Crate training is the process of training a dog through the means of using a cage or crate. Many pet owners will use crate training when they first get their dog or have a young puppy introduced into their homes. The purpose behind crate training is to give your dog a sense of refuge or security, and not a means for punishment. Crate training should never be used as a punishment method.
How to Start Create Training?
Most people will use crate training when they leave the home, as they don’t want their dog to roam around the house, eat things they shouldn’t or make a mess. In the early stages of crate training, it is important to only place your dog in their cage for a short period of time at first. You can gradually close the door to the crate as well, but this is not recommended for the first few days/weeks of training. To keep your dog feeling secure, when you decide to start closing the door on your cage, you can leave it closed for longer periods of time.
When you return home, make sure you immediately take your dog out of their crate and reward them with time with the family and occasional play. Don’t forget, you mean everything to your dog, and even just a few minutes of attention and play means the world to your dog.