Is 9 months too old to begin crate training a lab?
November 4, 2011 7:19 AM Subscribe
My wife and I recently adopted a 9 month old black lab who has not been crated at all. He does fine in the crate at night (just a little whining before he nods off), but when I put him in the crate in the AM, he doesn't like it.
The family who had him before did not crate him, and said he was fine. He's a good boy, and I think he'd be ok left in the main room. Should we keep trying to get him to take to his crate when we leave? Or is that a wasted effort and we should we begin uncrating him during the day.
Plenty of exercise - early morning walk, 45 min in the dog park in the morning, lunch walk, happy hour walk, 30 min evening dog park, "final pee" walk.
Doing all the recommended crate stuff - putting snacks in there, not making a big deal about leaving, etc..