Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dog Training: How to House Break Your Dog

Dog training is something any dog owner has to go through. Most people now get their dog training through a dog trainer. But there are some aspects of dog training that can't be done with a dog trainer.

This is because this type of dog training occurs at your home. Not sure what kind of dog training I'm talking about?

I'll give you a hint... this kind of dog training takes place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Give up?

What I'm talking about is potty training or house breaking your dog or puppy. This part of dog training is often the most hated and dreaded of all dog training. This is because house breaking often takes the longest for your dog or puppy to learn.

For those of you who need help with, house breaking your dog, help has arrived.

House breaking your dog often starts when you get your dog as a puppy. But there are adult dogs that need this type of dog training as well. Dog training has come a long way in recent years.

It has recently been decided that crate training is the best way to get your dog house broken. Dogs do not like to sleep where they have gone to the bathroom. So, in theory, if you keep a dog in a crate for small periods of time, they will learn to hold it. This is because they would rather hold it than lay in it.

Most people think that this form of dog training is cruel to the dog. But in reality, this form of dog training is not cruel in any manner, in fact, many dogs like the idea of sleeping in a crate.

Dogs naturally like to sleep in a den like environment. Using a crate for your dog training

helps create this environment. Dogs feel safe and comfortable in their "den." Many people find that their dogs often go to their crate on their own when tired.

Using a crate does take time for a dog to get used to, so be sure to start out in small intervals when beginning this type of dog training.

House breaking your dog can be a difficult part of dog training. But crate training has been proven to be the most effective way of house breaking your dog. In fact, most dog training classes and dog training books recommend it for house breaking.

For more information about this type of dog training, you can go online and type in "Crate Training" into the search engine. You will soon see for yourself how effective a crate will make your dog training easier!

Amy Howells is owner of the Dog Owner Blog, where she gives free information on all aspects of dog behavior training.For more advice on dog potty training be sure to visit Amy's free blog right now.

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