So how do you go about crate training puppies at night doing it the right way? Let’s find out:
Day 1: Have the puppy spend nighttime in the crate in your bedroom. Let her know that you are still around even when she is inside his crate. This will give her a sense of security and instill in her the concept that nothing bad happens to her when she is inside the crate.
Day 2: Make sure that the puppy will feel comfortable in her crate. Give her a nice bed or pillow where she could laze around and sleep. Put in her favorite chew toys that she can play with. Again, make her spend the night inside the crate inside your room.
Day 3: If your puppy gets a really nice and well-rested sleep, she will always wake up feeling good and not grumpy. Slowly you may take her crate outside. Don’t forget to continue giving her a treat or two inside the crate. With the enjoyable and comfortable experiences she has had with the crate, she will undoubtedly go inside her crate at nighttime for another restful sleep.
This post was written by BPT_Assistant on June 29, 2012
For the summer months, you want dog crate pads that do not hold as much heat so that your pet does not overheat while you are out of the house. Don’t forget that they need to stay cool too, so don’t turn off your air or your fan while you go out. It saves money, but your pet could suffer. If you have an area where you can put the crate where you know they won’t overheat even if you turn off the air, that is by far the best option for both your pet and your bottom line. Don’t forget to leave them extra water in the summer months.
Some dog crate pads are machine washable, and some need to be hosed down in the back yard to be clean for your pet and for your home. Having dog behaviourist would also help.
This post was written by BPT_Assistant on May 10, 2012