Posted by Oze Parrot on December 22nd, 2005
Many dogs find comfort in their own place and some find quite strange places to call their own, like the washing basket, the tumble drier, the bottom drawer and so on.
When kennel training your dog, you must ensure that you do not put your dog in there when he has been bad, as tempting as it may be.
There is great controversy about dog kennel training. Many believe that cages, kennels and crates are today’s answer to quick convenient punishment.
Dogs Should not be kept in the kennel for more than four hours due to the fact that they will need to stretch and to empty out.
Many dogs will start to feel uncomfortable after four hours and then they will begin to get anxious.
A lot of people aren’t using kennels properly and therefore end up with more problems then they had started out with, the kennel isn’t really the godsend that some people would like to think it is.
You need to identify the problem that you are using dog kennel training for, is it for housebreaking, chewing, or for making a mess? Once you have identified the problem you then need to utilize the cage to your best advantage.
All dogs should feel at home when they enter their cage. Food and water should always be available to them as well as comfortable bedding. For chewing problems chew toys should be available in the kennel and no where else. If he is caught chewing show him his chew toy instead, don’t shout at him :nono:
Housebreaking is a little bit harder. Most dogs will not empty out where they sleep, so once you notice your dog start to get uncomfortable in his kennel take him out and let him do his business, once he has completed his motion, praise him and continue to repeat this procedure.
Kennel training your dog needs a lot of attention and, more so, with dogs that are very stubborn and inattentive.
You may think caging up a dog is cruel but in truth it is not, what happened to us when we were small? We were left in our cot or playpen to play, that is what you are doing to your dog, nothing cruel or inhumane just practical. Kennels are a little bit expensive to buy so make sure that you intend to follow dog training kennel methods to the end before you purchase one.
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