Follow these tips and crate-training schedule to get your puppy used to its travel crate.
Here are a few simple suggestions on how to get your puppy used to your new G1™ Intermediate crate from Gunner Kennels. Or should we say his or her new Gunner Kennel?
Crate training your dog, as in any aspect of the learning process, can sometimes prove to be a difficult task, especially as work and responsibilities limit your time at home. However, the combination of tender love and care and nurturing your dog’s natural inclination as a den animal can speed up the process, creating a pleasurable experience and a positive outcome.
Gunner Kennels’ G1 Intermediate is the ideal crate with which to start your puppy. Even though its dimensions makes the G1 perfect for intermediate-sized dogs up to 75 pounds, it’s also fit for a puppy. And the quicker he gets used to the crate, the more comfortable it will be for dog and master in the long run. Use the following helpful hints and schedule on how and when to crate train your dog. Sometimes he only needs a gentle hand to help him find his transportable sanctuary.
Don’t be afraid to start your dog’s crate-training process at eight to ten weeks at home, if not sooner, rather than the often-prescribed thirteen weeks for simple obedience because in this case crate is synonymous with comfort. If you’re not home regularly during the week, take advantage of a Friday evening when you have the whole weekend ahead. Open the door, encourage him in with a tug on the leash, then reward him with praise. Later, when he falls asleep, place him in the crate, leaving the door open.
You might find the following daily schedule useful, assuming you don’t work from home and the Friday-evening introduction was successful. Before, it’ll be a routine for both.
As he grows older and starts traveling more, you’ll be able to leave your dog in the crate for longer periods of time. And in the spacious G1 Intermediate, he’ll have ample room and comfort wherever the roads takes him. Watch the video below to further understand the importance of crate training.
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