Puppy Crate Training Whining, Housebreaking Crate training a Puppy or Dog

On this page we will cure your dog and puppy crate training whining problems with the best free puppy training tips, techniques, methods, commands and devices.

Whether its plastic, folding, wire or aluminum your dog or puppy must to be happy in his crate regardless of any behavioral problems.

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On this page we will cure your dog and puppy crate training whining problems with the best free puppy training tips, techniques, methods, commands and devices.

Whether its plastic, folding, wire or aluminum your dog or puppy must to be happy in his crate regardless of any behavioral problems.

  • You need to make sure that your puppy does not associate the crate with punishment or a bad experience,
  • If your puppy does not like his crate and hates going in it – you will need to purchase a new one.
  • If your dog has developed a real hatred of his den you will need to start puppy crate training from the beginning – you need your pooch to see it as a dog training tool and device rather than a prison.
  • Purchase a new aluminum or plastic folding crate it can even be made of wire as long as it is safe for your pooch. Don’t buy one that is too big otherwise he will be able to potty in the corner and stay dry.
  • Nearly all dog trainers agree that it is perfectly acceptable to leave your dog in his crate when you are unable to supervise him.
  • Make his crate a fun and enjoyable experience, put some nice toys in there to keep him stimulated. Puppy crate training whining problems often start through boredom.
  • Feed your puppy in his crate and let him out as soon as he has finished his food.
  • Keep the den near the family – puppy crate training whining problems often start because your pooch has been put in some far off place in the House.
  • Use positive reinforcement when puppy crate training, whining can be cured if you instantly reward your pooch for good behavior and ignore bad behavior.
  • If you have placed your pooch in his den and he is whining and whinging, ignore him but as soon as he stops give him a treat and lots of praise. Your puppy will soon associate not whining with getting a nice treat some praise or a reward. This is also known as classical conditioning.
  • Let your pooch sleep in his crate but if he is really young play some games with him and take him for a run around the garden – you need to really get your pooch tired before he goes to bed. A tired puppy is less likely to whine.
  • As soon as your puppy has woken up take him outside to potty and reward him – all puppies like to pee straight after a nap – you can find out more in our section on potty training a puppy.
  • Patience really is a virtue – if your puppy is whining for anything up to an hour (assuming that there is not a medical problem) wait for him to stop, give him a treat and take him for some play-time.
  • If you are using a the crate at night put a blanket over the crate so that he feels more cosy – it may stop him whining if he can’t see you!
  • Leave something that has your scent on it in his den, this will make him feel that you are close by.

Congratulations, if you follow these instructions all your puppy crate training whining and whinging problems should be cured!