Posts Tagged 'puppy pen'

Crate Training

I found a really good article today on crate training on the Drinkwater Gun Dogs website and I thought I’d share my experiences of using the method with you.

Well, in short, it works. But you have to make sure that you don’t use the pen/crate as a punishment. The dog needs to want to go in there. I used a pen rather than a crate and I would go and squeeze myself into it when Joey was a puppy and play games with him in there. The other thing that I found useful is having it so that he could see us most of the time. If I wanted him from under my feet when I was in the kitchen, for example, he found it much easier knowing that he could just lie down and watch what I was doing rather than being cut off from the action.

All in all, it’s a good method. And it seems to stop your puppy from becoming too rowdy and claiming the whole house for himself.