Hi there— I am an experienced standard poodle parent and have always crate trained my animals. My 5 year standard is in her crate snoozing now...as it’s her first choice for a nap on her plush pillows.
I just brought home a 9 week old “teacup” and I’m struggling with the crate. He sighs 17 oz.He hates being in there ...barks non stop. And he poops and pees on the blankets so I removed them and put pee pad there. My big poodles almost never messed in their kennel and their potty training was relatively easy. this thing i have is a car seat/mesh kennel basket with a handle on top like for human infants. I am wondering if I should improvise and find something smaller? I have never had such a tiny dog. I put him in there several times a day when my hands are busy and he barks. He just wants to be in my lap. also..I have peepads in a couple of spots in the house where I put him when he wakes up from napping. He will go there but only if I redirect him there. I am new to pee pads and any advice on the crate would problem would be helpful. I guess I’m wondering if the tiny ones are less developed as this age to crate/ potty train?
I just brought home a 9 week old “teacup” and I’m struggling with the crate. He sighs 17 oz.