Having the right dog crate when you start training a new pup is essential for many reasons. Some dogs don’t yet know how to manage large open spaces since they’re new to our home and a perfect size dog crate can actually help relax and calm him down. Dog crates are also a terrific way to easily housebreak a puppy. So, fundamentally, a good dog crate is a priceless training tool and it does not matter what type of dog you own.
Dog crates are also a perfect solution to puppies that become overexcited. All you got to do is put your puppy inside the crate, with a view to help him relax. If your dog needs to be left in the house unattended for a couple hours, then having a crate is a stress-free way for you to be gone from the home and not to be excessively concerned about your dog getting into trouble around the home or soiling the carpet.
Dog crates are also a perfect way to feed your dog in case he becomes easily distracted. And if your dog is anything like my dog was once upon a time, this can work for anyone! Just place his meal; bowl inside and off he goes in an enclosed area where he can focus on eating his food.
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Dog crates are also a major way to feed your puppy in case he becomes easily distracted. Simply put his food bowl inside and off he goes in an enclosed area where he can focus on eating his meal.
Make certain that you have the right size crate based on your dog’s height and width. This is very important if you’re housebreaking your pup with a dog crate. If the box is too great then your dog may go to the bathroom on one side, but keep sleeping on the other side. This defeats the purpose of crate training in terms of potty training.
If you have a fast-growing dog, then I recommend that you bought a large crate that is meant for an adult dog but that has a divider built into it. This way you can divide the crate in half so that your dog will be in a position to lie down comfortably and still be in a position to turn around if he wants to. A divided dog crate can also be used only for your larger dogs by removing the division bracket.
And finally, one last feature of using a dog crate that you should consider is the kind of bedding that you put on the floor. Many dog owners have noticed that their dogs still go to the bathroom inside even though the crate is the right size for potty training. In most cases it appears that the bedding that they laid down was a bit too thick and had a trend to encourage urination in dogs. Instead of this, try to lay down less comfortable bedding that your dog doesn’t consider to be used only for going to the potty, like newspaper for instance.