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so i just got a puppy today. i was thinking about instead of buying an exspensive crate would it be ok to put her in the bathroom at night or when i leave with all her food and bed and everything?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:58 PM on Nov. 28, 2009 in Pets

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  • and i spelled puppy wrong lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Yea just leave a pad so she can pee on something. Lots of people do it that way.

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 10:01 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • It would be easier to train the puppy in a crate because they will try not to pee where they sleep.

    Answer by justluvinmyson at 10:01 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Go on and see of you can find a used crate. The problem with the bathroom is there is plenty of room to pee and poop on one side and sleep and play on another. Nothing is stopping the puppy from going to the bathroom. In a crate that is just big enough for the dog there is room to lay down and that is it. Therefore it is more likely the dog will not pee and poop in the crate-this all makes housebreaking much easier.

    Answer by Carajust at 10:10 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Yea but if they pee or poop in a crate they do HAVE to sleep in it. Puppies will potty train without a crate just fine. Sorry I don't like the crate thing I just don't think that a puppy is capable to hold it all night right away just like any baby. It seems cruel to make them pee or poop and sleep in it just because we want them trained at 3 months. That is JMO I am more of a it come in time train with a pee pee pad and then move to full potty training as the become more mature.

    Answer by PsychMommie at 10:51 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • i dont want to train them to use the bathroom in their crate i just have a son and dont want stuff being torn up while im gone or asleep

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • As far as sleeping, take the puppy in your room. That way if the puppy needs to potty it can wake you up. I personally don't like crates. My dogs are part of the family. They shouldn't be caged. if you treat them like a child & talk to them while you are training them, You will be rewarded with an intelligent & loyal companion.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 12:18 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • To those that say treat your puppy/dog like a child...don't you put your (young) child in a crib, playpen, etc when you can't supervise them?? It's the same thing. There is absolutely NOTHING cruel about crate training! We're not talking about leaving your puppy in the crate 24/7 (now THAT would be cruel). You're not trying to teach the puppy to potty in the crate and then sleep in it. If you get the right size crate for your puppy and take them outside regularly (even at night) they most likely will NOT use their crate (ie den/sleeping area) as a potty! Yes, accidents DO happen, but that is the person's fault, NOT the puppy's. When they do have an accident, just clean/sanitize the crate ASAP then they won't make a habbit of using it for a potty.

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 9:59 AM on Nov. 30, 2009

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