I have an almost 3 year old miniature pinscher who has been crate trained since I got him at 12 weeks old..never had an issue with it until recently. We put him outside for the last time before bed, and he goes into his crate..that's when the tantrum starts. King will start freaking out crying, whining, pawing at the gate, panting, full on howling and just making a huge racket. Usually I just ignore it because there is absolutely nothing wrong with him..nothing. We lost our female black lab back in November and while it didn't seem to really affect him too much I'm wondering if the reason he's doing this is because she used to put him in his place (not aggressively, usually she'd shoot him a look and he'd quiet) when he would even so much as whimper to get attention or that he simply misses her or is just plain spoiled since he is now the only dog in the house.
I took him to the vet for his check up a week ago and told the vet about it and he said that he simply wants out of the crate but to not let him out cause then he learns that if he throws a fit, he'll get his way. It is absolutely driving my husband and I up a wall..he brought up getting another dog but I'm not ready. It'll only be 5 months since I lost my black lab of nearly 14 years and it's too painful to even think of getting another..plus, for some reason he doesn't seem too fond of other dogs unless they look like his deceased "sister". I'm just at a loss as to what to do..should I just continue to ignore it? Eventually he does calm down but by that time it's usually because he's tired himself out so much he can't help but to calm down.
Has anything else changed in the last couple of weeks? Evening schedule? Exercise time?
My only advice would be to make sure he gets plenty of exercise before bed time. A quick training session before his last trip outside would be good, too, to make sure he's been mentally stimulated. Once he's in the crate, ignore him.
Not really that I can think of..he's big on naps so we try to keep him up during the day and that seemed to help but the minute we put him in the crate he starts. My husband recently stopped working nights though..maybe he's not used to him being home at night? We try our best to ignore him although with his crate being in the living room he can see us and hear us if we're anywhere near it..maybe I should move it to a more secluded place? I'm just at a loss.
Hi there, My 12-week-old Shorkie is pretty mellow overall but the ONLY time he really barks is when he is in his playpen *and* can see us. Once we move out of his line of sight, he typically stops yapping or whimpering within a minute and amuses himself just fine in there (or at night, just goes to sleep). We live in a very small apartment in NYC but we keep the playpen in an area where he can be in there and not see us doing everything. So, I would follow that instinct you have to maybe move the crate to a more secluded area and see if that helps. Sorry, it sounds really stressful. Hope it gets better soon. Holly P.S. And, sorry to hear about the loss of your lab as well.
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