Crate Training You Puppy Step By Step

August 7, 2012 by  
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by robswatski

If you close the door of crate or playpen and find your dog is crying, you need to avoid letting him/her out. Once you let him/her out when he is crying, the dog will understand that he can give up anything he doesn’t want to do by crying. The exception to this rule is if you have forgotten to take him out to do his business first before locking him in. Always wait until your puppy is quiet before you let him out of his crate.

 

You have an alternative option for the dog’s crying when he is in the crate or dog playpen. You can cover the crate with an old clothes or anything like this. It can prevent the dog seeing you, which can make your dog calm down quickly. The only other exception to this is when you first get up in the morning or you have been gone longer than two hours and your puppy has probably something to relieve and needs to go out promptly.

Take him out right away.

 

Meanwhile, no matter how many hours you go out in the day, the first thing when you get home is to let the dog out promptly. When your dog is growing mature and has voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge, he can hold it for long time. Please take a particular note that the time your doggy can hold it also depends on food and medication. Digestive upsets can cause your dog to go to the toilet much more often. Certain types of medications can raise water consumption, which, in future can cause a dog to eliminate much more often than normal. Always ask your veterinarian about the effects medications may have on your dog.

 

You need to place the crate or the dog playpen in your house to keep your dog away from bad weather, horrible sound and something like that.

Try to provide a nice environment for him/her to stay. Avoid placing food and water in the crate with your dog. Your dog’s crate should only contain an old towel, and a special chew item such as a stuffed Kong toy or a stuffed sterilized beef bone.

 

When your dog stays in the crate you can play some crate game with him. But when he goes out, you need to leave him alone and ignore him. You should make him understand that staying in the crate is better than going out of it. As we said above, most dogs will calm down quickly after you cover the crate with a clothes or something to prevent them seeing you. Besides that, offer something really good to chew to your dog when he is in the crate. Take it from him when he comes out of the crate. You need to confirm that your dog has had enough exercise before going to stay in the crate longer than twenty minutes. A tired dog doesn’t have energy to cry. You need to confirm that your dog has recently eliminated before staying in the crate for any length of time. Please remember not to let the dog out when he is crying. Try to wait until there is a moment of silence and then slip a treat to the back of the crate and then open the door. Make him understand that crying can’t change anything.

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Crate Training Puppies

August 5, 2012 by  
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When it comes to housebreaking, crate training puppies is probably the best method of education. Most veterinarians recommend this technique over all others. By nature, dogs enjoy having their own small, personal space. They understand how to take care of this area, which includes not soiling the floor. This is the primary reason why crate training is such a good idea when housebreaking your dogs.

In order to properly train your puppies, you must have a crate that is just the right size for them. This may mean paying a small one now and upgrading at a later date, but the size is important. You want to be sure your dog has enough room to step in, turn around, and lie down inside the crate. Having one that is too large can cause the puppy to use the restroom on one end and lay on the other, which defeats the purchasing of crate training. The location of the crate should be a quiet area, as your dog is likely to use it as a place to rest during the day and sleep at night.

The difficulty involving crate training puppies will depend on the dog. Some will love having their own place, while others will need a bit of coaxing in the beginning. Getting your dog to like his crate can involve treats if necessary. Place a treat inside the crate and command your dog to go inside. Eventually, your puppy will start to go in and look for a treat even when you have not commanded him.

Insecure puppies need a great deal of patience when crate training. You may have to begin by shutting the door and standing nearby for a few seconds, then opening it back up and presenting the dog with a treat. You can then work your way up from there. Eventually, you want to be able to shut the door with the dog inside the crate and then leave the room for several minutes without it stressing your dog out. If you have a whining dog, do not let him out while it is still making noise. Allow it to get quiet before letting him out. Also, do not make letting him out be an exciting event, or he will never want to stay inside his crate. Never use the crate as punishment if you want him to enjoy the area.

Once you have completed the crate training portion of housebreaking, you can then work on getting your dog to go out at certain times. It is important that you puppy be on a strict eating schedule if you are going to be letting him outdoors at certain times. He will learn to hold it and eliminate when he is allowed outside. Dogs can typically wait one hour for every month of their age. Therefore, a two month old dog will need to be let out every two hours to use the restroom. Do not punish your puppy for occasional accidents, especially while you are still working on getting him housebroken.

