Dog Training – How to Crate A Dog

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Humans’ natural instinct is to feel bad about crating a dog. Don’t! Dogs are automatically drawn to den-like enclosures, which help them feel settled and secure. Crating provides many benefits to dogs and their owners. It can lessen separation anxiety, prevent destructive or dangerous behavior, provide a “mobile dog house” and help with housebreaking. So here’s our bit of Dog Training – How to Crate A Dog.

Here’s all you need to know to make crating an easy, enjoyable part of both you and your dog’s life.

– Start early. Crating should begin in puppyhood, as this is one trick that older dogs usually don’t want to learn.

– Never use the crate for punishment. To ensure lifetime use, you want your dog to think of the crate as a happy hangout place.

– Keep the crate door open when not in use to encourage the dog to seek it out independently.

– Outfit the crate with the proper toys and treats. Any chew toy kept in the crate should be large or hard enough to prevent swallowing.

– At the start, line the bottom of the crate with a soft towel and see if your dog likes it. Some dogs actually prefer resting on hard surfaces and might push the towel to one side, at which point you can remove it for good.

– Place the crate in a central location. A dog should feel like it still gets to socialize, even in its crate. Keeping the crate in a rarely-used room or faraway part of the house might make the dog feel like it’s being punished. If you want to train your dog to feel comfortable sleeping or spending long amounts of time in the crate, move the crate into your bedroom at night.

– Entice your dog with treats and praise. When crate-training, leave edible treats for your dog first at the front of the crate, then start placing them in the back of the crate so the dog has to enter to get them. Always praise your dog when it enters the crate, whether on command or by its own choosing.

– Start with short, supervised periods of time. When you begin training, always stay in the room with your crated dog. Young pups can start with as little as 30 minutes of crate time per day and gradually work up.

– Don’t punish accidents. If your dog accidentally soils its crate, clean the crate without fanfare and use an odor-neutralizing product to get rid of the smell. A fresh-smelling crate is one that your pup will want to use again!

Dog Games

Playful behavior is a vital necessity for your dog. It starts already young and allows puppies to adjust against each other. They learn to initiate and stop the games, communicate with other dogs, to assimilate the social codes of their species and control the strength of their jaws. As adults, they are released and they are so full of energy, time spent waiting for the return of the master, continue to learn new behaviors, are experimenting with unusual learning.

What’s fun?

A walk in which the dog may be released from his leash safely seems ideal for it to have a good time anyway. We’ll see them stroll quietly, or when jumping and running alone, seize objects to have fun with. This is good for your dog’s senses (particularly its smell)and his jaws and legs. Whatever your dog’s age, playing outdoors is essential, even kept on a leash if you’re scared of losing him.

There are many great toys available to your dog that are “homemade”. Your dog can play with an old flip-flop or you can bring the dog to develop a strategy and think hard, for example, how to get food… the only rule for you, the owner, is to ensure the security and integrity of the animal and the people it gets in touch with.

Games to avoid

Please pay attention to potentially dangerous objects such as plastic bottles (including the ones that are crumbling into small pieces), and also what could be “confused” by your children as a toy for them.