Crate Training a Puppy Made Easy With These Simple Steps

Crate training a puppy is a great method to make sure you will have less, if any, accidents while you teach your puppy where s/he should remove. Crate training an adult dog can be a valuable behavior too, for times when a crate may be the safest place for your dog. For example, if you take him on family vacations, a crate in your hotel room will help your dog waste some time alone without anxiety. Many dog households can avoid a lot of potential problems if everyone has their own crate where they can eat in peace and spend some quiet time each day.

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Crate Training a Puppy

 

CrateI trainingI aI puppyI notI onlyI helpsI immenselyI withI house-breakingI yourI pup,I itI alsoI providesI aI safeI environmentI forI themI toI feelI secure.I II usedI toI lookI atI dogI cratesI asI aI sortI ofI punishmentI untilI II actuallyI gotI oneI andI wentI throughI theI crateI trainingI process....properly.I

NowI myI dogI lovesI herI crateI andI evenI thoughI sheI isI longI pastI needingI toI beI shutI inI oneI whenI I'mI out,I II can'tI takeI itI downI asI sheI lovesI toI goI inI thereI andI restI (orI hideI whenI it'sI timeI forI herI bath).

BenefitsI ofI CrateI TrainingI Puppies

-I HelpsI withI pottyI trainingI yourI puppy.

-I StopsI puppiesI (andI dogs)I fromI chewingI upI belongingsI andI householdI items.

-I PreventsI chewingI habitsI fromI developing.

-I PreventsI separationI anxietyI fromI developing.

-I MakesI travelingI withI yourI pup/dogI easier.

-I ReducesI stressI inI puppiesI andI dogsI forI vetsI andI groomerI visits.

-I KeepsI yourI pupI safeI ifI youI can'tI beI thereI toI supervise.

-I HelpsI withI temporaryI confinementI dueI toI healthI orI medicalI issues.

-I ProvidesI aI safeI placeI forI yourI pup/dogI toI goI ifI theyI getI scared,I stressed,I orI tired.

IfI you'reI aI bitI skepticalI aboutI usingI aI crateI thenI don'tI be.I UsedI correctly,I it'sI notI cruelI orI aI punishmentI butI insteadI isI basedI onI aI dog'sI instinctsI toI seekI outI den-likeI environments.I HaveI youI everI seenI aI dogI tryI toI getI intoI theI smallestI spaceI possible?I UnderI aI deskI orI coffeeI table,I behindI theI sofa,I underI theI bed,I etc.?I TheyI doI thisI toI makeI aI "den"I asI itI helpsI themI toI feelI safeI andI secure.I

WhenI youI practiceI puppyI crateI training,I youI areI allowingI yourI pupI toI developI hisI naturalI instinctI toI den.I EvenI ifI youI areI homeI allI day,I youI shouldI getI yourI pupI usedI toI youI leavingI theI houseI onI aI dailyI basisI toI preventI separationI anxietyI fromI developing.

TypesI ofI CratesI ToI Use

GetI yourselfI aI goodI crate.I ThereI areI plentyI ofI variationsI toI chooseI from,I seeI types  of  crates  for  the  pros  and  cons  of  each.I TheI crateI shouldI beI justI bigI enoughI forI yourI puppyI toI standI up,I turnI aroundI andI stretchI outI in.

YouI don'tI wantI yourI pupI toI haveI tooI muchI roomI inI aI largeI crate.I IfI heI hasI lotsI ofI room,I he'sI likelyI toI startI eliminatingI atI oneI endI ofI theI crateI andI sleeping/restingI atI theI other.I AndI youI don'tI wantI that,I onceI yourI pupI hasI acceptedI thatI itsI OKI toI soilI hisI sleepingI area,I it'sI muchI harderI toI houseI trainI him.I WhatI youI canI doI though,I isI toI haveI aI largerI crateI butI haveI aI dividerI thatI youI canI alterI asI yourI puppyI grows.

AnotherI goodI optionI isI toI haveI yourI dog'sI crateI insideI aI doggyI penI withI aI doggyI bathroomI areaI outsideI theI crate.I You'llI findI thisI veryI usefulI ifI youI haveI toI leaveI yourI pupI forI longI periodsI ofI timeI beforeI heI isI oldI enoughI toI holdI hisI bladder.I YouI canI seeI howI thisI isI setI upI byI viewingI theI 'crateI training'I pageI ofI Doggy  Dan's  online  training.

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IfI youI wantI toI seeI forI yourselfI exactlyI HOWI toI practiceI eachI trainingI sessionI click  here  toI seeI howI theseI videosI canI helpI youI andI yourI pup.

WhetherI it’sI crateI trainingI aI puppy,I fearfulness,I toiletingI issues,I aggressionI orI disobedience,I there'sI aI videoI trainingI sessionI toI helpI you.

