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An Overview of Crate Training a Puppy

Aug 13, 2008
Crate training a puppy is easier than crate training a dog as it is younger than the dog and follows your instructions more than dogs do. You can start to crate teaching it by developing habit of staying inside the crate for long time with your puppy. At the beginning, you will face a bit difficulties in developing habit of staying whole day inside the crate if it did not live inside the crate from the very beginning when you bought it but as puppy learns more quickly than dog, the habit of staying inside the crate will soon develop if you give it your full attention.

Open the door of the crate of your puppy seldom. Do not keep opened the door whole day. So, your puppy will assume that the crate is the only place where it can live. Give food regularly to your pet in the crate. For entertainment inside the crate, give it a ball for playing with. There are many different types of toys you can use. A rope ball is always very popular with all types of dogs and can keep them amused for hours. Another thing you can try is a chew stick or bone; these are very good for entertaining and keeping your pets gums and teeth healthy.

You also want to make sure they get a healthy night's sleep. For enjoying sweet dreams inside the crate, you must give a neat and clean bed sheet. It is better to clean the crate daily, especially if you are feeding your dog in it. Dog food and water can make quite a mess. Your puppy remains happy and healthy in the crate when it is clean.

Crate training a puppy has many significant benefits. The most significant benefit of is that your house remains clean when your puppy lives inside the crate as it cannot make dirty your house when it does not come out of the crate. Another benefit is that it can protect itself from any torturer thing when your puppy lives inside the crate. Another benefit is that you can lock it inside the crate when someone comes at your home that is afraid of it.

During the training process, spend maximum time with your pet so that you may establish only those habits which you want to see and those habits may not establish in it which you do not want to see in it. During training, all members of a house must visit the crate so that it may recognize them and may protect itself from the unknown enemy.

In short, crate training a puppy teaches it how to live in the crate, about the benefits of living in the crate and protects it. It is better to buy a crate for a puppy instead of let it wandering here and there. When you buy the crate, make sure he enjoys living in it. Always prefer to bring favorite food and things and never give it anything from which it may feel fear or dislike the given thing.
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Andy Ayres is a dog training specialist and helps dog owners solve problems with their pets. If you want to stop your dog's excessive barking then learn how a bark collar can help or look here for the most popular bark collar.
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