It can take weeks for dogs to get used to the crate. As I have said in other posts and as it specifies in the crate training article I sent you, crate training should be gradual and a dog is not crate trained over night.Quote:Originally posted by doronkoll:
after 4 days pita is still having a hard time to get used to the crate. she whine for so long and she doesnt stop after agessssssssss. im losing so many sleep hours. what to do?
It is always best to start your own thread. It gets very confusing when you bump threads that are 9 years old.I'm bumping this old thread because I have a situation with my 3 month old beagle. He has always gone quietly to sleep when I put him in the crate. I wake up at 3 am or so to make a bathroom run, put hm back in, and he sleeps until 6:30.
However, last night he barked like hell when I put him in the crate. I let him go about 30 minutes until my head exploded and I lost patience. I put him in a small pen we have in the living room. He lied down there for a while, got nice and tired, and then I move him to the crate with no issue. After the 3am bathroom brake, he again cried and barked like hell when I put him back in (he never does this...always does back to sleep). I did the same pen routine, and he slept until 6:30.
Tonight, the same thing is happening. Barked a lot when I put him in the crate, but this time I just let him whine and bark. He's been at it for about 30 mins. He'll stop for 5 mins or so, and then start up again. Just us very frustrating, and I am afraid I am going to lose my temper and do something I regret.
Anyone have any feedback on this? He doesn't have to go to the bathroom (he goes right before I put him in the crate), and I don't think there is any other physical issue which may be causing this. The room, crate, environment, etc. has been as it has always been, and he has been good except for the past two nights. I am a loss here as to what is causing this regression.