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    OK, so Dooley and I are Kennel training....... or I am trying and he is wanting no part of it. Its been 5 days now and he is starting to get horse. He does good at night but im next to him where he can see me and usually only whines for a minute or two before falling asleep. But during the day Im guessing he is in there yelping/barking/whining his little but off for hours at a time. Earlier at lunch he was trying to bark at a box the ups man dropped off and was having quite a hard time doing so and when he did it sounded as if his vocals were strained. Much like a human who is horse.

    Is this a bad thing? Is this pretty much normal behavior for an 8 week puppy who is being kennel trained? What advise do the experts have to make this transition easier for him? Ive tried socks and shirts (scent reasons), toys and a blanket over the kennel. All trying to make him more comfortable but Im thinking this isnt working. Or am I doing everything ok and he just needs more time to adjust?

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    Here is a link to a great resource I used with Jake. Crates were new to us..but this helped a lot. It's a free online dog magazine and has great topics! I hope it helps you!

    http://www.canismajor.com/dog/crate1.html

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    I always fed my dogs in their kennel- morning and night- and that seemed to make the kennel a more "pleasurable" place to be. The point is to use the kennel for their safe place- so just make sure not to use it for discipline.
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    I have not tried feeding him in there. I will have to do this this evening. He only goes in the Kennel when I go to work and at night to sleep. We have played in and around the kennel trying to show him its not a "bad" place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Here is a link to a great resource I used with Jake. Crates were new to us..but this helped a lot. It's a free online dog magazine and has great topics! I hope it helps you!

    http://www.canismajor.com/dog/crate1.html

    Hey Becky Ive read this and was trying to replicate the advise in this article. Just not having to much luck yet

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    Have you looked at any sort of pen setup vs using the crate during the day? That is what we do with Bacon, and have done since we got him. He has a daypen setup for during the day and then he sleeps in his crate at night.

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    We have a very, very large fully fenced in pen for Ruby during the day while I am at work and when it is sleep time in the only time she is in the travel crate. All other times she is out and we have the mop in the ready position just in case we aren't as quick and she is. She kn ows the cra te is for sleeping but in the morning as soon as sunshine lights up the window she is howling to get out of there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4WHLN View Post
    Hey Becky Ive read this and was trying to replicate the advise in this article. Just not having to much luck yet

    Oh..sorry if I already gave you that! It worked like a charm for jake...but as we know, they are each very "special". Maybe @Davidh has some advice!

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    I have found that some of our Bully Babes are more stubborn than others and it just plain takes them longer to accept things like being in a crate. Plus, if you give in to them once they will try, try, try again. Be firm and consistent. Dooley will accept being in his "house"!

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    -019-jpg-009-jpg when I had puppies, I would set up an area near the kitchen like this. Very convenient if you can do it. the fencing was very inexpensive and I bought it at petsmart, latched it onto the crates and it's perfect
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    He is proving to be real stubborn. Lol. That's fine if he is, I guess I was looking for some reassurance that I was going about this the right way. I may move his kennel into the living room and see if that helps him. I don't really have the space to make a pin type area for him.

    Thanks for the advice, and now pics for your viewing pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4WHLN View Post
    He is proving to be real stubborn. Lol. That's fine if he is, I guess I was looking for some reassurance that I was going about this the right way. I may move his kennel into the living room and see if that helps him. I don't really have the space to make a pin type area for him.

    Thanks for the advice, and now pics for your viewing pleasure.

    No Way....a stubborn bully! Just show him you are even more stubborn...it won't take him long..He's sooooo wonderful....

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