Crating can be a happy experience for you and your pet
Many pet owners not only want to make sure their pet is well behaved but also to protect home furnishings while they're out. Pet crate training takes time and patience, but with a few simple steps, it can be a pleasant experience for your dog and a rewarding choice for you. Properly trained dogs see their crate as a safe place and happily spend time there.
Choose the Right Pet Crate
Pet crates come in many different sizes and can be made of metal or plastic. Make sure the dog's crate is big enough for him to stand in and turn around. If you have a puppy, buy a crate that will accommodate him as an adult, and block off the added space with a divider while he's still growing. Though we suggest buying a carrier that will accommodate your pet if he's still growing, you don't want to haul around a giant carrier with a little puppy in it. Measuring is important. If you're not sure how to measure properly to buy the best carrier for your pet, see our article Ensuring the Right Size Pet Carrier.
Begin the Pet Crate Training
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