How To Use a Dog Crate
Maybe it’s a leftover gene from their ancient ancestors who ran wild, but dogs are denning creatures. ALL dogs are denning creatures, and it does not matter one bit what breed they are, whether they are male or female or how old they are. Read More Below..
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Dogs want a place where they feel safe and a place to call their own. And the fact is that if you do not provide a “den” for your dog, he will make a den for himself — and you might not like his choice of locations. He might decide to provide himself with a den by digging a nice deep hole in your garden. You will be better off, and the dog will be better off, if you just provide him with a den of his own. His “den” should be a crate. A dog’s natural desire for a den is what makes crate training the most simple of all dog training endeavors.
The first thing you want to do is to choose the right crate for your dog. A crate should only be big enough for your dog to stand up, turn around, and lay down when he is full grown. This means that if you are buying a crate for a puppy, you will want to purchase a crate that will accommodate his size when he is grown, so you will also need to purchase a divider panel to make the crate suitable for him while he grows into the full size.
Crate bedding is important. The bedding you choose can be made specifically for the crate that you purchase or it can be improvisation. Dogs like to scratch up their bedding into different shapes for some reason, so the bedding needs to be flexible. A piece of your old clothing can be added to the crate bedding. Your scent will provide comfort for your dog.