I have a 7 month old Chihuahua who won’t stop crying in his crate. He…

I have a 7 month old Chihuahua who won’t stop crying in his crate. He does this at night and day, I have tried covering the kennel and moving it or even leaving a treat but he won’t stop.

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Laura
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How much time does he get OUT of the crate? What is your routine prior to crating? How much mental and physical work does he get when he isn’t crated?

scgreco413
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Good morning- It sound like you have a few possible things going on here. 1 could be separation anxiety. Routine, patience and consistency will help you here. 2 could be too much time in the crate without enough exercise prior. At 7 months, you are also entering “teen years” with your dog, so consistency and solid training are going to be your best friends especially right now. I am a HUGE proponent of walks… our guys get 3 good, long pack walks a day with shorter walks interspersed when I have the extra time. The walks help keep things in… Read more »