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  1. cheerKT

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    Now accepting any and all crate training tips. I've read lots on the internet and from close friends, I would like to hear specific things that have worked for you. I got a new pup on Sunday and am currently crate training him in an apartment (so, close neighbors). I work 8 hours a day but go home to visit/play every day at lunch.

    I have him in the crate at night until he is housebroken. I would like him in the bed with me eventually, but I need him 1. not peeing everywhere 2. a little bigger first and 3. less likely fall off the bed. He's pretty small right now. I have the crate in my room with a blanket over the sides, a couple toys and one of my teeshirts for smell. He seems to do ok in it when he is tired, but when he wakes up and realizes he's alone he whines. (I think he was sleeping in the crate with his mom prior to coming to live with me.)


    Any tips and tricks for crate training or house breaking that worked for you would be great!
     
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    You need to post a picture of Frank!
    He's probably going to whine for several nights (sorry!). We have our pup crated downstairs so we only heard him a little when he first came home, within about a week he was quiet from the minute he goes in his crate until we take him out. Do you have a fan or white noise machine that can help drown out noise (his whining and anything that could wake him up)? Also, I never got up with him during the night - I have a large crate with his blanket on one side and a pad on the other. It really wasn't long before he made it through the night without using the pads. I got up with my terrier and she still gets up during the night 11 years later, so I didn't want this pup to get in to the same habit.
    I'm actually a terrible dog owner - they run my life, so I'm probably not the best person to give advice lol.
     
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    I sleep with a white noise maker so I've taken to turning it up a little for him at night too. I also Amazon Primed a loudly ticking clock as I've heard that helps. When he's actually tired he goes right to sleep so I don't think it will be long until he is quiet all night. The only reason I've taken him out it so he won't get loud and wake the neighbors (our walls are SUPER thin, like I can hear full conversations and what they are watching on TV.) I've started sitting beside him a little bit until he closes his eyes and then he usually lets me get up and hop into bed.

    We had him our living room and that's eventually where I would like him to be during the day, but it's hardwoods and his yelping was echoing and freaking him out more, causing him to get louder. I definitely don't want him having to go in the middle of the night forever either, since in an apartment that involves a leash, elevator and potentially having to be seen in public lol. Hopefully it's a short adjustment period. Going to get some tips from the vet on Friday as well.

    And for those wanting pics you can see him on my instagram here :) Katie Guenther (@ktguen) • Instagram photos and videos
     
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    He is adorable! I have 2 pups who are 13 months now, and I still crate them at night and when we go out because even though they are house trained for the most part, I find I sleep better when they’re crated. I’m lucky that they sleep great in it, and I didn’t have the whining issue because they always had each other.
     
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    We got a snuggle puppy for our pup! It’s a stuffed dog with a heartbeat on the inside. Our puppy still sleeps with it! We also have a dog walker and she walks him for almost 2 hours. He’s always tired at the end of the day because he had such a long walk mid day!
     
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    I unfortunately don't have any tips but omgggg he is so cute!! If he ever gets his own Instagram please drop a link ;) He would get all the likes lol
     
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    hahaha I considered making him one, but then I got jealous of all the likes he would get and decided to keep them for myself on my own page :shaka:

    I might make him one one day but feel free to follow mine! I'm sure he'll take over soon enough.
     
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    As she gets older (in a couple weeks time), leaving her in a crate all night and do your best to avoid whining. Its how we potty trained to be honest. Dogs don't want to sleep where they do their business. So they will learn quickly that they have to hold it until given the opportunity to go outside.
    To help, we lifted her water bowl & food at 8:00pm, and then took her out for a pee right before bed time. Hyper praise when she goes to the bathroom properly & be consistent with "go pee" or what ever command you choose to go to the bathroom. That way she knows that this is her opportunity otherwise it will be a long uncomfortable night.
     
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    Last night was our worst night yet of crate training. I think he is getting used to me responding to him as he gets louder, so I'm really going to have to nip that in the bud. I only get up to avoid him waking up my neighbor (again, thin walls) but tonight he may just have to be in the living room. Problem is, he echos a little in there due to hardwoods so you can kind of hear him in our hallways. Plus the echo freaks him out more. Hopefully a blanket over the crate can muffle that somewhat. BUT, it keeps me from having to quiet him down each time he riles up. Bonus: Maybe I'll get more than 4 hours of broken sleep tonight lol.

    Tonight and the foreseeable future I'll probably let him out once to go pee just because he's so young, but I'll definitely eliminate that going forward.
     
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    Can you put a thick blanket under the crate to help with the echo? Good luck!
     
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    Good idea! My separation anxiety is already kicking in about having him in another room but I think it's going to end up for the best.
     
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    Not sure if you're still crate training Frank. We had Haze whining for WEEKS and nothing stopped her. Bless the hound part of her for that.... She just eventually stopped, but we're in a house and that's totally different. Once she was going through the night and not peeing we just let her be free. She hasn't been kennelled at all in the last year. She just doesn't wreck things. We're incredibly lucky!

    For the peeing, we took away water about 2 hours before bed. We took her outside as often as we could and gave kibbles as treats ever time she peed. When we'd catch her inside starting (squatting, or doing the pacing thing she *still* does before she does any business) we scooped her up and put her outside, gave her command "do your business" and when she did, she got all the excitement, love, kibble and praise that we could muster. Shes now almost 2 and holds it forever. The other day it was 14 hours. The 10 I was at work plus 2 hours of lounging in the yard before remembering that she has a bladder. Shes also *huge* (105 lbs) which I think helps in the pee department.