Crate training isn’t “imprisoning” your dog. It teaches them responsibility and calms anxiety.
Create positive associations with the crate through the use of treats and games.
Be patient — crate training takes at least six months.
1. Choose the Right Crate for Your Dog: Depending on how big your dog is going to get, buy the right crate for their adult size;
2. Establish the Proper Mindset; Start by bringing them in for 10 minutes at a time and work your way up from there.
3. Determine How Your Dog Will Be Most Comfortable
4. Give dog treat after they go into the crate, which will get the dog used to being in the crate for a longer period of time.
5. Keep an Eye on the Time
6. Play Crate Games; Incorporate the crate into fun games where the pup goes in and out of the open crate at their own will.
7. Dogs should never, ever have collars or tags or anything else on when they’re in the crate.
8. Be patient; Prepare yourself for at least six months of training.