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Old 04-09-2009, 02:12 PM
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I agree with Doberluv's advice. I'd also add that feeding meals in the crate often helps dogs figure out that this is the place where the eat and sleep, and so they should not potty here.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:32 PM
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Oh yes! Feeding in the crate I forgot to mention. That's a good idea. It also makes them associate the crate with an okay time....along with a tasty treat each time he goes in, nice but safe, hard toys like a Nyla bone or Kong sometimes lined with peanut butter or some other yummy thing. (all toys should still be inspected frequently) Always a cheerful time, no punishment associated with it. In time, he should get so he likes his crate. She can toss a treat in for him or when she feeds meals, she can leave the door open so he can come and go. Coming and going freely might make him feel better about it.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Jadens_Slave View Post
Ah okay. So he cries thru thru the night then? When you said she was on the phone i figured she had him locked in there during the day
hehe, sorry if i was confusing..he pees on the floor when she is on the phone.

And thanks again guys! I'll pass this on to her as well. He also managed to grow like a foot taller in 2 days (no joke, haha!), so while his crate is way too big length-wise (she has a divider), it is suddenly to short for him to sit in w/out slouching. She is getting a new one today, so that should also make him like it better too!

Thanks Jessie!

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Old 06-25-2009, 12:21 AM
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Question I have same problem....any hope?

But with my Doberman, I was not careful enough and he wouldn't squat or do any of the indicative behaviors preceeding a pee. LOL. No circling, no sniffing, no looking around. He'd be walking across the living room, stop, just stand like he always stood and peed. It was awful. I should have taken him out even more often than I did.
I too need to take my boxer out more often I guess, he does exactly the same thing. No circling, sniffing or anything, just stop and pee or stand up and pee.
He also hates his crate. He cries and whines for hours. I take him out right before I put him in, give him a treat, an old tshirt, and toys. I've even taken to sleeping out here beside him cause the crate is too big for my bedroom,
this is getting ridiculuos though. My hubby thinks I've left him for a dog. The puppy is almost 10 weeks old, I've had him two weeks. He was in a smalller travel crate until I got the big one. He did the same thing in there. But I could put him right beside me on the floor by the couch. His big crate isn't quite that close.
I've never crate trained before. so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I've gotten some great ideas from the general posting area, but they also said to try here, where it's just for puppies. HELP?
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