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At wit's end with a new puppy. Please help.

A couple nights ago, we brought home a spunky nine-week-old Pointer/Lab mix from The North Shore Animal League. We did this after the sudden passing of our beloved Westie, who died at 13 from rapidly progressing cancer. I don't know. Maybe we did this too quickly. Maybe we weren't ready for the CONSTANT chewing, peeing, biting and jumping. But the fact is he's here. The animal lover in me is telling me that his behavior isn't his fault, and bringing him back to the shelter is an absolute LAST resort, bordering on impossible, for my family and I. But we don't know how much more we can take. Help? WOT inside, sorry. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Dec 15, 2015 - 52 answers

How to un-crate-train a puppy

~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]
posted by ook on Mar 21, 2014 - 23 answers

Puppy in the office!

What should I do with my puppy when he's not sleeping or playing with me? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Mar 3, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me figure out crate training for my new puppy.

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]
posted by Bango Skank on Dec 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Am I Going to Break My Puppy?

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]
posted by duckus on Sep 30, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I get my puppy to stop peeing in her crate?

Housebreaking is going great...except my puppy keeps peeing in her crate! Help! [more inside]
posted by MsChanandlerBong on Feb 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Shh puppy, shh.....

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]
posted by mjcon on Dec 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Talk to me about crate training...

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]
posted by sLevi on Oct 4, 2006 - 14 answers

Crate training?

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.
posted by benjh on Oct 5, 2004 - 16 answers

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