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03-18-2014 03:33 PM
blackshep The other thing you can do is pick up an ex-pen if you have the room to set it up somewhere. This is good for times when you're around, but don't have your full attention on your pup, like if you're cooking a meal or cleaning etc.

It allows it a bit more room to move and play, but still keeps it safely contained. I wouldn't use an ex-pen if you aren't home though (they are not as secure as a crate), that would be a good time to crate.
03-17-2014 06:39 PM
JakodaCD OA The only times mine are crated are the times LaRen posted.

Otherwise, when I get a puppy it is always loose in the house with me supervising.
03-17-2014 02:57 PM
LaRen616
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Originally Posted by Airman1stclass View Post
Ok thanks. I wqs just asking because the guy I got my puppy from said to keep him in there like 80 percent of the day. I guess everyone has theor different view on it. But thanks. Now I can keep him more often.
I wouldn't listen to that guy, a puppy should spend 80% of it's time in a crate?! IMO that is borderline animal cruelty.
03-17-2014 02:50 PM
Airman1stclass
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IMO the puppy should only be crated when

1) You are not home
2) It is bed time and you cannot trust the puppy out of it's crate
3) You are really busy and you can't keep your eyes on him/her

Puppies should be in their crates as little as possible, they need to stretch, play, explore and and enjoy life.

My puppy was only crated while I was away at work, when I got home he was crate free for the rest of the day and he never had to be crated at night time either.
Ok thanks. I wqs just asking because the guy I got my puppy from said to keep him in there like 80 percent of the day. I guess everyone has theor different view on it. But thanks. Now I can keep him more often.
03-17-2014 02:46 PM
LaRen616
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Originally Posted by Airman1stclass View Post
So my wife has the day off and she is letting our puppy stay out of the crate because he has pottied outside and she sais he isn't leaving her side and being really good. Should the puppy still be crated? Or it is ok for him to be outside of his crate for a couple hours straight.
IMO the puppy should only be crated when

1) You are not home
2) It is bed time and you cannot trust the puppy out of it's crate
3) You are really busy and you can't keep your eyes on him/her

Puppies should be in their crates as little as possible, they need to stretch, play, explore and and enjoy life.

My puppy was only crated while I was away at work, when I got home he was crate free for the rest of the day and he never had to be crated at night time either.
03-17-2014 02:17 PM
Airman1stclass So my wife has the day off and she is letting our puppy stay out of the crate because he has pottied outside and she sais he isn't leaving her side and being really good. Should the puppy still be crated? Or it is ok for him to be outside of his crate for a couple hours straight.
03-14-2014 08:15 PM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by Suka View Post
I live in the city in a condo and brought home a working line puppy. Staying quietly in his crate was extremely important to me, due to close proximity of neighbors. The first time I put him in an x-pen in my office, he was hysterical. As soon as it was obvious he wasn't going to calm down, I said nope and walked out. When he took a breath and was quiet momentarily, I walked back in. Of course he started up again so I walked out. Then I was able to walk back in and say good, upon which time he started screaming again, so I walked out. He started to get it, so we moved onto the crate in the living room. After he went out and pottied, I sat on the floor and threw treats in and let him get them, throwing them further in each time until he was comfortable. Then the next step was throwing a second treat in once he was in there . At that point, I began to close the door while making sure he saw me doing so. I didn't try to be sneaky about it. I closed the door and said GOOD, opened it back up immediately before there was a reaction, and threw a treat in. Then I began calling him out of the crate, then tossing a treat in, closing door, saying good, then calling him out. My whole point of that was that I opened the door and called him out, making it MY choice. Once he was okay with that, I began counting 1001, 1002, etc one more second each time until he was fine for several seconds. Then I made sure I had a super special treat like a stuffed kong or something that he will never get unless he is in the crate, sent him into his crate, gave him said treat, closed door and started walking around the room, in sight but not just standing there. As soon as he started whining, I said nope and walked out. Then we went through the same deal as the xpen described above and he got it real fast. Went from screamer to quiet in his crate this way in one weekend.
Thanks! Never did the crate thing myself. But might need to in the future!
03-14-2014 03:49 PM
Airman1stclass Thanks everyone for the advice. He is doing good right now with the blanket over him. But I don't always want him covered up. I want him to be able to see us and know we are here. So I will be trying some crate games soon as he wakes up.
03-14-2014 02:05 PM
Jax08 Order Crate Games.

Start throwing in pieces of food and make a game of it so he knows good things are in the crate.
03-14-2014 01:57 PM
mego I also dangled my fingers by the crate and fell asleep. It's still by my bed and my dog is 15 months old. It didn't take her long to quiet down at night, but leaving during the day was harder for her. I'd just shut the door and go and let her howl it out

Also, I found all my neighbors and told them the scenario and promised that it would quiet down soon. "Hey guys I got a new puppy, it might be loud for a few days and I'm really sorry, please understand and just know I'm doing my best to keep the monster quiet" They were all totally cool with it as long as they got to play with her :P and I live in an apartment complex so the walls are really thin...
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