The Humorous How-To

Embarking on the crate training voyage with your puppy can be a delightful adventure with a sprinkle of humor and a dash of patience.

Here are the top five tips to turn that crate into a puppy palace:

1. The Crate Condo:


Pick a crate that's just the right size – think cozy studio apartment, not a sprawling mansion.

Your pup should be able to stretch, pirouette, and snooze without turning the extra space into an impromptu bathroom.

Adjustable partitions are like magic walls for your growing furball's changing needs. 🐾🐾

2. Home Sweet Crate:

Make that crate as inviting as a doggy spa. πŸ•

A plush bed, a chew toy or two, and maybe even a treat-dispensing gadget to keep things interesting.

Begin the dining experience outside the crate, then slowly move the gourmet kibble service inside.

Before you know it, your pup will be checking in for dinner and a nap without a second thought.

3. Routine Revelry:

Dogs are creatures of habit, and they love a good party routine. 

Come up with a snazzy cue word that screams "crate time!" and shower them with praise πŸŽ‰ and treats when they comply.

Keep the schedule as regular as the best-timed comedy show, and your pup will be on their way to crate stardom. 🌟

4. Patience, Young Padawan:

Remember, young puppies are like little furry Jedis in training – they need time to master the Force of the crate.

Keep training sessions short, sweet, and full of positive vibes.

If they whine or bark, wait for a quiet moment before letting them out, so they don't think the crate is a trap set by the dark side. (if you know me, you will know by now, I am a huge fan of Star Wars. πŸ˜‰)

5. Crate Escapes:

Just like a good sitcom, every episode of crate training should end on a high note.

Gradually increase the time your puppy spends in their crate, ensuring they're comfortable and anxiety-free.

Before long, they'll be signing autographs as the Houdini of crate training, minus the escape acts.πŸ˜‰


And there you have it, folks – a splash of humor, a dose of patience, and a recipe of consistency that will make crate training a walk in the park. πŸ•

Stay tuned for the next episode, where we'll explore more doggy training tips with a side of laughter and puppy dog fun.🐢

If you need any other ideas on this topic, or perhaps you need 1 to 1 coaching through this process don’t hesitate to reach out for a chat.

My mission is to assist my clients in creating a loving, harmonious, training bond with their puppy dogs.


Cheers
Patty
Your Intuitive Dog Coach