How to make my puppy be quiet in her crate?

Answer my Questions: How do I get my puppy to be quiet in her crate?
She is crying almost all night. My dad got so mad he went to her crate and punched it and told her to shut up. I felt so bad, and I don't want it to happen again. Please help me!

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Answers and Views:

Answer by Allison
Going to the crate and punching it isn't going to help anything, and it'll only make your dog fear the crate and your dad. We cover our puppy's crate with a blanket, and if he starts up shortly after we put him in, my husband says "No" in a stern voice and that makes him stop. He cried a lot the first night, but he's been in there just fine for the past week. Be sure he's not crying because he needs to go the bathroom!

Answer by Vwgirl18

First of all, you shouldn't be shoving your poor puppy in a crate at night. How would you feel if someone made you sleep in a cage? That's just cruel. Let the puppy out of the crate at night and I bet you $ 298520968206 it won't cry anymore.

Answer by Doctor
Hold on, that's incorrect. Puppies sleep better in crates, it's their instincts. Don't give advice about something don't know about.

Answer by Ani
That wont work puppies arent supposed to have free rang especially at night and dogs are used to cages its like their den Letting him out at night will only give him lots of space to pee and hide it in the house. A dog should NEVER be unsupervised at night they should always be in a cage or crate. You must become your dogs pack leader then he will stop.

Answer by Anon
@Vwgirl18 you dumbass……. F****ng PETA moron crates are the only way to house train a dog crates keep the dog out of dangerous things when the owner isn’t home or unable to watch the dog for whatever reason leaving a puppy out to romp around the house or bedroom at night it a recipe for disaster and will teach the puppy it’s ok to go in the house just because the owner isn’t looking because the owner is sleeping and wont find out about the puddle of piss in their bed or on their CARPET till morning then it’s too late to reprimand the puppy and oh congratulations THE CARPET will end up with a bad smell that takes a week to scrub out and the possibility of mold then you end up with a disobedient puppy that feels free to piss and shit wherever as long as the owner isn’t watching which will lead to the puppy being thrown in the pound because the owner wont tolerate it like i said you are a dumbass

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  1. lifelover581 says

    Where is the crate when you are sleeping? I read in a book that it should be kept in your bedroom so the puppy can hear you, smell you, etc. I've done this since day 1 with my puppy (I got him at 8 wks. and he's 4 months old now) and have never once had a problem with whining or crying at night. The first couple of nights I put in a shirt that I had worn the day before in the crate with him. (The book said that your scent will calm the dog during those first nights.)

    Another good idea is to make sure your puppy had lots of play and exercise during the day. The more tired she is, the better she will sleep at night.

    Good luck! Oh, and please tell your dad to calm his temper. It's mean to punch her crate and she doesn't understand what he's saying anyway.

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