Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Illinois
Some dogs get this faster than others and some take longer to mature emotionally than others.
Lisl has only successfully been out of her crate for going on a month now. I tried three times before with less than perfect results. She gets it now though.
I've always had plenty of toys for her to play with and redirected her a lot when she was very young and growing. She never was very 'grabby' of my stuff when I was with her, and really didn't get into very much when I tried the three previous times to give her the freedom of the house.
A bit like potty training, it is sometimes difficult to teach a dog not to do something when you are not around but it can be done with most.
Some dogs never get out of their crate their whole lives when no one is around to supervise them.
Bear, Anna, Molly, Ossie, and The Countess Lisl von Schlaf
An Unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!