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Crate training your pet  will require a lot of patience and making it a fun experience for your new family member will soon have him going in on his own. There are many different techniques and every pet owner will have his or her own way to train their dogs. The important thing to remember is not to force your dog inside the crate or place him there as a form of punishment.
Your dog's crate should be his one place that he can go, to feel safe and secure. Crate training can also be a good step toward house training your puppy or dog. Making this a positive experience from the start will save you a lot of frustration, and your pet, a lot of anxiety issues down the road.

There are two steps in crate training

1. Select A Crate
A crate is simply a confined area. A box isn't good because your puppy can not see what is going on around him/her. A wire crate is best because your puppy can see, smell, and hear what is going on around him/her and adjust to you and your family. Also, the crate needs to have a lock.
You need to select a crate that is not too small or too large. A crate is too small if your puppy cannot stand up and turn around in it. A crate is too big if your puppy can roam around in it. If the crate is too big, your puppy will pick a corner in which to "mess" and sleep in another corner.
This will make house training and housebreaking difficult. Ideally, the crate needs to be big
enough for your puppy to stand up in and stretch, but not big enough for your puppy to move around in very much.
You need to furnish the crate with a soft place for your puppy to lay down. Put some water  and play toys in it.
2. Crate Training
At first, put a dog treat in the crate and encourage your puppy to go into the crate. Keep your puppy in the crate for only a few minutes (5 to 10 minutes) and then let him/her out. Do not make a fuss about either putting your puppy in the crate or letting your puppy out of the crate. Each
time make the time in the crate a little longer. Your puppy needs to slowly adjust to being in the crate. Eventually, your puppy will be able to stay in the crate when you are not home and at night.
But, remember that a puppy needs to go to "go to the bathroom" fairly often, so keep this in mind. Do not keep your puppy in a crate all day. Give your puppy time to exercise and to "go to the bathroom" outside.
You can build a really great relationship with your pup by using crate training along with dog obedience training exercises. For this to work, you need to have taught your pup to do a strong stay - either lying down or sitting.
The stay must be strong enough for you to be able to put the dog in the crate, leave the door open, give the dog the stay command, and walk away.
You do not need to go too far. About 10 meters away is sufficient, and then, with a favorite toy in your hand, call the dog, showing the dog the toy and have a great tug game when he latches on. Again, in each training session, this exercise needs to be repeated several times.
This basic obedience training stay and release exercise builds strong relationship bonding with fast release and fast recalls.
There are some more crate training games you can work at with your dog that will bring benefits from your dog obedience training program. Stay tuned and clock into my blog regularly so that you do not miss the next exciting post.
Clean the mess and realize that you can't let your puppy roam the house without supervision until you are certain that you can trust them. Crate training your puppy on a consistent basis should take them 3 weeks or less to be nice and trained.
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 Dog TrainerOne of the most important rules of crate training is to never give up! Even if you've tried everything and your dog is still scared of the kennel or still whines, keep trying. If you do, here are some of the benefits you'll receive:
Peace of mind. You'll always know your dog is safe when he is in his kennel. A dog that is free to roam about the house will ultimately get into something at some point. Our homes are not akin to the wild; they are, at times, more dangerous and provide a myriad of ways your dog can harm himself. He could turn over a trash can and scarf down chicken bones or greasy paper towels, resulting in more trips to the vet (and a huge mess to clean when you get home). He may find your shoes irresistible and end up ruining several pairs or swallowing shoe laces. He may even urinate or throw up on one of your favorite rugs. I've known dogs to rip up throw pillows and even scratch holes in doors and window screens. But when confined to a kennel, a dog will spend most of his time sleeping soundly in a perfectly safe environment.
Structure. Crate training provides structured sleep patterns. For those of you who have children, you know the benefits of scheduled sleep. Your dog needs at least 13 hours of sleep every day to function the way nature intended. Structured sleep may result in fewer trips to the vet and a longer life for your pet.
Balance. If you provide safety and structure for your pet, you are demonstrating good alpha leadership. Your dog will never need to wonder who his master is and he will have a balanced conscience. Think of the most well-behaved dog you know. He didn't become that way on his own, no matter what breed he is. Now think of his owner. When the dog is with his owner, have you ever noticed a kind of "harmony" between them? If so, this is because the owner simply demonstrates proper alpha leadership by providing balance. The dog always knows his place and never has to try his owner's patience or test him. He simply knows he can't get away with bad behavior so he just doesn't attempt it. For example: I bring my dog to work with me. He has a kennel at the office and I will make sure that he gets several hours of nap time in his kennel each day, even though I'm right beside him. I notice huge changes in his behavior if I forget and leave him out in the office all day without nap time inside the kennel. He becomes testy and disobedient! Yet when I make sure to keep his daily routine of kennel time, he is the most obedient and satisfied pooch around. It's such a small act, but it goes a long way.
Savings. A healthy dog is an inexpensive dog. Yes, some dogs are born with conditions that require more vet bills than others, but keeping your dog away from household dangers will keep money in the bank.
Faster house-breaking. Dogs that are crate trained are generally housebroken faster than those that are not. This is because the crate mimics den life. In the mother's den, as she is potty-training her pups, she never allows them to soil their living quarters. She nudges them outside the den several times per day so they can urinate. Dogs only soil their crates when they are very young and do not yet have proper control, if they are ill, or if they are kept in the crate far too long. Other than that, they always prefer to urinate outside. If you get into the routine of taking your pet outside right before and directly after they are in their kennel, you'll have fewer accidents, fewer messes to clean, and a faster house-breaking. Fact: dogs that are left outside the crate have eliminated somewhere in the house. And because his owners weren't there to supervise, that spot will ultimately go unnoticed. The problem is, the dog will continue to soil in the same spot year after year because they will keep trying to cover the scent resulting in a house that reeks of ammonia. Do yourself a favor and crate train. You will be able to supervise your dog's elimination. And if your dog soils his crate, it's very simple to clean. Simply wash the bedding and wipe out the removable tray in the kennel. You might have to give your puppy a bath afterward as well.
Relaxing travel. A dog that is crate trained is a lovely traveling companion. Inside his crate, he will feel safe and will sometimes even sleep during the entire journey. This way, you won't have a dog climbing onto your lap while you're driving and he won't be tempted to chew on the upholstery. Also, most hotels will welcome dogs if they are crate trained, saving you high-priced boarding costs.
I hope I have convinced some of you to implement crate training with your pets. It is one of the most rewarding methods of training and you will benefit from it for years to come.

WHO Am I Anyway And WHY Should You Trust Me?

My name is Daniel Abdelnoor, otherwise known as “Doggy Dan”. I’m a full-time professional dog trainer and one of the leading dog trainers in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m also a highly acclaimed author, an avid animal rights activist, media personality, and even a celebrity dog trainer.
Thousands of beloved dog owners have not only used my training with excellent results, but I’ve also trained dogs of all types and breeds.