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    Daisy is now 14 weeks and starting to get fed up with her crate, she has started barking in it during the day looking to get out, she gets loads of playtime with us but I need to crate her when the kids get out of school to do homeworks also to make meals and the usual stuff, she also barks at night and wakes us all up but I have been giving some advice in here to set an alarm and let her out to pee. So I got her some juicy treats today but not sure if I should give them to her in the crate so she associates it with treats or when she is spending time with us,

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    Default Re: Treats and crate

    How many hours per 24 hours in total does she spend in the crate? Sounds like quite a lot and she is not happy about it. How about getting a X-pen around it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harriett View Post
    Daisy is now 14 weeks and starting to get fed up with her crate, she has started barking in it during the day looking to get out, she gets loads of playtime with us but I need to crate her when the kids get out of school to do homeworks also to make meals and the usual stuff, she also barks at night and wakes us all up but I have been giving some advice in here to set an alarm and let her out to pee. So I got her some juicy treats today but not sure if I should give them to her in the crate so she associates it with treats or when she is spending time with us,

    what do you mean by juicy treats?
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    We start our day around 6am she goes back in at 8 until I get the kids to school then when I get back from the school run she is out most of the time with me until she gets tired and goes to the crate for an hour or 2 of sleep this is the way our routine is most of the day and night. She is more often out of the crate than in it

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    To get mine into the crate I have always given them a "high value" treat.
    We used to lock them up during dinner bc they would rough house and always interrupt dinner. (They are better now and have earned their way back to freedom during dinner- lol)
    Initially they would bark- but it's always a transition. They eventually got used to it.
    Now EVERYTIME we say "go to bed, they both go in with no issues and no longer bark.
    I read somewhere that in the beginning- reward them EVERYTIME they go into the crate. Bc of that I bought soft training treats and cut them in 1/4's. They will eventually start going in there bc they love it and u can cut back on the treats. Now, mine know they only get one when the gate closes. Patience and consistency, rewarded with positive behavior.



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    I got her some ham bones from the pet store, she has had 1 already and she has throughly enjoyed it as I think it has helped with her teething, I only let her have it for a while to see if she was ok with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corine Pesantes View Post
    To get mine into the crate I have always given them a "high value" treat.
    We used to lock them up during dinner bc they would rough house and always interrupt dinner. (They are better now and have earned their way back to freedom during dinner- lol)
    Initially they would bark- but it's always a transition. They eventually got used to it.
    Now EVERYTIME we say "go to bed, they both go in with no issues and no longer bark.
    I read somewhere that in the beginning- reward them EVERYTIME they go into the crate. Bc of that I bought soft training treats and cut them in 1/4's. They will eventually start going in there bc they love it and u can cut back on the treats. Now, mine know they only get one when the gate closes. Patience and consistency, rewarded with positive behavior.



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    what treats do you advise?.

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    I used the blue bites. They have different flavors. I would take about 5 or 10 out and cut them into 1/4's (they are going to be small- like pea sized) and put them in a ziplock bag and keep them close to the crate. Every Time they (I have litter mates - so I was doing this with 2!) went in their crate for whatever reason, I praised them and gave them a treat.




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    Thank you i will start doing that tomorrow, your dogs re beautiful by the way their colouring is very like Daisy's

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    @Corine Pesantes advice is exactly how I trained my pups to the crate. A treat when I put them in. When they were really small, as @RiiSi suggested, I had the pen surrounding the crate,when I had to leave, or for naptime. Don't give in to her when she barks. If you want to let her out,not when she is barking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harriett View Post
    I got her some ham bones from the pet store, she has had 1 already and she has throughly enjoyed it as I think it has helped with her teething, I only let her have it for a while to see if she was ok with it
    great .... we use marrow bones for special treats or crate time. For regular training (potty or commands) I just use their kibble or frozen green beans
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    Thanks again your advice it is very welcome. We are of to puppy classes on Wednesday night that I am looking forward to.

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