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Old 05-25-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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I just got a puppy from the human society about 3 days ago and i have been crate training him. The first night he cried but the second night he whine but was fine. The problem i have is when me and my boyfriend goes to work he goes in the crate and he cries and cries. But by the time i get home he is out of the crate and running around the house. He opens the doors to the crate. My problem is he pretty go about going to the bathroom on the puppy pads but it's his chewing. I don't want him chewing a cords and getting hurt. I have kongs and toys and everything in the crate. He is only 2 months old and about 10lbs and he is shar pei and Siberian husky mix. So any advice would be great. I always have a 11 year old dog thats home to but not in a crate cuz he is trained.

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I've never used a crate so can't help but I believe this was discussed not too long ago so you might try searching the forums.
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I don't use a crate for Dunny as he was 11 months old when we adopted him from a rescue and being retired, I could stay with him during the day until we were sure about his behavior around the house. However, we did crate train our previous dog, Rosie, as I was still working at that time and we got her at 10 weeks old. She had a large plastic crate with side vents and a metal heavy wire door on it . We never had any trouble with her getting out of it. When she grew up, we just left the door open and she would often go in it when we had company and she wanted to get away from the "confusion". My daughter uses the same kind of crates for her huskies when they are not at home or taking the dogs on a long car trip. She too has never had any problems with them getting out of their crates. Hope this helps as this is all I know about crates.
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Hi can I ask how many hrs a day do you work? I think it's very important
to teach him redirection techniques! Basicaly how it works is he is out of his crate and for eg: he is going over to a a pair of socks on the floor as soon as he is on his way to the the socks call him in a happy squeaky voice to you and have something in your hand he can chew like a ball,tugger,other toy etc and praise,praise,praise!!!! Do this every single time he is out of his crate and he will soon learn though association thinking that coming when called = Good Things.

On the puppy pads thay can be a problem and slow things down somewhat! So when home look for the signs when he is out of his crate sniffing the floor and circling round as soon as this happens pick him
and take him out side and in a happy voice again use a command word like do pee,pee when he does ( in the right place) again praise loads and again reward this simply can be a food treat or his favourite toy etc. Puppies can be very exhausting work but put the work in on the training and you will rewarded big time Do let us know how you get on!!
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I work around 8 hour but he only home alone for about 2 to 4 hours by himself. I have Kong's and toys and even a shirt I don't ware anymore. It help a little. What I don't understand is at night time I put him in his crate and he doesn't have a fit he sleep fine till around 4am then barks a little cuz he has to go potty. I take him out he goes right back to his crate and fall asleep.

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I work around 8 hour but he only home alone for about 2 to 4 hours by himself. I have Kong's and toys and even a shirt I don't ware anymore. It help a little. What I don't understand is at night time I put him in his crate and he doesn't have a fit he sleep fine till around 4am then barks a little cuz he has to go potty. I take him out he goes right back to his crate and fall asleep.
Well that's because he is still a pup his bladder/bowels are still quite small so can't hold as much as a 'Adult' dog it will get easier I promise As I had a pup 8 years ago (see Avatar!) it was nightmare at first!!!!
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