Dog Crate Training Basics To Get Your Pet Using Their Crate
Having a dog is like having a new member of the family, but just like with a toddler, your pet can get up to mischief without some good crate training basics to teach them to understanding your boundaries.
Or maybe your dog will not react well to guests (or maybe is too friendly with and demanding attention from guests), or vice versa – maybe your guests are fearful or uncomfortable around dogs, so you need somewhere to keep her and your guests safe from disturbing each other.
First things first, you need to learn some dog crate training basics to introduce your dog to her crate and get her to start entering it and feeling comfortable with the door closed.
A crate enables you to house train your dog, reducing stress and anxiety for your family, your guests and your pet. They also come in handy for keeping your pet safe and secure while transporting him or her from one place to another. Let's look at some basics in dog crate training to get your pet to accept and start using their crate. Continue reading
Tips For Crate Training An Adult Dog
While it may be relatively easy to housebreak young pups with a crate, and teach them how to behave properly, so that they become well-adjusted adult dogs, crate training an adult dog may not be so easy for new owners of a fully grown dog that hasn't been crate trained.
There is the saying that “you can't teach an old dog new tricks.” And this simply stems from the fact that like with us humans, we can be easily trained to behave in a certain fashion when we are toddlers, but as teenagers or adults, not so likely. But that does not mean it is impossible, just that it may be more tricky, and may require more patience. Continue reading
Just like having a daily routine helps with raising children and teaching them organizational skills and discipline to prepare them for adult life, puppies and untrained older dogs too can benefit a lot from having a puppy crate training schedule to quickly teach them how you expect them to behave, and to get them used to using their crate at certain times of the day.
One of the first things a puppy needs to learn is to become aware of her ability to control her bladder and bowel, and she will quickly learn this as she realizes that not only does she not want to be trapped in the crate with her own mess, but that you will soon come to let her out, because you have learnt how frequently she needs to go and have become responsive to that need. So let's look at how you can quickly gain the benefits of housebreaking a pet with the aid of a dog crate. Continue reading
Leaving your puppy in his or her crate at night can feel similar to putting up with the behavior of babies at night. Specifically, your pup wants attention and will keep crying, whining or barking until you come. In this article we have some tips for crate training puppies at night.
Perhaps you have already got your pup and thought he would readily take to sleeping in his crate and have quickly found out otherwise!
While you might be tired and ready to sleep through the night, your puppy may not be, instead he may whine, bark and make attempts to get out of his crate. In this article, we will talk about the various issue that cause this, and what to do to prepare and encourage your puppy to sleep peacefully in his crate at night, so you and your pup no longer find night time a troubling, traumatic, and restless experience. Continue reading