Hi, my dog is 3 month old and he’s a pure bred pomeranian. As we’ve…

Hi, my dog is 3 month old and he’s a pure bred pomeranian. As we’ve just got him, we decided to ‘crate train’ him as he used to do his business in the lawn and we currently live in an apartment. Having said that, he has a bed that he is very comfortable in and so we enclosed him with his potty area next to his bed so that he’ll learn that he has to pee and poo on the newspaper. Do you think it’s a good idea that we get a crate or play pen so he can see his surroundings ? Because whenever we leave him, he would whine ( it was for a long period ) then we rewarded him with our presence everytime it was silent, and now he just whines just a little . However, we were thinking to get him a crate so he wont feel insecure behind those boxes . We did not consider getting a crate as we would want to let him have the freedom of roam around the house once he’s potty trained. Also, as we had 2 pomeranians last time, they were a noisy bunch and barked non stop . This pomeranian does not bark and all but only whimper and cry ( somewhat like a newborn child ) is that any reason to be worried at all? Thanks a lot.

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7 years ago

Hi Clara! Congratulations on your new puppy! . Crates are a wonderful tool and crate-training doesn’t really take that long. One of the best books I’ve ever read is "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dog Training." I checked it out of the library and have used it to successfully train three Golden Retrievers and two Cocker Spaniels. Give it a try!