My 3/12 month old toy poo will sleep in his crate all night, as long as I keep it next to my bed. He has no problems. But when I am at home in the day time and need to do housework I crate him and he cries the whole time. It is driving me nuts!!!! I put 2 toys in and even a treat and if he hears anything or sees me, he starts to cry and tries to bite the crate. What should I do? I have been crating him at night for over 2 weeks now with no problem. The only thing that is inconsistent is when i go to work sometimes I put him in the bathroom with water and puppy pad since its not a guarantee that my boyfriend will be able to come home and let him out. So do I just let him cry in the crate? But then when I go to let him out, i wonder does he think it is a reward for all the crying he has done because he will not calm down 2 minutes for me to let him out!
Toypoo, If you let the puppy out of his crate when he is crying he will be taught that when he cries, he'll be let out. When you put him in his crate say 'go to bed' every time. In time, he will learn that when you say 'go to bed' that it is time to go in his crate. My friend Andy trained his dog like that. He just says go to sleep tia and she runs into her crate. Dont worry, your pup'll get used to it. =0) **kris, abby, ace & summer
Thank you guys for the advice. I just wanted to make sure it was ok to let him stay in there like that. I actually just had him in and while i was typing my questions he stopped crying! I let him stop for about 2 minutes then I went to let him out....so maybe he is getting the hang of it. Now we just have to get this potty training thing under control!!!! thanks!!!!
Hello. I have a house full and need to get things done too. They are all crate trained but..... this does not stop any of them from yelling at me when they want to help and I say nap time. I solved this by getting a bark stopper device. It has an ultrasonic sound that I can't hear but tells them barking/whinning is not accepted. I turn it off as soon as they are quiet because a door shutting will set it off. It costs about $50 but WELL worth it.
Where did you get that? What exactly is it called, because I want to get one. I don't like the idea of bark collars in the crate, because I don't like collaring the dog in the crate, but when I am at work, my husband works from home and doesn't have time to walk the dog, so he would like to crate her, but she barks too much when someone's home.
It's called Bark Free by Lentex. Do a google search and find the best deal. I don't recommend the company I used as they did not assist me with anything after the sale. Good luck - hope this helps you.