Many people often ask, “how can it be cruel to crate a puppy in the night?”. This is an excellent question and one that deserves some thoughtful answers. Firstly, you must understand that there are many good reasons to crate a puppy at night. One of the most common reasons is crate training, which has to do with teaching your puppy to behave properly when left alone in his crate. Here are some other reasons why you should consider crate puppy at night.
If you have a dog that suffers from separation anxiety, then you know just how difficult it can be to make a dog stop wondering about what is going on in his house while you are away at work or on vacation. Dogs will often whine, bark, and chew anything and everything they can get their hands on, so you need to establish a routine of leaving the house, letting the puppy know that the house is empty for the night, and letting him know that you will return before dark. The best way to do this is to crate a puppy at night as soon as you come home and begin taking him out every 15 minutes or so during the day. By doing this, you can establish a routine where your puppy knows that you will return before he is allowed to do whatever he is doing, and this in turn will help him sleep much better through the night.
Some people also question how long should a dog sleep in his crate. If you want to crate a puppy in the night for longer periods than is necessary, then you should be sure that the crate is fairly large and that you do not keep the puppy in the same place for an extended period of time. For example, if you want to crate the puppy in the night for three hours, you should keep the crate door open for three hours so that puppy can see the entire room and feel comfortable.
If the puppy sleeps in his crate during the day, you should not lock the crate door when you leave for the night. This is because if you lock the crate door while the puppy is sleeping in it, he may wake up and find himself stuck in his crate, which can be extremely dangerous. It can also be very difficult to get him out if he has somehow woken up and is stuck in his crate. Rather than do this, you should leave the crate door open while you are gone, and then when you come back, simply close the door again. This way, the puppy will not have a fear of going into his crate if you come back, and he will sleep much better at night.
When you bring the puppy home, you should not immediately place him in his crate. You should put the puppy in his crate and leave him alone for about five minutes. After this time has passed, you should take the puppy out of the crate, and if possible, give him a snack or some chew toys.
During the night time, the puppy should be left alone in his crate. If you must, you can put a few of your puppy’s toys inside the crate to keep him occupied while you are looking for the others. This is one of the simplest ways of crate training your dog.
One issue you might run into is puppies who have bladder problems. In order to prevent this from happening, you should purchase a “uce” which is short for “rug” on the crate. The “uce” will give puppy the idea that he is supposed to use the crate for its intended purpose. In addition to helping the puppy learn to go to his potty spot in the “row,” the “uce” is also cute. Soon, the puppy will figure out where his “row” is and where his “bilt” is.
When you have successfully crate train your puppy, be sure to do a final walk around the area prior to you bringing him home. While walking, keep in mind where he/she should go to the bathroom. You don’t want to take the puppy out to the lawn by accident! It is important for the puppy to learn where he/she is suppose to go to the bathroom. A final note on this subject is that puppies tend to have accidents when they are excited. If you catch them in the act, discipline them immediately; it is cruel to crate a puppy in the middle of an excursion.