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How To Stop A Puppy From Barking In His Crate At Night
The basics of crate training are here. We are all here because of a barking puppy and tips to remedy it.
We have learned a lot about crate training over the past 10 years.
There is a We crate trained our first puppy, who we rescued from the animal shelter. crate training over a dozen puppies
We have learned many crate training tips and tricks over the last 10 years.
In the first episode of Puppy. Some of the first things we do when we bring home a puppy were discussed in Training TV.
Dublin had his first night in his crate and we talked about how to crate train a puppy.
We did catch a little bit of whining on video, but luckily there weren’t many nights of Dublin howling in his crate.
Some of the basics are covered in the first episode of Puppy In Training TV.
Should I Ignore Puppy Barking In Crate At Night?
There is an answer. Yes. It depends on your puppy. Over the years, we have learned that puppies bark for different reasons while in the crate. If our puppy is barking, we will ignore him for the first 15-20 minutes. Most will calm down after that time. When our puppy is calm, we give him praise.
It depends on your puppy. You don’t want to ignore your puppy. If:
There is a He is in a crate. We try to introduce our puppy to the crate slowly. He needs to go to the bathroom. He is experiencing a health issue.
If you have a problem with your puppy barking in his crate, you can either leave a comment or get in touch with a local dog trainer.
What Should I Put In My Puppy’s Crate At Night?
There is an answer. The puppies are put in a crate with two items. A puppy toy and blanket. We monitor our puppy to make sure he doesn’t destroy the blanket.
I don’t know what to put in my puppy’s crate. We might not want to have anything in the crate if we have a destructive puppy.
If our puppy is having accidents in the crate, we take out the blanket.
If our puppy is having trouble getting used to the crate, we will sometimes use different types of toys like Kongs and Bully Sticks.
If you put a toy or chew in your puppy’s mouth and he swallows it, be sure to keep an eye on him while he’s in the crate with the toys. He won’t swallow or choke on anything.
What Is Puppy Crate Training?
Before learning how to crate train a puppy, we need to know what crate training is.
The process we go through to teach our puppy that their crate is a special happy place all of their own, a place where only good things happen, so they become willing and even look forward to spending calm, relaxed time there.
A crate-trained dog will willingly go in and out of its crate without any force, feel comfortable being locked in occasionally, and will be calm inside, showing no signs of stress.
They will look and feel safe and secure, and will often head to the crate of their own accord.
There is a quick recommendation. The Midwest Life Stages Crate is recommended by us. Fourteen years ago, we bought it for our first puppy, and still use the same crate today.
Why Do We Go Through The Effort Of Crate Training A Puppy?
If you try to crate your puppy without first going through a crate training process, they will almost certainly be afraid, feel isolated, and fear the crate instead of loving it.
By slowly introducing your puppy to the crate, spending small but increasing amounts of time in there, they will learn to love it. You can enjoy the benefits it has to offer.
Many people say that their dog loves being in a crate.
Until you can ask your dog to go to the crate, they do so happily and when they get there they look truly happy to get inside and relax, play with a toy, and never cry to get out even with the door closed. It’s something you have to spend time on.
You will not be able to take advantage of the many benefits it offers until you have fully crate trained your puppy. Such as:
Providing a place of their own for comfort and security, speeding up the house training process, keeping your puppy safe when you cannot supervise them, protecting your possessions when you cannot supervise your puppy, preparing your puppy for time crated at the vets or boarding kennels, and much more besides.
There is a quick recommendation. The dog potty doorbell is a great tool for house training. It takes a little bit of training to get the Smart Bell to alert you when your puppy has to go to the bathroom.