This video is a tutorial that discusses how to crate train a puppy. Keep in mind that every puppy progresses at their own rate. If your puppy exhibits signs of stress or anxiety go back to a more basic exercise. The key to effective training is to build on success. You will know that you are pushing criteria too fast if they exhibit stress whining, frustrated barking, loss of appetite, appear dis-engaged, start biting or pawing inside the closed door crate, begin stress panting, drooling or involuntarily urinate or defecate. Contact a Certified Professional Dog Trainer if you need more individualized help. The crate should be a safe place for your puppy. Once properly conditioned, the crate should offer a place of security, rest and relaxation. Go to for more information about training in San Diego, California or to set up a skype consultation. This video was created and edited by Alyssa Lapinel, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She is founder and head trainer for Legends Dog Trainer based in San Diego, California. Legends' Youtube channel has over 130 training videos and tutorials. Subscribe on Youtube and like Legends Dog Training on Facebook to receive the most recent training videos and training blogs.