You should get the video Crate Games.
Yeah, it was my fault.I'm not sure what I'd do in his case since he has had a traumatic experience but don't most people that work crate their dogs most of the day?
Honestly I would let him go through the wimpers.........he will rememberI've used crate training before, it's not something I dislike by any means.
Flip is not a baby puppy, he is about 7-8 months old (rescue). This is a new behavior for him, and I'm sure it's because I take him around everywhere.
I'm going to try the Crate Games thing, and I moved the other dog and his bed in the room with the crate. Hopefully that will help.
I am of a mind to just let Flip 'Cry it out' since he was fine with it before we adopted him.
I am taking him home over lunch (from work) and leaving him in the crate until I get home. (3 hours). We'll see how it goes.
Good point, I may have to get a plastic vari-kennel.
I prefer them in a hard plastic crate too. Some have been injured in those black wire crates... especially when they are trying frantically to get out.
My male can easily bang around in one and will cause it to collapse.
First time he stayed over night with a friend, I brought one (as I thought she'd like the look of it better in her house) and they put him in it and went out for a couple of hours. Came home to find him on their sofa. No injury but still, what if?