Schedule for crate training a puppy

Schedule for crate training a puppy

Schedule for Crate Training a puppy is important and need to be consistent. It’s all about how do you teach your puppy in housebreaking training or potty training. Why must Crate training be on schedule? because it is something that must be done consistently and repeatedly day by day, it will be related to the behavior and habits of your puppy also, it will be associated with obedience training for your dog.

Schedule for crate training a puppy

As we know, when you want to train your dog in potty training, you must have a schedule that fits your schedule too, for example, The schedule you sleep at night, it should also suit with your puppy sleep schedules. For this reason, successful puppy training should be in accordance with the consistency of training schedule that you have created.

Then, how to create a schedule for crate training a puppy? and what you need to prepare everything necessary for your puppy as well. Of course, you must provide an appropriate dog crate that is right for your puppy, how big the size of the crate for your puppy, what type of dog crate you will choose. As guidance, you can see in my previous article aboutĀ how to get the right crate for your puppy. The other important thing you should consider is where you will put the dog crate in your house.

Schedule for crate training a puppy 8 weeks old

Mostly Expert Dog Trainer recommend dog training since she was a puppy that is starting from the time he was 8 weeks. A puppy at 8 weeks old year as same as a little baby, they do not have strong muscles in the bladder to hold pee. Commonly, when you give them drink, then a few moments later she was going to urinate. that’s why if you adopt a puppy, then you should take her to the pee or poo place in the interval of 30 minutes or 1 hour. It is good to make her trained to urinate or defecateĀ on the specify place.

Now, are you ready to start crate training schedule for your puppy? Well, before starting to train your dog, let me ask the important questions first about crate training a dog, have you determined where you want to place a dog crate? a playground for him, places to eat and drink, and also where the place he had to defecate or urinate? if you have done it then let’s start the crate training, but if not please see my tips on determining the placement of a dog crate in your home.

Well, we’ll try to give an example of a schedule for crate training a puppy 8 weeks old. However, the schedule that we create here based on you as a parent who has full-time to care of your furbaby. Remember, before you adopt a puppy you have to know the consequences that you have to take that responsibility to care your puppy same as caring for a baby.

The following crate training schedule with a span of 30 minutes to potty training for your puppy that we recommend:

Schedule for Crate Training a Puppy 8 weeks old

Time8 weeks old Puppy
7.00 .Wake Up your furkid :-), potty time
7.00- 7.30Take a walk and play around your house
7.30-9.00Play and feeding time
9.00 .Pee or poo
9.00 - 10.00Take a nap in crate
10.00 .Pee or poo
10.00 - 12.00Play time / free time
12.00 - 13.00feeding time
13.00 .pee or poo
13.00 - 14.00take a nap in crate
14.00 .pee or poo
14.00 - 16.00Play time / free time
16.00 .pee or poo
16.00 - 17.30go take a walk at park
17.30 .feeding time or give a snack
17.30 - 18.30take a rest and take a nap in crate
18.30 .pee or poo
18.30 - 20.30give a snack, drink and play time
20.00 .pee or poo
20.30 - 23.00take a rest and sleep
23.00 .wake her up to potty
23.00- 2.00sleep
2.00 .wake her up to potty
2.00 - 7.00sleep

It is important to keep in mind when she had to pee or poo you do not have to wait and monitor the activities, even you wait and staring at her doing her duty. Just give a privacy for her to be alone for a while and let she doing her job.

Crate training schedule

Maybe at the beginning, there will be some accidents in pee or poo around your house, but in 2-3 times her instincts will learn to record and she will understand where to place that may or may not to do pee or poo. Successful potty training is when your dog can urinate or defecate on his own initiative as on schedule and doing in a place that has been specified.

Use the alarm to wake up at 2:00 AM, it is important for you and your puppy is definitely in a state of sleep, you should install an alarm to wake you and your puppy at 2:00. place him to where he peed and then put back into her crate, then go back to sleep until morning.

Schedule for Crate training a puppy 12 weeks old or older

For puppies aged 3 months or 12 weeks, you can change the schedule with more lengthen the interval for his urination. Change to a longer interval of time for pee over an hour due to the age of 3 months for the puppy bladder was getting a little trained. You can start increasing the time span be 90 minutes, if possible you can increase up to 2 hours before she going to pee.

Schedule for Crate Training a Puppy 12 - 16 weeks old

Time12 - 16 Weeks Old Puppy
7.00 .Wake Up your furkid :-), potty time
7.00- 7.30Take a walk and play around your house
7.30-10.00Play and feeding time
10.00 - 11.00Take a nap in crate
11.00 .Pee or poo
11.00 - 12.00Play time / free time
12.00 - 13.00feeding time
13.00 - 14.00take a nap in crate
14.00 .pee or poo
14.00 - 16.00Play time / free time
16.00 - 17.00go take a walk at park
17.00 - 18.00feeding time or give a snack
18.00 .pee or poo
18.00 - 19.00take a rest and take a nap in crate
19.00 - 20.30give a snack, drink and play time
20.30 .pee or poo
20.30 - 23.00take a rest and sleep
23.00 .wake her up to potty
23.00- 2.00sleep
2.00 .wake her up to potty
2.00 - 7.00sleep

The example above only as an illustration to determine the schedule for crate training a puppy, and you do not have to exactly match the schedule. But, it is recommended to create a schedule like the above example and the most important are that you consistently do so your dog can follow a schedule and make it a habit.

With this scheduled training, your dog also indirectly trained for obedience and discipline. when you believe she has been trained to follow the dog crate training schedule, then you can proceed to the next stage of advance training a dog obedience training.

CONCLUSION

Success in Crate training or potty train depends on the schedule for crate training a puppy that you made and your consistency in doing it according to the schedule. However, the preparations for all things necessary for your puppy is very important and should be considered as a factor supporting schedules crate training your dog.

2 thoughts on “Schedule for crate training a puppy

  1. It’s been so long since I’ve had a puppy. Seeing these schedules reminds me how much work it can be. I was fortunate to be able to work from home, so I could monitor my puppies more frequently to prevent accidents. Thanks you for posting about such an important subject. All the best!

  2. I agree,It needs more attention, work, and time to spend with your furbaby. And it is everybody’s dream to work from home as you can monitoring your beloved puppy.

    Thanks to stopping by, Jeanne

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