We adopted a 3 month old dog today! She's so sweet. I was able to speak at length with her foster mom. She has been paper trained in a playpen. I would like to crate train asap. Any ideas how to make this transition easiest for her? I don't know if I should go slow or pull the paper cold turkey. We bought a small package of puppy mats and used two so far. I haven't put a third one down. I haven't seen her pee outside at all.
She's had quite a day. The last of her litter mates were adopted out today, she spent hours at PetSmart and now she's here. Snuggled in my son's bed :) I really want to make this transition easy for her.
We have a small crate and she can stretch out in it but I don't think it's so big that she'll eliminate in it. We put her in during dinner, oh my did she cry. I'm kind of afraid for what tonight will bring!
I would appreciate any tips about making this transition so it's not too stressful for her. I really don't want to paper train.