|Barked: Tue Apr 16, '13 8:40pm PST |
|My 7 month old foster came to me with a just-set broken femur, 2 teeth pulled, neutered, kennel cough,peeing on himself, 30% underweight, no concept of play. The 1st night, this homeless flea-bitten pup felt safer in the cat's poo filled litter box than his own bed.
Fast forward 30 days - an almost new dog. Midnight - 2pm is the witching hour for running, rolling, gathering socks, and hiding and chewing toys. It is the only time he plays rather than quietly reclining.
So, I do not want to interfere with his PTSD emotional rehab by crating him to house train. This play time has helped him tremendously. And, he could think it's to keep him from playing. And, he absolutely needs this play when he WANTS rather than being at the complete will of the mean streets. The pup finally gets to choose.
So, any tips on housebreaking? What did people do before crate training?
Thanks everyone for your tips...
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