Crate Training Sample Schedule

 

Melorich Australian Multigenerational Labradoodles

 

Sample Crate Training Schedule

For puppies 3-6 mos. old eating 3 meals per day

If toilet breaks are unproductive: Put pup back in crate for 15 minutes & repeat

No Food or water in the crate. Water always available out of crate

No food grazing. Leave bowl down for 15 minutes and then remove until next meal 

 

Schedule # 1 if no one is home during day

       7:00am                       Take pup out.

       7:15                            Kitchen playtime.

       7:30                             Feed and water. Allow 15-20 min. for eating, then remove dish.

       8:00                             Take pup out.

       Confine to crate when you leave; place safe chew and play toys in crate for entertainment.

       Noon  Someone Takes pup out.

       12:15 Kitchen playtime.

       12:30 Feed and water.

       12:45 Take pup out.

       1:00 Confine to crate

       6:00 Take pup out as soon as you get home.

       6:15 Kitchen playtime.

       6:45 Feed and water.

       7:00 Take pup out.

       7:15 Confine to crate.

       9:00. Take pup out

       9:15. water

       9:30 Kitchen playtime.

       10:00 Confine to crate

       11:00 Take pup out. Confine to crate overnight

 Schedule # 2

 

         6 to 7am:                          Wake up. Puppy comes outside with you for a toilet break.

         7:25                                  Breakfast time. (again, adjust times according to when wake up is)

         7:45                            Back outside for another toilet break (accompanied by you, of course.)

         7:50 – 8:45:                     Play-time! Puppy is out of the crate being actively played with, cuddled, etc. Pup must be attended to at all                                            times and possibly tethered to you

         8:45                                 Outside for another toilet break.

         8:50 – 12:00                   Puppy goes back in the crate for a nap

         12 PM:                            Puppy comes outside with you for a toilet break.

         12:05 – 12:30:               Playtime! Puppy is out of the crate being played with and petted.

         12:30:                            Lunch time.

         12:45:                             Puppy comes outside with you for a toilet break.

         1:00 –   4:00                  Puppy goes back in the crate for a nap. ( If 3 PM then adjust the times below accordingly )

         4 PM                             Puppy comes outside with you for a toilet break (right out of crate!

         4 until 4:30                    play time.

         4:30                          Dinner

         4:45                                toilet break

         5 PM – 6PM                  Play time

         6 PM to 9 PM                 nap

         9                                      Toilet run

         9:15 to 11                       play time.

         11                                   outside and last water available.

         11:15                              bedtime

 

Should be or soon able to sleep through night. If wakes up then take out and immediately crate thereafter. I give small treats every time they go into crate and do their business outside