Crate Training Schedule Advise
Hi All, I know there are a lot of these posts but I was hoping for some reassurance or constructive criticism to a crating schedule for my wife and mine new GSD puppy Caesar. (11.5wks) My wife and I both work full time and I do have some days I can be home for the full day or the afternoon. Our schedule with Caesar is as follows.
1am or 2am = Out for a middle of the night potty break, then back into crate. He is usually good with this since he is tired.
5am =My wife gets up and takes him out for potty break, then back into crate while she gets ready for work.
6:30am = I get up and let him out of crate and we go to kitchen for water and breakfast. He still seems tired at this time unless my wife wakes him up by accident. I am considering extending this to 7am.
7am = My wife leaves for work
7:15am or 7:30am = Morning walk, usually a mile. Not sure if it is too much or not enough. As of lately he is stopping alot and sitting while on our walk...not sure if he is tired or stubborn, or still waking up? The last quarter of the walk he starts to pick up the pace.
8am or 8:15am = Into crate, I get ready for work.
8:30am = Last potty break/pee break. He usually doesn't have to eliminate, but I usually wait 5-10 min or until he lays down in the yard eating sticks.
8:30am or 8:45am = Back in crate, sometimes with bully stick. I leave for work.
11am or 11:30am = Dog walker arrives and brings him out to eliminate and go for a 30min walk.
1pm (sometimes) = Potty break if I am able to come home to work remote the remainder of my day.
1:30pm or 2pm = Crate if he appears to be sleepy.
4pm or 5pm = Potty break, and free time until dinner or unless we have to go out in the evening.
7pm = Dinner
7:30pm = Walk or play
8pm = Water removed
8:30pm or 9pm = Last potty break.
9pm or 9:30pm = Crate and bedtime
I hope this is an okay schedule for him, and am looking for criticism to critique it for his current age now and for the future when he gets into his adolescent age.
Feedback is appreciated. Thanks all!