Treatment Type: Training Techniques
Rated for: American Staffordshire Terrier
Posted Dec. 8, 2017
Crate training can be tough, but, it is essential for many things; first of all for the new pup in house to get acclimated to the surroundings, than for puppy training, traveling, and most importantly for a dog to have a safe place he can always run to.
Although dogs are den animals, crate training is hard. The biggest problem are often owners, because they are under stress because their's dog is 'caged'. I am not a fan of closing dogs anywhere while you are not home! but crate training can help your dogs with separation anxiety as well.
First of all crate training means leaving your puppy inside a crate for periods of time. In the beginning it will not be easy, dog will whine and cry; sometimes medicinal help is a good thing. After a while (and it can take some time) dog's crate is his safe place and sometimes they even sleep inside.
When it comes to separation or anxiety, crate will represent a place for your dog to feel safe and go to if alone and scared.