Features November 2014 Issue

How To Crate-Train Your Puppy

“I’m in here . . . Where’s my treat?” If the crate is a reliable source of comfort, toys, chewies, and delicious treats, your puppy will enter and hang out in there on his own in no time at all. Just don’t use it as a “punishment place” and ruin all the good associations!

How To Crate-Train Your Puppy

Most puppies are crate-trained with relative ease. Remember that the crate should be just large enough for your pup to stand up, turn around, and lie down comfortably. If you want to get one large enough for your puppy to grow into, block off the back so he has just enough room, and increase the space as he grows. Cover the floor of the crate with a rug or soft pad to make it comfortable and inviting, and you’re ready to begin training.

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