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By btnwildlife, May 10 2015 08:43AM

Have you ever tried dog crate training? The crate is the place where your dog rests or sleeps, his spot. You need to respect a dog's private sanctuary. Most of the dogs love a cozy place to rest but also they need to be trained to love their crate. A dog that learned to love his crate can be trained in different exercises a lot easier than others because they have already learned how to settle down in one place. Changing homes for a dog can be a difficult time for a dog, but not for a crate trained dog. When the dog travels with you, and there is the oportunity to take his crate with you, the dog will feel more secure and confortable.

Never use the crate for the dog to pee or poo. A crate is not a dog's bathroom.

We need to constantly keep the crate clean, and confortable for the dog. Try choosing a crate that has a machine-washable cover and with a padded side for the dog to rest on. Also, if the dog is not immediately confortable with the crate, don't force him to enjoy it. Use these following exercises to train the dog to feel good inside the crate.

These exercises work best if they are done before the dog's meal. Toss a few treats close to the crate entrance but not inside the treat. If your dog follows the treats and eats them, praise the dog with "good boy" or "good girl". Try tossing the treats near the crate entrance and after a few exercises, toss the treats a bit deeper inside the crate. Stay silent except for the times you praise the dog for moving and sniffing around the crate. Don't bend down or step forward, try staying still, far enough from the crate.

Let him understand that inside the crate, good things happen. Once the dog gets confortable around the crate, start giving him the dog food, at first, in small quantities and gradually, the entire meal.

You need to name the crate, so when you say the name, the dog will know that he needs to get inside the crate. Of course, a reasonable choice will be "crate", as it is fairly simple and easy for the dog to recognize it. When the dog enters the crate, say "good crate".

Teach the dog to get used to beeing inside the crate while you're doing other activities in the room. While you perform these activities, stop for amoment, go to his crate and say "good boy/girl" or "good crate". Then go back at what you are doing and after a while stop and repeat the praising. Try to do an activity in your room in a way that your dog can see what you are doing. Surf the web on your laptop, while sitting in the kitchen or watch TV or prepare the dog's meal.

These are some of the most important parts in crate dog training.Practice them with patience and I will guarantee that you won't have to worry about your dog sleeping in your own bed.

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By btnwildlife, Apr 25 2015 11:44PM

Not everyone knows the proper use of dog training treats. Making good use of the dog treats will highly increase your dog training performance. If you never used treats with your dog this will be a good time to start.

Some treats are higher in calories and fat and it is important not to overfed your dog with them. The most used treats are the high-protein treats, just like high-quality aliments for humans. Your dog might like some treats only so it is important to use those treats in you dog training plan. The smaller the treats are, the better, because, in this way the dog can eat them faster and not lose focus on your movement.Likewise, soft treats are better because the dog can chew them much easier: small pieces of hot dogs, cheese, beef sticks, turkey sticks and other..

You must use these treats as lures - a simple method to learn the dog to follow your hand for each tasty treat. In the future, this way the dog will remember that you have tasty food in your fingertips and this will be very useful when you will start teaching tricks

1.How to lure. Just hold a yummy treat in your fingertips and move your hand closer to the dog's face.You will notice that he will follow your hand's movements.

Keep it going like that and you will see that the dog uses his nose - smells the treat.

2.How to praise and treat. Once you master the lure technique, try it one more time, this time as you praise the dog, call his name, touch the dog's collar so he will stay lopnger interested in the treat. Try to move your hand away from the dog's head slowly and you will notice how the dog will follow your hand.

Somehow if your dog lose interest try doing things differently like moving your hand in a different manner.Have a joyfull tone while you do that, be emotive, call his name. After a couple of minutes, more or less, whenever you think it's time to give the treat, reward the dog with verbal praise, give him the treat and pet him.

Replay this exercise 10-15 times a day until you get used to it. .

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