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    During the 6-7 hours of schooltime, I'll be leaving both my 8 week old male Japanese Spitz puppies in a crate. And since they're puppies, they'll be needing to go to the toilet almost every 1 and a half hours? (so i hear) Will they poo/pee inside the crate while I'm off at school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSpuppy View Post
    During the 6-7 hours of schooltime, I'll be leaving both my 8 week old male Japanese Spitz puppies in a crate. And since they're puppies, they'll be needing to go to the toilet almost every 1 and a half hours? (so i hear) Will they poo/pee inside the crate while I'm off at school?
    Yep. Count on it.

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    puppies crated for 7 hours

    I know a lot of people do it, but i am not keen on long hours of crating. Even when I crate train during potty training I get mine out every few hours....makes for very sleepless nights, but it worked for them not making any mistakes
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    For eight hours they will for sure.
    Then they are stuck in there with it. They might either end up rolling in it or even eating it.
    I'd be trying to get at least a day or 2 off school.
    I had the first week off and it was the best move i made. Its been about 2 or 3 weeks now and even then i get a neighbour to come over and play with him for a bit just to break up the day a bit.

    Have you thought about making a run/pen typr setup. It would be a better option i reckon. Somthing like this and leave the crate for night times maybe.36" x 8 Dog Pen Pet ENCLOSURE Puppy / Rabbit Run Play | eBay


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    Like what you have been told already I am with them.
    And I think that you will find that because it is their bed they really will dislike messing in their bed area. As dogs like to do this away from their bedding area.
    But you have no choice in it so I am sure they will work it out as will the pups.

    Now just a little insight to soiling in their bedding area.
    Each night which is 10.30 to 11.30pm, Murphy is placed in his create and let out at around 7 to 8 am.
    He has soiled in it twice and both times he has told us but we didn't understand. The first was when he had a gut full of mandarines that had fallen on our side of the fence.
    During the night Murphy gave a few little barks. Not loud but enough for us to hear him. Well Should I say the boss could hear him.
    Thge next was when he was given a pain relief tablet for his leg. We were told he may go off his food or, and could be sick. Murphy once more gave those little sharp barks but we never listened to him.
    Both times he has soiled his bedding and I know he didn't like it as he tried to dig it up in an effort on to soil it. But he did.
    Then there was last night I took him out a 11pm he piddled then I bought him in. But he didn't want to, as he went back off the veranda and on to the lawn. I called him and he came in with me.
    I thought long and hard about what he had just done as it was so out of character.
    I usually sleep heavily and don't hear a thing. But I think I knew that what he had done was not right.
    Then at 2.30ish am there was 3 short little japps and I knew this was him telling us.
    I got up and let him out. Right to the lawn he went and crapped on the lawn then he came racing back up onto the veranda. And he was so pleased with himself. I opened the door and went in and I told him bed and he just raced off infront of me back to his bed. So these things do work and if you listen, they will teach you.
    Sorry about this being so long but it is a valuable lesson, well for us it was.

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    I don't know if you have your new little bundle of joy yet, and it has been a while since I had a puppy but I do agree with what is being said here.
    If you can't take any time off school, is there any way any of your family members can come back during the day in intervals to check on the pup?
    I wouldn't be leaving him for 7 hours straight especially his first week with you. I know it's hard because you're in school... but I will be using up my 4 weeks leave when I welcome my bundle of joy next year.
    Is there anyway to prolong getting the pup until maybe school holidays? Where you have a good amount of time off to dedicate to the pup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    puppies crated for 7 hours

    I know a lot of people do it, but i am not keen on long hours of crating. Even when I crate train during potty training I get mine out every few hours....makes for very sleepless nights, but it worked for them not making any mistakes
    I'm agreeing with newfsie: Its not fare on them being crated for hours on end.

    But, like they also said; When my dogs were pups I used the crate at night only and we wake up very few hours to take them to the toilet. As soon as the sun was up, they were out and about.

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    Im with crating for 7hrs being too long for a pup or dog.
    Can i ask why you crate for 7hrs? Is your garden not pup escape proof?
    Is it possible to put crate outside for a bit of a view of the world at least?

    Ive used a crate with this pup. Have never used one before, wont be using one again either.
    What is handy, is that i "can" crate her if i wish. That's about the only positive from our crating experience.

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    Instead of putting them in a small crate together purchase a puppy play pen, set it up so that the ends of the pen meet with the front wall of the crate so they can still go in and out of their crate as a bed but have room to play/move around in the play pen. Then you can set up something for them to toilet on. Ie: Buy a kitty litter tray, put some dirt in it then put some turf on top, whala you have somewhere for the pups to toilet whilst they are inside all day.

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    Way Too long to be leaving two puppies so young in a crate!! It borderlines on cruelty to be honest.

    They crap, pee, walk in their own crap, sleep in it, eat it, vomit in it etc

    What K & P said It a great Option, set up a high fenced Puppy play pen around it so they have their sleeping quaters and where they can play.

    You can leave it in the bathroom if you dont have a back yard so that they dont dirty your carpets.
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