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Crate Training - Stressing out
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.