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Question by  bluepunkrocker (21)

Is it a good idea to crate a 3 month old puppy?

My puppy is three months old and I want to start crate training him.


Answer by  Sandy45 (24)

It is a very good idea to crate a puppy. They see it as a place of security. It can also keep your puppy out of trouble and out of harms way.


Answer by  MsLizziebug (833)

Yes, it's best to start while they are young. A puppy can remain in a crate an hour for every month of age before he has to relieve himself. Example: A three month old puppy can be crated for 3 hours.


Answer by  Beth47 (26)

The earlier you start crate training the better for you and your dog. Make sure your dog has enough room to turn around in the crate. Also make sure to have water and a pillow or blanket. Start training short periods of time first. Reward and praise is well-received.


Answer by  daddydaycare (46)

It is fine to start crate training early but like anything it is important to start in moderation. Try starting out with 15-20 minutes at a time and increase the time spent in the crate gradually. Do this for a month increasing the time 5-10 minutes each week.

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