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Hello mustlovedogs123,thanks for your reply. My labradoodie is 5 mos.old & he is very stubborn when it comes to going into his cage, nipping ,barking etc. Any suggestions would be very welcome.
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Hello mustlovedogs123,thanks for your reply. My labradoodie is 5 mos.old & he is very stubborn when it comes to going into his cage, nipping ,barking etc. Any suggestions would be very welcome.
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Does he understand what you want him to do? How do you try to make him go into his crate? How does he show stubbornness? If you tell us a bit more, it will be easier to help you! Also since when do you have him? With 5 months he is still a baby and its attention span / ability to learn new things is random. Not saying that he can't learn new things, far from it, but a puppy is easily distracted and might appear 'stubborn' when it is simply its mind wandering ...
 

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We have dillon about 10 weeks & the progress has been slow but sure. Sometimes he will go into the crate without much trouble & other times he's stubborn & wants to stay out to play with the kids.That's when he will bark ,& start nipping playfully.Also we are trying to get him potty trained & are making some progress ( a couple of times he peed in the crate) but that has not happened in a couple of weeks.Any further help will be appreciated
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On the top of this forum section http://www.dogforums.com/dog-training-forum/ are some great stickies that may help you ;-) One thing you need to remember is that puppies are a lot like toddlers, they tend to test the rules ;-) Do your kids always go to bed first time you tell them that it is 'bedtime'. Consistency by all family members is important, if not your dog learns quickly that the 'Dad said no, let's try if Mom says yes' game. Routine also helps, as does stopping to play wild games a bit in advance of 'crate time', imagine you are in in a card game and have a good hand and are really excited to win and suddenly somebody tells you 'Bedtime NOW'... As for routine, try for play time, quiet potty walk without excitement, crate. If you follow this pattern your dog is hopefully tired and ready for bed without being overexcited and without a full bladder to disturb him. Hope that helps ;-)
 
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