1) Crate size: Make sure the crate is standard size and not too small. It should be large enough for the puppy to stand up and easily turn around but not larger than that. By nature dogs do not want to soil their beds and their urge to eliminate can be controlled by using a crate. Puppy crate training tips may come in handy.
2) Always be vigilant, you must keep an eye on the puppy during Puppy crate training. You may take guidance from Puppy training tips. Be alert at all times, when you see the pup pacing, sniffing around and turning around in circles instantly take him outside. Your puppy is signaling that it needs to go and if you don’t react it will set back the training process.
3) Dogs love their private den, which is their crate. Puppy training tips suggest that they crave it no matter where they go such as: the car, the motel, visiting somewhere, dog show or even at home, they miss their warm den.
4) Puppy crate training suggests that you must never push a dog into the crate and never close a crate door on a dog that is not relaxed. In that case, the dog will feel confined and trapped and see the crate as a punishment.
5) Puppy crate training tips suggests that dogs can be easily tamed for crates if we spend quality time with them and calmly persuade them and associate crates with a reward or good thing, like a bone or toy to play with inside the crate with the door open.
6) Always reward him for good behavior but avoid punishing for mistakes, keep the pup crate bound at regular one-to-two-hour intervals, and whenever he must be left alone, for up to three or four hours at least.
7) Do not shut the door until the dog is fully relaxed, this general crate rule applies to both puppies and adult dogs. Even apart from training, it’s essential that the door is not closed until he is calm.
8) Crates need to be big enough for the adult dog to stand, sit and stretch himself out. Although, for the puppy, you can start with a smaller crate, or block off one end, so he cannot sleep at one end and eliminate the other.
9) Keep the puppy create at a nearby and easily accessible place where the pup can be with you, such as at the kitchen or living room. If possible keep the crate in your bedroom at night so he becomes accustomed with your sleeping times.
10) Don't use the crate to lock your puppy up. Puppies can be demanding but they need to run around, play and explore. Give your pup the right training and treatment.
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I think that the most important tip that I want to tell every one is... drums please... take it easy! it not going to happened in a day, crate training …
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Number 6 was my personal favorite, made much progress with these great tips !