How To Train Your Dog To Get Into A Crate On Command
Crate training is an important dog training tool as well as a safe place of confinement. It can be difficult to get your dog to enter the crate when you ask it to. You can train your dog in the crate on command in a few training sessions. Make the treats small but very desirable. You will need to get its attention many times at the start of training. If you are doing clicker training, you'll also need a clicker. Start by standing in front of your dog's crate and showing him some valuable treats. Practice the "kennel up" command a few times a day for about 10 minutes each session. Don't push your dog inside the crate. Don’t leave it alone until it gets used to being confined. Let the dog out after a short time. Gradually increase the length of time you leave the dog in a crate. Once your dog seems to have its own space and can relax in there, then you can start looking for something more valuable to entice the pooch. If a dog can't resist stinky treats, hot dog pieces, chicken, or a new toy. . . .