I was wondering how long you guys crate trained your puppies for?
Zulu is normally has free roam of the entire house when we get home from work, around 5pm and I put him in his crate when we go to bed, around 10:30pm.
During this time, we don’t have him in his crate, but rather take him outside for toilet breaks, around 6pm, 8pm, and just before bedtime (around 10:30pm). Every time he goes to the toilet, we reward and praise him.
We have been doing this routine for about a week, and in this time, he only made one wee inside. When it did happen, I told him in stern voice, “NO Zulu!”, and I then put him outside for 15mins. I then got the puppy dog eyes through the glass sliding door window. He has not made a wee inside every since
Now that he has this routine is it still necessary to crate him every hour?