|10-03-2013 02:02 AM|
Great news! Glad you and Luna have had some success with the crate training.
We did loads of clicker training around the crate too as I said which made it that much easier. Sometimes if he sees me grab treats, he'll run to the crate before I even ask him to do anything!
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|10-03-2013 01:40 AM|
|Martini||Just thought i'd update..the treats in the cage worked and she now she goes in her crate by herself even to nap (: Ignoring her was definitely the hardest part but she got the picture and lays down or chews on her bone treats before dozing off. Thank you all!!|
|10-01-2013 04:26 PM|
I admit it, I failed with all my puppies at night time crate training 101 except Masi
They all ended up in bed with me, where all of them were quite content and quiet. I must add all my dogs "are" crate trained ..
Masi, was just a wild puppy, at the time Dodge was failing in health, kinda wobbly, but still insisted on sleeping with me, so I felt it unfair to let her torment him all nite Did use the crate in my bedroom with her, she squealed like a pig a couple of nites and that was it..
|09-28-2013 04:53 PM|
Thor took to the crate quite easily, we started with it in our bedroom and he would only whine for about 10 minutes once inside then settle in and go to sleep. He'd whine sometimes in the middle of the night when he had to pee, and in the mornings when he was wide awake and had to pee. He had no problem going in because he would just follow the bully stick or the treats, but he had no real command for it.
When we moved the crate downstairs at about 4 1/2 months old, we then incorporated the crate into the clicker training we were doing, and now he "goes to bed" on command. He always gets treats for going to bed. When he takes puppy naps, he prefers to sleep on the floor outside the crate, but has no trouble going when told and barely whines about it.
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|09-28-2013 03:41 PM|
Kaleb is the first dog I crate trained. We started with throwing treats in to get him to go inside. There were and still are some nights when makes quite the fuss. I sit by the crate or lay by it, but i found trying to comfort him makes his fits worse. I ignore him and he eventually settles down and goes to sleep.
Now I ask him to go in his crate. Once he is inside he gets his treats. He doesn't make a fuss every night anymore and when he does it's very short. After training class he is so tired he will go in his crate on his own and fall asleep.
|09-28-2013 03:20 PM|
|09-28-2013 02:54 PM|
Thanks for all the tips! Today I've begun giving her treats for going and staying in the crate. She still naps on the carpet but I move her onto the doggie bed in her crate and she'll sleep with the door closed. When she wakes up whining I tell her to sit and wait a few seconds before letting her out and giving her a treat.
I also started saying 'go to your crate' but she just sits and looks down at her paws and gives me the most adorable confused look lol so I have to pat the inside of the crate and she'll walk in and lay down but as soon as I turn my back she'll be running out to lay on the carpet again
Again thank you all! I really appreciate the help (:
|09-28-2013 10:23 AM|
The sleeping in the bed thing you can get away with, with some puppies. The cleaner ones don't want to potty where they sleep so they spare the bed the treatment, and if the bed is high enough they don't really want to get down in the middle of the night usually. If they do you might have an issue where they go in a corner somewhere in the room and beg to be let back up on the bed.
If you go this route you wanna puppy proof the room as best you can. Don't be surprised if something ends up destroyed or there is an accident and if there is you have to go back to the crate. You should be crate training during the day in the meantime because that is going to be important.
|09-28-2013 10:13 AM|
I have successfully crate trained puppies......................but I have failed with my Dalmatian puppy.
He's been sleeping in my bed since I brought him home 2 weeks ago. He sleeps peacefully throughtout the night. I wake him up half way through the night and take him out to potty though, I am sure he can hold it but I don't want any surprises!
I don't mind sleeping with him though.
|09-28-2013 08:36 AM|
crate train your pup before you allow her to sleep on your bed.
close the door at night. you don't want your pup wandering around.
she could get into anything. when i crate trained my pup i use to
put in him in his crate for short periods of time and let him out.
i gvae him a treat before going into the crate and when he came
out of the crate. sometimes i sat in the room with him and at other
times i left the room and the house. everytime i crated him i said
"go to your crate" a few times while putting him in the crate.
eventually he learned to go to his crate on command. once he started
to learn "go to your crate" i started telling him to go to his crate from
other rooms in the house. once he learned "go to your crate" from other
rooms in the house i use to prop open the front door and start telling him
to "go to your crate" from different areas of the yard.
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