keep the crate open all the time to allow them to sleep in it if they want. There you have it, good luck out there dog trainers! 😉
Teaching your dog that being in a crate is a good thing has many advantages. First, it can help you with housetraining because typically dogs do not want to go to the bathroom where their bed is. Second, it can limit the dog’s access to the rest of the home, if he has destructive tendencies when left alone. And third, it provides a safe place for the dog to hang out, especially when traveling.
To avoid the possible situation when you are not sure if your puppy needs to go potty or if he just wants attention, start your puppy crate training after he has gone potty and had a short play session. This way you will not encourage your dog’s whimpering by responding to it. The more often that you show up or acknowledge your dog when he cries, more he will cry.
“My dog won’t crate train” or “My dog hates the crate”
Here are the top 5 reasons you think your dog won’t crate train:
Many people refuse to crate or kennel-train their dogs because they feel the confinement is cruel. However, a crate or kennel can give dogs a sense of security. Crate training done properly is also a highly effective management system that can be a lifesaver for dog owners. Like any training method, crating can be abused, but using a crate for appropriate time periods is helpful with a variety of important goals, including house training, preventing destructive , and teaching a dog to settle and relax.Crate training also teaches puppies and excitable dogs to expect and enjoy some down time, and conditions relaxed behavior. Dogs and pups can be put into a crate with a yummy and safe chew or stuffed Kong to keep them secure, relaxed, and out of mischief for periods of time.Crate training provides a number of benefits to owners. A crate that is sized properly (read more about size below) encourages a dog's instinct not to mess where he sleeps, helping to teach the dog bladder and bowel control. This tendency to view the crate as a clean place is a huge benefit house training a new rescue dog or puppy, of course!Fabric crates are great for small dogs to travel in, for sporting events, or for camping. With a fabric crate, your dog must be well trained. Since fabric crates are not secure, they are not recommended for long-term confinement without supervision. The benefits of a fabric crate are that it is lightweight and that it folds flat for easy storage and travel.