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She hates her crate!

KimJ
February 23rd, 2008, 08:44 PM
My dog is about 1-1/2, and she hates her crate. I hate making her go in there, but I can't just leave her wander all over the house - she chews everything and has potty problems.

She won't go in there by herself, and cries for about 10 minutes every time we put her in there.

I thought it would be easy to crate-train her, but I guess I did something wrong.

Does anyone have suggestions?

sugarcatmom
February 23rd, 2008, 08:47 PM
I suggest taking a look at this site on long-term and short-term confinement areas and how to make them a positive experience for your dog: http://www.dogstardaily.com/training/puppy-playroom-amp-doggy-den

KimJ
February 23rd, 2008, 09:06 PM
That site is wonderful! Thanks!:thumbs up