Is it OK to let puppy cry in kennel? It is important to allow a puppy crying in their crate to self-soothe a bit to ensure that they do not whine and cry every time they are confined to receive your attention. If you respond too much to a crying puppy in their crate, they will learn to train you!
How do I get my puppy to stop crying in his crate?
- Ignore the whining behavior.
- Pick the right-size crate.
- Get your puppy comfortable with the crate.
- Make sure to provide plenty of potty breaks.
- Make sure to consider crate placement.
- Give your puppy plenty of exercise.
How long should you let a puppy cry in a kennel? Most of the time we recommend that your pup be settled for 5 or more minutes before being let out of their crate. The most ideal scenario is that your pup cries for a bit, but settles in under 30 minutes and falls asleep.
Why won’t my puppy stop crying in the kennel? Puppies cry in their crates for many reasons such as: loneliness; fear; boredom; having to potty; or missing their littermates. They aren’t just throwing a tantrum. If there’s any doubt whether the puppy has to go to the bathroom, err on the side of caution and take him to his potty spot. But don’t play with him there.