12-10-2013, 03:02 PM
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Crate training is driving me CRAZY
Hi all.. I'm new to the forum. I have a new puppy that I have had for 10 days now. He is an 11 week old Presa Canario. I should say that this is not my first Presa, but I haven't had a dog in 3 years now. All of my previous dogs came crate trained, so though I have worked on training, never have I had the pleasure of crate training.
I have been doing everything that's been listed on every page that I read about crate training. Feeding in the crate, feeding yummy treats, crating for short periods of time, etc.. My puppy will go in the crate to eat, but since I close the door when I feed he stops eating early and starts whining. He whines even if I am 5 feet away from the crate. He's ok being in there until the door is closed, then the whining begins. I don't let him out while whining. I am losing patience
I feel like there is no place I can put the puppy for some quiet time, and feel bad that he will cry anytime he is left in there when I have to leave the house. I haven't had to leave for more than 2 hours since getting him, but I know at some point I will have to leave for 3 hours. I hope someone can give some words of wisdom, since we are both going crazy with this. Thank you!