Most of us think that crate training a puppy is a difficult task but we do not know is that later on, even the dog will like it. Are you amazing? Do you know that crate is a valuable and useful training tool?
The crate will become a comfortable and safe place for your puppy where it can sleep and relax just like its kennel. The main objective of crate is to offer your pup with protection, safety and security for short-term confinement.
More over your puppy won’t stay in its crate through out the day, as it will make use of the crate either at night or sometimes if you’re left your puppy alone. Although your puppy dislikes the crate initially, time and patience gains you fruitful result.
Although crate seems to be a jail cell, it will act as your dog’s natural den- a personal space where it feels safety, security and protection- it is nothing but the CRATE. Before starting the crate training, the crate should be placed in a proper place such as where it can see the family members and environment, smell and hear your presence and voice- the kitchen might be the good selection.
Practice the crate training at least 10 minutes initially that is followed by 30 minutes and finally up to two hours. Your dog may bark, moan and kick up a fuss while in the crate. If you notice these things, don’t give any attention to your dog. Yes! Don’t turn your head even at his direction.
Dogs are really intelligent enough to find out that he’ll catch your attention when your dog kicks up a fuss. Simply pay no attention to him! You can let your dog out only after she/he stops barking or when it wants to relieve herself/himself.
You should prepare the crate by covering the bottom with newspapers or even use a blanket or basket in the opposite end. Now you can invite your puppy to its new home. You can either tune a radio, some music or the television set to make your puppy to hear some noise and voice in the background.
Last but not least, control your puppy’s water intake by removing its bowl after its dinner or approximately two hours before your bedtime. This will help to prevent it from soiling his crate. (potty training)
In nutshell, the prerequisite for crate training are:
- The crate should be large enough that your pup or dog can stand up and turn around.
- When beginning crate training, start in intervals of 10 minutes
- Never punish your dog with the crate or it will dread going back.