Training and Obedience > 3.5 Month old won't stop barking in crate (49 replies)
3.5 Month old won't stop barking in crate
by Ace952 on 02 January 2012 - 22:12
|Need some help in trying to figure this out.|
She won't stop barking while in her crate when it is in the house. I mean high pitched barking that can go on for a hour. When she is outside of the crate tons of energy and no barking.
The only time I can get some peace is if I put her crate in the garage and then she stops. She also doesn't bark in her crate if I have her in the car. My 17 month old wasn't this way and his crate is in the livingroom and I never had this issue with him. I am at a loss b/c I feel bad for having her in her crate in the garage but that is the only way she will be quiet. She barks way too much in the house as I know my neighbors can hear it and I don't even want the trouble that can come from excessive barking.
I do exercise her and train but I just don't knwo what to do now.
Any tips/help would be greatly appreciated.
by beetree on 02 January 2012 - 23:02
I just have always said, QUIET when they start. Everytime. I heard covering the crate with a blanket might help with a sense of security... worth a try.
by mirasmom on 03 January 2012 - 00:06
|beetree is right, and if you have her in a metal crate you can cover it with a blanket,|
and she will feel more secure.....don't give in, the more she whines & cries, avoid letting her get her way, believe me, she will get used to being in the house, don't let her choose the garage.
Also, give her a big marrow bone to chew on, then she'll love being in the crate!
by Jenni78 on 03 January 2012 - 00:15
Ignore it. If she has any sense of herself, she won't stop because of a blanket; she'll pull it in and shred it. I have listened to pups bark literally all night long (Cierny was the most recent) at only a few weeks old because I locked her in the laundry room. It's ungodly loud, extremely demanding, and yes, they CAN go all night long. Ignoring it is the only thing that works. They will learn. Look out for your neighbors and deal with it yourself until she quits.
by Two Moons on 03 January 2012 - 00:27
ignore till lesson is learned.
by Ace952 on 03 January 2012 - 00:38
|She still fits comfortably in her shipping crate.|
I do ignore it for about 45 minutes and then I just move her into the garage and close the door and then she shuts up. Homes out here in AZ are paper thin when it comes to the walls and you can hear her 2 houses down if she is in the house barking. I try to be courteous to my neighbors so if it goes on a long time I just move her to the garage. I hate putting her in there but got damn she won't shut up in the house. In her crate in the back of the car when I am driving or at work (she is in her crate in the backseat of my car while I'm at work) she is quiet.
I have put bones with chunks of meat on them and she enjoys it for 5 minutes but then here comes the barking.
Thought I was doing something wrong but I see I am on the right path. Like I said, just feel bad about having her in the garage by herself as that is the only way she will shut the hell up.
by Ace952 on 03 January 2012 - 00:40
|so should I not move her crate in the garage when she starts barking for more than 30 minutes or just keep ignoring and let her have at it?|
I won't lie...I move her to the garage just so I can hear myself and the tv at times when it goes on for a long time.
by Sunsilver on 03 January 2012 - 04:08
|At the kennel, we sometimes get dogs in that are 'recreational barkers.' I find squirting them with water from a spray bottle sometimes works. If not, they usually settle when I leave the kennel area. I guess my presence makes them think I'll let them out of their cage if they keep barking (because that's likely what happens at home.)|
I think you're on the right track, but I certainly know how annoying it is!
by Jyl on 03 January 2012 - 09:20
|When she is in the crate in the house I would turn the crate around so that it is facing the wall. That way she cant see anything. Maybe that will help?! She will be more "enlcosed" so maybe it will help her stay quiet. I would run her exausted before she goes in the crate too..lol. That way all she will want to do is HOPEFULLY sleep.|
I do understand about the neighbors. I have a neighbor that has a dog that barks ALL THE TIME. They dont seem to care either. I by no means, am saying you dont care. I am saying the opposite. At least you are thinking of the neighbors too.
