I asked a question earlier, but it was NOT phrased right and everyone jumps to the conclusion my dog is being abused and not loved..
anyways. i just bought a chihuahua puppy after doing years of research, and am trying to crate train it. The only time is will be in its crate room will be during the day for 6hrs while I am at work. Its crate is in a laundry room with his food, toys, and potty pads, it had lots of windows and is big. In the mornings I walk and play with it and then put it in the laundry room. When I am home at 2 I let it out and it is left out all night until bedtime to play and walk.
My question is, when it gets put in its crate it cries and cries and dosent stop crying. You see i am trying to crate train it for the next couple days because I dont have work.It needs to get used to being alone for a while while I am at work. Also when I travel, crate training will be helpful. I try for 30min periods a couple times a day to put it in its crate an shut it and leave. It cries and cries for ever and dosent stop. I feel so bad! It tried to claw its way out of it, the crate should be a happy den place for it, not a torture cage! It is plenty big enough too, with all his toys and moms blanket in it.
also I dont want it to become too attached, because then I have heard of dogs having separation anxiety and I would never wish that on my baby!!
Will this stop?