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How to choose the type and size of dog crate

Dog crates are extremely versatile and are useful in many situations, so when choosing the size of dog crate, you may want to consider how and where you will be using it as well as considering the size of your dog. Remember, a crate is not a punishment to your pet. It is his safe place and, with training, it will become somewhere he will happily go to rest, sleep and relax. Choosing the right size When choosing a crate some people think that larger is better. However, dogs don’t view the space in this way. In the wild the…

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad When Crate Training Your Puppy

Puppies are little forces of nature…chewing wires and knocking trash cans over just so they can shred the tissue paper inside of it. At some point, you have to leave the house, and you’ll be faced with the thought of leaving them alone in a room. For those of us who don’t want their shoes chewed up, choosing to crate train your puppy while you’re away seems to be a reasonable option. If you’re like me, the first time you hear your puppy whimper in their crate an overwhelming guilt will come over you. We know – it’s the hardest part…

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy in Their Crate

Crate-training is a controversial topic. Most experienced dog owners agree that helping your dog adjust to quiet time in their crate is a good way to set boundaries, keep them safe, and allow you time away from the house. If a crate is not properly used, your dog may avoid it. Whether a brand new owner or well-experience pet caretaker, consider some of these easy tips to keep your dog busy in their crate. Properly Using a Crate Dogs are natural den animals. A crate gives them a private, enclosed space where they can relax and sleep.  Many times, curious dogs will naturally begin…