Crate Training

Crate training is not the easiest thing for you or your dog. We’ve got some tips on making it easier for both of you and how to avoid some common mistakes.

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Puppy Crying Or Whining In Crate (Day Or Night): How Long To Let Them, How To Get Them To Stop & More

Is the joy of your new family member wearing thin because your puppy won’t stop crying and whining in his crate? His crate is supposed to be his happy place, and nothing is more frustrating than when it’s a torture chamber instead. The good news is, there’s a lot you can do to nip the crate whining in the bud so it doesn’t become a prolonged problem. These puppy crying in crate tips can help stop your puppy from crying in his crate so you’ll both sleep at night.

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Bringing A Puppy Home: Your Complete Guide

There are many things to think about when you look at bringing a new puppy into your family. From how to pick out the right puppy to what you will need to prepare for your puppy’s arrival, there is so much to plan for! The planning doesn’t stop after your newest family member comes home either. The life of a new puppy owner is almost as hectic as the life of a new parent. Fortunately for a puppy owner, the baby phase is much shorter and much less expensive than having a human child.

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4 Tips For Crate Training Dogs, Made Easy

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, dog crates provide a special doggie den in your home while saving your best sofa from a hairy existence. The ability to spend a bit of time in a crate or behind a gate should be a skill every dog should have, just like Sit or Stay, so he can hang out stress-free at the groomer’s, veterinarian’s office, or while traveling. The old rusting metal variety you banished to the garage has gone way upscale with sleek wood and wicker models designed to fit into our living areas, right where the dog wants to be. Try these tips to get your dog to hop in without a fuss…

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SpiritDog Training Reviews: Do These Online Courses Work?

While it’s essential to train your four-legged friend to follow your commands and behave properly in many situations, hiring a professional dog trainer is expensive and may not work well with your schedule. A fantastic alternative that’s more affordable and convenient is taking online training courses through a service like SpiritDog Training. Is SpiritDog Training legit? For sure, and you might be surprised at how effective it can be. But is this virtual program the right fit for you and your dog? We’ve done extensive research into SpiritDog Training and many other top online options to help you make the best decision for your needs.

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german shepherd is a soft crate in the car. the trunk is open and the dog is peeking out of his crate from the car

Best Dog Crate For Large Dogs, Puppies, Travel, Collapsible & More (Including Our Personal Experience)

Is your dog chewing up shoes and destroying your furniture? You might want to consider a crate. While crate training is key for puppies, it may also be a good choice when your pup isn’t so little anymore. It creates an indoor escape for dogs and becomes their home within your home.

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House Training An Older Dog

Bringing home an adult dog is an unusually large undertaking for any family. Whether this is your first or fiftieth dog coming into your home, there are a few things that you should always keep in mind. A unique and unexpected challenge that we often see in rescue cases is the necessity of house training an older dog…

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