Crate Training

We begin crate training our pups at 7 weeks of age. The pup will be separated from mama and the littermates for a couple of hours and put into a crate. Then the litter will be put back together for awhile. We repeat this for about a week. By then the pup will learn that the crate is his special little place. We start getting the pups to sleep alone at night in the crates around 8 weeks of age. By the time you get your pup, he or she will be able to sleep through the night happily in a crate. We also introduce the pup to your scent during the crate training process. We ask that you supply us with clothing carrying your scent, and we will put it in the crate with your pup. We believe this helps in the transition from our house to yours.