STEP FIVE: problems you might run into house training your dog
* why is my dog going #1 in the crate?
If it’s always number one it might have a urinary tract infection and or your crate might be too big. Lastly, is your dog being left in the crate too long?
* why is my dog going #2 in the crate?
Is the crate too big? Are you leaving your dog in the crate too long?
* sometimes I leave my dog out too long and they make a mistake…
Plain and simple you need to be vigilant in keeping a tight schedule and having your dog earn it’s freedom.
* can my dog sleep with me?
It shouldn’t unless they are house trained. Many dogs who sleep with their owners will wake up in the middle of the night an relieve themselves on a rug, in your closet, etc. and you’ll never know it happened.
STEP TWO: introducing your dog to the crate
STEP THREE: the crate training philosophy