Crate training, is it possible with this breed ?

by Tan
(Minneapolis)

Hi, I just got a new puppy a week and a half ago. His name is Beny and he's 3-1/2 months old. There so much to learn about him and he's been such a joy to be around. Currently, he sleeps in his crate at night next to our bed. He's pretty quiet doing that as long as someone is in the room. As soon as we leave even for 15 seconds, he begins to whine. I'm thinking this is pretty normal.


My question is, do we continue to keep the crate in the bedroom even when he grows up ? Does this breed tolerate being alone at home or in a crate at home ? My thoughts on the subject is maybe when he grows up and is potty trained, then we might not need the crate, maybe ? I'm not for or against the crate. I just want to be able to leave the house for 3-4 hours and not worry about a crying dog that whole time. Some people say dogs that are used to the crate actually like it but does that apply to a companion breed that really likes to be next to people all the time?

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Jan 02, 2017
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Escaped NEW
by: Sonja Galovics

My Coton de Tulear, Sweetie from day one would not stay in the crate. She escaped 3 nights in a row. I bought a new crate and she cried all night for four night in a row. I wasn't getting any sleep so I weaken and in the bed with me and she was perfect. I have an entire room for her in a finished basement with a gate and she is fine. I have the cat box in the basement and she likes to go downstairs and potty by the cat box. If the cat goes there why can't she? Right? She knows how to go through the the cat door. I catch her going downstairs and I take her out but now she comes to me to tell me she has to go outside. She was trained very fast. Sweetie is now 10 months & trained, so smart and so loving...loves to kiss. Wakes me up in the morning by kissing my ear. She knows exactly when it's bedtime, she tells me. I have had a lot of dogs in my life but she is the best. Loves to play with my Russian Siberian cat. They make me laugh, too funny!

Sep 19, 2016
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Crates !!!!!!!!!!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a Coton de Tulear she is 5, I hate crates so never got on but she was house trained very quickly. There fine if the door is left open and the dog uses it as a den BUT what dog would want to be locked in one of them for even 30 minutes.

Sep 19, 2016
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I had 2 that grew out of the crate NEW
by: Beth

Tallulah was fine in the crate until she was 18 months and then she started hiding under the bed and would refuse to go in. The vet said that she was telling me that she was done with the crate and she was correct. No problems or fights after. Max on the other hand was 7 months when he decided he was done. He also never had another accident in the house once he stopped going in the crate to sleep and when I was out. I guess since he was the second child he learned faster.

Sep 19, 2016
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Crate NEW
by: Anonymous

My LuLu was crate trained. She is 16 months old and still sleeps in the crate by my bed. She did fine in the crate during the day. Just recently I've started closing her in the kitchen when I leave. I leave her crate in the kitchen with her in case she wants it. The best part is that if she has a sleepover at my sister's house when we go out of town, the crate goes with her and she feels safe and comfy to sleep in there.

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