Some people may think that crate training a dog or puppy is cruel. But I can tell you from experience that the opposite is true. You can also be sure by reading the below dog crate training tips. Please don’t feel guilty about doing this. The crate will help keep your puppy safe while you are away, not to mention your house and anything your pet can get his teeth into. Traveling may be easier and safer if your dog is properly crate trained. Having the ability to place your rambunctious dog safely and easily into a crate while you have company is a godsend. You wouldn’t want him to knock anyone over, especially the little ones. Housebreaking your dog will be much easier when you use a crate. Your puppy or dog will not want to soil its bedding.
The dogs generally like having a place of their own and you should make sure it is their own. Do not let children wander in and out of it leaving toys and stuff inside; this is the dog’s “den”. Later on when the dog is older, crate training an older dog is necessary. He should knows the rules of your house and is reliable, you will be able to transition the crate to a bed or other secured area as you wish by using the same command. How to do crate training a puppy at first night fast? Keeping the sleeping arrangements in mind, it is easier to clean an area the dog uses all the time. More than one crate may be useful, though not necessary. The crate should be comfortable and cozy for your dog, make sure the dog has enough room to turn around in and is easy to clean. Crate training plays into the dogs natural instincts.
First off, get everybody in the house on board with training. Try not to go it alone. The more reinforcement the dog gets the better. Decide what wording you will use ahead of time and always have a release word. You could say, “Go to Bed” or “Kennel up” and “Okay” as a release word. One of the greatest motivators is food and training takes an enormous amount of energy for both sides.
Obedience is one of the first lessons you need to learn and you need to know that you can teach old dogs new tricks. Without the idea of the dog knowing it is time to be obedient it will not listen. Get the dogs attention either clap your hands, whistle or call his name and look him in the eyes, let him know it is time for a training session You should have a training session at least 15 minutes a day, plus intermittent training throughout the day. Keep no training session longer than 15 minutes at a time. Training should be a lifetime endeavor, a way of life, sometimes more intense than other times. There is a difference between formal and informal training.
Placing a chewy treat inside or a chew toy is a good way to get them inside easily. Every time he goes in give him the command. Lots of petting and encouragement will go a long way because the older the dog gets the less food it needs. Petting and encouragement should take the place of food eventually and gradually. Training takes a huge amount of perseverance but will be well worth it. The younger you teach a dog to use a crate the better, can you imagine trying to push a hundred pound dog into a crate he does not want to go in? Crate training may be more difficult if the dog comes from a kennel or puppy mill, so please understand where the dog is coming from
Place the dog in the crate, giving him the command as you do so and make sure he enjoys it, pet him and give him treats and encouragement. A couple of dog toys to play fetch with in and out of the crate may get him more comfortable with it. Keep the crate near where you are, so he can see you. When you are home you can leave the door open so he can come and go as he pleases, unless you are trying to housebreak the dog. If that is the case do not let him have free roam of your house until you are fairly sure the dog is housebroken.
How To Crate Train A Dog For Potty Training?
When potty training, make sure you take the dog out on a leash and show him or her where you wish them to go and utter some kind of command. Your dog or puppy will need to go about 6 times a day and especially after meals. If you are trying to crate and housebreak a puppy or dog while you are working you will need to be there for at least lunchtime break. Try to take him or her out every hour in the evening.
Never use the crate for a punishment; this tends to undo all the work you have done. You may need a break because training a puppy is very exhausting in the beginning. Don’t be afraid to take that break and place the puppy in there, just don’t do it angrily. Leaving them in there for an extended period of time is also not advised. Please make sure you take off any collar when leaving the dog in there as it could become stuck. Make it fun for them as much as you can.
While it may seem like these crates are expensive, think about the pleasure of a well trained dog and all your furniture, shoes, clothes and even your walls, what would it cost to replace all that stuff? Then there are the vet bills. A metal wire crate will last a lifetime and beyond. You can try to pick up a used one; we sold one of ours to recoup the cost when we were done with it. There are many styles to chose from that will fit any décor.
Crate training your dog will make dog ownership much more enjoyable for both you and your pet. You can also make a crate training schedule to train your dogs regularly by following the schedule.