The NUMBER ONE reason dogs are turned into the local animal control shelters is that they are NOT housebroken.
“Crate Training” has been proven to be the fastest and most effective way to housebreak a dog/puppy. A dog’s natural instinct is to avoid being near his own waste, so he’ll make an effort to avoid eliminating in his crate.
If the training doesn't seem to be working.....
There are a few reasons why
a dog might not be housebroken. There may be physical reasons, such
as a urinary infection, so get your pet checked thoroughly at the vet's.
Especially if a dog backslides, or doesn't seem to be learning when you
have been consistent, a physical cause must be considered. I can't emphasize
"I wish we'd known about the crates years ago when we had our other two
dogs it would have saved us a big expense and stress on raising and
teaching them from pups. We now have a cocker spaniel who has been
trained with a crate since a pup, she's now 2yrs. She cried at first but
within weeks went to her crate on her own to sleep or just rest away
from family. Now we can leave her for short periods in the day out of
crate, but when we come home she's more often than not asleep in it, and
we always crate her at night. I think the animals feel safe in the
crate, she is much calmer and better behaved than our others ever were
and she has never chewed up anything or wet indoors. We tell everyone
now about crate training, also there are many places you can stay with
dogs if they are crate trained because of course you can take the crate
with you. Stick with the crate, dogs get used to it and love it."
Mary & Ed Palumbo
Take some time to read the information we have for you here. Print out the information so you have it readily available.
Remember, Patience and Praise are the key words to Success.
Ideally, put the crate in the room where most of the family activity
That may be the living room, family room, the den, or even the dining
That way, your dog will still feel involved with their family
while they are crated, and they won’t feel so lonely.
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