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2 questions, just to be sure this is the way it should be done.

1.) If my pup goes inside, and I take him out, and he doesn't finish, is the correct move to put him back in the crate, even though I know he won't continue inside? (at least for that round). (He did this twice tonight... grrr)

2.) Should I be concerned if my dog doesn't chew in his crate. He'll eat treats I give him if i'm sitting there, but wont finish a kong or chew his toys. He usually just sleeps the whole time.
 

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2 questions, just to be sure this is the way it should be done.

1.) If my pup goes inside, and I take him out, and he doesn't finish, is the correct move to put him back in the crate, even though I know he won't continue inside? (at least for that round). (He did this twice tonight... grrr)

2.) Should I be concerned if my dog doesn't chew in his crate. He'll eat treats I give him if i'm sitting there, but wont finish a kong or chew his toys. He usually just sleeps the whole time.

#1: It's fine to put him back in his crate. Try keeping a daily log of when he goes. Record, also, the time he's fed, when he woke up from a nap, etc. That will give you some idea of how frequently he goes, and how long after eating, and so on, so that you can get him outside before he has a chance to go in the house.

#2: This isn't unusual, nothing to be concerned about.
 

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2 questions, just to be sure this is the way it should be done.

1.) If my pup goes inside, and I take him out, and he doesn't finish, is the correct move to put him back in the crate, even though I know he won't continue inside? (at least for that round). (He did this twice tonight... grrr)

2.) Should I be concerned if my dog doesn't chew in his crate. He'll eat treats I give him if i'm sitting there, but wont finish a kong or chew his toys. He usually just sleeps the whole time.
Yes - I had to do this a couple times in the beginning because I *know* Stardust has to go, but either she was distracted by other dogs on the street, wants to play, or got scared from a car/motorcycle. It does help because EVERY TIME i take her out of the crate, I go outside, even if she doesn't go. It gives her the thought that everytime she's out of the crate, she's immediately taken outside to go potty.

2 - No. My dog does not play with ANYTHING! I even gave her favorite treats in there, hide them. Kong with treats. They're in the same place as they were the night before. So, I wouldn't worry about it. :) It's a lot better than having a destructive dog! :)
 

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1.) My boy does the same thing and it's frustrating, but I have no answers because I'm in the same place you are. :)

2.) I wish my pup would just sleep in his crate instead of barking and making me feel guilty. :(
 

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1.) My boy does the same thing and it's frustrating, but I have no answers because I'm in the same place you are. :)

2.) I wish my pup would just sleep in his crate instead of barking and making me feel guilty. :(

Earplugs. Haha.



I'd like to add a scenario if I may. This happened not 5 minutes ago and I'm like.. ok how did I screw up?

My roommate is out front watching him for me (big presentation tomorrow) and he starts peeing. My roommate couldn't stop him and take him out in time, so he finished. So I was like, ok, he finished, no point in crating him (didn't want to "punish" him with the crate). However, 2 minutes later he took a poop. Now I caught him midway and took him outside and he didn't finish, so now he's in the crate till bedtime when I will take him out again. How did I screw up and how should I handle that next time? I know he's bound to have accidents since he's still so young, but housetraining has been going really well and I don't want him to take too many backsteps. (I did note that he will "go" around this time). Hate to crate him all evening since he's in there most of the day already. Should he go in the crate around this time just so I can try and take him out again? Should I make a habit of taking him out even if he finishes peeing?
 

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I have read and practice "herding" them to the door if they are peeing (not picking them up, just herding (yes, as they are going!!) them so they're going on their own volition) and then, yes, taking them outside for a bit to finish.

Ruby sometimes will not go on her scheduled breaks. I know that it is time, so I have another crate (not her regular one) right next to the font door. I put her in there for 5 minutes and she'll go after that time in the crate, usually. It did take her a couple times to realize that if she goes she doesn't have to go back in the crate. I did this not as a punishment, we're very encouraging and kind when we put her in, but to prevent accidents. We have 3 floors, and her big crate is on the 3rd, so this is just easier for us. Having it next to the front door is very easy to just giver her 5 mins and then take her out again for another try.
 
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