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Old 02-05-2015, 04:40 PM
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Keeping puppy in kitchen - good or bad?

Douglas is 11wks. At night time & while at work, we have been locking him in the kitchen with a babygate. Just recently, we started putting him in there throughout the day for semi-short periods of times. He may be in there for an hour at the most at times. We usually put him in there (with toys & food) when he's getting too rowdy or if we wanna just relax for a little bit. Am what I'm doing wrong or okay? How long should puppies be in the kitchen for? I'm not really trying to crate train him. I need some tips. Douglas still needs a lot of training.
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Why don't you want to crate train him? Is he house trained?
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It's not bad to do so we all need a break from puppies and to get one they need to be put in a puppy proofed area, BUT it's way to big of a space to be of any use for house training him.

If you are keeping him in that big of a space you are going to have to really be on top of a potty schedule and getting him out before he has a chance to have an accident since he'll have no reason to hold it like he would do in a crate. Right now, unless he's sleeping, he can probably hold his bladder for around 2 1/2 hours but unless he's in a crate he really has no reason to do so. He'll happily pee in one corner of the kitchen and play, or nap, on the other side of the kitchen.

Unless you are planning on letting him use potty pads on a permanent basis I do not recommend putting potty pads, or news paper, down on one side of the kitchen, letting him potty on potty pads just allows him to form the habit of pottying in the house and if your ultimate goal is for him to only potty outside you are making house training harder for yourself since you'll have to break the potty pad habit.
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