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Special Offers on Dog Crates UK

  1. 1. ==== ====For Quality Discounted UK Dog Crates, with Free Delivery Click Here:http://www.pawspetbeds.co.uk==== ====Crate training your dog or puppy is worth the time and effort. It can take days or weeks dependingon the dogs age, temperament and past experiences. Provide a crate throughout your dogslifetime; it is your dogs private sanctuary. Always respect your dogs right to crate privacy.Limit access while off leash until house rules are learned. Crates are plastic (often called "flightkennels") or metal and collapsible. Different sizes are available. They should be just large enoughfor the dog to stand up and turn around.Choose a crate size that will accommodate the adult dog.Crates satisfy the dogs need for den-like enclosure. A dog crate refuge reduces separationanxiety and destructive behavior, while keeping the dog safe from dangerous householdsituations. It doubles as a mobile indoor dog house when traveling by car or plane, althoughavoiding plane travel for the dog is recommended.The crate should NEVER be used as punishment.You want crates to be associated with something pleasant. Place your puppys favorite toys anddog treats at the end opposite of door opening. Drop pieces of kibble or dog biscuits in the crateuntil your dog walks calmly all the way into it to get the food. If the dog isnt interested in treats, trytossing a favorite toy inside. Toys and balls ought to be large enough to prevent being swallowedand unbreakable to small pieces. While investigating the new crate, the puppy will discover edibletreasures. Praise and pet your puppy when it enters. Bring your dog over to the crate and talk toit in a happy tone of voice.Dont force the puppy into the crate.After introducing your dog to the crate, begin feeding regular meals near the crate if your dogremains reluctant to enter it. Put the dish only as far inside as the dog will readily go withoutbecoming fearful or anxious. Once your dog is standing comfortably inside to eat, you can closethe door while eating. When you first do this open the door as soon as the meal is finished. Thiscreates a pleasant association with the crate. If the dog begins to whine to be let out, you mayhave increased the length of time too quickly. Next time, leave it in the crate for less time. If thedog whines or cries, do not open the door until the whining stops. Otherwise, the lesson learned isthe way to get out is to whine.At first, crate your puppy for short periods of time while you are home with it. Training is bestaccomplished while you are in the room with your dog, to prevent associating the crate with yourleaving the dog alone. Water dispenser with ice water should be attached to the crate if your
  2. 2. puppy is confined for more than two hours.The crate should have a soft mat or towel as a bed for the puppy. If the puppy chews the towel,remove it. Some dogs prefer to rest on the flat surface, and may push the towel to one end toavoid it. If the puppy urinates on the towel, remove bedding until the puppy no longer eliminates inthe crate.Place the crate near you while at home when the puppy goes inside, so the dog doesnt feel lonelyor isolated. In most cases, it should be placed next to your bed overnight. Very young puppiesunder 9 weeks should not be crated, as they need to eliminate very frequently (usually 8-12 timesor more daily).Do not crate a dog when temperatures reach uncomfortable levels.Always remove the collar before confining in the crate. If you must leave a collar on the dog (i.e.for its identification tag), use a safety "break away" collar. If your puppy messes in its crate whileyou are out, do not punish. Simply wash the crate using a pet odor neutralizer. Dont useammonia-based products -- their odor resembles urine and may draw your dog back to urinate inthe same spot. Block off excess crate space so your dog cant eliminate at one end and retreat tothe other.Except for overnight, dogs should not be crated for more than 5-6 hours at a time. Children shouldnot play in your dogs crate or handle your dog while its inside it. Do not crate your dog if it hasdiarrhea. Diarrhea can be caused by worms, illness, intestinal upset such as colitis, too much orwrong kinds of food, diet changes, stress, fear, anxiety, or because it has not eliminated shortlybefore going inside the dog crate.We have existed as a company since 1985, but it was a love of dogs, the dogs that have been apart of our life, and the passing of one dog in particular, Rusty, that inspired the creation ofhttp://www.CalloftheDog.com and http://www.CalloftheDogShop.com -- created to provide thethings your dogs and pets need. Visit us for great information and quality dog supplies! Be sure tosee our About Us page as well.The two sites are dedicated to the dogs we have loved so deeply, and who have given us so muchlove in return. Purebreds and mixed breeds, but mostly rescues in need of a home. We educatedthem, but each one has had something to teach us in exchange.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jay_Jacovitz
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