Creating a Safe and Secure Space for Your Dog: The Benefits of Crate Training[ms_row] [ms_column style=”1/1″ align=”left” class=”” id=””]
You can use crate training to help your dog feel safe and comfortable. When a dog is trained to use a crate, it has a safe, warm place to go when it needs time alone or when it needs to be kept safe. If you want to train your dog to use a box, here are some tips to get you started:
Pick the right box
First, choose a box that is the right size for your dog. The crate should be big enough for your dog to stand up, turn around, and sit down comfortably, but not so big that your dog can move around too much. If the box is too big, your dog may be more likely to pee or poop in it.
Make the box a nice place to be
Slowly get your dog used to the box and make it a happy place. Put a soft bed or blanket and some toys or chews inside the box. You can get your dog to go into the crate by throwing treats in and giving them praise when they do.
Slowly add more time in the crate
Start by putting your dog in the box for short amounts of time, like when you go to another room. Gradually lengthen the amount of time your dog stays in the box, starting with shorter times and working up to longer ones.
Don’t punish your dog with the box
Never use the box to punish your dog. Your dog’s crate should be a place where they feel safe and cozy. Using it as a punishment will only make them think of it as a bad place.
Use the box for travel
Once your dog is used to the box, you can take it with you on trips. This will give your dog a place he is used to when you go somewhere new. This can make travel less stressful for you and your pet.
Remember that it takes time and care to train a dog to use a crate. With constant training and positive reinforcement, your dog will come to see the crate as a safe, comfortable place they can go to whenever they need to. [/ms_column] [/ms_row] [ms_section background_color=”#eded6a” background_image=”” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”top left” background_parallax=”yes” border_size=”0″ border_color=”” border_style=”none” padding_top=”10″ padding_bottom=”15″ padding_left=”10″ padding_right=”10″ contents_in_container=”yes” top_separator=”” bottom_separator=”” full_height=”no” class=”” id=””]
Little Walter is a French Bulldog puppy who is 12 weeks old and seems to hate being in his box. But we found a way to use his food to teach him that the box is a good place for him to be. During training, we are working on teaching him to sit down and getting him used to being in his cage.
We try to get him excited and motivated by shaking everything with the food without touching him. It’s important to stop most of the food with our thumbs, so he has to work for it and take one or two pieces at a time. We’ll sometimes give him a few more kibbles, but sometimes we’ll make him work for them.
During this process, we realized that what we do is more important than what we say. It’s very important to teach the dog the behavior we want him to show. We tell him “good boy” when he does something right, and we use our hands to help him bend his butt down. We want Little Walter to feel safe and happy in his new place, so we plan to train him in a way that is consistent and positive.[/ms_section]