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Crate Training Puppy Tips

Updated on October 22, 2012

Puppies make great pets, and are a popular pet choice for people of all ages.

When bringing a new puppy into a home, training them is usually the first priority.

Although they are young, it's important to set good habits that will be established as they get older.

By making their training a priority, the dogs will grow up into well-behaved pets. One of the important parts of training a dog is crate puppy training.

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Tips To Get You Started

Here are a few puppy crate training tips to help get started:

First, understand that indoor crates are actually good for dogs. They prefer den-like enclosures and enjoy having a space that is all their own.

It can help them to feel more secure when they are scared and can be a great place for them to stay during a storm.

Dogs will get used to their crates and eventually go into them when they need some time alone.

To know how to crate train puppies, make sure that their crate is a place they enjoy.

When first introducing the puppy to the crate, put a toy or treat inside to encourage them to go inside.

While they may be reluctant at first, they will eventually go into the crate willingly.

The crate should be big enough for the puppy to stand, sit, and stretch out.

Many crates come with dividers that can be moved forward when the dog is a puppy and moved back or taken out as the dog gets bigger.

This helps with establishing a puppy potty training crate.

If the crate is large enough for the puppy but doesn't have a lot of room, they will avoid soiling their sleeping space.

Puppy At Night

Why is the puppy seems unhappy at night?

If the puppy seems unhappy at night, consider moving the crate into a bedroom.

This will help the new puppy adjust to sleeping in a crate and can encourage the dog to not bark or whine as much during the night.

While most new dog owners will have to take a puppy out during the night during the first few weeks, having the puppy in the bedroom can help to prevent accidents and help the puppy feel more secure.

Another Crate Training Tip

Another crate training tip is to understand that the puppy may fuss while he is in the crate.

As long as he is not injured or needs to go to the bathroom, let him make some noise so that the puppy understands that whining is not going to get him out of the crate.

This will ensure that the dog understands that being in the crate is not a punishment, and also that he needs to behave while in the crate.

Praise the good behavior and ignore any whining or barking. They will usually stop in a few days or weeks.

These are just a few crate training puppy tips. Training a puppy to be comfortable and enjoy a kennel is a good idea and can help the dog to feel more secure in the long run.

By taking the time to establish good habits, the dogs will be better off as they grow up.


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