Is it ok to crate a dog during the day?

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A good rule of thumb is that a dog can be crated overnight and for up to half the day, provided his social and physical needs are being met while not in the crate.

Young puppies need more frequent naps and much more frequent opportunities to "do their business" than adults.

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While crated they may not be learning all of the good habits we want to teach them, but at least they aren't reinforcing any bad ones.

A good rule of thumb is that a dog can be crated overnight and for up to half the day, provided his social and physical needs are being met while not in the crate.

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When you are working to stop the barking habit, make sure your dog has had plenty of exercise to tire him out. Your dog's crate cannot be used as punishment. If you do that, your pooch will associate it as such. Make the crate a fun and relaxing place to be and the vibe will soon take over.
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Crate rest for dogs.

You should stick to the tricks that require the lowest amount of energy while your dog is on bed rest such as sit, down and leave.

You can also teach them to place their nose on your hand through the crate and reward them with a treat, keeping them on their toes.

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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.

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While not all dogs are alike, most adult dogs should be able to go outside to relieve themselves about three to five times a day (more often if they are sick or elderly) and shouldn't be forced to "hold it" for more than four to six hours at a time, on average.

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While not all dogs are alike, most adult dogs should be able to go outside to relieve themselves about three to five times a day (more often if they are sick or elderly) and shouldn't be forced to "hold it" for more than four to six hours at a time, on average.

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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.

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