How can I raise a dog I can leave him out in the house?

but wont choose everything in the house? We have always crate trained all my dogs, but this time I want to raise a dog that can be left out of crate with the door open… I know it takes time as puppy grows out of it, but any tips ?

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6 Responses to “How can I raise a dog I can leave him out in the house?”

  1. havingacownow says:

    when you are home and he is out you need to watch him but ignore him at the same time. dont let him know your watching him but keep an eye on him. when you catch him doing something wrong you punish him. when you leave dont leave things out that can set him up for failure like your shoes, um garbage can, dont leave bathroom doors open leave him out toys water, some bones NO RAWHIDEs might choke on them

    make being out a gift and something that he earns, have something that is his punishment area and that he knows that

  2. carmenlafond says:

    My dog stays at home while I’m at work. She has a dog door and goes in and out of the house. It takes time and probably you should take your dog to obedience classes.
    You didn’t say the breed or but you need to take a lot of time and attention with a puppy.

  3. Patient Paws says:

    It depends on the individual dog, really.

    I’ve raised many many dogs, some have to be crated, other need to be crated for a short period of time, others never have to be crated.

    I always start with crating and ween them off, but always keep certain rooms closed off (kitchen, bathroom and bedroom) and leave their crates open.

  4. Jen says:

    Yes, give the puppy time to grow up and learn what is right and wrong. Set them up to succeed – first try leaving them out with plenty of toys to chew on, and after they have eliminated outside. Only leave them for very short amounts of time. Give lots of praise when you get home and find things in order.

  5. Sandra R says:

    The super short answer is to give them a variety of things to chew in a variety of materials and shapes. These are their toys. Anytime they go to chew anything else, clearly but gently say "no" and switch to an approved toy of theirs.

    Expect accidents and misunderstandings but in a nutshell that is that key.

  6. BAM. says:

    Make sure he has toys for himself that he can axcess along with chew food, like bones or whatever. And when at home, make sure you tell him no when he chews anything he’s not supposed to. And train him to hold it when he has to go potty or litter train him.