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The Truth About Dog Crate Training

May 4, 2008
A lot of individuals believe that it is cruel to have your dog on a dog crate training. These are negative things such as zoos and cages. Some may have this kind of impression. But there are positive and valuable aspects that the puppy could know with dog crate training. One good thing that crate training can do is to keep the puppy from chewing household items such as electric cords, shoes and other stuffs in the house that can be chewed because of lack of supervision. Dog crate training can also be accounted as placing a baby on a playpen.

The first thing to do is observe the dog's behavior when he is in the wild. Older dogs will normally look for a secure area where they can sleep. When the female dog raised her puppies in the wild she will establish a secure area and maintain its cleanliness until the puppies are older and can go on their own. She will train the puppies if it is alright for them to potty on their place where they rest. Domestic dogs naturally create their own safe area. You will observe that dogs sleep on areas such as underneath the table or near furniture when there is no place provided for them to rest. Actually, dog crate training is not a cruel thing to do for puppies. In fact, this is a good practice for the dog to have a secure area which they can rest.

If a young dog cries when you place him on a crate, just let him because you don't want him to get used to staying on your bed, couch or any furniture on your house for him to sleep. You place in on a crate, for him to learn and get used to his own area. If you don't perform this procedure it will be more difficult for you to remove these behaviors on your dog when he becomes older. You must be able to implement rules for you dog and be able to stand by it.

Breeders had done dog crate training for puppies, therefore you won't have any problems when you buy a dog and bringing them home. What you need to do is just create crate for the puppy, and make him get used to his new sleeping area. It is much better if you can ask the breeder to give you a similar piece of the bedding that he used for the puppy which has the smells of litters on it. You can put this along with the pads on his new crate and it will make the puppy to feel that he is at home.

Crate training your dog should be done disregarding any negative associations. When you decide to have a puppy that came from a breeder, you must be able to provide the puppy with a crate that is available and ready for the puppy to use and sleep on. You can place a small treat on the crate of the puppy and let the door open so he can roam around the crate or go out of it if he likes.
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