Crate Training Dogs: The Right
Way and the Wrong Way - Part Two
Does your puppy want to be crate trained?
in fact, he does. Your puppy or dog will soon see his crate as a place
of security, IF it's approached correctly.
crate is NEVER to be used as a punishment. Introduce it gradually and
gently; make the crate and your pet’s puppy potty training a
positive and happy experience and he will come to view his crate like
Linus views his blanket.
sure your puppy has a balance of crate time and activity time. He needs
ample exercise to be healthy. This is an important part to crate
training dogs and puppy potty training.
in the crate too much will have a negative effect on his personality
and puppy behavior. And being loose all the time will get him into
trouble and may also serve to make him feel insecure and overwhelmed.
A Few Crate Training Dogs
1. If you can't
supervise, your pup needs to be in the crate.
goes for dogs as well. Until your dog or puppy is reliable with each
stage of puppy potty training, freedom should be limited.
doesn’t mean your pet should be in the crate all the time,
but instead watched at all times. And make sure your puppy or dog gets
ample exercise during this time. DON’T use the crate TOO
much. This can also be detrimental to your puppy’s or
dog’s physical and mental well-being.
Puppy Potty Training I give an example of a step by step schedule for
crate training puppies.
2. The crate should
be an appropriate size for the weight and size of your puppy.
crate training puppies you may have to find one that is adjustable,
however I’m not a fan of these as they’re not
enclosed and don’t promote the feeling of security near as
much as the enclosed crates.
using an enclosed crate during puppy potty training, then you can block
off the back portion of the crate with something and allow more room as
your puppy grows. Make sure that whatever you use to customize the size
of your crate is safe and secure and won’t pose any danger to
crate training dogs all you need to do is make sure it’s an
appropriate size for the dog. He needs to be able to turn around
comfortably but not be able to go to one end of the crate and do his
business and then return to a clean end. With puppies and dogs this is
an important thing to remember when choosing a crate size.
3. For every month
of the age of your puppy, that is how to get an idea of how long he can
be crated at one time, (months to hours +1)
4. Never use the
crate as punishment. Never bang on the crate to make your puppy stop
whining. This can cause other behavior problems to be exhibited.
The Biggest Contributors to
hitting, swatting, especially rubbing his nose in it (which is the
worst), or getting upset at your puppy or dog only causes him to become
fearful of you, and to be confused (usually both). And this makes potty
training much more difficult for both of you.
archaic methods are the biggest contributors to problem dog behavior,
(not just in their puppy stages, but lasting an entire lifetime). Real
Training causes your dog to "learn", and a puppy or dog can't "learn"
if they're afraid and/or confused.
The Best News About Appropriate
greatest thing about my effective but gentle method of crate training
dogs, (or crate training puppies) for puppy potty training is that you
will be building the loving relationship you've always wanted with your
dog based on positive and rewarding experiences together as opposed to
him doing things out of fear, pain or punishment.
of performing because he is "forced", your puppy or dog will come to
please you naturally. This makes the dog's behavior much more reliable
and consistent and gives him a more confident and cooperative
crate training dogs, (and crate training puppies) can be done very
simply through the natural and gentle methods I explain in Puppy Potty
gentle and effective methods of puppy potty training, applied in crate
training dogs, will build a positive relationship of cooperation
between you and your dog during his puppy potty training stage.
very possible to get your puppy potty trained without having to use
punishment and without having to clean up messes all the time.
typical experience with a new puppy is anywhere between 1 and 4
accidents-total. And the results are always a very reliably potty
trained, healthy and happy canine companion.
Kathleen Amaro is the owner of http://www.puppy-potty-training.com.
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