Commentary on getting puppies used to a dog crate by Britt Uhlmann

At a Puppies You can always assume that he sees practically everything as a chew toy and finds it okay to loose himself on the good Persian rug. Since not every household has a dog-safe room, it makes perfect sense to place a puppy in a temporary one Stay in a box to accustom. And a dog crate offers a safe means of storage during transport in the car.


The puppy should stay in the box NEVER last for several hours, but is only intended as a solution for short appointments so that the puppy cannot break anything during this time, but also cannot injure himself if there is no dog-safe room! Before using it, take it Dog box As an aid, take a little time and first create a “good impression”.

Set up the dog crate comfortably for the puppy

  1. Judge them Box for the puppy Make it comfortable with a pillow or blanket and throw in a few treats when the dog isn't looking. This gives the dog the opportunity to discover this “miracle” for himself.
  2. Give him his food in the box for a few days, but always leave the door open.
  3. An interesting chew toy attached to the back of the crate can help encourage the young dog to stay in the crate for a few moments if he wants to chew on it.
  4. After a few days, start teaching the dog to sit up Audio signals in the box to go.

Treats in the dog box

  1. Throw in a treat and say “In the box” at the same time.
  2. Praise the dog when he goes in and give him another treat when he is inside.
  3. Then immediately ask him to come out again. Don't give him a treat for coming out.
  4. Repeat this several times and then change your behavior by only throwing the treat in when the dog has run into the box when you hear the signal.
  5. Afterwards, you can give him a few more treats in the box and then ask him to come out.
  6. After a few days you can start locking the dog crate after he has run into this crate and you have rewarded him.
  7. Make this change easier for him by giving him a chew toy. Choose a time when, in your experience, the dog would be sleeping anyway. Maybe you can arrange it so that you have taken the dog for a walk beforehand.

Sit on a chair next to the box for some time (perhaps half an hour) and read a book. Leave the room every now and then, but come back soon.

The first experience your dog has in the locked crate must be very simple and extremely good. When you let him out again after a while, behave completely neutral.

Lock the dog in the dog crate again for the next few days while you are at home and do your normal activities during this time. Give him interesting chew toys every time and ignore any “noises” the dog makes. If you notice that the dog… Stay in the box accepted during your presence in the house, you can start to leave the house for a certain period of time, which of course shouldn't be too long at first.

The alternative to crate training is either you have the time to never leave the puppy unattended or you have a dog-safe room in which the dog can do its “business”.

Author: Melanie Weber-Tilse

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