By kittykat - 08/08/2009 18:02 - United States
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#3 is mostly right.. you shouldn't let the dog sleep with you period it will only start thinking it is equal and while equality sounds great.. when it comes to dogs it brings nothing but problems.. keep it up and you will have a problem case that will drive you nuts for years to come.. oh and if you are single(which it sounded like you are) you are even more fucked if you ever bring a man home.. I hope he can take being attacked and barked at constantly
Before you go around acting like other people are stupid, maybe you should do some research. He suggested *crate training*. It's what you do with NEW puppies. It means they sleep in a crate and you wake up throughout the night to take them either outside or to a puppy pad and stand over them and wait while they do their business. The fact that you were condescending enough to sarcastically call someone else a genius really irked me, considering your criticism didn't make an ounce of sense. Genius.
It's not so much about crate training, it's about not feeding your dog/puppy's neediness. If you put your dog in a crate at night, and not allow it in your room with you, it'll get used to being left alone and realize that you always come back, and become a well adjusted dog. If you respond to your dog whining to be with you every time, it'll just get worse and worse and this is the result. When I first got my cat as a kitten, he cried his little kitten mews outside my bedroom door for an hour, and it broke my heart, but I knew that if I let him in he would learn that crying to be with me would get him what he wanted, and then be even MORE anxious later on. It only lasted a couple nights, before he got over it.