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I'm wondering, will it be really cruel of me to use a small crate/carrier to let my chi get "alone time" and toilet train her properly? I know a lot of people on here don't approve of them, but I got a puppy training book today called "Before & After Getting Your Puppy" by Dr Ian Dunbar (gets 5 stars on Amazon) and he is saying the quickest and easiest method to train them is to let them sleep in their crate often during the day, taking them out every hour and rushing them outside to go potty!
It makes sense, he says to get your puppy used to the crate naturally, by tempting them in with kibble in a kong toy, so that they're happy to be in there. He says it'll also let them get used to having alone time too so they don't get seperation anxiety.

Although I'll be home nearly all the time with her, I worry that in a travel cot, she'll still have room to pee there on a training pad rather than learn to go outside.

In YOUR experience, what works best?
Crate or Cot?
I wanna get this right! I like the idea of the cot, but if the crate'll be a quicker way to toilet train her, and won't be "cruel" then i'll have to go for that.


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