|09-30-2013 10:33 PM|
|The Golden Kola||The crate is in my guest bedroom. It is a wire crate and is covered. This happens regardless of the time of day/night. As soon as she knows I'm in the room, she starts whining again with excitement.|
|09-30-2013 10:31 PM|
|German Shepherd Rose||
Crate training is always difficult, if your coming home for the first time then your pup is going to be excited and will want to play, so you should take her outside as soon as you come home. As for at night time you will want to take her out right before she goes to sleep (usually around sunset), and probably again around midnight if she drank a lot of water, and again first thing when she wakes up (around sunrise). This will be her usual routine for the first month or two until she gets control of her bladder and learns your routine.
Crating shouldn't be used to keep her there all day long only when your not at home or at night, if you don't want her to sleep with you. Hope this helps.
|09-30-2013 10:04 PM|
|Cassidy's Mom||Where is the crate? Are you talking about having her in it at night, or during the day when there's activity going on in the house? What kind of crate do you have - wire or plastic? Is it covered when she's in there?|
|09-30-2013 09:19 PM|
|The Golden Kola||
Hey everyone. I brought home my 8 week old GSD pup 4 days ago. Crate training has been a bit rough going so far. She screams like a banshee every time I put her in there (I lure her in with treats and say "go kennel"). She will settle in after a while but my question is concerning when I let her out. When I know she has to go to the bathroom, and I hear a break in the crying for a few minutes, I know it's the right time. However, as soon as I walk in the room, she starts whining frantically again. Should I let her out when she does this, or am I rewarding that hyper anxious state of mind? I don't make eye contact when I open the crate, or speak to her.
Any input is appreciated. Thanks.