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Must-Have Training

Posted by gooddogdc on January 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM

If you haven’t discovered by now, I LOVE crate training! This is one of my all-time favorite commands. It is really just a modified version of place training, which I also love.


Why does crate training work? It gives you a way to easily manage your dog when visitors come over, it is a low-stress way to transport and travel with your dog, it allows you to bring your dog to places but keep her contained and out of the way. Crate training is a must!


What is crate training? To me, crate training is:


1. Being able to tell your dog to “kennel” from any distance/any room in the house/in any situation, and to have her fly into the nearest crate and stay there until you give a different cue.

2. Crate training is being able to stay in the crate, even with the door open for extended periods of time, such as 1-2 hours.

3. Crate training is being able to stay in a closed crate quietly and calmly for 1-3 hours at a time.


This is obviously a tall order and takes time and consistency to train, but a crate trained dog is so worth it!


Here are a few tips for successful crate training:


  • Always give a treat when your dog goes in the crate, always.
  • In the beginning, you may want to leave the door shut unless you are specifically working on crate training to keep it special.
  • If you are going to leave your dog in the crate for more than 1 hour, your dog should always have something to do – a stuffed KONG, a bully stick, or at the very least a Nylabone (though for the majority of the time, you should aim for something a bit higher value than a Nylabone).
  • Make your crate nice and cozy. Put a cover over the top and put in a nice, cozy bed. For young dogs or dogs who chew bedding, Kuranda makes some great durable dog beds that are extremely difficult for a dog to destroy.
  • Practice makes perfect! Don’t just wait until you have guests over to work on crate training. Practice every day, so that your dog just thinks that crate training is just a part of the day.


Happy training!


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Reply Sam
8:49 AM on January 28, 2015 
Great video! We practice crate training almost daily. We have 3 dogs, and lots of visitors, so a good welcome behavior like "go to crate" is critical. And - it's really impressive for guests to see the dogs barking at the door then turning to go into their crates, happy yet waiting to be released. Crate training has also really stopped door-running behavior - the dogs know to go into the crate and not out the front door!
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