Post # 1
can someone tell me the difference between house trained and crate trained? I mean, I kind of get it….but is it an easy transition to go from crate to house trained? We’re looking at some pups at rescue groups and one in particular is crate trained but my SO wants a house trained dog.
I need some advice and clarity lol
Post # 3
@soontobemrsm11: housetrained is that they don’t have accidents and are able to manage basic bladder and bowel control. Crate trained is that the dog is comfortable being confinded to a crate during the day and sees it as their den and a safe place. A dog can be both of these at the same time.
Post # 4
@soontobemrsm11: to crate train your dog simply means when you leave the house or go to bed the dog goes in a crate. The dog is trained to understand the crate is its house and won’t pee or poo in it. If you are ok with a few accidents you could transition a crate trained dog to a house trained one with some patients and a few months.
Does your house/condo/apartment have tile floors? And is there a way you can limit the dog from freedom to the whole house?
I have a now 4 year old shin tzu who at the time was sort of a combo of both house and crate trained. She hated her crate but I got her at 4 months and didn’t want her to have free rein of our house at the time so when we left the house for work or when we went to bed she was in her crate. After a couple of months she became transitioned into house trained in which time we kept her blocked off in an area with tile floor so if she did have an accident it was easy to clean. She also sleeps with me and with a bit of simple training she now tells me she needs out by pawing me or barking (if she’s desperate).
You could probably do the transition with a puppy in 2-4 months.
Hope that helps! If you have any other questions let me know.
Post # 5
Crate trained: dog is comfortable being in the crate, usually used when you’re gone and/or at night to keep them from pottying in the house or destroying things.
House trained: dog won’t potty in the house.
However, you should expect some accidents at first regardless. A new environment can be very confusing even for a house trained dog.
Post # 6
Yep. What these ladies said.
Post # 7
House trained = they don’t go potty in the house or terrorize the house when alone
and crate means they will use and be content in a crate