Crate training new puppy at night - best practice?
I've been researching about crate training and how a puppy should only be let out when it is calm and not barking/crying to be released - this makes sense. But at night the advice seems to be that the puppy will wake up for the toilet and cry to be let out, so should be given a toilet break - this seem contradictory information.
Can anyone provide some clarity on this?
on Aug 8th 2013
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Puppy bladders are small at first, so what they mean is that you can't expect your pup to hold it all night... for the first 4-5 months, that is. There's a great PetsMart manual on crate training that is only $5 by the training section. Go in and take a look at it. You can also get potty bells to hang on the front or back door that your pup can ring whenever he or she needs to go out. ^_^
Tasha (in memory) answered on 10/22/13. Helpful? / 0