Splendid Ideas For Repurposing Old Crates That Are Worth Stealing 11
Splendid Ideas For Repurposing Old Crates That Are Worth Stealing 11

20+ Splendid Ideas For Repurposing Old Crates That Are Worth Stealing

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Remember, you’re dealing with a young animal here. Like children, puppies can only hold their bladder for so long. This means if you work an 8 hour job and your puppy is in his crate all day, be expected to come home to a soiled crate. Generally speaking, for every month your puppy is old, is to how many hours plus one your new puppy can hold his bladder. For example, if your puppy is 2 months old, he can hold his bladder for 3 hours. If your puppy is 5 months old, he can only hold his bladder for 6 hours.

Expecting your dog to not soil his crate is unrealistic and unfair. Dogs instinctively hate to soil their sleeping areas, so your dog will do his best to hold his bladder and bowels, the least you can do is come home on your lunch break and take him out for a walk as well as feed him and give him water. With that said, avoid putting food and water in your dog’s crate to prevent accidents.

You may think it’s cruel but not coming home every few hours when your puppy needs you is even crueler. You need to take your dog outside frequently throughout the night if you don’t want him to urinate in his crate. Also, the crate is only used whenever you’re not home or at night to sleep. Down the road, you will eventually keep his crate open and he can come and go as he pleases.

To prevent any night-time accidents (especially in your bed) avoid allowing your puppy sleep with you in your bed. At night,put your dog in his crate and cover up his crate with a blanket. The blanket will help keep your dog from seeing you and keep him calm, pretty similar to “out of sight, out of mind.”

Use an old blanket in case your puppy chew or pulls apart the blanket from the inside of his crate. If your puppy is whining at night and it’s driving you nuts, your best bet would be to put your dog and his crate in another room. Don’t forget to take your dog out a couple times at night and immediately come morning.