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Crates for Dogs &
Crate training is important for various reasons, one of which is that it is effective for
house training. Since a puppy will not soil his sleeping quarters, confining him to a
crate teaches him to eliminate at a specified place. A crate also confines your puppy
when you are unable to supervise him, while also providing a safe way to transport
him. It is therefore essential to crate train your puppy as early as possible. This
article will show you how do accomplish this, as it gives you five things to consider
when crate training your puppy. Visit this: dog behaviors and what they mean
Choose the appropriate crate size and position
The size of the crate should be just right; not too large or too
small. Your puppy should have sufficient room to stand, turn
around and lie comfortably in the crate. If the crate is too
large, your puppy may sleep on one side of the crate and
use the other side to eliminate.
With regard to position, place the crate near you during
training, or in places with lots of family activity. This ensures
that he does not feel isolated, so he can enjoy his crate and
still be part of the family.
Properly introduce your puppy to the crate
Crate training your puppy should be a positive experience, or else he will resent the
crate. While some puppies will want to explore the crate immediately, others adapt to
If your puppy is initially reluctant to get into the crate, throw some food treats inside,
so he can associate it with positive things. You should never try to force or push your
puppy into the crate. Allow him to wander in and out of the crate until he is
comfortable with it. Click here: dog intelligence ranking
Gradually begin to confine the puppy
Once your puppy gets comfortable with the crate, increase the duration of the
confinement. To begin with, close the crate door and confine him for around five
minutes. Gradually extend the time you confine the puppy in the crate up to one hour
or more. Once he gets used to confinement, you may then start to leave him alone in
the room for a few minutes. With time, you can lengthen the time you leave him
alone until he can calmly be left alone for an hour or longer. All the same, do keep in
mind the times that your puppy needs to eliminate in order to avoid accidents.
Never use the crate to punish the
At no time should you use the crate as a
way of punishing your puppy. This will
obviously cause him to resent or fear
the crate, which will make training
harder for you. The puppy should
always enter the crate voluntarily.
Deal with whining firmly
At times the puppy may be whining in order to be let out of the crate. Unless the
whining has been prompted by the need to go out and eliminate, you should ignore it
and he will eventually stop. However, if you release the puppy every time he whines,
you will be rewarding this behavior.
Crate training your puppy may take some time, so do not expect instant results. The
tips provided here should help to simplify the process, as they show you what do or
avoid. In everything you do be consistent, so your puppy knows exactly what you
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