Crate training puppies is possibly the most effective way to housebreak your pet. With the crate, he will have a nice place of his own that he will not want to mess up. Therefore, he will learn not to go inside the house, and can get on a schedule of going when he is let outside.

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Crate Training Puppies – Interaction

June 9, 2012 by  
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by LynstarFC

When I talk to people about crate training puppies, I always mention to them that they need to know everything about the process before attempting it. This article will be going over a lot of the things that prove my point. Screwing up some of these key points could really make all of your work for naught.

Another thing that I always mention, and that will be repeated in this lesson…

Positive Reinforcement!

I want to go over original introduction to your puppy’s new crate. It can be a scary thing for him to get used to. It’s not as easy as pushing your puppy into the crate and shutting the door behind him. That’s an underhanded, sneaky thing to do.

Remember… Positive Reinforcement

When crate training puppies, getting your pup to go into the crate by his own free will is crucial. Our goal most of the time in this process is simply getting your new puppy to associate his crate with happiness, comfort and coziness.

There are tricks that will help this process along.

Following these steps is a quick, sure-fire way to console your puppy into accepting your efforts in crate training puppies.

The first trick here is food reinforcements! Feeding your new puppy right outside the crate is a good start. Leave treats near the entrance inside the crate. Should your puppy go inside to investigate and find it’s treat, make sure you give a lot of praise.

Positive Reinforcement is key when crate training puppies!

Imagine you were in the puppy’s shoes (paws?). Investigate this dark scary place. Get a treat. Get praise and attention. How dark and scary is it now? Not quite as much.

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Basic Puppy Training Tips – Crate Training

March 25, 2012 by  
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by permanently scatterbrained

Every human being, has at some time or other, wanted to be away from it all. Wanted to be alone, with time all to them selves. Imagine the gratitude of such a person, if his or her boss just planned a vacation for them and sent them on it.

How would you feel if your boss insisted that you go on a vacation and planned it all for you? Elated I suppose? Would you expect your boss to do that for you?

A human does not expect such things of its master, but believe me, a dog does. Dogs expect certain things of their masters. It is their primal instinct that domestication seems to have promoted and fostered over the centuries that canines have been domesticated by man.

At times, a dog needs a secure place, a place unto themselves, a place to rest, and it hopes that its master would lead it to such a place or provides for such a place, and to that end, is the Dog Crate, the much debated, much misunderstood, yet extremely useful and indispensable crate training.

To the majority of dog lovers, the idea of crate training a puppy is nothing but an inhumane and cruel act.

Very much to the contrary, it is one of the most important methods used in dog training by experts all over the world.

By nature, canines do not sleep in their urine or feces. The crate has so been designed bearing that part of the dog’s nature in mind.

The crate is normally only big enough for the dog to stand in, and lie down in, with no room to walk around or climb up. A puppy confined in a crate will not soil itself as it will not dirty the place it has to sleep in.

Such confinement of puppies is employed to toilet train them.

After a certain amount of time of confinement in a crate , they are then taken out in their crates to areas designated for their toiletry purposes and then released.

The puppy would relieve itself immediately it comes out of the crate.

This done repeatedly trains the puppy to relieve itself in the designated area only and not anywhere and everywhere inside the house. This has been the conventional way of house breaking or toilet training a puppy.

Crate training, is not only meant for the purpose of toilet training a puppy. It has more uses than that. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, a dog needs its own space, a place it identifies as its own. A crate can be used to that end.

To begin with the crate should never, I repeat never used to punish the puppy, because it should not learn to fear or hate the crate.

You can start by placing the crate with its doors open in a room filled with people. Lead your puppy to it. Do not push it in. Entice it to enter it by placing interesting things like a toy it likes inside.

Remember the crate is going to be the dog’s personal haven that I mentioned at the beginning of the article. The crate is going to be the place where the dog will retreat to, to get away from the stress of it all.

The dog should feel very comfortable when inside the crate. This is the much debated crate training. In fact it can be a very enjoyable experience for your dog.

He is inside the crate, the doors are open. Remain in your dog’s sight and hearing at all times. When you feel that he looks relaxed in the crate, attempt to close the doors. He may whimper and get upset, but if you let him out, he will use the same ploy to get out, every time you lock him in. Remain insight and wait till he settles down, which he will, before opening the crate doors again.

