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How to Crate Train Your Puppy

How to Crate Train Your Puppy

Knowing how to crate your dog is great.dog dna test 

Knowing how to organize your schedule to succeed is great.

But how you can do both?

Today I have something…

… that will make you feel like you are an expert dog trainer.

In today’s post I am going to show you exactly step by step how to crate train your puppy. This method can be used for crate training an older dog as well.

And for those who are wondering what can I do instead of crate training for a dog then the answer is to use a separate room which I will cover in a separate post.

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Crate training your puppy is the most effective, fool proof and humane method to train your puppy, especially if your goal is to train your puppy in seven days!

Some believe crate training a dog to be cruel or barbaric. However, if you will evaluate crate training from a dog’s viewpoint, you will find that it actually meets an innate desire for a safe place to call his own.

How does crate training helps your puppy?

It is in their genetic makeup to want a secure and sheltered area to rest. Many times in the effort to create their own “den” a puppy or dog will curl up in a box or under a low table. Crate training can help to satisfy this very natural instinct in your puppy, and will provide you with several benefits as well.

Offering your dog its own crate meets your pet’s instinctive needs and allows you some control in housebreaking endeavors. Moreover, crate training is a form of dog obedience which will benefit your canine.

So understanding what makes a good crate for your puppy would be your first step.

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Walking With Ease

Walking With Ease

Pulling and dragging on the leash is probably one of the biggest problems for dog walkers and owners alike when it comes to walking our dogs. I am going to share with you 4 easy, well, maybe not so easy, tips that I use to accomplish something I like to call W.W.E., or Walking With Ease.dog dna test 

If your dog is full of hyper energy like some of mine have been in the past then you know fighting with them while on a walk can sometimes resemble a real W.W.E. match. Not only can this be extremely frustrating for you walking the dog, but your dog could also be hurting itself in the process. Especially if you use choker collars, which in my humble opinion is a somewhat cruel way of getting your dog to do what you want. While following these instructions might be a lengthier process, I would encourage it as it will probably yield more satisfying results in the long run.

My first recommendation would be to enroll your dog into puppy training classes when they are still young. These classes work wonders with new puppies, teaching them how to behave in and out of the house and listen to your commands. One of the most important commands you will learn is “heel”. For those of you who don’t know what heel is, it’s the command you use to get your dog to walk alongside of you, as opposed to dragging you along. If you are trying to teach your adult dog new tricks, do not fret. I have witnessed a number of older dogs who have benefited substantially from an attending a class. Maybe this is not your dog, even still, a class is not the only way to train your pet. In … Read More . . .