Ease Your Mind And Indulge Your Dog!
If you want your dog to feel safe and secure in your home, it's time to crate train! A crate is designed as much for a dog's well-being as it is for the owner's convenience and peace of mind. For example, a crate keeps a curious puppy away from chemicals under the kitchen sink, gives a sick or convalescing dog a quiet place to rest, and secures a rambunctious dog during car trips.
Crate training works because dogs, like their wild ancestors, desire a snug "den" that affords security and privacy. When dogs are crate trained properly, they accept and even enjoy their sequestered time.
Pat Storer shows you how to maintain a positive, loving attitude while being firm and consistent with your dog. With Storer's advice on choosing the right crate, step-by-step instructions, and tips for dealing with crate-related behavior problems, both you and your dog will find crate training to be a simple, successful experience.
About the Author
Popular author of Your Puppy, Your Dog, Pat Storer has designed her book to guide both parents and children on the care of their furry family addition. She has trained dogs in herding, carting, weight pull, obedience, tracking, and schutzhund (protection). Additionally, she has been the leader of 4-H groups in domestic and animal sciences for many years. She is a member of the American Rottweiler Club, founded the Houston Area Rottweiler Fanciers, and was a former officer of each affiliation. Not only is she experienced with upbringing man's best friend--she also raises two breeds of AKC dogs--but Pat has owned an exotic animal ranch for over 25 years. Using this experience, she has been writing freelance articles and handbooks on various exotic animals for over 15 years. Pat has lectured on exotic animals and birds, and dog training and temperament at numerous expositions, sales club meetings and Purdue University. She currently lives in Columbus, Texas.
Table of Contents
- Why Crate Train?
- The Benefits of Crate Training
- A Gallery of Crates
- Which Crate is Right for Your Dog?
- Maintaining Your Crate
- Finding the Right Location for the Crate
- Crate Training a Puppy
- Crate Training an Older Dog
- Problem Behaviors
- Alleviating Boredom in the Crate
- Life Outside the Crate
- Alternatives to Crate Training