HowI toI StartI CrateI TrainingI aI Puppy

Right,I nowI let'sI getI startedI onI trainingI yourI pupI toI loveI hisI crate.I AtI first,I youI don'tI wantI toI shutI yourI pupI inI theI crateI butI throwI lotsI ofI tastyI treatsI insideI andI letI himI goI getI them.I DOI NOTI shutI theI doorI onI him.I InI fact,I standI outI ofI theI wayI soI thatI heI doesn'tI becomeI "suspicious"I orI worriedI aboutI goingI inside.I BeI patient,I andI waitI forI himI toI goI inI onI hisI ownI accord.

IfI yourI puppyI reallyI doesn'tI wantI toI goI anywhereI nearI theI crate,I youI canI tryI placingI aI trailI ofI treatsI upI toI itI andI then,I onceI heI isI comfortableI beingI nearI it,I throwI theI treatsI inside.

OnceI yourI pupI hasI startedI toI goI inside,I letI himI eatI allI theI treatsI thatI you'veI thrownI inside.I WhileI he'sI stillI there,I dropI someI moreI treats.I NowI repeatI thisI multipleI timesI untilI yourI pupI isI waitingI insideI theI crateI forI moreI treatsI toI beI thrownI in.

AtI thisI pointI youI shouldI endI theI trainingI sessionI andI startI upI againI afterI aboutI halfI anI hourI break.I ItI isI veryI importantI toI goI slowlyI whenI crateI trainingI aI puppy.

StartI thisI SessionI AfterI HalfI HourI Break

WhenI youI startI theI nextI trainingI sessionI beginI whereI youI leftI offI byI throwingI someI treatsI inside.I DoI thisI aI coupleI ofI times.I Now,I waitI forI himI toI goI insideI onI hisI ownI withoutI youI throwingI treatsI inI first.I BeI patientI andI waitI himI out.I YouI canI tryI justI lookingI atI theI crateI toI getI yourI puppyI toI focusI inI thatI directionI butI doI notI sayI anythingI yet.

OnceI yourI puppyI goesI insideI onI hisI own,I throwI loadsI ofI treatsI inI afterI himI andI praiseI himI heavily.I RepeatI thisI atI leastI 5I orI 6I timesI beforeI endingI thisI session.I Again,I waitI forI aboutI halfI anI hourI beforeI startingI anotherI session.

StartI thisI SessionI AfterI HalfI HourI Break

TheI nextI stepI inI crateI trainingI aI puppyI isI toI teachI yourI puppyI toI associateI aI wordI withI hisI crate.I IfI youI haveI alreadyI usedI aI wordI forI crateI trainingI yourI puppyI thatI heI isI notI respondingI to,I II wouldI changeI itI nowI andI continueI theseI stepsI withI theI newI word.

ItI canI beI anythingI youI want.I II useI "inI yourI crate"I butI itI couldI easilyI beI "kennelI up",I "place",I "crate"I orI anyI otherI wordI orI combinationI thatI youI wantI toI use.I ItI doesn'tI matterI asI longI asI youI areI consistent.

Again,I startI theI sessionI whereI youI leftI offI lastI timeI byI simplyI lookingI atI theI crateI andI waitingI forI yourI pupI toI goI inI onI hisI ownI accordI andI rewardingI heavily.I DoI thisI aI fewI times.

TheI nextI timeI heI goesI in,I you'reI goingI toI useI yourI commandI word,I asI yourI puppyI isI goingI intoI theI crate.I NotI before,I andI notI afterI butI whileI heI isI inI theI processI ofI enteringI theI crate.I Again,I rewardI heavilyI onceI heI isI insideI andI repeatI aboutI 5I orI 6I times.

AtI thisI pointI youI willI beI sayingI yourI wordI eachI timeI yourI puppyI goesI intoI hisI crate.I YourI pupI willI nowI beI startingI toI associateI theI nameI withI theI actionI ofI goingI intoI theI crate.I EndI theI sessionI andI giveI himI halfI anI hourI breakI beforeI movingI on.

StartI thisI SessionI AfterI HalfI HourI Break

AsI alwaysI withI crateI trainingI aI puppy,I startI whereI youI leftI off.I WaitI forI yourI pupI toI goI insideI theI crateI andI sayI yourI wordI asI heI goesI in.I DoI thisI aI coupleI ofI times.

Now,I you'reI goingI toI moveI onI andI sayI yourI wordI BEFOREI heI goesI inside.I IfI heI goesI inI rewardI heavily.I ThrowI loadsI ofI treatsI inI theI crateI andI tellI himI howI cleverI heI is.I RepeatI thisI 4I orI 5I timesI beforeI endingI theI session.

