Hi All ! Molly, 9 weeks today moved in with us a week ago, and we love her. She is our first dog, and I have done a lot of research on the breed and development and milestones, physically and mentally, and found out that I want to cratetrain her. But persistence is not my middle name, so when I saw that she had quite a good bladder capacity for her age, and really would rather play and cuddle with her than have her in her crate for most of the time, I didn't stick to my schedule.
But as of today we are cratetraining again AND sticking to it . BUT she cries a lot when we crate her, and that upsets me to the limit of my resilience.
I have a few Q s:
She has not yet figured out to move a stuffed KONG around, to get the kibble out so I throw some kibble Into her crate as well to make sure she has something to eat. Is that counterproductive with respect to her figuring out how to manage the kong ?
How do I make sure that she has enough to drink , when she is finished pottying she is much to agitated to drink even if put her by the waterbowl. She has a little bowl attached to the crate door.
This past week, she' s only done NO 2 3 times/day, so if she is taken to potty every hour that means that she will have to be crated for a half hour a lot of times as only NO 2 elicits playtime and cuddles and socialisation in general with people.
Thank you for any input about this, I know I owe you photos but havent found out how to upload yet
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