01-04-2019, 09:36 AM
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How long did it take to crate train?
Hi! I’m just curious how long it took you guys to crate train your puppies? I know every dog/puppy is different. I have a crate set up in my living room inside a dog pen, so he can go in his crate or be out of it in the pen with all his toys and the really good bones ( I have other dogs so I have to keep the high prized stuff in the pen with Max the puppy.) He is really attached to me, his mother was killed by his father when he was one week old so him and his litter were bottle fed. He sleeps the night with me and my pack in my room. When I leave I put him in his crate/pen and he cries non stop! I never pay attention to the crying, when I come home I stay in the driveway or in the garage and listen for crying before coming in and letting him out, so far by the time I get home he has stopped. But every time I take him out I take him straight outside with the other dogs and he starts whining, and is right under foot, I ignore this too and I’m sure will get better with time. I have only had him 5 days. I know it’s all normal puppy stuff and he is soooo young! He will be 7 weeks tomorrow. My main issue is my roommate, she’s great but I have tried explaining the whole ignore him when he cries thing but she doesn’t get it, I talked to her about it again yesterday, told her you can’t even walk up and “ssh” him, no eye contact, nothing. Oh well, it will get better with time and as he gets older. I miss my morning runs but I feel bad when he cries bloody murder, he will wake up my roommate lol. He is sooo worth it though!! Sorry been rambling! Lol