Tips On Crate Training A Puppy

Tips On Crate Training A Puppy

Crate training is one way to create a safe and comfortable space for your puppy and at the same time it is an effect way to house train your puppy.
First make sure the crate is big enough that when your puppy is full grown, he/she will be able to stand up, turn around and lie down comfortably in the crate. However, don't make the crate too big or they might use one end of the crate for their bathroom area.
  1. When you purchase the crate, introduce it gradually.   Leave the crate door open and allow the puppy to explore the crate on heir own terms.  Placing some treats or toys inside will help make it an inviting space. Praise the dog when it goes in voluntarily and keep the crate in an area where members of the family spend time.

If you want to teach the puppy to go into the crate on your command, throw some tidbits into the crate and as you do say "Go to your crate". With repetition of this motion, eventually you will be able to sweep your arm as in a throwing position and say "Go to your crate" and the dog will recognize the command.
  1. .Initially, keep your puppy in the crate for short periods while you're at home. Gradually increase the time as they get comfortable. 

  2. Do not use the crate as a punishment. It should be a positive and safe space.

  3. As your puppy becomes accustomed to the crate, extend the time they spend inside.  Make sure the puppy has had time to eliminate before going in the crate.

  4. Crate training takes time and patience and a consistent routine is very important for successful crate training.  Like people, every dog is different, so there is no general rule on the exact time the crate training will take, progress will vary.

  5. Crate training is not just containing your puppy in one space but it provides them with a secure and comfortable space which can lead to a well-adjusted dog.