in the Adirondack Mts. with snow..too cold to leave the entire door open all day. My son comes home during the day for 2 days..so I try to fit my 25 hrs of property cleanings/mowings/raking in those 2 LONG days. He's an Alaskan Malamute and HATES the heat...so it's been rough when it's HOT out side. He actually would HOLD his pee and only go out rarely..to keep out of the humidity. If he wouldn't nap allot during the day..it would make it easier. Maybe he'd sleep an entire night.. He's been use to getting up at 5:30 from his breeder for 5 month and eatting then.. and that's when his day use to begin. He also was use to having other malamutes in the same room when he was crated at night.
I did buy one of those kongs...but didn't know how much stuff to put inside of it. so I would just put in a little.
I know it will get easier. As he gets older. I want to train him.. He knows what some words are.. I tell him to go get one of his toys by name and play with it and he does. He will walks on a leash well.. he will sit..and he will shake paws. I am want to teach him more. He just looks at me funny when I try other stuff. We built him a great dog house...in his outside area...but he looks at it and heads back in our house. I just can't figure why he goes balistic in the kennel..well really I can.. he doesn't have free rein of the house that way.. He enters it fine.. eats his 2 treats fine, but then when he realizes the door's closed... he CRIES and PAWS etc.. Sorry this is so confusing and long... It's raining and cold, and he's been up since 5am....and now he's decided to take his morning nap...(that's when I usually take my shower) HE's like a yo-yo Up for 2 hrs.. down for 2 hrs.. up for 2...down for 2 or it's one and one.. ha ha