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    Hey i'm really trying to figure out a good schedule for my dog to be on, i kind of need some suggestions on my schedule. Ronin is 3 months old and i've had him for a month and a half now. Right now my schedule for him is as follows:
    8:00 A.M. Wake up and take him outside to pee and/or poop
    8:02 - 8:10 A.M go back inside and maybe clean up the mess in his cage if he left one.
    8:20 Play with Ronin inside the house
    9:00 Take Ronin out to walk if weather permits will pee if necessary
    9:30 Prep food for the day
    9:45-10:00 Feed time and then let him out to pee and/or poop
    10:15-10:30 Crate for sleep?
    2:00 P.M Wake up and let outside for pee and/or poop
    2:02-2:10 Go inside and possibly clean up mess if necessary, not too often
    2:20 Take Ronin to dog park to let him play with other dogs, weather permitting
    3:45-4:00 Take him back home to feed and pee and/or poop
    4:15-4:30 Crate for sleep?
    8:00 P.M. Wake up and take him outside to pee and/or poop
    8:02 - 8:10 P.M Go inside and possibly clean up mess if necessary, not too often
    8:20 Play with Ronin inside the house
    9:00 Take Ronin out to walk if weather permits will pee if necessary
    9:45-10:00 Feed time and then let him out to pee and/or poop
    10:15-10:30 Crate for the night

    The main questions i have with my schedule is if i should be feeding him so close to him sleeping, i heard that you should let your dog rest after eating or he'll have digestion problems. And also if i should leave the light on and try to make him not sleep for the 2 breaks in the day, the problem if i leave the light on is that he'll most certainly pee all over the place, But if he rest's too much i think he'll poop in the cage before i get to him in the morning. During the 2 breaks in the day i need to do chores/look for jobs/help my parents/some personal time, just things where i need time away from Ronin and i can't have him wandering the house alone. So if there are any suggestions for this schedule it would be much appreciated, oh and also when i crate him should i leave his food/water bowl in there with him because if he does pee/poop he will sometimes pee/poop right into the bowl.

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    Oh yeah i forgot to mention that the crate is one of those big ones with a crate divider that your supposed to move back when the dog get bigger currently the amount of space i have for him is 12x29x29 LxWxH (measured in inches). Ronin at the last time i checked was 13 pounds he is probably 20 by now i think. Oh and he's a siberian husky, so hopefully you guys can imagine the size. I used to clean the crate out with the pet de-oderizer spray i got from the pet store, but i ran out last night so this morning i couldn't spray the crate. And I have had Ronin since he was 8 weeks old.

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    Your schedule looks great. But, really you should only give him one crate rest to get your chores done. For about 2 hours. To help with the pottying you want to make sure your puppy goes 3 times outside. If you have trouble getting it to go throw some treats on the grass to get it sniffing. Feeding it before bed is usually not an issue but giving it water 2 hours before bed is the best last time to give it water. If your dog is 3 months then it can probably only hold it for a max of 4 hours. Possibly not that long, it really depends on the dog. I would leave the food in the crate because that will help with pottying in it. A dog normally will not go where it eats and sleeps. Good luck with your little...big puppy!

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    Yeah i feed Ronin in the crate but every so often i'll go to the crate and i'll find poop and/or pee in the food/water dish, so i was wondering if i should leave the dish in the crate when he should be sleeping. Oh and if i do leave the dish in sometimes he likes to sleep in the water, or sleeps and accidentally shifts his body into the water.

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    Think of what a dog would do if were left to it's own devices in nature. In order to eat, she would have to travel to find it's food, right? So I would suggest walking with your dog when you take it outside to eliminate. Then what happens? Well, after the meal is caught, the pack leader eats first. So I would suggest that you make your morning breakfast and eat before your pup does. Then what happens? The next dog in the pack hierarchy gets to eat. So I would suggest now feeding your pup. Then what? We celebrate the meal we just caught. So I would suggest teaching and playing with your dog after it's meal. And after we play what do we do then? We rest...until the cycle repeats itself. Does this make any sense?

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    soooooo?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Killerdrgn
    Oh yeah i forgot to mention that the crate is one of those big ones with a crate divider that your supposed to move back when the dog get bigger currently the amount of space i have for him is 12x29x29 LxWxH (measured in inches). Ronin at the last time i checked was 13 pounds he is probably 20 by now i think. Oh and he's a siberian husky, so hopefully you guys can imagine the size. I used to clean the crate out with the pet de-oderizer spray i got from the pet store, but i ran out last night so this morning i couldn't spray the crate. And I have had Ronin since he was 8 weeks old.



    whats your questione??

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    u shood feed ur dog about 45 minutes b4 u put him 2 bed, and make sure hes outside 4 atleast 30 of dose minutes...u wanna make sure he hase time 2 empty himself, udda wise ull b cleaning up a mess in da morning!

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    Yeah this post is kind of old, it was just that he was too young to hold it in for that long. He's pretty much stopped the peeing and pooping in his bed by now.

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