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  1. Sudden Nonstop Whining at Night

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I’ve had my poodle chihuahua mix, Bella, for around 7 years now, and never had too serious of a problem with whining at night. At night, we normally lock her in the large garage and she sleeps on the couch in there. Before, when we locked her up for the night, she would test us by whining for...
  2. Crate training advise for an 8 week old puppy

    Puppy Help
    I'm unsure if this is a good idea. I'm going to have an 8 week old puppy. I want to crate train when I'm not home and for sleeping. I do not want to use pee pads. Is it a bad idea to put the crate inside an x-pen. When I am not home crate door will be closed. But when I am home I want to...
  3. Crate Training Problems w/neurotic dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So my dog is about 4 years old. When I got him as a puppy I started crate training him but he ended up getting parvo (long story) and so I got really scared of losing him and overcompensated by spoiling him and letting him sleep in my bed. Now circumstances have changed where he needs to be...
  4. Husky mix destroys the house when away

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, This is gonna be a long post so I hope someone takes the time to read and help us and that it all makes sense. I just adopted a male husky mix from a shelter a few months ago and we are having problems with the crate and leaving him alone. He is 11 months old and a very sweet boy but a...
  5. Puppy Acting Anxious At Bed Time

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I am new to this site and wanted to ask for some advice on what I should do. A few months ago I got a puppy. We crate trained him and I would just use the crate to put him in at night while I was sleeping since he wasn't potty trained yet. Now he is potty trained so I haven't been...
  6. Adult House Broken Dog Reverting to Poop in the house

    Housetraining
    Hi All! I have a 5 year old Goldendoodle who picked up potty training immediately as a puppy. In the last 5 years she has not had any accidents, except when she has been sick. My mother came and stayed over the holidays, and when my mom left, my goldendoodle now poops in the guest room or...
  7. Puppy that never sleeps

    Puppy Help
    Hi All, I am a new first time puppy owner (adorable 2 months old minie doxie). It might be too early to complain (I got her this Friday), but I have hard time crate and potty training. Crate training is hard because she doesn't like eating much. When she does it's from my hand mostly. Last...
  8. Milo & Millie BARK ALL NIGHT!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Question: How do I get my 2 dogs to stop barking in their crates at night? Details: I have 2 young Shorkies (yorkie/shih tzu). We got the girl (Millie) a 8 weeks old. Let her sleep in our bed from the very beginning. We tried crate training but that didn't work well because we lived in an...
  9. New puppy...long nights!

    Introductions
    Hi everyone! I am new to this forum and would love some advice on life with our new puppy. Last week we adopted a 2 month old Shihtzu mix, Luna. She is a sweet, funny little thing who is pretty good during the day as long as she is constantly monitored, we are making our way through potty...
  10. How We Crate Trained Our New Cavoodle Moxie

    New Additions
    When we first picked up Moxie we had a 20 hour drive back to our home on Magnetic Island here in Australia. I didn't know what to expect having such a new puppy in the car with us for that long. We split the drive up into 3 long days and honestly she was a dream. She never urinated or went potty...
  11. Looking For The Best Ways For Crate Training My New Puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Best Size? How To Choose? Best Brand? Best Method? Alternative Methods. Any Other Advice You Experts Can Give Me on Crate Training for New Puppies and Dogs
  12. Puppy Wont Go in Crate on Command

    Puppy Help
    My 10 week old Maltipoo is pretty much crate trained. She will go in the crate on her own and doesnt have an issue with being in the crate at bedtime. She doesnt whine much in the crate. However, when it is bedtime, I have to physically put her in the crate. Once in there she usually lays down...
  13. Trained 2 yo Mal new to household need crate coaching.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    HI All, Great to be here!! I just got a 2 yo mal boy who is fully trained as a sniffer, he can't socialize with other dogs as he is very very timid and hides from even a chihuahua!! I guess the owners we got him from said he was a fully trained Government tracker in certain things and well...
  14. Crate training stuck - please help!

    Housetraining
    Dear all, I got 3 weeks ago a 4 months puppy. Until now he sleeps in his bad beside mine. At the first night, he tried to jump into my bad and was returned to his bad and after 3 times it was enough. he stays there all night from then till now. no problems. I enjoy his company and my sleep...
  15. 6 Month-Old Boxer Pup soiling in crate

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, I am a first-time dog owner of a 6 month old boxer/lab mix puppy. He is house trained in the sense that he will not go to the bathroom in the house and sleeps 8-10+ hours through the night without going potty. Usually, there is someone home with him during the day while I am at my 9-5...
  16. My dog potties in the house and I am confused!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Last March my husband and I adopted our girl. She is believed to be 19 months old. We were told she was potty trained. We started noticing she had separation anxiety. We tried to crate her and she destroyed it so we took a chance and let her roam and she didn't destroy anything. She used to...
  17. My puppy has crate issues and separation anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I recently became a pet owner 2 weeks ago. Here is the back story of this situation: My younger sister, 17 at the time, and her boyfriend, 19 at the time, got a puppy who was 8 weeks old. My sister knew she was going off to school and her boyfriend couldnt/wouldnt make the effort to take...
  18. Crating at Agility Trials?

    Dog Performance Sports
    Now that Biscuit has a nice, new mesh crate, I intend to crate him at trials. He's been crated before, but only in the car, since he's a tad reactive. He Often barks when I leave him, and he strains toward every dog we walk past. I've started breaking him in to the new crate, and he's fine with...
  19. My puppy barks EVERY TIME I put him in his crate! Help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, My new puppy barks every time I put him in his crate. I wait until he is quiet for 20-30 seconds and then reward him, but he will start up again. This is especially unpleasant at bedtime and in the morning when I am trying to rest up. I can tell that I'm getting impatient with him...
  20. Can't get dog to like crate

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So we have a 7 month old puppy, who came to us with a bit of crate training (we adopted from a foster). I've tried a bunch of stuff, but he doesn't like his crate and will not go in willingly (takes a TON of coaxing with roast beef, not just his normal treats). I started out with crate games...
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