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How long did it take you to kennel train
So stressful because my dad is NOT happy with the kennel training process or her nightly crying, despite how much we try to explain she is a baby, needs to be taken out at night and this may make her cry, etc. If it was just me and my mom and siblings it’d be no big deal. Everyone is understanding except him.....😞😞
She was quiet for like 2 nights and has started crying again. Once TV is off and all noise is gone she stops crying after about 10 minutes. What I was doing initially was setting my alarm to go off every 3 hours to take her out. However, I noticed I just seemed to be waking her up each time and disrupting peaceful, quiet sleep. These nights were very noisy and long. It’s such a taxing process with her, some nights this week she’s slept perfectly all through the night, but most nights she cries sporadically at some point. We do our best to tire her out before bed and make sure she goes potty. We’ve put all kinds of comfy things in there like a towel and a blanket, we’ve put cuddly toys in there, a bone to chew on, everything. Her kennel is in the laundry room. I did not start with it in my room because we did that with our last dog & it was a disaster, she cried at me all night long every night because she wanted to be in bed with me, and when we moved her kennel out she was scared because she couldn’t see me anymore. It took soooo long to kennel train her.
My other question aside from how long does it take for them to finally settle down at night is if she is crying at night, do I take her out then, or wait until she’s quiet? I don’t want to support her crying, but I also don’t want her to have an accident in her kennel! Ahh!!