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    Question Tips on Crate Training Please???

    hi all, ive decided im going to crate train my little guy as what ive currently been doing hasnt been working.. and because i dont know much about it i was wondering if anyone had any tips or secrets for success??
    and where is the best place/price to get crates?
    cheers
    Last edited by zedandme; 02-23-2011 at 03:09 PM. Reason: spelling mistake

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    I have wire crates bought off an ebay store.

    I just put them in with a blanket and shut the cage and that's it.

    It's not hard to do.

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    Crates: EBay store 'Puppy Power'. I'm not affiliated with them at all, just a satisfied customer.

    Training: you can be as complicated as you like but... I simply put in blankets/cushion/bedding and some fave toys. Then I encourage dog to go in and reward with praise/treat/play. Once pup is comfortable going in and out, shut door. You can increase time in the crate by slow increments if you want to, I've possibly been lucky in that I've shut the dogs in straight away overnight and had no complaints.

    Easy!

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    Google

    There is so much stuff out there on the web about how to crate train - I just say google it. Wolfweb is good, Ian Dunbar (Dog star daily) is good. Loads of other sites are good. Susan Garrett has a dvd called "crate games" is good...

    If you're not prepared to do your own research, you aren't going to do well at the kind of persistant patience it takes to teach the dog anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Google

    There is so much stuff out there on the web about how to crate train - I just say google it. Wolfweb is good, Ian Dunbar (Dog star daily) is good. Loads of other sites are good. Susan Garrett has a dvd called "crate games" is good...

    If you're not prepared to do your own research, you aren't going to do well at the kind of persistant patience it takes to teach the dog anything.
    i have done research about it thankyou... thought maybe people on here had some extra tips or advice... jeez sorry for coming onto a forum and asking for advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    If you're not prepared to do your own research, you aren't going to do well at the kind of persistant patience it takes to teach the dog anything.
    Goodness me Hyacinth.. that was totally uncalled for.

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    Also try Vebo Pet Supplies for good collapsible crate prices

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    i have done research about it thankyou... thought maybe people on here had some extra tips or advice... jeez sorry for coming onto a forum and asking for advice
    Please tell us what you do know so we don't waste our time telling you what you already know. The hard part about crate training is taking the time to do it so your dog stays happy. Which requires patience and persistance. And some repetition.

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    Zedandme, I hope you don't mind if I hijack your thread.

    Would anyone know what a good crate size would be for a bichon x puppy? I've already had a look on the net and I'm getting conflicting info.

    Thanks for that link stonecutter.

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    Kitteh - are you able to get a rough idea of the size of the parents? That way you can buy the size crate you'll eventually need - you can buy dividers to keep the crate smaller while they're still in the puppy stage.

    I managed to find a small airline crate on gumtree for the puppy stage (woohoo $20!) and then we'll graduate to a bigger crate later.

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