We highly recommend crate training for your puppy. A crate is a safe place for a puppy or dog. Place the puppy in the crate at bedtime, before you go to work, or whenever you can’t watch them while indoors. It is advisable to get a crate that measures 30” x 19” x22” for a Toy Aussie. A Mini Aussie needs a crate that is at least 36″ x 23″ x 25″.
When you bring your new puppy home and the puppy is crying and won’t go to sleep, try moving the crate into your bedroom for the first several nights. This makes the puppy feel secure.
Do not make the crate a punishment. This is your puppy’s safe place.