In this article, we will discuss why you do not use crates or kennels to train your dog and why you can use them for your dog training.
A crate or kennel is more than just a cage or cage system. It provides a place for your dog to feel safe and secure. You may think this means that your dog will stop poking his head out of the kennel and sniffing around. It does not, but by providing the dog with a space to feel secure, you are able to show your dog that it is a good thing to be inside the crate.
Dogs, like humans, also want to be able to fit into a category. When they are left to their own devices, they do not fit into the “crate” category so they poke their heads out and go sniffing around. If the crate is not designed correctly, you will get one of two reactions. You will either:
1. Ignore your dog going outside the crate. If you do this you are telling the dog that this is a good thing. This is something the dog should be doing.
2. Dog will look for the door to your house which is begging to get out of the crate. You should never let your dog go outside the crate because then they will think that getting out of the crate is a good thing.
If you do this, your dog will continue to poke his head outside the crate in hopes of getting out. You are teaching your dog that getting out of the crate is a good thing. Doing this will make your dog associate the crate as a punishment for not behaving in an acceptable manner.
1. If you give your dog attention when he goes outside the crate, your dog will associate going outside the crate as something positive.
2. The crate should never be used as a place for punishment in training. Your dog is smart and will make the connection between the crate and being punished when you let them out of the crate.
There is no such thing as a “crate training” dog. Dog’s will always go outside the crate no matter what you have put in it. If you give a dog attention when he goes outside the crate, he will come to the door hoping you will let him out. If you make the crate a positive place, the dog will continue to look for the door to your house in hopes of getting out.
Crate training is not about keeping dogs from going to the bathroom in the house. Crate training is about getting your dog to stay in the crate when you let him out to go outside to go to the bathroom. Crate training works because you have set up the crate as a place of punishment and you have set up the door to your house as a place of praise. If you do not do this, your dog will come outside the crate for whatever reason and he will have acted in accordance with whatever reason that he has for being outside the crate. So he will think of going to the bathroom as a punishment and he will use the door to your house as a place of praise.
Crate training can be confusing because it is not just about holding the dog in the crate. Crate training is more than that. Crate training is a great method to help your dog be a good dog while he is in the crate. After a while, you will be able to take the dog out of the crate and not have to keep him in there for any lengthy amount of time.
Once you have crate trained your dog, he will go to the crate for his meal. You will not have to worry about him eating inside the house because he will come outside to go to the bathroom. Dogs do not soil the home they live in. Dogs are pack animals and they will always want to be with their pack. Dogs are not naturally clean animals. Dogs are born clean and they must be cleaned and bathed periodically. If you take your dog outside the first few times he uses the bathroom inside the house, he will learn to go to the bathroom outside. Once he goes outside the first few times, you will take him outside and you will praise him for going outside and you will give him some treats so he goes to the door to your house. When he goes to the door to your house, you will begin to slowly take him out of the crate and you will begin to have him lay on the ground. You will praise him and give him a treat for going to the door to your house and when he lays down on the ground you will place his leash on him and you will slowly bring him back inside the house and once he is in the house he will go to the bathroom.
Once you have mastered the crate training, you can start to introduce toys for your dog. Dogs love toys and they love to play with their toys. You will need to have toys to put into the crate. You may have to buy a few toys for your dog because your dog may not eat them. Once he has eaten the toy, you can take him back outside and play with him. Remember, you will want to move slowly and be patient with your dog. It will take time for you to know exactly how your dog will react to the crate. Dogs, like children, learn at an extremely slow pace and you will want to be patient with your dog. Your dog will soon understand what is happening when he enters the crate and he will begin to go to the bathroom when he gets out of the crate.
You can continue to crate train your dog, but you will have to pay attention to when your dog begins to go to the bathroom and you will want to slowly remove him from the crate and praise him for going to the bathroom outside and when he goes to the bathroom praise him again. Make sure you do not remove him too quickly or he will not be able to go to the bathroom again quickly enough.
Eventually you will have a completely housetrained dog.
The more housetrained dogs you have, the easier it will be for you to pick up your puppy and take him outside to do his business. The more housetrained your dog becomes, the more likely he will be to be friendly to other dogs and people. It may not always be possible to completely housetrain your dog but if you apply the tips above, you will have a much friendlier dog and a friendlier house.