Crate Training

This weeks infographic comes from the stellar page on crate training from http://www.thatpetplace.com/crate-training.
Head over to the page and check out information on the following,
Why should I crate train?
Selecting a Crate
What Size Crate to Buy
Where should I put the Crate?
A few words of caution
How long will crate training take?
How to Crate Train Your Puppy
How to Crate Train Your Adult Dog
Important Tips for Sucess
What do I do if my dog is whining?

Here’s an excerpt,

Why should I crate train my dog?

The theory behind crate training is that dogs and their ancestor’s natural instinct is to find a cave or a den in the wild where they are safe from predators to eat, sleep and raise their young. In the wild, a den is usually enclosed on three sides and hidden away in a quiet place. In your home, Fido’s crate becomes his den so that no matter what is happening outside his “den”, he can feel safe and secure in his little home.

Dogs don’t like to eliminate in their dens and this theory is why crate training is popular for puppies as a housetraining tool. Crating your puppy can also keep them safe and out of trouble while they learn what they are and aren’t allowed to chew on.

Many people only crate train through puppyhood, however a crate should be a quiet, safe place for your dog where they can go, at any time. Often, dogs will retreat to their crates to escape when things get busy or scary for them, like when guests are in your home or during thunderstorms and fireworks. A crate will also keep them safe when you are unable to supervise them properly, especially useful for curious puppies. A properly crate trained dog will naturally want to go into their crate. That is where they find peace and solace and can relax or de-stress in a space where they won’t be bothered or harmed.

Another great benefit to crate training your dog is that when they need to go to the vet for a procedure or are boarded in a kennel, they aren’t as stressed out by being in an enclosure as a dog who has never been in a crate. If you ever need to travel with your dog, a crate or carrier is required for air travel and can make long car trips safer for all passengers.


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