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Watch Your Dog’s Diet During the Housetraining Process

As your dog is learning to follow a potty break routine, you have to avoid doing anything that makes the lessons harder. One way you can help this process is in managing the dog’s food intake. As you monitor and log the crate time and potty breaks, you’ll notice a pattern in your dog’s elimination. Make sure that the food you provide and the timing of feedings don’t compromise training. Feed your dog at the same time each day. If you feed him in the morning before […]

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The Leash and Crate Mix

Most dogs lack the opportunity to roam a large backyard at will. They’re more likely to spend the day indoors while their family members are away at work and school. This can make sticking to a potty training schedule more difficult. A combination of crate and leash training works for some dogs. If the adult dog is new to your family or returning home after time in a kennel while you were away, you may have to reinforce his potty training. One option is to return him […]

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What If You Don’t Want to Crate Train?

What If You Don’t Want to Crate Train?

You might think that crates are great for shipping cargo, but that dogs are living creatures who deserve better than that. To you, bringing a dog into your home is adding to your family. It’s not a toy to put in the crate while you’re busy and take out a few hours when you have time. You believe that’s not fair to the dog. Crate training may be a popular method for housetraining, but you don’t have to do this to successfully train your dog. As you’re […]

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Crate Training Is the Most Common Potty Training Approach for Pups

Crate Training Is the Most Common Potty Training Approach for Pups

Placing a puppy in a crate may sound restrictive and unkind, but when used positively, it can be effective for housetraining. By nature, dogs don’t like to potty in the same place that they sleep or eat. Now you know why the newspaper you put in the kitchen next to the dog bowls isn’t as appealing for a potty as your living room carpet. Crate training only gets the desired response if done when you’re at home and supervising the time limits. Confining a puppy in a […]

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