YNP #005: Crate Training: How (and Why) to Make Their Crate Your Dog’s Best Friend
Published May 10, 2017
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    When we think of crate training, we usually think of house training our dog.  It is true that these two things go hand and hand.  Using a crate is the best and most efficient way to potty train our dogs.  Crate training can go way beyond potty training.  If done correctly a crate can be an essential training tool and a way to give you peace of mind long after potty training is over.  In this episode I will go over:* Reasons to crate train your dog or puppy and keep him crate trained* Different kinds of crates* How to make your dog LOVE his crate* Tips if your dog isn’t loving his crate right nowBelow are pictures of the different types of crates I talk about during the podcast. Wire CrateMost versatile.Folds down for storage or transport.Comes with a divider to change the size of the crate to grow with the dog.Looks most like a cage.Enclosed CrateAlready enclosed and snug.Airport approved.No way to adjust the size for growing puppies.Can be bulky to travel with. Soft CrateAlready enclosed and snug.Folds down and is light for easy travel.No way to adjust the size for growing puppies.Puppies and heavy chewers can chew holes in the material."End Table" CrateAttractive and can second as an end table.Not easily moved.ExpensiveCozy CrateLucy  has a crate that all the dog's love.  Even guests who are not crate trained love to sleep in her crate.  I very often have to get other dog's out of her crate so Lucy can go to sleep.  It's a very cozy area that the dogs are just attracted too.  It has a blanket over the top a fleece bed on the bottom and a couple of soft blankets thrown in.Leave a comment below or share with your fellow dog lovers!
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