Help! My puppy won’t stop crying in his crate…

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What are the benefits of crate training your puppy?

If you get your dog used to being in a crate when they are young, it means they’ll be more able to cope if they ever have to travel in one.

Why do puppies cry or whine when left in their crate?

What can you do to stop your puppy from crying in their crate?

Make it cozy, comfortable, and inviting

Try putting them in the crate for a small amount of time, like half an hour, then let them out and give them plenty of attention and stimulation.

Change things gradually

Give regular breaks

If you want your puppy to enjoy chilling out in their crate, you should never use it as a punishment.

Provide activities and distractions

Don’t use it for punishment

Stay away!



Dr. Hannah Godfrey MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Although she initially worked in mixed practice treating all species, she found a love for small animal work and has worked exclusively with dogs and cats since 2014. She lives in Wales with her partner, son, and two cats (named Poppy and Ashton Kutcher), and writes comedy fiction in her spare time.

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