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Owners of a new Boxer pup!

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Hello everyone! My husband, daughter, and I are all new owners of a 9 wk old boxer pup we've named Odin. We did some major research before buying a family dog and found that the boxer breed was right for us! We love him so very much... he's very smart. He might be too smart :lol: I was wondering if I could get any pointers on crate training. I'm not sure if we got him from a very good breeder just because she said when he'd cry to come out of his crate she'd let him out and as far as toileting went... she said he just went anywhere. So I'm having issues with potty training and crate training now.

With crate training... I think I've tried everything! I even took out the divider so I could sit in there with him playing and rewarding him... which was fine but then the second I closed the door he started crying... even with me IN there. He'll cry off and on all night, mostly on. He goes crazy in there too, he's knocked down the divider and tore up his $45 bed we bought for his crate. I guess that's our fault though... I forgot how destructive little puppies can be.

We had a dog one time... she was a holy terror. We swore after her that we'd do everything possible to make our next dog great. You know training class and what not. Unfortunately she got into a fight with a rattle snake right before we left TX and didn't make it.

Anyway, he's a wonderful pup and super smart out side of crate and potty training. Anyone have any pointers!? Please Help!
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Thanks everyone for the wonderful welcoming! There are actually a lot of new things I can try now, proves that I didn't try EVERYTHING.  :D I've thought about putting him in the bedroom with us but he's so loud in the living room at night, that putting the crate in the bedroom would just be unbearable. He will cry in the crate even if I'm sitting in the same room. So I think putting him in the bedroom at night won't be any different than during the day. The crate is 42x31x28 so it's not the easiest thing to move around (barely fits through the door ways). You all gave great advice thank you soo very much!

Here are a couple of pics... I already have about 12 I think in my photo album. I love taking pictures of him! Boxers are just TOO awesome!

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