Some think it is a way to punish a dog by putting in that confinement area. However, there are many useful reasons that people fail to notice on how putting their dog in a crate can be safe, secured, prevent house items from breaking, learn the rules of your house like where to get food and where to eliminate, helps during illness so vets can check thoroughly, during your vacation etc.
Crate is not just a wooden box, metal or molded plastic comprising a rectangular shape enclosure; it is like a home for your dog. There are couple of things that dog owner should put in their mind before deciding to get a crate and put their dog in. Usually, consulting with dog trainers helps to get best crate for you dog. It really depends on dog how your dog will react to it. If you donít get it, it will be very difficult to introduce your dog with new confinement and your dog may deny staying in. To make it happen, a proper training is required and even non dog trainer can do if they do it carefully. So what are those proper training? Letís discuss some training tips that comprise day to day routine work.
In case of young puppies generally it wonít be a big problem adjusting themselves in new environment and even if they do, more often with crying, which is just a regular behavior that will go away eventually. Forcing into the crate is not good idea, do it with love and praise with caring touching and calling by name if puppy has. It is your duty to make your dog accustomed to new environment such as crate. Never make it as a way of punishing your dog.
When choosing the crate, one should be careful on what kind of materials you think would be safe and comfortable for your dog. Too much room or too less space may not be good for your dog. There are varieties of crates available in the market, considering which one would be good for your home and your dog, decides how much will you spend on it. If you have a hard time making a puppy or dog to let in, you can always put a food toy or one of their favorite food inside for sometime but avoid doing always the same.
Where you put the crate plays major role. The crate should be placed where your puppy/dog can see people i.e. your family. Never put puppy/dog in the crate for a long time because it avoids developing aggressive behavior. Normally crating should not exceed 6-7 hours. If you need more time to confine your dog in the crate, there should someone to supervise.
Make a daily routine for your puppy when to eliminate and when you take out, do not forget the leash. And after elimination, back to the crate and loose the leash.
Crating dogs or puppies depends on their age and their environment. Putting a dog in crate should never be assumed as a punishment but simply securing for many safety purposes. After all, dog is a manís best friend.
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Article Added on Sunday, January 4, 2009
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