The usual simple steps to crate training are practical and helpful — but they overlook the day-to-day troubles that you’re likely to face in the process of crate training a dog. Here are some important things I’ve learned about crate training dogs. I did it differently with my first dog (a Labrador) than I did with my second dog (a French Bulldog). See the 10 mistakes I’ve done when crate training dogs — and how to avoid making those same mistakes.
Kennels And Crates
If you have a new puppy chances are you're researching kennels and crates. Here you'll find our best tips for finding the right kennel or crate for your dog. We're also sharing great ideas to help you to train your puppy to stay in his crate and what you need to know about boarding your dog at a kennel.
Whether you buy a dog house or build a dog house, there are lots of types, sizes & styles to choose from. Dog house ideas from practical, to fun, to fancy!
There are furniture type dog kennels (like these dog crate tables), but they are expensive! So I started looking at my own pieces of furniture to see what I could modify to make my own dog crate table. Here’s how I built a dog crate table for my dog, Lucy…
Bringing home a new puppy dog and not sure how to prepare? This video shows some of the first things you should do to prepare your new puppy dog for his first days at home. Plus tips on how to puppy-proof your home.
This video provides some great tips on how to train your puppy to stay in his crate. It shows you how to do 4 simple things when crate training your new puppy. Plus, see how to survive kennel training with your new dog.
Looking for the best place to pamper your pooch while you’re out of town? PetSmart’s PetsHotel is it…and here’s your chance to win a FREE overnight stay for your pup!
Here are the symptoms and treatments for kennel cough — what to look for, how to prevent it, and how to treat it.
Here are some tips for new dog owners who are trying to housebreak a new puppy or older dog. The most important parts: schedules and routines, crates & kennels, rewards and praises, and learning to interpret your dog’s signals. Plus, see the times when most dogs have to go outside to relieve themselves.
See how we survived the whole crate-training ordeal with Destin. At first, we didn’t succeed. But we stuck with it, and it eventually worked out. All it took was a couple weeks of us and our dog being a little more ‘on edge’ than usual. But we all got through it in the end, and we are SO glad that both of our dogs are now kennel trained! Here’s what worked for us…
A dog’s hearing is 10 times more sensitive than a human’s, so the fireworks are likely to cause your dog some anxiety, stress and fear. Here’s what you can do in the hours leading up to the fireworks. Plus, what to do if you notice your dog is overly stressed by the loud noises and bright lights.
Have you ever tried to crate train an adult dog? Here’s how we turned our rebellious 3-year-old Black Lab/Golden Retriever mix from a crate-hating dog into a peaceful and happy crate-loving dog once and for all…
Somehow, we were fortunate to be able to convince our 3-year-old dog to start using a crate — out of the blue. Here’s how we did it…
A few things you need to consider before bringing another dog home… because two — and especially three — dogs under one roof comes with its own set of challenges. Been there, done that!