Question by Ashley N: Crate training my puppy, but water won’t work?
I’m crate training my puppy and he’s super super snuggly. I know that when you first get it home, you’re supposed to bring the crate in the room with you at night and then slowly move it elsewhere. The puppy freaks out everytime the crate door is closed, even if he is right next to my bed and I’m talking to him. I tried squirting a little water at him, but it literally doesn’t affect him at all. He just ends up soaked and barking and whining. Please help! My other puppy is crate trained and it’s wonderful, but she doesn’t seem to be influencing this new puppy at all. We’ve had him almost 2 weeks. Thanks for your suggestions.
Answer by lisa
you may want to try placing a sheet over the crate. And add a ticking wind up clock. Place it on the outside of the crate so the dog can hear the ticking. It will work like mom’s heartbeat.
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