Positive House Training With a Crate | Teacher’s Pet With Victoria Stilwell

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  1. Hello Victoria! I have watched and loved your videos. I hope you will be
    having a video showing how to teach a puppy to stay. My friend’s Lhasa Apso
    gave birth a month ago and she’s giving me a puppy. I want him not to get
    out of the house when the gate’s open. And what other tips can you provide
    for first-time owners? Thanks! Hope to hear from you soon! =)

  2. Dear Victoria, you are giving us a great service with your videos. Thank
    you, thank you, thank you!

  3. Thank you so much Victoria! I used positive training methods and followed
    your instructions and my mom who used to hate dogs suggested that we get
    another 8 week old golden retriever!

  4. My crate is diffrent. It’s a puppy training puppy apartment. It has 2
    sides, a bed and a pee area. The PTPA is really amazing ! You all should
    check it out on youtube !

  5. victoria is a great trainer and i like it when the crate is used for
    positive training. however, i have a friend who locks her dog in the crate
    for hours on end (every day when she goes to school). poor dog 🙁

  6. The rule of thumb for how long your puppy can hold its bladder is its age
    in months, plus one. That’s how many hours it can hold it, maximum. For
    example, if your puppy is 3 months old, the longest it can hold it in is 4
    hours max. Once a dog is a year old, it maxes out to about 12 hours, but it
    depends on size due to bladder size. I’d say a small dog could hold it at
    max 8-10, and a big 10-12. You’ll want to be there for him for 1-2 hours
    every few hours depending on how long it can hold it.

  7. We have a 7 month old Frenchie. He used to be okay for 8 hrs in his crate
    every night until recently, which he goes bezerk and has incessant barking
    the remainder of the night until we let him out. He doesn’t need to potty,
    just seems to be frustrated he’s in his crate (even with crate specific
    toys). Any suggestions? Thanks!

  8. I’m looking to adopt a puppy. But, I have nobody to look after a dog while
    I’m at work during the day. Is it even possible I can adopt such a young
    dog that won’t start having problems because of this? I really would like
    to bring the dog up from a young age so I’m THE person he/she looks to.

  9. Something she forgot to mention that I think some people don’t realise is
    that if you leave a dog or puppy in their crate for hours on end, thereby
    forcing them to toilet in it, you are teaching your puppy not to care where
    he toilets.
    Dogs naturally won’t soil their bed, or right by their food unless they
    absolutely cannot hold it, which is why crates are useful in house training
    – they should be just big enough to be a comfy, spacious bed, and small
    enough so that the dog realises that, to soil in there, would be to ruin
    their sleeping area. This motivates them to hold it (within reason). If you
    leave them there and make them soil their bed then eventually they
    ‘un-learn’ that natural inclination to stay clean and that makes house
    training so hard.
    Its a problem you see a lot in dogs from puppy-farms/mills/overcrowded
    understaffed shelters that have been kept in cages too long…

  10. so if I have to leave the dog to go to work, I should leave the crate
    open, so the dog can move around?

    Also, I will have two puppies in the crate–a big crate–and I will be
    training them together. Any hints on that?

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  12. Hey! Have you thought about Cesario Bad Dog Buster (google it) for dog
    training? Ive heard some great things about it and my mate had stellar
    results with it. 

  13. hmm, not sure if this is such good advise, as you are causing a negative
    emotional link between the human and the toy… bad for dogs prone to steal
    objects or guarding types. When my last boy was a puppy, I gave the toy for
    him to play with in the crate and put my hands in there and played with him
    in there. This teaches the dog that crates are cool, humans won’t take
    their toys (in fact they add fun), and that humans are welcome in their

  14. I think it’s important to know that given time and patience you can also
    train a pup without a crate, all that time taken to get a dog used to the
    crate could be spent on training. The dog I have had from a pup was trained
    crate free and she is such a good girl at 5 yrs old now, each to their own
    obviously but it is possible to crate free train as well as train with a

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