So I got Luna Thrusday and she hated the crate that night and the next. Out of the dogs I have had she is the longest one that whines in the crate. Ignoring her isn't possible. She makes some god awful sounds.
I now put her in the same crate as my golden, crate is more then big enough for both of them. She whines like a cat, i am going to try my best to ignore her for a bit and see if she settles down but she can go for at least 30 mins easy.
Your pup or dog will get used to the crate is she has a crate of her own and is roomy. Crating two dogs in one crate is very dangerous. On Craigslist you may be able to find a large crate for your pup or dog. During the night we had a crate next to our bed the first few weeks and that helped max settle down as a pup. We had another crate in the kitchen. This worked there are a lot of crate training games on the internet. You want to make the crate fun and always bring the pup out of the crate when the pup or dog is quiet and calm - rewarding the calm behavior. http://www.dogtrainergames.com/crate-training-kennel-up/
Currently the crate is in the living room with me, Thursday night it was in the room with me. I got no sleep thrusday so the wife took the puppy shift last night because I had a massive migraine, I was feeling nauseous and felt like I was overheating. I wanted to see if the crate being bigger would settle her it didn't. Currently she is sleeping with my golden at my feet if I move she gets up. I still need to moew the yard LOL, if I crate her she freak she will make a sound like a mad cat, then I can hear her panting very loudly. When she was quite I did give her a treat but she got up and started her whining routine. I had to take her out of the crate because the sounds she was making honest to God freaked me out. The other thing is she will he going to work with me so I need her to he relaxed in the crate. I want to do some tough love but I am worried she will poop and pee in the crate. My other dogs whined for a few mins and then went to bed she will go solid for 30 to 45mins, clawing and just generally freaking out. It is almost like separation anxiety but I feel she is to young for that.
I found it helped tremendously when I had an extra crate next to the bed at night I would put my hand on top of the crate it helped max settle into the crate and with new his new family. First night we slept downstairs with him being in the crate, second night he slept in our bed and the third night I finally figured it all out and put one crate near our bed and had another crate in the kitchen. Followed similar crate training games I posted and this helped he whined about 1/2 day In his crate that was in the kitchen during the day. We often let him potty during the night and he did his business right away - and settled in right away for a few weeks and he never once had accident in his crate.
Crate- let out to potty then play or train then potty then crate. A way of life for quiet a time. Everytime he went back in crate he had a good treat to keep him busy and he was fed his meal and water in the crate and meals and water removed out of crate when he finished his breakfast and dinner. Again so important to only let pup out of crate when pup is calm if you let your pup out of crate when whining and crying you are teaching your pup that that kind of behavior is what will let her out of the crate.
No, jenny i 100% agree with you about clam and let them out but Luna will whine for a VERY long time and if i say her name she will be quite for a little bit if i move towards her she will be quite but if i do nothing else she is back at it with the epic whinging. i just got done doing some basic training sit, down, treats in the crate i do feed hr in her crate right now. I mean this currently is the struggle she will actually whine if she out of the crate and needs to go potty, never had a dog do that normally i need to train them for that. she is mouthy but then again she is a puppy i except that. the crate training is the hurdle of the week
So we had the whole family over and she took it in stride. She slept most of the time. We put her in her crate and shockingly she did well. I think it was because she felt safe, I noticed she was getting a little overwhelmed with everything going on so I put her away.
My puppies have all whined and screeched in the crate. I put it right next to my bed and hold a little paw through the bars at night. During the day, I have a crate by the outside door, and I put the dog in for a while, and walk in and out of the house or room over 100 times, always ignoring the puppy. At first I walk back in immediately, then lengthen it a few seconds until I’m up to 30 seconds. Then I go to a few minutes. I never open the crate until the dog is quiet, then I get them out, go outside to potty train, then play, hold them, feed them. The next time, I start with 30 seconds and build up. After a few days, they wait expectantly for me to come back or they get bored and fall asleep. Once they learn, they never whine again.
So last night we drove her to my brothers house so my parents could watch her, wife wanted to see avengers. She did great with the parents my dad realllllyyyyyy wants another gsd but they can't right now so he is living thru me LOL. During the car ride she whined a little then went to sleep, got home played with her for a bit put her back in the crate and she whined a little and was good, of course when it's the wife turn she sleeps solid for 3 hrs here up once and back to sleep. This morning wife locked her up because she was being bratty and she whined for ever again LOL. This week will be getting her a different crate. So far she has no fear issues, if anything she is over confident LOL. I can deal with that, she handles the collar and leash fine.
Ok update. I do not want to jinx it but she is doing a million times better then she was before. We take the water away around 9pm and start to slow things down around 10pm and in bed around 1030pm. She will either get up around 1am or 130am and then she is good til my wife moves around then she is up. I am having her with me at my work which is basically driving 80% of my day. She is in the crate and I think the car sounds out her to sleep because she is out like a light. When I get to my jobs I let her out to stretch and pee if needed and then put her back in and she goes right back to sleep.
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