Frisco and Diva have done so fantastic with their crate training, I just had to take a moment to brag.
They spend a lot of time out and about in the house, playing with our dogs, but we have not brought them upstairs to go to bed at night, realizing their new forever families may not wish to allow them in their own beds. (I know, it’s a major dog training no-no but we can’t help but spoil our Chis!!!!)
Anywho, at night, we put the pups in the playpen with the dog crate door open, still giving them access to their food and pee-pad. Diva is just so tiny! I feel better knowing she still has access to food during the night. They have gotten used to this schedule and will put themselves to bed without issue.
Today while the pups were out playing, they ran around the backyard for a rather lengthy amount of time. They ran back into the house, got their drink of water, and continued the playing in the living room. About 30 minutes later, they both jumped into their pen and used the pee-pad! YAHOOO!! But that’s not all! Since we humans had to get back to our homeschool work and were not lounging on the couch with the dogs, Diva and Frisco “got the hint” and got into their crate for an afternoon nap. I am so proud!