The “Secret” To Crate Training
My mom did something that was brilliant when I was growing up.
What she did was get me some comic books. I loved (and still do) reading comic books.
Reading those comic books lead to a lifelong love of reading and learning.
You see, she never forced or demanded that I read. She came up with a way that developed a desire for me to read.
And that, my dog loving friend, is the “secret” to crate training.
The problem with crate training is that most dogs or puppies are forced into the crate. If you take a little time you can turn this around and train your dog to LOVE the crate, to go into the crate on command with no struggles or fighting.
Most trainers will tell you to toss treats into the crate and let the dog go in. There is one HUGE step that they are missing.
And I am going to share it with you:
You need to add a little frustration to the mix… just a little.
Start by holding your dog’s collar and take out a treat.
Make a big deal out the treat. Show it to your dog, let her sniff it, get her a little excited and then toss it into the crate BUT…
…close the crate door.
When the crate door is shut let go of your dog’s collar. The treat is now on the inside of the crate and your dog is on the other side.
Your dog is now thinking, “How do I get inside this crate.”
Chances are your dog will start pawing to get inside – good!
You are building desire to go INTO the crate.
There are a few more steps that need to be followed but you get the gist.
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