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02-21-2013 06:24 PM
mego Gah mine doesn't cry if she's away from me but if she can see me she carries on and on and on to try to get my attention to let her out. Sometimes I stick her in there to clean stuff or pick up her mess and she freaks but when I leave for the day she gives up crying quickly because she knows I have to go
02-21-2013 06:20 PM
TommyB681 i put a sheet of the crate keeps her attention of whats going on around her. When we first got her i had to lay on the floor with her for a few minutes until she calmed down and relaxed
02-21-2013 04:11 PM
Jd414
Howling in crate. How do I stop it?

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I would recommend that you put her in her crate throughout the day, even when you are home to have her get used to being away from you. Maybe put her in her crate every 2 or 3 hours for 1 hour.
Also, never let her out of her crate when she is howling or crying, that will train her to believe that howling will mean that she gets out.
When my puppy was brought home for the first week, she cryed and howled for the first few days, but I never let her out until she stopped. She is now 13 weeks old and I never hear her howl or cry when in her crate. I also put her in her crate throughout the day even when I am home to train her that it is ok to be by herself in the crate. It seemed to work for me.
I keep toys in the crate, but I only give her treats (bully sticks) when she is outside her crate. I dont want her to "expect" to have a bully stick when she is in the crate.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
I do put him in his crate when were home and he doesn't make a sound. Today so far has been ok I have my neighbor my number so he can call if he's howling and he hasn't called so that's good. I gave him a kong with peanut butter in it and put pandora (music) on my iPod to see if that would help.


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02-21-2013 12:53 PM
dpc134 I would recommend that you put her in her crate throughout the day, even when you are home to have her get used to being away from you. Maybe put her in her crate every 2 or 3 hours for 1 hour.
Also, never let her out of her crate when she is howling or crying, that will train her to believe that howling will mean that she gets out.
When my puppy was brought home for the first week, she cryed and howled for the first few days, but I never let her out until she stopped. She is now 13 weeks old and I never hear her howl or cry when in her crate. I also put her in her crate throughout the day even when I am home to train her that it is ok to be by herself in the crate. It seemed to work for me.
I keep toys in the crate, but I only give her treats (bully sticks) when she is outside her crate. I dont want her to "expect" to have a bully stick when she is in the crate.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
02-20-2013 08:48 PM
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02-20-2013 07:33 PM
Jd414
Howling in crate. How do I stop it?

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I've read that they howl when they are separated from their "pack" to allow their pack members to locate them. So yes, he is howling from separation anxiety. I wouldn't crate him without anything to play with. My dog does the opposite- she's fine in her crate when I'm gone, but howls when I'm there so that I'll let her come out and play.

He also is probably really bored in there without anything to do. Kong toys are really sturdy rubber and are safe to chew on all day. You can stuff it with kibble and peanut butter/cream cheese, or whatever your dog likes, and leave it in there with your dog, its like a fun "puzzle" for them to figure out how to get the food out of the kong, it takes them awhile. They are designed to release a little food right away, to interest the dog, and then release the rest slowly to force the dog to work on it for awhile to get the food out.
Ill try the kong and maybe a bully stick and see if that keeps him occupied


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02-20-2013 07:21 PM
Rachel.E I've read that they howl when they are separated from their "pack" to allow their pack members to locate them. So yes, he is howling from separation anxiety. I wouldn't crate him without anything to play with. My dog does the opposite- she's fine in her crate when I'm gone, but howls when I'm there so that I'll let her come out and play.

He also is probably really bored in there without anything to do. Kong toys are really sturdy rubber and are safe to chew on all day. You can stuff it with kibble and peanut butter/cream cheese, or whatever your dog likes, and leave it in there with your dog, its like a fun "puzzle" for them to figure out how to get the food out of the kong, it takes them awhile. They are designed to release a little food right away, to interest the dog, and then release the rest slowly to force the dog to work on it for awhile to get the food out.
02-20-2013 07:00 PM
Jd414
Howling in crate. How do I stop it?

Any other suggestions or opinions on why he's howling?


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02-20-2013 03:15 PM
Jd414
Howling in crate. How do I stop it?

I don't leave anything in his crate because of fears he will swallow something harmful. He doesn't sleep in our bed but he is for the most part around us or following us around when we are home.


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02-20-2013 02:57 PM
dpc134 Does your dog sleep in your bed at night? Does your dog spend all of his time next to you when you are home? It sounds like seperation anxiety.
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