Great Post Lisa! Does this go for cat's as well ? LMAO!!! Just kidding
Just wanted to add if you have a whiny pup (like mine) I have a crate cover and I use a blanket to cover up the front so when it's time to be in the crate he feels safe. I put a toy in there for him as well. Crate training is hard for the first few weeks the pup has to get used to being in one. But don't give up or give in to the crying just like babies they get used to their sleeping space after awhile. Also a nice washable bumper crate pad and nice blanket also keeps them nice and cozy. You can also put your scent on one of the pups toys to let him know you are there even when your not really there.
My male pitbull Taz is the first dog I cratetrained and I will crate train every single one from now on.It is the safest way to contain a dog indoors and they will come to love the crate if it is used right.Even when Taz has full run of the house it is not un common to find him napping in his crate.
Ive been cratetraining my Pit, but he still has accidents in the house, he is only 2months and a few weeks old, he eats in his crate, he used too sleep in there but now, he does not sleep in there at all, how can I get him too sleep in the crate again, please HELP.!?
he is still a baby so be patient. My pups I have now are 10 weeks old and they go out side about every 20 min to go pee. You have to take him out often to go potty and do not just let him run around to go potty all over use baby gates to keep him to the room your in and take him outside more. Don't correct the pup if you find the pee or poop only if you catch them in the act. Even then all you really need to do is say NO and snatch them up and take them outside. It takes some time to potty train.
At 10 weeks my pups are now sleeping through the night but I put them to bed at like 11 pm then I wake up at 6 am just to take them out to potty then I put them back in the crate and go back to bed. If you want him to sleep in his crate at night (which he should since he is so young) then put him back in is crate and let him cry DO NOT LET HIM OUT. If he wakes up in the middle of the night then go take him potty then back in the crate then let him cry till he goes back to sleep. If you let him out you will never crate train him. You also have to know when he just wants out or when he has to go potty. So if he had just gone potty and cries in the crate you know he just wants out. If you put him in and in the middle of the night he cries you know he has to go potty.
My pit is 5 months and he have been in the crate for about two months and he still make #1 mistakes. He use to make #2 also but i had divide the space so now me don't have the room the make #2. But still make #1 what should i do?
How long are you leaving him in a crate? does he have food and water in the crate?
Some dogs are what we call "dirty dogs" and will pee and poop in thier crates no matter what. Unfortunatly the answer to those dogs is not to crate but put them outside in a run or chain setup. I have had dirty dogs before and it really sucks.
Before we think that though answer this, how long is he crated, does he pee other places too like in the house? dose he leak when he walks or seem to pee alot? There are other factors that could cause this and best to rules these out first.
I think he's a dirty dog cause now for the last few days he started to poo in the crate too. In the morning we walk at 5:30am cause I have to be at work by 7. He then in the his crate from 5:45am to 4 pm then feed and walk. Then he is out in the house running and playing with the kids. Finally we go back out around 9:45 or 10 for a walk. He eats at 4 and then 9. Another thing i don't leave food or water in the crate.
Does he have accidents in the house? The only other thing I can think of is a bladder infection or UTI. It does sound like he is a dirty dog and the only suggestion at that point is the kennel them out side in a dog run or chain set up.
I'm crate training my 11 week pup now, and on Tuesday's and Thursday's she has to stay in the crate for an extended period of time. When I get home she whines like crazy from excitement and being neglected (I know this kills me). Should I wait 10 or so minutes and wait for her to stop then let her out? I don't want her to pick up on me responding to her whining/crying