~1 year old Labradoodle name of Twist. Good boy. Crate trained up to this point, house trained so long as we lock him in his crate overnight. Which is the issue. I'd like to start weaning him off of the crate. He seems ready, he has no trouble holding it all night in the crate and it's not like he's rushing for the door in the morning; he'll happily romp around the house while we're getting breakfast etc together. But when I've tried leaving the crate door open overnight he, well, chooses not to wait until morning. Looking for strategies to let him know that that's not okay. [more inside]
What should I do with my puppy when he's not sleeping or playing with me? [more inside]
I'm getting a new puppy next week and need some suggestions about crate training. All the overly-long special snowflake details are inside. [more inside]
I just took my ~13 week old pit bull puppy to get spayed. The post-operative say to keep her indoors for 7-10 days . Right now, she's outside during the day with our other dog, and she's crated at night only. Can I expect this to go smoothly? [more inside]
Housebreaking is going great...except my puppy keeps peeing in her crate! Help! [more inside]
After 4 months of living with me, my puppy's barking in the kennel issues haven't improved much. I am looking for suggestions for things I haven't tried that might make him quiet down. [more inside]
My year-old shepherd puppy took well to crate training...but I'd eventually like to not have to use it any more. What is your experience? Were you able to transition to not using the crate, and how? [more inside]
A new puppy in the house. Where should she stay when I am at work? I've been told a crate, but then some people said crating is only when you're home.