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Crate training our 3 month old puppy (corgi)

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So we hired a professional dog trainer for our new puppy corgi and we are working on crate training. He’s a lot smaller than his crate so I made a divider in the crate to make it just big enough for him to stand up, turn around, and lay down. But after doing so and realizing how small of a space that is, I feel horrible. I know it’s what it takes to train him but me and my partner are really struggling with it. Should I at least put a puppy bed in there for a little bit of comfort? He’s whining in the most pitiful way and we just feel like horrible owners 😭
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There are "chewproof" crate pads and dog beds. Nothing is truly chewproof, but they're safer to leave with a pup than something they might eat and get blocked by, like stuffing or foam.

The purpose of a tight crate is to potty train, as dogs generally won't eliminate if they'll have to lay in it. Once the dog is potty trained, you can use comparatively spacious crate if you still need to crate for whatever reason. Big crates often come with dividers so you can resize for training a pup without having to buy multiple crates.
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