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Crate Training - Stressing out

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SO I finally got my puppy on the 23rd (8 weeks old). Getting her right over the holidays has been stressful but we've stuck through and she's slept a ton and played/loved a few new people in the process.

She's using the potty patch to relieve herself and she's slowly starting to eat all her meals (twice a day) as it works with my schedule. I've been trying to crate train her and at night I get up about twice to take her downstairs to the potty patch (middle of the night and then in the morning) but there's a huge problem right now.

I dont know if it's just me overreacting but if she's in the crate sleeping for about an hour during the day and she happens to wake up without me in the room. She'll whine and attempt to bark for as long as it takes me to react. I've attempted my best to not go in while she's whining but unfortunately she doesn't let down on the whining. She actually takes it one step further and throws up her whole meal outside of the cage. Now, when I do put her in the crate, she's already relieved herself, she's had ate a few hours before and she's had a ton of exercise and her tiredness put her to sleep in the crate on her own.

Am I doing something wrong here? I have to be back at work next week and I need to get her crate trained from 10 - 2.

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I'll leave it to the experts here to give you better ideas, but I just wanted you to know I sympathize with you . . . There are ways of training a dog to love going into and being in his/her crate. Maybe you could look into them. You could also help her get used to you being there one minute and gone the next and knowing that you will return. This breed is prone to separation anxiety. We made a point of ignoring Shama for 10-15 minutes before leaving nonchalantly and then ignoring her for 10-15 minutes upon return home then greeting her casually as well. Your puppy definitely needs to learn that throwing a fit will get zero response from you whereas being quiet will get her TONS of positive attention. Maybe the others here will address the fact that your puppy is on the young side of leaving her mother . . . Good luck!

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She came to you very young so it may take her a bit longer to settle in. My Molly used to stand up and "scream" when she was first put in her crate during the day. It didn't take her long to settle down when she realized she was not getting any attention by doing so. Four hours is too long to leave a puppy that young in a crate. Since she is using a potty patch I would recommend setting her up in an expen so she has access to her crate, toys, food, water and potty area. This would also help you with having to get up with her during the night. It may eliminate the fussing with being crated during the day also. If you don't have room for a pen you can use a baby gate to confine in a hallway or small room in the house. If this doesn't seem like something you can do when you are working you might consider a dog walker to come in and give her a break. Good luck!



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She came to you very young so it may take her a bit longer to settle in. My Molly used to stand up and "scream" when she was first put in her crate during the day. It didn't take her long to settle down when she realized she was not getting any attention by doing so. Four hours is too long to leave a puppy that young in a crate. Since she is using a potty patch I would recommend setting her up in an expen so she has access to her crate, toys, food, water and potty area. This would also help you with having to get up with her during the night. It may eliminate the fussing with being crated during the day also. If you don't have room for a pen you can use a baby gate to confine in a hallway or small room in the house. If this doesn't seem like something you can do when you are working you might consider a dog walker to come in and give her a break. Good luck!
You're absolutely right. I have a washroom that I'm going to block off with a baby gate. The previous owners had done the same thing with their maltese. I now understand why. Thank you for the idea / information!

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Sorry I didn't think to recommend an ex pen. Shama has a 2x6-foot Pupperton ex pen. It's nice for a dog to have some options besides being in his/crate. Good luck!

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My 13 wk havanese loves his expen. We have a soft bed, pee pad, water bottle dispenser and his toys in it. We put Leo in there when we can't watch him carefully. We just use the crate for bedtime only. He's not fond of the crate and will whimper to get out for about 10-15 minutes but then settles in.
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