Check out this great video for information on when to stop crate training, and to get answers to questions like is my dog ready to stop using the crate. Crate training can be hard work and crate training a puppy can be even harder. Learn some great tips on choosing the right puppy crate and how to make crate training a positive experience. Learn answers to questions like is my dog ready for sleeping with me, should I stop using a crate, when to leave my dog home alone, and can my dog stay home alone. The crate is an excellent tool to help with separation anxiety, and we can help you with crying in the crate. Learn when to get rid of the crate, what to do about barking in the crate through amazing puppy training and dog training with Michele Lennon and How To Train A Dream Dog. You can also get tips on crate training a puppy while at work, picking the right dog kennel, when you should introduce a dog bed and what to do about a stressed dog. Learn how puppy potty training can be helped if you crate train at night and when you can invite that puppy into bed with you.
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Thanks for watching! 🐶How old is your puppy? And how is crate training going?
Joey (now 10 month old Malchi) is still in his crate at night and when we’re out unable to supervise him. He gets into everything when we’re home !
Hi Michelle. Mackie will be 3 on the 13 the of May!! The crate is still in the kitchen…I really had no intention of removing it…Mackie still uses it on his own when he’s in the house!!!😊😊😊 Thank you for a great program!!
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We are so glad to hear Mackie is doing well and the crate is still a happy part of his life! Thanks for watching!
Gigi is our 18 months old goldendoodle and loves her crate. We started her with crate training from Day #1 at 7 weeks old. She does not mind napping or resting in it while we are home. Also, she enjoys being in her crate when we need to leave the house. She has a few toys and crate bed inside. Also, she enjoys listening to music for dogs on Alexa. 🐶💕
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Love this!! Gigi must be so content in there. It sounds like a lovely spot just for her.
I have a 6 month old golden named Ollie, we created him any time we could not keep an eye on him 100% of the time, at about 5 month we started giving him a little more freedom with naps outside the create but still sleeping overnight in the create. He is now just over 6 months and he is only created when we leave the house for an extended period of time, he is a velcro dog and he follows me everywhere I go and sleeps on the floor on my side of the bed at night . He is very schedule driven barks at exactly 7am, EVERY MORNING, to go potty and eat, his bed time is 11:30pm.
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Ollie sounds like a good boy! And it’s awesome he is safe and comfy in his crate when you are gone. Thanks for watching!
I got Cholo when he was 4 months old. I started crate training him the minute i got him. He took to his crate immediately and even slept comfortably without issues on the first few nights. I bought a bigger crate (because he doubled in size) two months after. He also took to this crate immediately. But i stopped using the crate when he was around 11 months old. he contracted kennel cough and bronchitis back then and had a hard time sleeping (he gets up and asks multiple times to be let out of his crate). He sleeps in my room btw. At first, i just kept the door open and placed a small mat next to the crate door for him to sleep on. But i noticed that he’s not sleeping in the crate anymore. So i got rid of his crate. I bought him a bigger dog bed, but unfortunately, he still loves his old bed and only occasionally sleeps on the new bed. 😅
Hi… our 2 littermate pugs love their crates. They just turned one and recently we began to let them sleep together (in the same crate ) at night with the door open. I have realized that they need more sleep than they are getting during the day so it’s going to be back in the crates…separately… during the day. Thanks! Love your videos.
My 10 month old pound puppy, Bentley, isn’t exactly in love with his crate but will sometimes go in on his own when he’s knows I’ve put something yummy in there – like his meals or a puppy Kong with natural, 2 ingredient peanut butter inside, which is his favorite crate toy. I work from home and his crate is in the same room with me, situated where he can see me and by a large window so he can watch what’s going on outside. I sometimes have to physically encourage him into his crate when he balks but I do try to still make it as positive of an experience as possible by lots of praise and reward him with his favorite treat. He will generally settle down and nap or play with a chew bone but when he lays there just staring at me, I know it’s time for a break. He’s good at “waiting” and not just charging out of the crate. He does sleep with me and we have a few challenges we’re working through there – like trying to steal my pillow and use it as a chew toy. I actually put it out of his reach when I’m not using it and give him some bedtime treat that takes awhile to chew so I have time to get settled before his nightly attempt to steal my side of the bed as well as my pillow.
I have a 5 month old Chihuahua/Schnauzer mix (we think—-he’s a foster adopt) he’s teensy tiny and we’ve only had him 2 weeks. He’s not loving the crate but we’re just getting started.
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Hi Michele, when I starting to study before having a dog, crate training was one of the most astonishing things (in France and Spain it is not usual). When Trasto (my 11 month-old westie) came home, I was completely convinced and thanks to your exercises, he was crate trained very fast (he only has two pees accidents because we didn’t interpreted well his signs and hasn’t destroyed anything until now).Today, Trasto has all his meals in the crate, and is put inside when we leave the house or when is needed (ex.: when the cleaning lady has to do her job without a playing puppy between her legs). The rest of the time Trasto is with us out of the crate. Ar night He sleeps in his bed by ours.
I would honestly not know what to do without a crate, my puppy is 12 weeks now and has been sleeping in his crate since 8 weeks, when we got him. He is a chihuahua so he is quite small and we used a carrier crate, I slept on the couch for the first two weeks and he slept on the side table next to me in his crate, he almost never cried. And from then on we just placed him in the spot we wanted him to sleep and now he goes in and out his den whenever he likes, but also when we need to vacuum or need to go away for a bit. It’s such a help!