How do you crate train a puppy when you work all day?

Asked By: Caden Ziemann
Date created: Fri, May 7, 2021 5:13 PM
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For a 10-week old puppy, make sure this is at least every 3 hours.

Take your pup to the potty training spot (by this time they should be busting), praise and reward when they go.

Play with your pup and then settle them back down into the crate.

Repeat this through the day until you return home from work.

Answered By: Tierra Kutch
Date created: Sat, May 8, 2021 7:16 PM
Put your dog or puppy in his crate with your usual training method shortly before you leave. This should be between 5 and 20 minutes before you head out. When you shut the door and say goodbye, do not get too emotional or stay for too long. You are working him up by doing this, making the time apart harder than it needs to be.
Answered By: Tillman Hartmann
Date created: Sun, May 9, 2021 7:43 PM
You can a crate to potty train a puppy while you work. You can leave a puppy in a crate to sleep and then take him for a walk as soon as he’s up. Be aware though they are still too young without enough bladder and bowel control to be crated for hours at a time.
Answered By: Gerhard Frami
Date created: Mon, May 10, 2021 9:23 PM
Crate Training A Puppy While at Work (Or Anytime You Leave the House!) // Crate train a puppy to keep them safe when you’re at work. Crate training can help ...
Answered By: Lindsey Franecki
Date created: Tue, May 11, 2021 8:13 PM
Do not think picking a small space and confining a puppy while at work is the key to potty training! He will still end up using it as a toilet. The idea behind crating is that you give him enough space to turn around, but not enough where he can move away from his waste should he end up doing so.
Answered By: Randall Terry
Date created: Wed, May 12, 2021 3:18 AM
DO NOT CRATE YOUR PUPPY ALL DAY WHILE YOU ARE AT WORK! A crate is a great tool for managing your puppy however overuse can lead to behavior problems not the least of which could be pee/poop accidents in the crate. A puppy is not easy work. You need a considerable amount of time, dedication, patience, persistence, and a few other adjectives to make sure your puppy becomes a well balanced dog.
Answered By: Eloisa McClure
Date created: Thu, May 13, 2021 5:46 AM
While being at work for hours makes the process difficult, consistency is the key to training your new pup. Step 1 Create a small, gated area -- approximately three feet by five feet -- where the puppy can be confined. This can also be a crate.
Answered By: Briana Ryan
Date created: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:37 AM
Hi guys!!! Here are my tips on crate training your puppy or dog, and some things NOT to do. This can also help with separation anxiety in your dog! Comment a...
Answered By: Alysha Barton
Date created: Thu, May 13, 2021 10:44 AM
Give them a command to enter, such as "crate." Encourage them by pointing to the inside of the crate with a treat in your hand. After your dog enters the crate, praise them, give them the treat and close the door. Sit quietly near the crate for five to 10 minutes and then go into another room for a few minutes.
Answered By: Alf Heidenreich
Date created: Thu, May 13, 2021 1:11 PM
It is important you start slowly when crate training a puppy. Train gradually at your ...
Answered By: Clyde Hansen
Date created: Thu, May 13, 2021 6:18 PM

How long do I wait before taking my puppy outside? Vets recommend waiting until 10-14 days after your puppy's last vaccination booster – usually at around 14–16 weeks of age – before introducing them to the wonders of local parks, beaches and walking trails.


By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ¾ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding ½ cup three times a day.


A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.

15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.

Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.


Puppies under six months of age shouldn't stay in a crate for more than three or four hours at a time.

They can't control their bladders and bowels for that long.

The same goes for adult dogs being housetrained.

Physically, an older dog can hold it, but they don't know they're supposed to.


Young puppies have short attention spans but you can expect them to begin to learn simple obedience commands such as "sit," "down," and "stay," as young as 7 to 8 weeks of age.

Formal dog training has traditionally been delayed until 6 months of age.

Actually, this juvenile stage is a very poor time to start.

On average, puberty (or sexual maturity) is reached at about six months of age, but this can vary by breed. Smaller breeds tend to have their first estrous cycle at an earlier age, while large and giant breeds may not come into heat for the first time until they reach eighteen months to two years of age.

Establish a routine

  1. Take your puppy outside frequently—at least every two hours—and immediately after they wake up, during and after playing, and after eating or drinking.
  2. Pick a bathroom spot outside, and always take your puppy (on a leash) to that spot…
  3. Reward your puppy every time they eliminate outdoors.
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