Crate Training Puppies
Crate training puppies can be so simple if you follow these few simple steps. Once your puppy gets this is his/her safe place to rest you will find your little one sleeping happily in it much to your surprise.
When you bring your new bundle of fluff home everything is new to them sights, sounds, smells and rules. If you have prepared properly for this arrival you will have followed the steps on my puppy training tips page.
Most baby’s have a period of adjustment as they have just lost their siblings and Mom’s so expect some whining, crying or even howling. It is very important that you do not give any kind of affection or even think ohh poor pup.
The absolute best way to train your new one for the crate is to have the crate an appropriate size for the dog when full grown. They do like to stretch out to. Place the crate where you would like he/she to sleep.
Crate Training Puppies Information
Make sure you have a dog bed or nice comfortable blanket for crate training the puppy. Hopefully the breeder has given you a piece of the blanket that smells like the rest of the litter. If they do not then ask for one. It really helps to settle them in. A safe chew toy could also be placed in the bed. Leave the door open in case your dog would like to explore it.
MAKE SURE THE PUPPY IS VERY TIRED BEFORE YOU START THIS PROCESS. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO FINISH IT!
Never rush this process and you will succeed. Rushing will return bad results. I have tried this process several times and have had many successful puppy’s go to their new homes and absolutely love their crates. This process also works for crate training a dog as well.
- The crate is set up ready to go with door open
- The pup or dog is very tired
- Bring dog/pup to the crate
- Place the two front paws in the crate and slowly nudge the rear end in
- It may turn around and try to get out do not allow it to leave the crate by blocking it with a hand (never confine or force it) use your disapproving sound (whatever that may be)
- Wait as long as it takes for him or her to lie down on their own.
- Once they have made the choice to lie down close the door and walk away. Keep your mind clear or say in your head good dog.
- Make sure the gate is opened before they wake up so they do not feel they are locked up in prison.You should only need to do this a few times as dogs/puppies are very smart and catch on quick.
- Before you know it they will be looking for their special place to sleep when they are tired.
Crate Training Puppies can be very simple and easy if you take the time to do it right from the moment they enter your life.