Follow eHow Pets for regular tips from Victoria Stilwell and more: The crate can be a valuable tool to use for house training your puppy. But the key to success is to gradually build up the puppy’s positive association with the crate. Today, I’m going to show you several ways to use the crate in positive way with your puppy, so they can feel confident and happy. In Teacher’s Pet, Victoria Stilwell shows you how to employ her Positively Method to train your dog the right way, growing your level of communication to strengthen the bond between you and your pet. Have a question for Victoria? She’ll be checking in regularly, so be sure to leave your comments and questions below. Victoria Stilwell is widely known as a dog trainer, author, and television presenter. Stilwell served
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You know what I think is so awesome? Watch what this puppy does after the training – all he wants is to be with Victoria. He just loves her. It’s adorable. If she were harsh with that puppy in any way, it wouldn’t act like that. My vote is for positive reinforcement every time. 🙂
Tank you SOOO Much Victoria!
Why would you want to lock him up in that incredibly small cage?
that is what my husband and i are doing for our german shepherd puppy.
OMG Thanks SOO much Victoria! My puppy never likes to be in a crate- he never been in a crate before. The only thing is that he dont like to be left alone. I actually dont know how put Charlie (my pets name) in a crate yet. So thanks so much Victoria hes LOVES his crate! Believe it or not, he spents most his time in his crate! XD
You should watch the video - and perhaps you will understand what a crate is for, and not for.
My puppy loves her crate so much that now that shes full grown she still sleeps in it. I started with a large crate because she a golden retriever I knew that she would get much bigger. I didn’t want to buy a crate every few weeks, ha ha.
I am concerned about the crate. My puppy will become a huge dog since he is a English Mastiff. I have had two before in the last 22 years and just did potty training by bringing the puppy outside often during the day. I think the “safe zone” concept is great. I am just not sure if I would do the crate part of it yet?
So true 😀
lol, he LOVED this entire game. This was awesome. 🙂
Most puppies that have big crates tend to use one side for sleeping and the other side for pee and poo.