Crate Training your pup.

Limit crate time by having your pup on a leash near you when you're home monitoring them until they are fully potty trained before letting them free roam your home or apartment.

  • Crate should be large enough for your puppy or dog to stand, turn around, and lie down but NOT big enough for them to use a corner for a potty. (Adjustable crates are the best choice for growing pups.)
  • Take your puppy to their potty spot first thing in the morning and then once every 30 minutes to an hour until they're able to consistently hold it a bit longer. Also, always take them after meals or when they wake from a nap. Make sure they go do their business last thing at night.
  • Immediately after they've gone, praise them and give them a treat, or reward them by taking them for their walk or having some playtime.

Your puppy or dog should NOT spend most of their time in the crate! Dogs who are crated all night and all day don't get enough exercise or human interaction to be healthy. They may get depressed or anxious and act out because they feel frustrated. A dog's crate should feel like their safe space. When you're home to supervise them, leave the door open so they can go in and out freely! 

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