Many people in vain think that dogs do not like to sit in a cage. Animals tend to climb into a secluded place and from there to watch what is happening. If properly accustom the dog to the cage, then it will perceive it as its own, safe space.
It is important that the owner does not use the cage to punish his pet. She should always remain for him a safe place in the house, as well as during trips, in which he can hide and not be afraid of anything. If you like to travel or you need to take the dog abroad, then it is necessary to teach a pet to consider the cage as its refuge. Over time, the animal itself will climb there to rest.
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The cage is sometimes used for the training of small dogs, but it has other equally useful properties:
When to start training a dog to the cage?
Here the rule applies: the sooner, the better. Some dog breeders begin to teach the cage toddlers, even before they get into a new family. But if this need arose much later, then an adult dog can be trained to the cage. There are situations when an adult dog takes this as a punishment. In this case, the positive effect of learning will come a little later. If necessary, you can ask for help to the dog handler.
How to teach a dog to cage?
Keep the door open at first. The dog itself will begin to explore a new item. You can add interest your pet by placing a bowl with food or putting a piece of treat, for example, a bone, in front of an open cage. Gradually move the bowl inside. After that, close the door, but do not lock it to allow the animal to exit. When you make sure that the dog is used to the cage, lock it. In this case, do not go anywhere, so that the pet sees that you are near. If he starts to whine, don’t let him out. Wait until it calms down, then you can open the door.
You will see that soon, and your pet will happily enter it and sit there. If you put a litter there, it will quickly get used to sleeping in a cage. You can try to pick up a four-sided sleeping friend and carefully transfer it to the bedding. Wait for him to fall asleep again before leaving the room.
In no case, do not force your dog to go into the cage, give her the freedom to choose whether to go there or not. It is essential that the animal is not frightened and not panicked. If this does happen, release him from the cage and start to teach the dog in small steps again.
After schooling, you can safely leave your dog at home alone for a few hours. She will sleep there. It is an excellent alternative for a dog left alone in the house that gnaws toxic linoleum, tears off the plinth with sharp splinters and nails, and playfully looks at the electrical wires. So that the time spent in the cage was not boring, you can put your favorite toys in it. If you leave for a long time, be sure to leave a bowl of water in a cage.