The next step in crate training would be to get the puppy so used to and comfortable in it, that it will feel safe when it is confined in it and that too, alone.

Place playthings inside the crate to occupy him. Once you notice he has relaxed leave the room for a short period of time then return. Repeat the act of leaving the room and keeping alone, but increase the amount of time that you are away. You can even now safely leave the house but do not keep a pup confined and alone for a period of more than 4 hours

A puppy thus crate trained, will be a disciplined dog, giving you the freedom most other pet owners do not have.

You can schedule your dog’s activities and yours, because you now have the ability to get the dog into the crate where it will be happy and content for 4 to 6 hours, alone or surrounded by other people or activity.

Follow these crate training, basic puppy training tips, and you will be a contented and happy dog owner, with a happy and contented dog, because you as its master have provided the safe haven it can retreat to when it wants to and needs to, it its crate.

Noel Benjamin D’Costa became an Internet marketer out of sheer necessity. Losing his voice to cancer he had to search for alternative gainful employment that did not involve talking or the need to uses his voice. He became an internet market and used his Web Pages as his voice.

How to House Break Your Puppy Using Crate Training

March 20, 2012 by  
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by robswatski

1.  Never confine your puppy to the crate unless you are at home and can observe them. The only exception to this is at night when you are going to sleep.  In the day, after an hour in the crate, give your puppy the chance to eliminate outside.  Put your puppy on a leash, take them to their designated elimination spot, and give them puppy 3 – 5 minutes to produce.

2.  If your puppy does not eliminate during the time you’ve given them, then just return them to their crate.  However, if they do eliminate then immediately give them praise, or reward them with treats and/or playtime.  Let your puppy run freely in the house.  Once you know they have just eliminated, you can be almost certain there won’t be an accidents.  After a bit of free time, have your puppy return to their crate, and be ready to take them back outside in another 45 – 60 minutes from their last bathroom break.

3.  An easy way to keep track of the bathroom breaks is to keep a journal of your puppy’s routine.  So long as you feed your puppy at a scheduled time each day, their need to eliminate should correspond with that time.  After you know what time of day your puppy needs to eliminate, begin taking them outside only at those times instead of once an hour.

4.  Once you get to this point, and your puppy is able to roam freely in the house, you should put them in the crate about an hour before their scheduled elimination time.  Doing this prevents your puppy from eliminating earlier than expected.  Being consistent with your training and giving them ample praise and rewards for eliminating outside, will make your puppy be more reliable at holding it until you take them out.  When your puppy is successful with this, begin reducing the amount of time your puppy is confined before their bathroom break.  In the end you will not need to confine your puppy in order for them to hold it until you take them outside.

5.  It is vital to create a routine, so your puppy learns to eliminate in the correct place while you are present.  Being present when your puppy eliminates gives you the chance to praise them, and will decrease the chances accidents in the house.

6.  When you are not at home make sure you don’t let your puppy have free reign of the house.  Instead confine them to a small area such as the kitchen, or a bathroom where the floors are stain and water-resistant.  And remember that confinement to this area is not the same as crate training.

7.  It is likely that your puppy will have accidents during house breaking, and you must remember not to punish them for it.  The best way to train a puppy or dog is to reward the good behavior, instead of punishing the bad.  If your puppy has accidents, then go back to the steps where you are supervising them when they have free reign of the house, and using the crate to encourage them to hold it.

Sally Canela has been training puppies and dogs for more than 15 years, and specializes in training dogs rescued from shelters with behavioral problems.

House Training Your Puppy With the Crate Method

February 11, 2012 by  
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by Barack Obama

I love having a new puppy. I don’t love having to house train my new puppy. that is unavoidable, but I want to give you some good advice- use the Crate Training method for house training your next new puppy. Crate training puppies is the easiest and best way to deal with the whole house training process.

I used to house train my new pups with the old newspaper on the floor method. It worked-sort of- but it definitely had its down sides. One dark night on the way to the bathroom, I was startled to a wide awake state when I stepped right onto a steaming accident my puppy had just deposited on my bedroom floor-nowhere near his newspaper. Yuck. I made up my mind that moment to buy a crate the next day.

