Lauren.: A dog training contradiction??
Well, they say that if you have a problem training your puppy, then you should strictly crate train them. This means no outside crate activity except for eating and going potty.
They also say that "tie-outs" or keeping your dog outside all day because they run wild in the house, is not good. These kinds of dogs will go crazy in the house because they dont know how to act in the house.
Here is my point: Aren't the "tied out" dogs and the "strictly crate trained" dogs kinda the same? They both dont know how to act in the house whether it be running wild or going potty. If a crate trained dog only stays in its crate, when it finally gets out, it has no preconcieved notion to not eliminate there. Same as the tied out dog who is let into the house and runs wild because it does not know how to act. Therefore, is crate training really effective??does it cause bad behaviors cuz the dog is unable to walk around the house, and therefore doesnt know he or she shouldn't eliminate there?
As of right now i am strictly crate training my 7 month old yorkie pup upon many recomendations because of her stubborness with house training. is this making things worse?? What do you think??
For all the people say "get that dog away from her" I want all of you to hear this:
Crate training does not mean that the dog is in the crate until the end of its life!! It means that just until the dog can be trusted not to poop anywhere in the house, its to be crated. This is meant to be a quick process to train the dog. Anyone with half a brain would know that. I can assure you that i love my dog with all of my heart and only want to train her in the best possible way. Personally, I would love to meet face to face with CHINA and tell her what I think of her for her answer because it was completely rude, insensitive and unhelpful. This is Yahoo answers not Yahoo opinions. So China, get it straight, hun, because you sound so unprofessional and no one wants to hear your lousy opinion. As for the few answers that helped me, thanks. I now know how to better go about this. I will gate off a room in the house and let her roam so that she can start roaming. Thanks, again.
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Answer by Skyhoss
if it does go potty outside then it does not need to be in the crate all the time. make a area that is safe for the puppy when you let it loose in that area. check with akc.org. for more help.
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