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New Puppy hates crate?
Hello - I am new the forums as we just received our new little bundle of joy - Bentley. He arrived Wednesday evening and I read the "BEFORE you get a Puppy" book - so I was ready to "train him right". lol We have a 9 year old lab, Molly, that my husband crate trained and took to training when she was a puppy and I can say she is THE BEST dog! I loved this little man before he ever arrived and want him to be a "good dog" too. BUT - I may have blocked this from training Molly, but I have never heard a puppy screech, howl and cry so much when you put him in the crate? Is this normal? He also has NO interest in the Kong or chew toys we have put in his crate. I know my concerns may be premature as we have not even had him 48 hours, but you hear a baby "cry" you think something is wrong.
So....help? lol Tell me he is fine and he will "figure it out" soon enough? How long do you normally have to do the confinement phase - where I take him out hourly to do his business and play a little. A few weeks? Our other dogs have always loved their crates...so just checking.
So excited to have this forum as a resource. Thank you in advance!
Merry Christmas! I received the best gift!! I told my husband I wanted a Havanese puppy or to adopt a baby - he jumped at the puppy option! lol
ps - How can I add picture? I see insert image, but it asks for a URL. Thanks - still learning...
Last edited by Jonl; 12-23-2011 at 02:25 PM.