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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-28-2008, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Crate training!

Hi all.

I'm starting crate training with my new 8 month old pup. She does have some not bad experience with a crate from her breeder, and I did train my last pup 10 years ago, but I and she could use a refresher course.

Any suggestions, tips, tricks, dos and don'ts would be appreciated.
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Re: Crate training!

Sorry for another newb question but whats the purpose of crate training. Only ask because when I was younger our dogs never had a crate so I'm not sure what the purpose of the crate is.

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Re: Crate training!

If your pup isn't so used to the crate, be prepared for protest!!!
I start earlier, but I'm thinking the concept is the same.
I'll feed my pups in the crate, and offer treats, like a kong filled with peanut butter, stuff they get only when in their crates.
They only come out if they're quiet. (No letting out in the midst of a screaming fit. With more determined dogs, be prepared to leave the house and go for a walk! )
Make sure that your pup doesn't have to go to the bathroom before you place them in the crate.

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