Crate, crate, crate
I am sure this has been asked and answered here before, but I could not seem to find it in a search.
Brought home little guy about 2 weeks ago. He is estimated to be 8 to 9 weeks old now. We are working on housebreaking and all and that is trying at best, but not all his fault..it is getting kids to help watch him while we do other things. Big issue at this time...and there have been some and I know there will be more...is his crate. He practically screams when you put him in there....unless he is dead to the world tired. He has been put in his crate from the time we brought him home so this is nothing new to him. Now I will admit that the crate is too big for him, and I should probably put him in a smaller one. Also our 9 mo old boxer is not necessarily crated when he is, but at night she is sleeping and not teasing him or anything. His crate lives in the living room so at night there is no one in there. Should we move him into a bedroom with someone? Should I get him a Kong to put in there at night and when we leave? Should I crate him more during the day when we are there? I do that now when I get ready for work because I can't watch him...and of course he throws a fit that will last 10 - 15 minutes.
I have crate trained two boxers before and never has the "I am going to throw a fit" stage lasted this long.
Scout- flashy fawn - August 2004 - June 2011 - Gone to soon
Tonka - flashy fawn - June 2011
Cats that allow us to live here - Maxine (RIP 10/11), Ash, Mia, Little Kitty