Puppy Crate Training Schedule 12 Weeks
Schedule for Puppy Crate Training
This Puppy Crate Training Schedule is an excellent way to potty train your new puppy while also assisting the rest of your family in adjusting. When Rocky first came home, we used this crate schedule, and I was able to have him fully potty trained in just two weeks!
This is a basic house-training guide for your puppy. If your work schedule or lifestyle prevents you from following this schedule, stick to the basic rule of letting your puppy out of the crate every 2 to 12 hours and after feeding.
When you first bring your new puppy home, you must give him or her time to rest in the crate and keep an eye on him or her at all times when he or she is not in the crate. Our trainer advised me to think of a puppy as if it were a baby. If you hold a baby while it sleeps, it will become accustomed to it, and the same is true for a puppy. Puppies need “down time,” and when they sleep in their crate, they get used to it and feel more at ease.
When you bring home a new puppy, the best tip I can give you is to take a week off if at all possible. Also, continue to feed your puppy the same food that he or she came home with. If you want to switch foods, start slowly by mixing the old and new brands in a 75/25 ratio, then 50/50, and finally 25/75 until your digestive system adjusts.
You will be able to potty train your puppy if you stick to this schedule. Following this schedule, we were able to completely train our puppy in less than two weeks. After day three, he had no accidents in the crate and only a few in the house.
Schedule for Puppy Crate Training:
7:00 a.m.—Get up and go outside.
Free time begins at 7:15 a.m. (must watch at all times).
7:30 a.m.–food and water (pick up food when finished)
8:00 a.m.-Leave the house.
Free time begins at 8:15 a.m. (must watch at all times).
9:30 a.m.-Confine for a period of rest.
11:15 a.m.—Leave the house.
11:30 a.m.-Water and food (pick up food when finished)
Go out between 12:00 and 2:00 pm.
12:15 p.m.-Unscheduled time (must watch at all times)
1:45 p.m. – Restrict for a period of rest.
3:30 pm-Leave the house.
Free time at 3:45 pm (must watch at all times).
5:00 pm: Food and water are available (pick up food when finished).
Go out at 5:30 pm.
5:45 p.m. – Confine for a rest period.
Go out at 8:00 pm
Water is only available until 8:15 p.m. (Pick). up the water for the night when finished)
8:30 p.m.-Unstructured time (must watch at all times)
11:00 pm -Go out and confine yourself for the night.If your puppy cries or whimpers, resist the urge to take it out of the crate. During confinement, cover the crate with a blanket to ensure that your puppy sleeps peacefully. It’s probably best to put the crate somewhere in your house where it won’t be disturbed. When you take your new puppy out of the crate after a period of confinement, take him outside right away. I recommend putting on your coat and holding your leash before opening the crate to avoid an accident. This is especially important during inclement weather.