If you use the crate training method, there will not be nearly as many opportunities for “accidents” to happen prior to completely house training him.

When I first started hearing about crate training puppies I thought it seemed sort of cruel to keep the puppy in a kennel most of the time .Using the crate training method requires you to keep the puppy in his crate at all times unless someone is actively watching him, and making sure to avoid any accidents. That’s because it seems that if you aren’t actively watching him, that is usually when he is most likely to leave a puddle or drop a bomb on the carpet. I needn’t have worried about the puppy feeling bad inside his crate, since the crate actually feels to him like a place of safety and security-its his den.

When crate training your puppy, try to keep his crate in the room you are spending most of the day in. For someone who works at him, keep him with you in your work area. You can also keep an eye and ear open for any whining that might indicate it is time for a potty break.

Even if your puppy seems bored in the crate and whines a bit, only let him out for a potty break followed by supervised feeding and play time . Watch for signs of the puppy waking up from one of his naps-they always have to go potty right after waking up.

When you take him out of his crate, give him his food and then lots of exercise by playing and maybe a little training so the he is ready for a nice rest when he goes back in his crate. Let him have a couple of hours of time out of the crate, and before you put him back in, make sure he has a chance to relieve himself outside. This way he will be tired out, he’ll take a nice long nap-up to a couple hours, and he won’t be bored in his crate. Make sure you are staying consistent with the crate training method as that is a key factor for a quicker success.

It is very likely that you’ll find some accidents happening if you don’t keep him in the crate unless he is supervised. Once the smell is in the carpet or on the floor, it will be harder to stop these accidents from reoccurring in the future. Remember, if your puppy does have an occasional accident, don’t hit him or yell at him. If you catch him just starting or about to start, say “no” to get his attention, then quickly lead him outside to the spot he uses. Always remain on the positive side, praising and reward, but not yelling or hitting. Like anything else, the closer you adhere to the crate training system’s methods, the quicker and better the progress you will see.

I know if you try the crate method you will be glad you did. It is really nice to not find those puddles and piles of poop here and there in the house that an untrained puppy will surely deposit for you. Before I started the crate training I got a great book on the subject and then followed some of the great advice I found in it that helped me get through the house training the easiest way possible- Crate Method House Training

So, if you are about to get or just got a new puppy you will be smart to use this crate training method for house training your new pet. You might want to get a copy of the Ultimate Guide to House Training-that’s the book I used to relearn how to go about house training my puppy. This book is a very complete course on house training and caring for your young puppy-check out my review to see if you might want to get it. Please visit my website to check it out. BehaveDoggy.com

3 Helpful Tips For Crate Training a Puppy

February 6, 2012 by  
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Crate training a puppy is one of the best ways to house train. You should start by selecting a crate that is large enough for your puppy to lie down in comfortably. You don’t need it to be to big because your puppy will either be sleeping in it, or temporarily placed in it and shouldn’t have any extra room where he could go to the bathroom. Instead he will learn to hold it until you can let him out, which shouldn’t be more then a couple of hours at a time.

When you start your crate training, keep in mind these 3 tips:

1. Put your crate in an out of the way place where your pup won’t be disturbed, but not far enough away so that he feels socially isolated.

2. It’s a good idea to put chew toys in there as well so he doesn’t become bored and start barking, which may happen the first few nights.

3. It is very important that you don’t put food and water in your puppy’s crate because these will make him have to go to the bathroom and you won’t be able to take him out in time.

Some people find putting a radio playing soft music, or a fan next to the crate helps keep the puppy from whining to much the first couple of nights.

This is effective at keeping him quiet but you should try not to get up and let him out. If you leave your puppy in his crate all night even if he whines, he will get used to it and soon be quiet, but if you take him out every time he starts crying, it will take longer for him to get used to his new home and could cause you some sleepless nights.

Crate training a puppy is one of the most effective ways to house train. Discover how you can crate train your puppy at home by going to http://puppy-house-training.info

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by Axel Bührmann

Discover One of the Best Puppy Training Tips – Crate Training a Puppy

January 24, 2012 by  
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Here’s a simple question, have you ever wanted to just leave everything and have some quiet time alone? Even better, what if your boss obliged you to take a short vacation to get away from all the stress? If you answered no, you are probably one of those professional chocolate taste testers – but for most of us, the answer is a resounding yes.

