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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

Starting to doubt my dog will ever be potty trained

I must be doing something wrong, because I can't seem to house train my 4 month old puppy. [more inside]
posted by long haired child on Mar 7, 2014 - 21 answers

Puppy Potty Training App

Husband has android phone and I have an iphone. We have a new puppy. We need an APP that will let us sync between us a log of when our pup goes potty (and other puppy things if available) since he leaves for work at 3 and crates our pup, and I come home at 5 and take over for our pup. I cant find it, but there has got to be an app that will easily let us track all things puppy related and share it between the two of us. Maybe not even an app made for dogs? Thanks!
posted by long haired child on Jan 17, 2014 - 8 answers

When can a puppies be allowed free reign of the house?

My partner and I are getting a puppy mid January. Questions about house breaking and crate training. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Nov 8, 2013 - 10 answers

Getting a puppy comfortable with a leash

My 3 month old shelter puppy seriously dislikes everything to do with his leash. This makes getting him out of the house....frustrating, and carrying him out the door will be ridiculous when he is 70 pounds. What am I doing wrong/not trying? [more inside]
posted by BlerpityBloop on Aug 10, 2013 - 20 answers

Barky humpy puppy is making me a little crazy!

My puppy barks at me if he has too much energy, but he's been so humpy at the dog park that we can't stay long enough for him to burn it all off. Please help by recommending some training we could use! [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes on Mar 24, 2013 - 17 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

Snooze, cuddle, snuggle, ATTACK!!!

What advice do you have for raising a happy, healthy and sane Australian Cattle Dog? We just adopted an 5 & 1/2 month old ACD/mixed breed puppy from a shelter and for the most part, she is a dream come true. She does have many of the less-pleasant but totally normal puppy behaviors like mouthing/biting when playing. We were told that she is a little socially delayed because she had diarrhea when she was transfered in from a high-kill shelter a few weeks ago. Treating the diarrhea threw off her vaccination & spay schedule, so she hasn't had much of a chance to socialize with other dogs and people until now. [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Dec 1, 2012 - 18 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

Take a bite out of biting

Our 11-month old Black Lab is very badly behaved. Please suggest ways that we can deal with out-of-control biting and other bad habits. [more inside]
posted by jschu on Nov 4, 2011 - 33 answers

feisty bundle of teeth

I have a new chihuahua puppy who is a bit too aggressive and not sure how to train it out of him. Details inside, advice needed. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Dog training that doesn't involve pain.

I'm adopting a Border Collie puppy in two months. I want to take a different approach to training this time - no hitting or swatting. What books and other resources can I get now to teach myself the proper way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Sep 13, 2011 - 24 answers

Walking is supposed to be fun...!

Help me curb this frustrating puppy behaviour! [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Sep 12, 2011 - 24 answers

Why yes, he would like some cheese with that whine.

Puppyfilter: 9 month old lab. Will this habitual whining get better with age? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Apr 4, 2011 - 28 answers

Help us get from yappy to happy

We just adopted an adult Jack Russell mix last Friday. She's amazingly calm and quiet... until we leave for work. That's when the barking starts. Help us brainstorm a solution to keep everyone -- pup, us, neighbors -- happy. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Sep 1, 2010 - 27 answers

My overactive puppy is voracious and undiscerning!

My 13-week-old puppy eats everything, and a lot of it. How can I teach him some taste discrimination? How can I figure out how much to feed him? [more inside]
posted by mondaygreens on May 29, 2010 - 14 answers

How to discourage my puppy from biting?

How do I discourage my new puppy from biting? [more inside]
posted by LittleKnitting on May 12, 2010 - 16 answers

Puppy biting?

How to stop puppy biting? [more inside]
posted by jca on Feb 22, 2010 - 21 answers

The puppy is the boss

Made a lot of mistakes with the puppy, and now he acts dominant and jealous. What can I do to correct the problems? [more inside]
posted by Danila on Jan 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Puppy and Baby?

Puppy and Baby? [more inside]
posted by brevator on Oct 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Are my dogs getting along?

I just got a new puppy, a goldendoodle who is now nine weeks old and kind of strong-willed. I also have a submissive dachshund who is more than 10 years old. They've been living together for about two weeks, and I'm wondering if the little one is bullying the older dog. How can I tell, and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by curiouskitty on Aug 6, 2009 - 11 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

Puppy training 101.

Advice needed on a new boxer puppy--best training book and suggestions for training treats especially. [more inside]
posted by Mavri on Jun 30, 2008 - 22 answers

How can I get my 2 new puppy chihuahuas to stop running under the sofa?

How can I get my 2 new puppy chihuahuas to stop running under the sofa? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jun 13, 2008 - 20 answers

Our dogs Barker is broken, how do we potty train?

Potty training for a dog who doesn't bark? [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Apr 14, 2008 - 13 answers

What can my dog chew on?

Chewfilter: My dog, a year-old or so terrier mix, loves to chew rawhide bones. Seriously LOVES to chew them. But she goes through them fast enough that I worry about it. What can I get her instead? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Jan 7, 2008 - 29 answers

My puppy is needy.

My puppy is needy. She whines if she can't be physically in contact with me, what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by cschneid on May 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria.

OK, so no human sacrifice, but a new puppy in an apartment already containing a cat - advice for training the puppy and dealing with the cat? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Dec 5, 2006 - 6 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

How To Handle A Puppy and Older Dog?

Our 6 month old golden retriever is a lovely girl, smart, active and generally pretty obedient. But, her one difficult behavior is intense dominance wrestling with our 14 year old lab. Nobody gets hurt, but Doc, the 14 year old, clearly gets fed-up and Daisy, the baby, seems to find it irresistible. She puts her mouth on his ears, neck, feet - not biting, but annoying. I want her to stop, so that we can all be together without having to separate them. When we're out walking or running them, or when Daisy is in a calm mood, they're great together. On the other side of the equation, Doc, who usually couldn't care less about toys, will take one or two and just lie there with them in his mouth or between his paws and it drives Daisy crazy! I'm sure these are natural dominance games, but I want to be able to control them better. Any ideas? Will all this tend to stop as she grows up?
posted by madstop1 on Sep 25, 2006 - 7 answers

How to train an abused dog, and how to deal with owners who don't want to.

PuppyFilter: A friend of my Mother's needs advice on how to train and deal with an abused puppy, and also her son & son's girlfriend whom the dog actually belongs to. [more inside]
posted by Meredith on Feb 21, 2006 - 16 answers

Can you help me get my beagle puppy to poo for me?

Can you help me get my beagle puppy to poo for me? [more inside]
posted by UncleHornHead on May 13, 2005 - 16 answers

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