A common question for those first crate training a puppy is, “How long can I keep him in his crate?”.
Provided that you have been introducing the crate properly, your puppy can usually remain in the crate without a potty break for the following lengths of time.
Keep in mind that every dog is an individual and may differ from the average. Also remember that puppies under 6 months have weak bladder control.
|Age||Maximum Time in the Crate|
|10-12 weeks||30 minutes|
|4 months||1 hour|
|5 months||2 hours|
|6 months||3-4 hours|
|1 year||5+ hours|
|Greater than 1 year||9 hours|
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