ClosingI theI DoorI WhenI CrateI TrainingI aI Puppy

UpI untilI thisI point,I youI haven'tI evenI triedI toI closeI theI doorI withI himI inside.I Right?I ThisI isI importantI asI youI wantI toI getI himI toI absolutelyI loveI goingI insideI theI crateI andI notI beI scaredI orI worriedI aboutI theI door.I OnceI he'sI gotI that,I youI shouldI beI readyI toI startI closingI theI door.

StartI theI sessionI asI youI leftI offI butI thisI timeI closeI theI crateI doorI forI aI fewI secondsI whileI heI isI stillI eatingI theI lastI treatsI youI threwI in.I OpenI theI crateI doorI andI letI himI outI beforeI heI isI doneI eating.I RepeatI aboutI 3I orI 4I times.

TheI nextI stepI isI toI startI graduallyI increasingI theI timeI theI doorI isI shut,I withI yourI pupI insideI ofI course.I WeI areI talkingI secondsI andI notI minutesI soI itI isI reallyI slow.I DropI someI treatsI intoI theI crateI whileI theI doorI isI shutI toI getI himI toI happilyI stayI put.

DoI notI walkI awayI andI leaveI himI atI thisI point.I AddingI aI favoriteI toyI orI aI stuffedI KongI willI keepI himI occupied.I ItI willI alsoI helpI speedI upI theI processI ofI crateI trainingI yourI puppyI ifI youI feedI mealsI inI theI crate.

II can'tI stressI thisI pointI enough,I keepI thisI partI ofI theI exerciseI slow.I IfI yourI dogI whinesI whileI theI doorI isI shutI youI haveI goneI tooI quickly.I Don'tI allowI yourI pupI outI ofI theI crateI ifI heI whinesI orI barks.I You'reI goingI toI haveI toI waitI untilI heI isI quietI beforeI openingI theI doorI orI youI haveI taughtI himI toI whine/barkI whileI inI theI crateI toI beI letI out.I DefinitelyI notI whatI youI want.

RepeatI thisI phaseI ofI crateI trainingI untilI yourI pupI isI happily,I andI quietly,I waitingI inI hisI crateI forI aboutI 1I minute.I Now,I youI areI goingI toI startI leavingI theI roomI -I again,I startI slowly.I TheI firstI timeI youI areI onlyI goingI toI leaveI theI roomI forI 1I secondI andI thenI immediatelyI comeI backI inI andI openI theI doorI toI letI himI out.

TheI nextI timeI youI doI thisI goI forI 2I seconds,I thenI 3,I 4,I etc.,I etc.,I untilI youI canI confidentlyI leaveI himI inI hisI crateI withoutI whiningI orI barking.I AsI youI increaseI theI timeI makeI sureI youI areI leavingI yourI puppyI withI aI niceI toyI orI chewI toI keepI himI happy.I OnceI youI areI leavingI theI roomI forI aboutI 10I minutesI youI canI moveI onI toI leavingI theI house.

WhenI youI leaveI theI houseI theI firstI timeI onlyI beI aI fewI minutes,I inI fact,I eitherI waitI outsideI orI goI roundI theI houseI andI backI in.I Again,I graduallyI increaseI theI timeI untilI youI canI leaveI himI forI hoursI atI aI timeI dependentI onI hisI age.I AI youngI pupI cannotI holdI theirI bladderI forI tooI long.

SeeI HouseI TrainingI aI PuppyI forI aI guideI toI howI longI yourI puppyI canI holdI hisI bladder.

NoI matterI whatI yourI dog'sI age,I youI shouldn'tI leaveI himI allI dayI inI aI crate.I IfI youI haveI toI regularlyI leaveI himI inI aI crateI (forI hours)I thenI getI aI biggerI oneI soI heI hasI someI roomI toI moveI around.

CrateI TrainingI aI PuppyI -I WrapI Up

OnceI yourI pupI isI aboutI aI yearI old,I ifI youI choose,I youI canI startI toI leaveI theI crateI doorI openI whenI youI leaveI theI house.I OfI course,I it'sI entirelyI upI toI youI whetherI orI notI youI leaveI yourI dogI withI theI runI ofI yourI homeI whenI you'reI notI there.I ButI ifI you'veI takenI theI timeI toI goI throughI theseI stepsI whenI heI isI aI pup,I thenI youI shouldI feelI confidentI thatI youI won'tI comeI homeI toI chaosI andI destructionI evenI ifI he'sI noI longerI inI aI crate.

BothI myI dogsI wereI cratedI trainedI asI puppiesI andI theyI haveI theI completeI runI ofI ourI houseI whenI weI areI out.I AsI theyI watchI usI getI readyI toI leave,I theyI bothI goI toI theirI bedsI andI that'sI whereI II findI themI whenI II return.I Follow  these  tips  on  crate  training  aI puppyI andI yourI dogI shouldI growI upI toI beI trustworthyI whenI youI leaveI themI alone.I

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