Dogs are the same way. They have an innate need to seek out a place where they feel safe and secure. Being the animals that they are, they don’t always know how to go about doing this. As responsible and loving pet owners, we can gently guide them to practices we believe will be good for them. This article will show you some puppy training tips on the best way to crate train your dog.

For some people, crate training a puppy may seem cruel and useless, but it is actually a very natural and helpful form of canine training.

Dogs do not like staying and sleeping on a place he has already soiled. A housebroken, crate trained puppy will keep his urge to eliminate until he is let out of his crate. After spending time inside the crate, immediately bring him outside to go potty. For this reason it is important that the enclosure is small enough to have no space for both a sleeping area and a toilet center.

The crate should be inside a room where there are a lot of people. Don’t force the puppy to go into the crate, let him go in on his own accord. Put some of his favorite treats inside beforehand. Have a special toy that puppy can only play with inside the crate. Feed him inside the crate. The key is to have the dog associate the crate with good and happy things. This is his haven away from stress. Never, ever send him there as a form of punishment.

Now that he is familiar and comfortable inside the crate, start closing the door a few minutes at a time while you are still in the room.

Do not open the door as soon as the puppy whines. It will show him that crying will get him what he wants. If you don’t think he is in pain or needs to go to the potty ignore his cries and he will stop.

When the puppy is getting used to having the door closed, gradually go out of the room for several minutes. Leave the toys inside the crate to keep him occupied. As you increase the periods of time you leave him alone, he will grow accustomed to his crate and feel comfortable enough to stay there by himself. Do not leave him inside for more than four hours; a puppy’s bladder is not as developed as that of an older dog.

These puppy training tips will not only help your puppy, it will do wonders for your peace of mind and free you from the usual stress inducing puppy activities. Potty training and sleeping time will be easier. Long trips are possible with your puppy quietly tucked away in his crate. You can actually go to the spa while your little dog is cheerfully playing by himself without danger to anyone and anything. After successfully crate training a puppy, you will forget how you ever lived otherwise.

Melissa Simmonds knows all about crate training a puppy effectively. Melissa has some great articles for all the pet owners who need puppy training tips at her Pet-Care-Information.com site.

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Crate Training A Puppy Or Dog

January 21, 2012 by  
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Crate training a puppy or dog is topic that interests new pet owners. It is a very important method used to get dogs house trained. This allows owners to be able to trust their pets when they are not home. The concept behind crate training is that dog owners train their pets to hold going to the bathroom until they are taken outside for a walk. The crate training method on average works well as dogs have a natural inclination not to potty near themselves. While crate training is not difficult, it takes patience and persistence. Puppies when as young as two to three months old will still need to relieve themselves frequently. It is very important to know the steps involved with crate training in order to get optimal results.

To begin, a pet owner needs to choose a crate that is not too big for his or her dog. If the crate is too large, a puppy may feel that it is alright to relieve itself in the crate as a result of the extra space available.

The whole concept behind the crate training is to make the dog want to follow its natural instinct and not go to the bathroom near itself. A big crate defeats the whole purpose of this idea. With this said, a person needs to make sure that the crate is at least big enough to ensure that the dog will not feel uncomfortable in it. He or she needs to take into account the dog’s breed and how much it will grow during the period that the crate training will take place.

The next step involved with crate training is to remove the doors of the crate when first starting the process. A pet owner needs to guide his or her dog in and out of the crate in order to get the animal used to it. The owner should never force the dog into the crate and lock it up without first getting the dog used to the crate on its own.

It may take some dogs several days to get used to the cage. In time, the dog will become accustomed to the crate. The dog will eventually be able to stay in the crate without whimpering, and an owner should encourage the dog’s good behavior in the crate by offering the animal treats and rewards.

Next, a pet owner needs to provide his or her dog with a comfortable bed and toys when crate training the animal. The dog’s toys and a couple of treats need to be placed at the opposite end of the cage door. The toys will cure the dog’s boredom and serve as a distraction when its owner is not home. The toys must be inedible and large enough to ensure that a dog, especially a puppy, will not eat them. Another idea to try when crate training a dog is for the owner to leave the television or radio on when not home.

