2 hours max, with potty/play breaks. Pups have limited bladder control and get restless fast.
Puppies Under 6 Months
Can go 4 hours at most as they gain control. Still require much activity and interaction.
Able to last 6-8 hours but daily walks, play and bonding time are still vital.
Shouldn't be crated more than 4 hours. Require bathroom access and stretching.
Slowly build tolerance but don't exceed ability. Look for signs of distress.
Add Gradual Conditioning
Add safe chew toys to prevent boredom or anxiety when crating for longer times.
Enrich the Crate
Open crate every few hours for bathroom and activity breaks to maintain conditioning.