|Barked: Fri Sep 13, '13 8:02am PST |
|I agree with Onyx, crates are absolutely invaluable. Sasha has seperation anxiety so is crated any time I step out of the house, although Dante is good for about 5 hours out of the house. His two naughty times were very minor and not really his fault. I just got a new corgi puppy as well, Tegan, 4 months old. Her energy is absolutely crazy! However she loves her crate and the food treats I give her. Aka peanut butter kong, raw in the kong, pig ears, etc etc.
The main thing as Onyx said is start easing him into it, and the other part to that is knowing his bladder control. While "housebroken" if he's used to someone always being there to let him out, he may not have trained himself on really holding it for long periods of time. Tegan isn't housetrained really at all yet, if she needs to go she will, however she won't go in her crate (as most dogs don't) and she has fantastic bladder control for such a young pup. Sleeps at night for a good 10 hours
I also have a huge yard so now that the weather is cooling off they get mornings in the yard then when I come home at lunch for them, (hard but I make it work) they come inside to their crates. I just started that though, for the past 4 months it's been crate only, as I don't like "yard dogs" and it was too hot anyway. So if you don't have a doggy proof yard it's still easily managed. I also get up at 4 am to walk them all before I leave. Anyway good luck! He's adorable too by the way