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Housebreaking Puppies

One of the most effective and quickest ways of housebreaking puppies is through the proper use of crate training.

We know that some of you will be resistant to the idea of training your new puppy using a crate, but when used appropriately it is a quick and totally humane way to get your puppy to understand that they are going to make you much happier if they go to the bathroom out of doors. They do not instinctually know where to go to the bathroom. housebreaking puppies while using the crate training method makes it easy and quick- black puppy in hier crate.

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One of the things that puppies do know is that they don't like to be close to their urine and defecation. A crate helps take advantage of this and teaches them to hold off going until you take them outdoors to go in the place you choose.

In our opinion, paper training is not a good method. if you live in a high rise building and have a balcony, there are boxes that you can plant with grass and other systems that simulate a outdoor environment that is not too far away and can be quite helpful.

Although a crate is not designed to be a permanent place to keep your puppy for the long-term, many crate-trained puppies learn to enjoy their crate and will seek it out even when you don't require crating.

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Video Training About Housebreaking Puppies

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Below are some links to two great videos, explaining how crate training works for housebreaking puppies, what to look for in a crate, getting the proper sized crate and appropriate lengths of time to keep your puppy in a crate.

The videos are from Dr. Matthew Wheaton, DVM, of the Alicia Pet Care Center of Mission Viejo, California. His video series on crate training puppies is in two parts and imparts some very useful recommendations on housebreaking puppies.

Here is the 1st Video on Housebreaking Puppies Using Crate Training

Here is the 2nd Video on Housebreaking Puppies Using Crate Training

 

 

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New puppy owners seem to feel they are punishing their cute little puppy when they confine them to a crate. This is simply not so.

The crate training period is relatively short, and will be the quickest method of housebreaking puppies if used consistently and appropriately.quoted text