Basic understanding of the crate:
A crate should be looked at in a positive way! Think of the crate as a best friend when it comes to potty training, eating habits and toy time. A crate should never be used for discipline as it will teaches your new companion that it isn’t a “safe” place to be. Dogs are den like animals and they do like having an area that’s all theirs, embrace it and be patient while introducing the crate.
Introducing and size:
Introducing the right crate can be challenging in all aspects. Remember the crate is a smaller area for your dog to have its alone time. You never want to purchase a crate and put your dog in there and lock him inside it immediately. Instead, you should initially treat the crate like it’s just another piece of furniture but one that they can enjoy for only themselves. You want the crate to be big enough for your dog to turn around and able to stand and lay. Wire crates are very common as they also can come with divider pieces so your puppy can grow with it. A play pin will be another item you may want to purchase, this will allow more space once your puppy is potty trained and will contain them to any location in your house you would like. To entice your pet, add their favorite blanket, toys and food in the crate and practice getting them to go in by them selves. This will take patience and consistency, but we have hope your new addition will catch on easy