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Puppy crate training

Puppies do not begin to develop bladder control until around 6 months old. It's not fully developed until around a year of age. What this means is that your puppy is not physically capable of ...
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7 Week Old Husky Puppy Cries In Crate

Not sure if you have tried this already .... But I've been through this too and it's not fun. So I hope this might help. Not an expert or anything on this but with my puppy, (German shepherd) one ...
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10 month old GSD going crazy in crate - how to stop this?

In addition to Omar's answer, you should make your "bad" dog work for simple, everyday things. There are several different forms of puzzle feeders available that offer different levels of ...
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7 Week Old Husky Puppy Cries In Crate

I think the puppy needs to go to it's crate on it's own and not by being forced to go there. The only solution is to make it feel like the crate is it's own house. Leave it's food plate and water ...
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Crate training a puppy: Should the cage be empty?

I agree with Layna, toilet training and crate training are 2 different things. A crate should be a sanctuary for your puppy, a place of safety, a place of her own where she/he can retreat safely, like ...
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Crate training a puppy: Should the cage be empty?

Two points should be made here. First: your puppy is not able to control it's bladder fully yet! No matter it it realises it will sit in pee or not, it will need to go. The general rule to follow is:...
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For an adult, housebroken dog, is it okay to not have a crate?

Dogs don't need a crate but it's OK to have one if you wish. Normally there are two reasons to have a crate for your dogs. One is to help you control your dog when you're not around for a longer ...
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For an adult, housebroken dog, is it okay to not have a crate?

No, crates aren't necessary. I had 4 different dogs while growing up at my parents house and we never owned a single crate. My personal dog that I have now has his own crate, and I love it for the ...
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Adult Golden Doodle needs to stay home alone for 10 hours on weekdays, having trouble with accidents

You're right, it really is just too long. Most healthy adult dogs can hold urine for about 8-9 hours maximum. And asking them to routinely go longer is inhumane. Crating him may work in the short term,...
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My dog goes crazy in a cage and destroys everything. HELP

What you have is a working breed, a dog bread historically for a job. These dogs tend to be highly active and have buckets of drive to work and play. Not to mention she is young too so she will be ...
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Adult "house trained" Dog Using Bathroom While In Crate

Try crating the dog at night, until she becomes comfortable with it. She is likely to be upset about it for a few days (or a couple of weeks). Once she stops being upset be being crated, the crate ...
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Dogs barking in their crate at 5:30 every morning

First of all, you will need to figure out why they are barking. Only then you can try working on the solution. Dogs bark for a number of reasons. It could be because of boredom, or they might be ...
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Crating puppy first night

This depends on various factors which is probably why the advice is conflicting. Factor 1: Is your puppy comfortable being in the crate open/closed? Some puppies take easier to crate training than ...
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How to stop dogs from making noise?

Cut an old yoga mat to size of the floor of the crate, adding an additional inch on each side as to match the curve. Add strips of Velcro across the bottom width of the mat and the crate floor every 5 ...
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How to do an 8-hour road trip with a husky puppy?

This answer is part of Pet's Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. Pet crate or should I fold the seats and let her roam free ...
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Dogs increasingly becoming picky and going to the bathroom in crate

- Are my dogs doing this (peeing in their food and water bowls) to spite me? They have no medical problems as I have gotten them evaluated multiple times in the last 2 or 3 months. Dogs aren't ...
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How to house-train a dog with separation anxiety?

It sounds like you need to try a gradual process to getting him used to separation. His problem of peeing in his crate (if due to separation anxiety) will not go away by simply getting him used to the ...
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7 Week Old Husky Puppy Cries In Crate

Ah I remember these days... ;) Here are a few things that helped me a lot (in addition to J Hutchison's suggestions): If possible, place the crate next to your bed. If this isn't possible, bring ...
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7 Week Old Husky Puppy Cries In Crate

Huskies are one of the whinniest dogs we see (German shepherds are a close second). You absolutely cannot give him attention when he cries, this rewards the behavior. They are energetic dogs that need ...
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Appropriate dog crate size UK

Here is an excerpt from the RSPCA guidelines As a minimum your dog must be able to sit and stand at full height, turn around, stretch out and lie down in a natural position. Document downloadable ...
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10 month old GSD going crazy in crate - how to stop this?

I would be worried if a 10 months old GSD doesn't have plenty of energy. That being said, establishing routines, as well as repetition, is essential for training, but the most important thing is your ...
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15 month old moodle crate regression

Going to preface this by saying I'm not a professional dog trainer but I'll share the knowledge and experience I've learned over the years in hopes that it points you in the right direction. I have a ...
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Remedy an adult dog that was trained that it's okay to go to the bathroom inside

Negative reinforcement like crating your dog if he didn't pee actually makes lessons harder to learn. The dog has to understand the link between (missing) behavior and punishment and this link needs ...
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How to undo the mistakes I have done in potty training?

Toilet training is all about positive reinforcement. It sounds like your puppy has got the hang of using a specific place to toilet nice and quickly, which is great. What you need to do now is get him ...
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Dog restless at night in new crate

First, stop letting him into your bed if your long term goal isn't to have him sleep there every night. He will quickly learn that barking or fussing = getting to sleep in bed with you. Ideally you ...
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dog crates: okay to share?

Simple answer: If your dogs are properly socialized, just let them figure that out on their own. If it isn't a problem now, it shouldn't be one later on. If one prefers a specific place, it will try ...
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Crate training a puppy: Should the cage be empty?

To add to what the other answers are saying, I think you're misconstruing the idea of a long-term confinement area (over 4 hours is long-term) with a crate. In a long-term confinement area, you have a ...
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How to stop dogs from making noise?

Take a look at this place: k9ballistics.com/ This place advertises as having a chew proof bed. You could look into it and see if there is a guarantee. You can also look up ballistic or high denier ...
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