Dog owners should also look to crate train their pet for short periods when they are actually home. This is since only crate training the animal when the owner is away will lead the dog to associate the cage with feelings of loneliness and punishment. Training the dog while at home will, on the other hand, lead the animal to see the crate as part of its normal experience.

Another step involved with crate training dogs is that owners must be consistent throughout the entire process. This is especially relevant where puppies are concerned. Puppies will need to relieve themselves often. It is thus best to follow the same eating and drinking schedule each day. Most dogs will need to go to the bathroom shortly after eating. Therefore, the animal should be walked around the same time each day. When the dog cries from the crate, it is best for the owner to take it out for a walk as soon as possible. The dog should also be taken to the same spots for walking and should be rewarded after the walk. Developing these patterns will get the dog into a routine and schedule that will serve both the animal and its owner well.

It needs to be reinforced that crate training is not going to happen overnight, and pet owners need to follow the steps above until the dog is comfortable and properly trained. Patience and persistence will result in no accidents in the house and a happier dog and owner.

In conclusion, crate training is a topic of vast interest for new dog owners. It involves a number of steps, including making sure that a cage is not too big; removing the doors of the crate; using a comfortable bed and toys inside of the crate; training the dog for short periods of time when the owner is home; and being consistent throughout the training process. It should also be noted that crate training is a process that will benefit both the dog and owner, and it does not happen overnight. An owner needs to have patience and persistence in order for crate training to be a success.

 

Looking to find out more about the steps to crate training, then visit TW Bell’s site on how to select the best dog crate for your pets needs.

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Crate Training a Puppy – Keep it Simple

January 21, 2012 by  
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Crate training a puppy is an easy way to keep track of your new little rascal, making sure he isn’t using every corner for a bathroom, and making chew toys out of anything he can sink his teeth into.

Getting him used to his crate can be a game, just like everything else in his puppy world. Toss treats into the crate for him to enjoy, leaving the door open, to help him learn it’s a fun place. Offer his first few meals in his crate, and you’ll have him thinking, “Wow! A hotel and a restaurant!”

If you haven’t tried a Kong yet, you need to check it out. Stuff one of these hollow chew toys with kibble, put it in the crate, and your pup will soon discover his crate is a great place for his favorite hobby–chewing! He’ll probably fall asleep from all that chewing, making it easy for you to quietly close the crate door. Just make sure you’re nearby when he wakes up the first few times, so he doesn’t think you’ve deserted him.

Quick Tips for Crate Training a Puppy

Though crate training puppies isn’t complicated, here are a few guidelines that can make it easier for both people and pups:

After your pup has happily accepted his crate as his “pup-size” home, he should spend most of his time there unless he’s under your close supervision (to prevent accidents).
Make sure someone is handy to take Puppy Pete outside to potty frequently, and to give him plenty of play breaks.
As your pup gets older, you can allow him longer periods of time outside his crate, but still under your careful supervision.
Crate him whenever you leave the house, to keep your pup and your house safe from harm.
Remove his collar before crating him, so he can’t catch his collar on the crate and strangle himself.
Don’t reward barking and whining by letting him out. That only trains him to make more noise! Wait until he’s quiet again before you open the door. Don’t worry–he’ll catch on quickly.
Sleeping Arrangements

Where should you keep your puppy’s crate? During the day, he’d like to be near the action in your household so he doesn’t feel alone. At night, he’ll sleep better knowing you’re close by, so move the crate to your bedroom or have another crate situated there. That also makes it easier for him to tell you when he needs to go potty during the night.

If you use a crate with wire sides, covering the top of the crate loosely with a large towel or blanket will make it seem more like a cozy den for your pup. Just drop the covering at night for sleeping, and during his daytime naps, as another way to tell him, “Night-night!”

Traveling with your crate-trained pup is a snap, too. Just bring along his “home away from home” and you’ll all happily settle in, wherever your travels take you.

Once you try these easy tips for crate training a puppy, you’ll wonder how you ever managed any other way.

For a more thorough discussion of crate training a puppy, visit http://www.lovable-golden-retriever.com/tips-on-crate-training-puppies.html Nancy Aingworth created Lovable-Golden-Retriever.com to share her lifelong passion for Golden Retrievers with dog lovers around the world. Come along for some tail-wagging great times!

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