Advantages of crate training new puppies
Crate training both older as well as new born puppies offers several advantages to pet owners who are just beginning the puppy training process. When used properly, crates are a valuable training tool for both puppies and adult dogs.
When choosing a crate for your new born puppy, it is essential that the proper sized crate is used. Choose a crate that is just large enough for your puppy to stand up and turn around. If you have a puppy that will grow significantly larger, then you may need to get a larger sized crate later on. A great choice for crates are the ones that include a divider. The divider allows you to adjust the size as your puppy grows.
Crates become a haven for dogs. They provide a safe place where they can go when they need to rest. New puppies that are crate trained also house train faster than those that are not trained using a crate. In addition to helping with house training, crates provide a safe place for your puppy when they can’t be supervised, and are the ideal place for puppies to stay when you are away from home.
Remember to make the crate a positive place for your puppy. Crates should never be used as a place for punishment.