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Q&A: What is the best resource for me to learn about crate training?

Question by srmanderson: What is the best resource for me to learn about crate training?

We are getting a maltepoo puppy in 2-3 weeks. She will be an inside dog and I have heard that “crate training” is the best way to go but I don’t know anything about it. Can anyone suggest a really good book to learn about crate training? Thanks.

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Answer by ross_2319@sbcglobal.net
no but i can help.
first of all try to train your puppy with out treats this way she wont expect them all the time.
every time you get ready to leave pick her up and say crate or cage as you put her in.
as she gets older take a treat and say cage and show her that she gets a traet when she obeys and make sure she knows that you will always come back by starting out with short periods of time that you are away.

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  • Crate training is the best way to train your doggie. It helps with housebreaking and socialization. Here are a few websites to check out.

    Make sure to make her crate a comfy and secure place – think of it as her “bedroom” if you have that attitude toward it, the pup will pick on it.

    Good Luck!

  • Congratulations on your puppy! The answer above provided great links. You may also want to look at the book “Housetraining for Dummies,” which also emphasizes crate training. It is an excellent idea to get your puppy accustomed to a crate. Not only will it make housetraining easier, but it will also keep your puppy safe when you are not at home (and he’ll feel more secure when he’s alone). Also, by having a crate-trained dog, you can easily put your dog in the crate should you ever have visitors that are afraid of dogs. It is also a place where your dog can get away if he feels he needs some alone time. As your puppy grows, experiment with different treats and toys that will keep your dog entertained. Kong toys are usually big favorites with my dogs, as well as any kind of toy that allows the dog to nudge it with their nose to make treats or dog food fall out.

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