Labrador Puppy Crate Training
Labrador puppies bring with them an abundance of joy, a sweet face and a soft body. They also arrive in their new homes with loads of charm and they all seem to know exactly how to use it to beguile their new owners. Labradors make the most devoted of companions; they are intelligent, brave and humorous. To make your Labrador puppy feel at home, it needs a private, snug den where he can sleep. This crate will be the place where he or she can chew a toy and spend time undisturbed. Crate training is usually the first training a new puppy receives after arrival. What you teach, how you teach and when you teach will determine what kind of adult your Labrador puppy becomes.
Labrador puppies instinctively want to keep their dens clean. This makes the crate training easier. Puppies, at first, are more cautious than curious. Do not force the puppy into the crate. Use gentle persuasion. Let the puppy see and sniff a small treat in your hand and move your hand slowly into the crate. Start praising with “good dog” as the first paw steps inside. Leave the door open and make no comment when the puppy steps outside. Continue the crate training by praising the Labrador puppy every time he or she steps into the crate.
Before going to bed, take the puppy out to eliminate, and then put it in the crate. The exception to the crate training only process only occurs overnight. First thing in the morning you have to take your puppy to the spot and wait. Do not let your Labrador Retriever puppy run free all over the house. Do not blame the puppy for accidents you could have prevented. Remind the children that the crate is off-limits and remember that the puppy’s name is not “No”. A Labrador should not be a useless ornament or a status symbol. Like any other breed, Labrador puppies need good care and attention. It is so easy to love them.
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