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    Today Murphy found out that he could jump up onto our bed.
    I know this sounds easy but our bed is a lot higher than normal beds.
    So this is a real big jump by him.
    So now the cat has no hiding place.

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    Everyone cops it in my house hold lol, Oskar not so much as he is still just a bub, but my daughters (4 and 6) have to remember to keep their bedroom door shut, and to keep their toys off the ground other wise Oskar will grab and chew them, and my BF cops it because he stirs Oskar up and then he (Oskar) is rough with everyone else and it is up to mum to settle him down lol. I talk to Oskar like i do my children lol, it's easy to forget he is a dog lol.

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    Well last night as it is now the most stupid of times. (Daylight Saving)
    Murphy ws put to bed at an earlier time but to us we know it was this time but dogs don't.
    So I was in bed and Murphy kept doing these little yaps to be let out.
    So I took him out not once but 3 times and everytime he came up with this yap to be let out. So I got up once more and I let out.
    And this is where he stayed all night. It is what he wanted so it now is on his shoulders. I will try tonight to get him in the create but if it fails then outside he will be from now on.
    Not happy about it, but I'm not getting up every couple of minutes to let him out.

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    There is no problem with him being outside is there?

    Mine choose where they want to sleep.
    Now that they are inside again (2 months since Jodi's patella op) and Jessie added to
    The mix some stay in, others may be out chewing a bone when I want to go to bed so there they stay. I open the door, ask in or out and if they stay there chewing then that is the answer. Mostly though they abandon the bone and come in.

    It is no great hardship for them being out there, a snug kennel, water, access to the dog yard with the beds in the shed.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    Well last night as it is now the most stupid of times. (Daylight Saving)
    Murphy ws put to bed at an earlier time but to us we know it was this time but dogs don't.
    So I was in bed and Murphy kept doing these little yaps to be let out.
    So I took him out not once but 3 times and everytime he came up with this yap to be let out. So I got up once more and I let out.
    And this is where he stayed all night. It is what he wanted so it now is on his shoulders. I will try tonight to get him in the create but if it fails then outside he will be from now on.
    Not happy about it, but I'm not getting up every couple of minutes to let him out.
    I would urge you to do some research on crate training because it doesn't sound like you are doing it right (no offense intended), but dogs need to learn to LOVE their crate, you cannot just put a dog in a crate one day shut the door and expect all to be well and good. It takes time to crate train a dog.

    On top of that Murphy is barking/yapping and you are responding to his yaps and rewarding them, so of course he is going to continue to bark/yap.
    You are setting him up to fail at the moment.


    ETA -
    Introducing the Crate to Your Puppy

    In order that your puppy associate his/her kennel crate with comfort, security and enjoyment, please follow these guidelines:




    Occasionally throughout the day, drop small pieces of kibble or dog biscuits in the crate. While investigating his new crate, the pup will discover edible treasures, thereby reinforcing his positive associations with the crate. You may also feed him in the crate to create the same effect. If the dog hesitates, it often works to feed him in front of the crate, then right inside the doorway and then, finally, in the back of the crate.


    In the beginning, praise and pet your pup when he enters. Do not try to push, pull or force the puppy into the crate. At this early stage of introduction only inducive methods are suggested. Overnight exception: You may need to place your pup in his crate and shut the door upon retiring. (In most cases, the crate should be placed next to your bed overnight. If this is not possible, the crate can be placed in the kitchen, bathroom or living room.)


    You may also play this enjoyable and educational game with your pup or dog: without alerting your puppy, drop a small dog biscuit into the crate. Then call your puppy and say to him, "Where's the biscuit? It's in your room." Using only a friendly, encouraging voice, direct your pup toward his crate. When the puppy discovers the treat, give enthusiastic praise. The biscuit will automatically serve as a primary reward. Your pup should be free to leave its crate at all times during this game. Later on, your puppy's toy or ball can be substituted for the treat.


    It is advisable first to crate your pup for short periods of time while you are home with him. In fact, crate training is best accomplished while you are in the room with your dog. Getting him used to your absence from the room in which he is crated is a good first step. This prevents an association being made with the crate and your leaving him/her alone.

    Taken from http://www.inch.com/~dogs/cratetraining.html
    Last edited by Keira & Phoenix; 10-04-2011 at 01:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post

    On top of that Murphy is barking/yapping and you are responding to his yaps and rewarding them, so of course he is going to continue to bark/yap.
    You are setting him up to fail at the moment American Dog Trainers Network -- How To Successfully Crate Train Your Puppy
    Murphy has been in his create since day one of us having him so I think this is so way off the mark. And he only has ever yapped when he needed something.
    And you call this setting him up to fail. I can't believe you have said that.
    When he has yapped before he has don't it for a reason. Once was when he was crook from painkillers and the other was from too much citrus and it played up on his belly. The last time was cause he needed to go to the toilet. And as soon as he was outside the went and done his buisness.
    So I fail to see how we are setting him up to fail.
    And last night he needed to got to the toilet and did plus he was too hot.
    If this is what you want to call setting him up to fail the we have failed. But this will be only in your books, as we know we done the right thing.

    So Murphy is well and truely over the need for create training as he has spent every other night in it all night. And after his last piddle before bed we take him out. He does what he has to and is back inside the door is shut and the words bed is said and of he goes most of the time running to his bed (create).
    So this to me is another point that you are way off on.

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