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postheadericon Crate training your dog crate training your dog is not, and should never be seen as, a way to punish your dog

Crate Training Your Dog

Crate training your dog is not, and should never be seen as, a way to punish your dog.  

Crate training is appropriate for most dogs.  Crate training a dog is a wonderful way to give your furry friend a safe place to go when he is tired, when you cannot be with him, and will save your carpet and your house for many year.  Crates, kennels, cages have become the modern age answer to the doghouse.  Crate training can be fun for the puppy if you make it a POSITIVE experience.  Crate training can be an efficient and effective way to house train your dog.  Crate training also helps teach your dog to have bladder and bowel control. Crate training your dog provides them with a profound sense of security.  Crates come in every size, shape, material, and color.

Den DNA

Dogs have a very strong “den” instinct.  Dogs are by nature den creatures. The dog crate, properly introduced, becomes your puppy den.  The Den is an integral part of the wild dog upbringing and safety zone.  The crate helps to satisfy the den instinct inherited from his den-dwelling ancestors and relatives. If a crate is properly introduced to a dog (or puppy) the dog will grow to think of the crate as a safe haven. Most puppies will not soil their “den.  Your dog can enjoy the security and privacy of den of his own to which he can retreat when tired or stressed.  Your dog will grow up a little more confident if they know that they have a safe place to go to when the world becomes too much for them to handle.  Ultimately, a crate is to serve to replicate the sense of a den.

Have patience and faith. Crate training your dog is the right decision.  The peace of mind and the enhanced dog safety that crate training your dog will provide is priceless.  We all know that the reasons to coach your dog are countless and crate training your dog is crucial among them.

Doggie Elimination and Potty Training

Dogs do not like to soil their sleeping quarters if given adequate opportunity to eliminate elsewhere.  Short term confinement to a crate is intended to inhibit your dog from eliminating when confined so that she will want to eliminate when released and taken outside with you. Keep in mind also that your puppy does not know what is expected and must be shown the proper place to eliminate and when.
Reminder: During housebreaking DO NOT allow the pup outside to eliminate alone or let them loose in the yard.  The key to house training is to establish a routine that increases the chances that your dog will eliminate in the right place in your presence so that he or she can be praised and rewarded. This decreases the chances that your dog will eliminate in the wrong place so that he or she will not develop bad habits.

If you are considering crate training your dog and are looking for a the right crate then do your homework. Most wire crates have an adjustable divider so you can adjust the divider as the dog grows. There are many types of crates available. I recommend a simple wire crate which will serve you well for a couple of years depending on the breed of dog you have.  Have patience and faith, crate training your dog is the right decision.  The peace of mind and the enhanced dog safety that crate training your dog will provide is priceless.  We all know that the reasons to coach your dog are countless and Crate Training Your Dog is crucial one among them.

Remember;

“She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader. She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.”  ~~Unknown

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