Some puppies are a little more determined than others..lol. It looks like the one you have doesnt give up easily. Irritating in this situation, but will probably make one heck of a working dog.
by beetree on 03 January 2012 - 13:38
|Ace, why can't the pup watch TV with you? I'd be barking all night too, if all I hear is you inside the home, and me, stuck out by my lonesome because you don't want to hear me.|
Dogs can be taught to shut up. Just saying. I've managed it with every dog I ever owned, and I don't know squat!
by Chaz Reinhold on 03 January 2012 - 15:34
|Had a pup lose its voice after the first weekend. Stopped there.|
by Two Moons on 03 January 2012 - 16:18
I have a feeling you've created this problem yourself and that's the same reason you can't fix it now.
I never bothered to ask how much time the dog spends in a crate.
And spraying a dog with water while it's locked in a crate, jesus H christ!
I feel so sorry for the dog's who must suffer some humans.
I wish I could help the dog a lot more than I want to help some people.
by brynjulf on 03 January 2012 - 16:19
|Die hard squirt gun user here. Some dont respond to the squirt but most will. I've had pups that grab the crate with there little teeth and just start screaming. ( it is actually kind of funny cuz they are so darn cute when they are THAT mad) They usually make great dogs but the puppy temper tantrum is not fun to live through. Ignore her it will stop. Don't give in.....|
by Two Moons on 03 January 2012 - 16:45
|It would either piss mine off or they would want more thinking it was play.|
I don't think it is a sound method for anything.
by Ace952 on 03 January 2012 - 16:56
She does spend a lot of time int he crate as I have to work. She comes with me to work and is in her crate in the back of my car. That was the best possible solution being that I can walk out at anytime and feed her, OB work, walk her, take her out for some socialization, etc. The only other option would be for her to sit at home in the crate and be there from the time I leave work till the time I get home from work.
While in my car she doesn't bark. Even when I am driving to grab lunch or take her somewhere to see something different she is quiet as a mouse.
Now at home in the garage at night when I am sleep she is quiet in the crate, not a peep.
At home she gets play time and training. If I have her in her crate IN THE HOUSE she won't stop barking. I mean non stop for a hour sometimes. Being houses out here are closer than a midget is to the ground I have to put her in the garage as I don't want it to be a pain to my neighbors. No one wants to hear that at 9 or 10pm and you can hear her 2 houses down...lol.
My 17 month old was never like this as a puppy and I HAD to keep him at home during the day while I was at work and lived too far to go home during lunch. He sits quietly all day in his crate at home.
I don't understand what is causing the insane barking when in the house when outside of the house, she is quiet.
JYL - Yeah I tried that....didn't work. Keps right on...lol
Bee - She does and she is quiet and running around playing. Now when I eat or if I am working I do have to crate her for peace of mind and also b/c I can't watch her.
by Two Moons on 03 January 2012 - 17:05
|It's simple, at some point you gave in to the barking.|
It's hard the first time to crate train, the second time is much harder.
by brynjulf on 03 January 2012 - 17:44
|The insane barking is because at some point she won. So she has learned that if she just keeps it up long enough eventually you will give in. No quick fix on this one ace. Just put her in and leave her. It will stop eventually honest it will.|
by Ace952 on 03 January 2012 - 17:49
|Moons & Bryn - You could right. I must have gave in somewhere. I don't know when as I swear I knew not to give in to the constant barks but I guess I slipped up somewhere and gave in and didn't realize it. I swore I was doing it right this time...lol|
Now let me ask you guys this. Is me putting her in the garage when she continously barks a way of her winning? I never take her out of the crate, just pick it up and move it to the garage.
by laura271 on 03 January 2012 - 21:01
|I live in a downtown neighbourhood so I understand having close neighbours. When we brought Senta home, I gave my closest neighbours bottles of wine and explained what would be going on (crate training) and that they could drink themselves to sleep (my neighbours are from the East Coast). Senta didn't cry in her crate but it sure made my neighbours tolerant of her from the beginning. I'll also mention that I throw a yearly party for everyone on my block with free food and endless alcohol so my street is pretty forgiving of Senta. :)|
by tripple3 on 03 January 2012 - 21:19
|It will help you if you put an old shirt with your smell on it in the cage, or a pair of your dirty socks. This comforts the dog because it misses you.|
Also, the reason it keeps on barking is because the dog has gotten a reaction from you at some point and probably more than once. You MUST
out last the dog to overcome this problem. Master Trainer, jc