Originally Posted by Gracie's My Girl
8:00 - Breakfast and 3/4 mile walk
8:30 - crate
10:00 - Outdoor playtime and training
11:00 - crate
12:00 - 3/4 mile walk, lunch, training, play
1:15 - crate
3:00 - play, grooming, training and another walk if she needs it
4:00 - crate
6:00 - dinner, play, training
7:00 - socialization outside of the house
8:00 - bedtime
I am no expert here, but you're putting puppy in a crate for 6 hrs. Granted it's broken up (what I'd recommend too) but is there any way that instead of being stuck back in the crate the puppy can be loose in the house with playtoys, tugs or chews, and gate it somewhere safe?
Why does she need crated so much?
Also bedtime's awfully early. Our pup goes to bed when we do, around 9-10pm.
The reason I mention this is our puppy is insanely mellow. But I've noticed he becomes pretty hyper if kept crated more than a few hrs. He spends most his time during the day out and about.
Not that crate time is bad by any means, but if our dog, being very low-key, gets hyper after a few hrs. in a crate, yours, being a "drivey" dog, could probably use more play time and less crate time?