1>>>> when i was crate training my pup i use to put
him in his crate for 5 to 10 minutes and then let him out.
i increased his crate time slowly. sometimes when i crated him
sometime i stayed in the room where he was crated and sometimes
i would leave the room and the house. when my pup wasn't crated
we watched him like a hawk. they don't learn house rules when crated.
2>>>> do you know how to train a dog? if you don't definitely get
3>>>> when my pup was crated at night i use to take him
out every 2 hours. by the time he was 4 months old he was
going out once at night. he use to wake one of us up at 4:00 am
every morning to go out. this went on untill he was 8 months old.
we never refused him when he asked to go out. there's no set time
how long a dog can hold it over night. i think a lot of how long they
hold over night has to do with each individual dog.
good luck with the new pup.
Just got my 5 month old male GSD today. Im sure I might sound like Im jumping the gun already but I want to start training him asap. As Im typing Jack is in his new crate. I have him started on house breaking. So far he sits in the crate with no problems except for an occasional whine. I take him out every 2 hours to pee and get some exercise because he lacks muscle.
1>>>> My question is how many hours do I keep him in his crate? Its bad enough that his crate is in my dining room but thats because I dont have the space to put him in the living room with the crate. If I leave him out Im scared that he will pee because my floors have pee scent thanks to George my maltese lol. Yeah didnt know about crate training then. Any ideas on how to go about it?
2>>>> Also do you guys recoment I send him to doggy obedience school for basic commands like sit, heel, leave it and so on? Or do you think its best if I try to train himself.
3>>> Also what do you guys think I should do at night if he starts whining? Will he be able to hold his pee at night for all those hours?