Dog owners everywhere know raising a puppy can be a monumental task. The initial investments of time and money takes many by surprise — not to mention the emotional investment and huge amounts of patience it takes to raise a dog. To make life easier on you and your dog BestBullySticks recommends one key strategy every dog owner should become familiar with as early as possible — crate training.
Crate training is an amazing tool that when used properly. Not only does it help eliminate bad behaviors, it can also improve your dog’s overall comfort. A home within a home, your dog’s crate should be similar to a natural den — cozy and comfortable where he/she goes to feel at ease and relax.
Before you make the jump and bring a puppy home, let’s review a variety of ways you can use crate training to improve your dog’s life.
Picking Your Dog’s New Home
Dogs are den animals and crates provide them with the same type of comfort they seek in the wild. Crates should never be used for punishment otherwise they’re sure to become a source of anxiety. They are, and always should remain, a safe haven for your dog. Naturally, dogs don’t want to soil their living quarters so crate training also becomes one of the fastest ways to housebreak a puppy. read more…