Crate training a puppy-advice please

I have a 10 week old staffie and am using a crate for him - at night I put him in the crate and cover it and he is ok cries when he needs a toilet break normally after abut 5 hours so doing really well, sometimes he does mess in the crate but I think he just cant hold it and I misjudge the toilet break times during the night so not all his fault, on waking and after eating and after an hour of play , I take him outside where he toilets fine, he uses puppy pads when playing in the house if he cannot get to the door in time butI have limited these to two and most times he runs to the door , I have an open planned house so when I am cooking or cleaning, I cannot keep an eye on him so a friend gave me a puppy play pen - I put him in and he is happy playing as he can see me he is happy having a nap in there , but even though I place a puppy pad in it, he toilets on his blanket..not even asking to go out..am I confusing him using the crate and the pen ? I cant cover the pen as it has no top and is quite large, and I thought it too big for him to sleep in of a night , I hate having to put him in the samller crate during the day as there is not a lot of room to play freely like the pen, just because I cant watch him when doing housework it doesn't seem fair, but I am not sure how to stop the blanket toileting- he came from a litter of 8 in a crate with puppy pads in of a night and on the floor during the day and he does use the pads out of the pen ,with us just not in the pen any ideas how I can stop him doing it?? he has not had his second injection yet so walking to tire him so he can be crated to sleep is not an option at the moment.

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Priya16

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Reply To: Anonymous

Crate training is very essential for you dog, here is an article which will help you to understand how crate training can be given to your dog.

http://www.dogspot.in/crate-training-your-puppy/


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