Waking up in the middle of the night sucks, but it's only for a short while, and best for all parties involved if you do.
I find that Jazmyn thrives on a routine. Same bed time, same nightly routine, same wake up time, meal times, etc. "Go to your crate" is part of that routine and she knows that its bedtime. She actually knows that its bedtime when we're getting ready to take her out for her last potty break, and she gets very happy, tail wagging, to get her few treats and go to sleep.
Putting Simba into a habit now is going to be really beneficial for you later on. Once he's full reliable, and you can trust him to be alone, you can remove the crate. But for now, crating will help him learn that nighttime does not equal potty time.
Jazmyn - 11/11/2011
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