Dog Crates. Wednesday , February 07th , 2018 - 16:47:01 PM
As mentioned above there are advantages and disadvantage to the different types of crates (plastic, softsided, wire) offered. Think about how the crate will be used can help with your choice of homes for your dog. Crate training has become standard practice for many dog owners by this time. Although the common belief that dogs have a natural den instinct is not, in fact, true, they do benefit from an exclusive and secure space to call their own. Dog crates allow owners to confine their dogs in an environment that quickly becomes familiar and reassuring to the dog.
I have found my dog will happily chew her rawhide bone as she is dropping off to sleep in her crate and again when she wakes. Especially first thing in the mornings this can give me a much appreciated extra fifteen minutes of sleep. It is a good idea to give your dog some treats when you put him in his crate, to reinforce positive feelings: a little snack before he settles down to sleep would go down well. If your dog wears a collar make sure you remove it before he goes into the crate. Dogs have choked to death when their collar or Id tags have caught on the crates bars.
Its important to remember to keep the crating experience positive. If you purchase steel crates for your pet, you want them to enjoy being in them. Use positive reinforcement and never use the cage as a form of punishment. These types of punishments cause animals undue stress and negate the positive benefits that you purchased the dog crate for in the first place. Positive reinforcement is the best way to work on crate training or any training with your dog. Most dog owners find dog crates to be an indispensable piece of equipment.
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