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Dog Obedience Training: Should You Use a Crate or Not?

By    |   Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 09:11 PM

Crate training benefits puppies in dog obedience training. The idea of crate training is to teach the dog bladder and bowel control as well as how to handle teething.

The crate can become a little dog’s home. It may also help if the pet owner wants to travel with the pet overnight. Many motels will welcome pets that will be left in crates when people leave the room. Traveling in a car with your dog in a crate provides the animal with safety and also avoids dangerous possibilities with a dog in the car.

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Keep the dog in the crate for no more than one hour for each month of the age of the dog, up to about nine or 10 hours a day, according to Jacque Lynn Schultz, a certified professional dog trainer in an article for Petfinder. Give the dog plenty of exercise before and after placing it in the crate.

Get the dog used to the crate slowly, until you can begin leaving the dog inside for long stretches. Avoid leaving the dog in the crate with a collar, which might get caught somewhere inside and lead to choking.

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The crate should be a size in which the dog avoids eliminating inside the crate. The aim is to make the dog feel like it is his home, and to learn to eliminate when taken outside during walks or in the yard. The dog learns to control bladder and bowels when you schedule it at regular times during the day.

Crate training is recommended until the dog reaches about 18 months of age. It also helps prevent the chewing puppies tend to do to materials around the house. The dog recognizes the crate as its own place with its own toys. The crate may also be used later on for traveling purposes in a place the dog remembers as a home.

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