Quiet Crating and Working - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-01-2014, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
lauren43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 276
Default Quiet Crating and Working

Ok I know there are 100 of these threads. I have tons of ideas to get puppy used to the crate right from go, between crate games, your in your out, working up to leaving her in the crate, to feeding in the crate, having treat bonuses in the crate and kongs....

When I bring my girl home I will have just under 3 weeks to work with her. I will be working on everything from obedience to potty training to socialization...Pretty much she will be with me 24/7 for that time.

But when I go back to work she will be crated for at least 8 hrs at a time with no potty breaks. By the time I go back to work she will be just 2 days shy of 12 weeks old. My biggest concern is not accidents, if she has an accident we will work it out.

I am worried about her being able to relax quietly in a crate. This is the one thing I have not mastered with either of my dogs. Avery came to me crate trained and didn't have issues until I lived in one specific apartment and that was remedied by moving and giving him more space. Lincoln my chi however is great in his crate while people are home. But the second I leave, and no one is home, bark bark bark bark...He can do it all night long.

Any suggestions? Especially about leaving her for the whole time I'm at work, should I give her more space because of this?
lauren43 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2014, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 187
Default

Do you have a yard Lauren?
Steve Strom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2014, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
lauren43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 276
Default

Yep, I have a fenced in yard.
lauren43 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2014, 10:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
pyratemom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 1,468
Default

My dog likes it when I leave the radio or TV on in another room. It makes her feel like there is someone home. You might consider having a friend come over in the middle of the day to let her go out for a short pee break.
__________________
Teri

Snake Vom Eselspfad RN CGC (AKA Raina) 3/5/08
Pyrate CGC 4/1/03-5/16/12 RIP

Too many to list waiting at the bridge but remembering them all
pyratemom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2014, 10:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
lauren43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 276
Default

Sadly having someone come over is not an option as I work at night.

Besides, has anyone had an issue with getting into the habit of a mid break and then the dog not getting it down the line...I would think this would create an expectation to go out, no?
lauren43 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2014, 10:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Baillif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,411
Default

Bark collars
Baillif is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2014, 10:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 187
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lauren43 View Post
Yep, I have a fenced in yard.
A secure kennel in a fenced yard is my choice over crating for that long. Working nights could be a problem though.
Steve Strom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2014, 11:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 187
Default

Don't put a bark collar on a 12wk old puppy.
Steve Strom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2014, 11:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
pyratemom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 1,468
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lauren43 View Post
Sadly having someone come over is not an option as I work at night.

Besides, has anyone had an issue with getting into the habit of a mid break and then the dog not getting it down the line...I would think this would create an expectation to go out, no?
At 12 weeks old Raina could stay in her crate all night without needing to go out but it is a push for one that young. I don't think someone letting her out in the middle at this age would cause it to become a habit but that is up to you to judge how comfortable she is.
__________________
Teri

Snake Vom Eselspfad RN CGC (AKA Raina) 3/5/08
Pyrate CGC 4/1/03-5/16/12 RIP

Too many to list waiting at the bridge but remembering them all
pyratemom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2014, 11:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
pyratemom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 1,468
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baillif View Post
Bark collars
Noooo!
__________________
Teri

Snake Vom Eselspfad RN CGC (AKA Raina) 3/5/08
Pyrate CGC 4/1/03-5/16/12 RIP

Too many to list waiting at the bridge but remembering them all
pyratemom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:18 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com