Crate to bed-what age?

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Crate to bed-what age?

Post by A.Waug » Mon, 22 Feb 1999 04:00:00



I've read so much about crate-training,  but find that everyone has their
dog sleeping in the bedroom!
I would like my puppy (Labrador...Holly) to sleep on a rug by the bed.....
When and how do I make the transition?
I guess it depends on toilet-training?

Ann

 
 
 

Crate to bed-what age?

Post by Kare » Mon, 22 Feb 1999 04:00:00


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>I've read so much about crate-training,  but find that everyone has their
>dog sleeping in the bedroom!
>I would like my puppy (Labrador...Holly) to sleep on a rug by the bed.....
>When and how do I make the transition?
>I guess it depends on toilet-training?

It depends on the dog, but the idea behind crate training is that the dog
won't soil his immediate area if he can't get away from it.  If your puppy
is crate-trained and can hold it throught the night, you could try what I
did.  I attached any eye-hook to the baseboard of my bedroom next to the
bed.  I put my dog's bed next to it and at night hooked her up with a 3'
leash.  This way, she was still confined to a small area.  This also
prevented her from getting up in the middle of the night and getting into
trouble when she was in her "chewing" phase.  Worked great!
 
 
 

Crate to bed-what age?

Post by Penny L. Howlan » Mon, 22 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Oh, I bet she is a doll!  Maggie had her bed placed next to the big one.
She could never tolerate a crate so I had to sleep with an eye open but she
usually slept through the night and in the am I ran with her out the door
for potty.  And potty was absolutely the last stop before bed.  (Something
must have happened really really young in a crate before she was picked up
on the streets by police).  anyway Maggie loves her own bed or the big one.
Usually starts out in the big one, ends up on her own; she can really go
anywhere she'd like.

Good luck, Penny

 
 
 

Crate to bed-what age?

Post by Cath » Mon, 22 Feb 1999 04:00:00


We did the same thing.. hooked the puppy right up next to the bed on a
leash.  This stopped the night excursions into all the no-no places.
But during the day, when we are at work,  the dog was crate trained.
This has worked wonderfully as they go into motels now with us in their
own crate and there's never been a problem.

Cathy

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> >I've read so much about crate-training,  but find that everyone has their
> >dog sleeping in the bedroom!
> >I would like my puppy (Labrador...Holly) to sleep on a rug by the bed.....
> >When and how do I make the transition?
> >I guess it depends on toilet-training?

> It depends on the dog, but the idea behind crate training is that the dog
> won't soil his immediate area if he can't get away from it.  If your puppy
> is crate-trained and can hold it throught the night, you could try what I
> did.  I attached any eye-hook to the baseboard of my bedroom next to the
> bed.  I put my dog's bed next to it and at night hooked her up with a 3'
> leash.  This way, she was still confined to a small area.  This also
> prevented her from getting up in the middle of the night and getting into
> trouble when she was in her "chewing" phase.  Worked great!