Lack Of Freedom With Traditional Puppy Housebreaking
Blog / 01/16/2015

Lack Of Freedom With Traditional Puppy Housebreaking   Most dog owners have to adhere to a relatively fixed schedule of taking their dogs out first thing in the morning and then rushing home at the end of the day to let their dogs out again for elimination. Sometimes, they would even come home during lunch hours to take their dogs out for a mid-day break. It was part of traditional puppy housebreaking for dogs to hold everything in all day inside the house without soiling the carpets or floors. If one is caught in rush hour after work resulting in big delays getting home, it would be up to the dogs to keep holding things in. Of course, sometimes they can’t do this if the owner is really late coming home. Then when dog owners go out in the evenings, they have to sometimes leave social events early in order to make it back home in time again to let their dogs out once more before it is time to go to bed. This type of a relatively fixed schedule is one that most dog owners live with. It doesn’t offer much freedom to really stray from such an inflexible…

Crate Training Puppies To Housebreak A Dog Plus More
Blog / 10/21/2013

Crate Training Puppies To Housebreak A Dog Plus More   Crate Training Puppies Some people think that using a crate is cruel since it resembles a cage or a place of confinement for a dog. However, it is not as crate training puppies is one of the most effective ways to housebreak a dog. But in addition to housebreaking, there are more advantages to using crates. A dog crate that has a metal gate you can open and close is also another item highly recommended when I teach new puppy owners to housebreak a dog, whether they intend to use the traditional outdoor only method or include indoor litterbox training. My crates are stuffed with comfortable pillows for my dogs. You can also use one of those portable steel fences that form an enclosed area but I prefer an enclosed plastic crate since it is easier to use and move around. If you are going to be getting more than one puppy at a time, you will need a crate for each dog. In time, they will want their own crate and space although as you will read on later, you can initially use just a single crate. However, these…