Metal wire dog crates are popular because they are durable and often collapsible. Many of them also include dividers, allowing you to adapt the crate’s interior size for a puppy, removable when the dog reaches maturity.
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2) I’ve no advice here I’m afraid. All you can do is take her on leash, not allow her to roam off at all, keeping her by your side until she goes. Keep the leash VERY short so she really cannot move. But there isn’t a lot you can do besides remove the distractions…but it sounds like that’s out of your control. With socialization and training, she will become less and less easily distracted, but that’s going to time.
Whenever possible, place the crate near or next to you when you are home. This will encourage the pup to go inside it without his feeling lonely or isolated when you go out. A central room in the apartment (i.e.: living room or kitchen) or a large hallway near the entrance is a good place to crate your puppy.
Leash issues are a huge problem for the dog-owning public and a leading culprit for why so many otherwise healthy dogs are doomed to life (or usually more accurately, an early death) in animal shelters. Whether it’s simple leash-pulling or more significant leash reactivity and leash aggression, the primary thing to keep in mind is that these issues are almost always preventable and manageable when using positive training methods.
He has also trained at the famous Vohne Liche Kennels with owner Ken Licklider, which the Nat Geo show “Alpha Dogs” is based off. Vohne Liche Kennels is the training hub for the military and DoD special forces K9s. Last year, Nick was made part of Sport Dog’s Pro Staff, as he was considered to be one of the top electronic trainers in the world. Nick will be appearing on “Alpha Dogs” in the coming months.
When he pulls, rather than simply stopping, turn around and walk the other way. Don’t yank your dog, don’t talk to him, and don’t wait for him. It’s his job to pay attention to where you are and to stick with you. When he catches up to you, be very happy to see him, and reward him for being with you. Most dogs quickly learn to pay attention and not to pull.
If your dog can quietly rest in her crate for an hour while you move around the house, you’re ready to leave her home alone. Ask your dog to go in her crate and give her something delicious to chew or eat, just like you did before. Then close the crate and, without saying any goodbyes, leave the house for about 10 minutes. When you return, calmly let your dog out of her crate and take away her chew. Resist the urge to celebrate. Your dog will feel most comfortable going into and out of her crate if you act like it’s no big deal.
Many people put their dogs through obedience classes to learn the basics like sit, stay, down and come. Intermediate and advanced obedience training are also available through many organizations. These courses refine and hone a dog’s mastery of the obedience commands.
A benefit of a plastic crate is that it’s already dark and cozy, which helps dogs relax and understand that crate time is a good time for a nap. If you select a wire crate, cover at least the back portion of the crate with a blanket or towel to make it darker and cozier. Be sure your dog can’t pull the blanket through the wires, though.
If he is lagging behind a great deal, he could be frightened or not feeling well, so use lots of encouragement instead of pulling him along. If he is lagging to sniff or to potty, simply keep walking but be sure to apply only gentle pressure on the leash. Don’t forget to use lots of rewards when he does walk with you.
The cost of dog training varies by location, and also depends on whether training is one-on-one or group classes, and whether it is at a facility or in-home. Pet stores and non-specialized trainers cost between $70-150 for a multi-week beginner-training group class. Private training averages $60-70 per session. For dogs with aggression issues, private training costs may increase to $90-100 per session.
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Once your dog is hanging out in her closed crate without signs of stress, it’s time to lengthen her stay. Use a favorite toy or treat to encourage her to enter the crate, then close it. Hang out by the crate for several minutes, then go into a different room for a few minutes so she gets used to the idea of staying in the crate alone. When you return, don’t open the crate immediately. Instead, sit with her again for a few more minutes and then open the door.
This morning, you’ll teach your dog to relax for longer periods in her crate. You’ll need some treats, a new tasty chew bone or a KONG toy stuffed with something wonderful, like a little peanut butter or cream cheese, and something to occupy yourself. Ask your dog to go in her crate. When she does, praise her and give her the chew bone or stuffed KONG. Then close the crate door and settle down to watch TV or read a book in the same room. Keep your dog in her crate for about half an hour. (If she finishes her chew, you can periodically give her a treat or two, as long as she stays quiet.)
Get your dog to walk without pulling! But how? We are masters at allowing our dogs to drag us down the street. The most asked question at obedience classes and private consultations is “how can I get my dog not to pull on his leash?”
NOTE: Regarding fear of the crate and separation anxiety, I suggest if you can to set up a camcorder and record your dog in the crate when they’re left alone. This way you’ll have a true sense of how they find the experience. If they’re anxious and fearful you need to work on this and go back to crate training before using one. They aren’t ready yet.
You’ve probably seen dogs at shows or on TV who prance alongside their handlers, staring up with rapt attention. These dogs have received extensive training in precision heeling. It’s impressive but demanding work. heeling demands constant attention from both dog and handler and is not appropriate for long periods of time, like for your daily walks around the block or to the park. Even dogs trained to heel need to learn to walk on leash without pulling when they’re not formally heeling.
No, it isn’t! Do you really think your dog, having been trained to respond to someone else’s commands and voice, will come back to you and immediately respond to you? It doesn’t make sense to me – and it certainly wouldn’t make sense to your dog.
I’m bringing home a 8 week old Weimaraner pup from my sisters litter. I work 8 hr shifts and wont be able to let him out for breaks during this time. I’m designating a enclosed area for him to have a little space and be able to lay in the kennel as well while working hrs. At what age do I take that space away? 7 months old? since that would be 8 hrs?
Be careful you are not inadvertently rewarding the very behavior you are trying to eliminate. An example of this would be if your dog is barking excessively outside, you then go to the door and call him inside. You’re encouraging and rewarding the behavior, and therefore he is sure to do it again!.
The structure of a well-taught and positive agility class is suited to fearful dogs. In a beginner class, dogs will be introduced to the obstacles at their own pace, not pushed into a situation they don’t feel comfortable with. It can take quite some time for an anxious dog to conquer the obstacles, but if he decides on his own that he’s ready, it will be far more beneficial for his self-confidence. Dogs also work the obstacles one dog at a time, so your nervous dog can train independently and focus on you and the training exercise rather than being too distracted by the other students.
The length of time to wait before trying again depends on your puppy’s age and how long it’s been since he last emptied out. For young puppies or dogs who haven’t emptied out for a suspiciously long time, you might wait only 5-10 minutes before trying again, for older dogs or dogs who have had a recent successful potty trip, you might wait an hour or more.
we are wondering whether we can crate her for two or three hours at a time especially in the afternoon and evening to teach her it’s time to sleep and rest? overnight, we are reticent about crating her in case we don’t hear her pacing or whining because she has to go. she’s developed kidney problems related to the pneumonia while in emergency. she has some herbal remedies to address the restlessness, kidneys etc. but it’s going to take some time to work.
I’ve been having pulling problems with my dog since 2013. I had a bilateral mastectomy April 2013,she (my great Pyrenees mix) was about 11 months old. And now we couldn’t play, go for walks, and she had to learn to stay down. She doesn’t jump up on me, in fact she stays away from me still to this day. But on walks she pulls, my boys walk her. I love and she lets me rub her tummy and pat her. How can I help my boys get her to stop pulling on walks?