He’s cute, even adorable. He follows you everywhere and given the chance he’ll protect you to death. No, I’m not talking about a new boyfriend; you just got a new puppy. Although the tips in this article apply to both men and women, I will mostly talk to my girl friends out there because I’ve found that they don’t like the idea of crate training. At least that’s what my neighbors keep telling. Oh! They do it, but not by choice.
The first thing you need to accept is that crate training is NOT a punishment. That adorable puppy that just came into your life has genes that tell him he should have a den. You see, a den to him signifies security and comfort; it simulates his sorroundings were he or she out in the wild. Do not treat crate training as punishment. You can be sure that he or she is happy that you provided a private place for him to rest.
OK. So now you should be convinced that you are doing a good thing. The second thing to know is that you can take advantage of the fact that your new puppy really is into this crate thing. Use it to your advantage and start housebreaking training. It is a fact that dogs have the tendency of not soiling its place. I know, you are wishing your boyfriend had the same tendencies; but this is something that works to your advantage as well. As long as you don’t keep him in there the entire day, and I mean the puppy, you’ll get the chance to establish some type of schedule for the dog to relief himself. Even if you don’t realize it, you are creating an environment of harmony where you and your pet will share for years to come.
And the third thing I want you to know about crate training is that it reduces separation anxiety. It took me three months but when I came out from that crate I was over her for good. OK, I’m just kidding; it only took me a week. But seriously, I’ve seen dogs destroy an entire house by the time the owner came home from work. Pillows destroyed, furniture chewed out, and there is always the danger of a puppy chewing electrical cords and such. Before I was wise to these things I had a dog almost die on me because he ate an Aloe Vera plant. I’ll tell you about it some other time.
So to recap: you are doing a good thing for your dog when you crate train him. Use the crate to your advantage by puppy housebreaking your dog; do not use it as a punishment, and give the crate to the ex-boyfriend if you really want him to move on.
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