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When we put Boston(AB) in his cage, he cries to get out. Whenever he cries though, my dad hits him with a hangar, not hard but just enough to make him be quite. Is thier a way to stop?
 

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First I would tell your dad to stop, but that me. Second I would say ignore him when he's int he crate and whining. If you react to him every time he whines, he will thik that is what it takes to get your attention....and the hitting might make him see his crate training as punishment.

Odin whined on a few occasions, but I ignored him and he quickly stopped. Make sure you treat him when he goes into the crate, every time....make it a "good" experience.
 

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Well in my opinion if your Dad's objective is to make your dog people aggressive then he is doing a great job! Cause all he is doing is making him fear your father and one day this pup may come back on him because of it. I would do like Sennin suggested make it a good experience give him treats and praise when he goes in there and make sure he has toys and chew bones etc.. in there for him to keep occupied. He will whine but in time he will quit, you just have to ignore him.
 

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Tell your dad that hitting him or the crate while he is in there is just going to make it worse. He now sees the crate as a place where he gets hit - I'd cry too. Try what the others suggested and make it a positive place. Give him treats when he goes in, and toys to keep his mind occupied while he's in there. Buster likes a frozen, peanut-butter filled Kong toy. It keeps him busy for a while (freezing it makes it last longer).
 

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I feel sorry for the pup. It just infuriates me to hear of someone hitting their puppy with a hanger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :x Someone should do the same to him and see how he likes it. You should not own a puppy if thats the kind of patience you have. All he is doing is making an aggresive dog out of him and I would say eventually he will turn on him or someone else. The crate is suppose to be your puppies safe haven. I'm sure if you ignore him the first few times he cries he will get used to it and come to like it. Put some of his favorite toys in there and a couple treats to get him in.
 

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I keep trying to tell me Dad to stop. I even told him to ignore him, but he gets very grumpy when you wake him up at 3 in the morning. When we put him in his cage, and he hits him i keep saying that he is making it worst! So im gonna have a talk with him. And maybe show him some the replies you people have posted.

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-Alex
 

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The pup shouldnt be living in a household with a person like that. Your pup will wind up turning on someone if this continues. This is how human aggressive dogs are created. This is very sad. If your dad doesnt stop you should find your pup a good home.
 

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I agree with Kogeki. You should find this puppy a deserving home. IMO People don't usually change the way they are. It's not the puppies fault. Even he wakes people up at 3 in the morning he's still a puppy. Would your dad have done this to you when you were an infant? I would think not. This is the kind of thing you should expect when getting a puppy. Find him a good home.
 

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kogeki said:
The pup shouldnt be living in a household with a person like that. Your pup will wind up turning on someone if this continues. This is how human aggressive dogs are created. This is very sad. If your dad doesnt stop you should find your pup a good home.
i AGREE! .......Turning man's best friend against him......all at the possible expense of a breeds good name....This guy might just succeed in turning this dog into a poster child for bsl in that area. Pit bulls are on the chopping block now and I'll bet it's not long before some "intelligent" (self appointed expert) journalist starts the Child Mauled by American Bulldog frenzied domino affect...........Coming soon to a town near you.
 

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I just cant imagine ever hitting a dog let alone a puppy. If you hit a puppy when its already stressing it will just intensiy it. If you don't have patience you shouldnt have dogs or children.
 

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You really need to try and find this puppy a good home or if you cannot maybe your mom can try to talk to your dad about stopping. Why don't you try moving the crate to an area of the house where your dad cannot hear the puppy wimpering. I hope evrything works out
 

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Well, i had a talk with my dad and he said that he will stop, and he didnt know what the consequences were when he was hitting him. Boston now only barks less then he used too. We just through a couple of treats in their and a "wife beater" and that usually takes his boredom out.

Thanks for all the help,
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Would your dad hit a baby for crying? Then he shouldn't hit a puppy. Ask him that.

Buy your pup a kong that holds treats and put it in there with him to keep him entertained. And give him other toys to chew on. Or if he's crying out in the middle of the night, try taking him outside to see if he has to use the bathroom. That might also help to get him to stop crying because he'll soon realize that crying in the night = outside and that's it.
 

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Tommygun said:
What do u mean a "Kong?" do you have ne pics of one?? And where can i get one?
A kong is a rubber dog toy that is pretty much indestructable. Most of them have holes in them to add treats, and then the dog has a fun time trying to get the treats out. :)

http://www.kongcompany.com/

You can buy them online and at most local petstores.
 

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We had a mini schnauzer that gave birth to some pups when I was in Jr High, at 7 or 8 weeks old my dad kicked them to shut them up. We kept one of them and ended up being my best friend in high school. My parents used to come in and shake us to wake us up in the mornings. When Bud was old enough, one morning my dad shook me and Bud had his hand in his mouth. The next morning my Mom tried it and she got the same treatment. After that they would flip the lights on and off to wake us.
 

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And did ya dad learn his lesson?! You kick a defensless puppy, and when it grows older it will bite ya back and that dog will be psychologically damaged for the rest of its life!
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Going by this thread, if this is how general america treats its animals is it any wonder why you have the problems with pittballs and the like?!
Jesus....Head - - - - - -> wall made out of? ------------>yep, youve guessed it, BRICK!
 
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