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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    DA...I didn't say you were assuming anything.

    I don't understand why you would lock a tiny puppy in a crate either! Sure...getting them used to it by having the door open, but not locking them in there...no!

    Anne...you need to study how crate training is supposed to be done...and it ain't with locking them in there an hour here and an hour there...no wonder puppy is soiling the crate.
    Ya ding - I didn't mean you!
    So you wouldn't lock them in the crate either? Didn't think so. Yeah, if they were in the car going to the vet or something, but not at home.

    I'm floating in the wilderness here, as I just can't seem to get my head around what the OP is doing and why? Elaboration would be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Ya ding - I didn't mean you!
    So you wouldn't lock them in the crate either? Didn't think so. Yeah, if they were in the car going to the vet or something, but not at home.

    I'm floating in the wilderness here, as I just can't seem to get my head around what the OP is doing and why? Elaboration would be helpful.
    **** no...I wouldn't lock a tiny puppy in a crate...why would I? UNLESS we were at a show and it was necessary or in the car for safety!

    I don't quite get it either...I guess we have to wait until OP elightens us.

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    To be honest, I've never used an actual crate so I can't comment too much because I wouldn't really know

    However, I can say what we did with ours when they were babies at night (I say babies because they still are pups - almost 6mths now). We had them sleep in a large storage container beside our bed. The container was big enough for them to be comfortable, small enough so there was no room for accidents, and tall enough that they couldn't get out of it. That way we were always woken up when they tried to get out to go to the toilet. We get up, take them to their proper toilet for wees, and take them straight back to bed. Sure, it meant less sleep for us, but I didn't mind! (it's amazing how quickly you adjust to less sleep!) By about 14 - 16 weeks they were sleeping through the night. I know a lot of people prefer to have their dogs sleep in the laundry or kitchen or whatever, but everyone's different and this is what worked for us.

    Anne, if you need your pup out of the way "here and there" throughout the day, perhaps you should buy a puppy playpen. They're very useful and they're big enough that your pup can walk around, have a blanket, toys, and some newspaper/puppy pads and stays nice and safe. Ours comes in handy for all sorts of things, like when we moved house and also last night when they came home from the vet after being desexed and needed to be separated so Charlie wouldn't accidentally hurt Bella.

    Maybe you should find some good books or instructional videos on the net about crate training. Also, puppy school is a good idea, you'll get helpful advice, basic training and socializing - I have a maltese x shih tzu, and she definitely benefited from socializing at school, because she's so little and was intimidated by other dogs (everyone else was waaay bigger than her!)

    As I said before, everyone's different and what worked for me may not work for someone else, but it's always good to hear different opinions.

    Good luck!

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