Dogs are curious creatures. They can be extremely nosy at times, even when they are well trained. Crate training your dog will ensure that they do not get into anything poisonous or dangerous while you are not home. Dogs do not know that electrical wires are dangerous, and unfortunately it does happen. An electrical shock can cause serious injury, respiratory problems, cardiac arrest, and death in a dog. Crating your puppy will prevent this from occurring when you are not home.
You would be amazed at how much damage a puppy or a dog, can create. The amount can add up, depending on what their favorite things to chew on are. Some dogs like couch cushions, wooden table legs, and some actually will chew through your wall.
No, I do not mean to use the crate as discipline. I mean helping your dog develop a schedule. When you are about to go to work, your dog will learn to go into his crate. Dogs thrive on things being typical and understandable
Somewhere To Hang Out
You have your places to hang out, your dog has his. If properly crate trained, your dog will love to hang out in his crate and will enjoy sleeping there. It will become his space, and a place where he is comfortable and happy.
House breaking your dog can be difficult. However, if your puppy is crate trained, chances are, he won't go to the bathroom in his crate. Dogs do not like to go to the bathroom where they sleep and unless he really has to go, he most likely won't.
Charlene Little is the mother of three wonderful boys and a volunteer foster mom for her local animal shelter. She enjoys working with various breeds of dogs and cats in learning social behavior, training, and how to be the successful member of a fur-ever family. She enjoys studying animals' behavior and finding solutions to behavior problems that the everyday person can handle. She covers topics from various forms of aggression and small problem behaviors. Every problem behavior has a solution, and the solution is never to give up on your pet! Love, kindness, and small adjustments could be just what you need.