10 Steps to Crate Train Your Puppy

Crate training your puppy.

10 Steps to Successfully Crate Train Your Puppy 10 Steps to Successfully Crate Train Your Puppy Crate training is a valuable tool that can help both you and your puppy in various ways. It provides a safe and secure space for your puppy to call their own, aids in house training, and ensures their safety when you can’t directly supervise them.   Step 1: Choose the Right Crate Start by selecting a crate that provides enough space for your puppy to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably. A crate that is too large may encourage your puppy to use one end as a bathroom, defeating the purpose of crate training. Dogs are direct descendants of Wolves and prefer to be in den like settings. We recommend the Petmate Vari kennel or something similar over the traditional wire crate. The bottom half of the Vari kennel is enclosed creating a more den like feeling and makes the dog feel more comfortable than an open wire kennel in our opinion. They are easier to clean as well but the con is that it doesn’t fold down easy like a wire one. Pro TIP: Add cedar shavings or shredded paper to the […]

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