Having a crate for your new puppy is like buying sanctuary and safety for them and yourself. This will become their own space. This is most important for your puppy because when they need rest and sleep, they will go into their crate. You know they are safe and are able to relax and have a break from the excitable world in which they now live.(especially if you have young children) You will find that the use of the crate in the daily routine will help greatly in the process of house training. DO NOT use the crate as a form of punishment. This should only be a good place for the puppy to reside in. You and your dog will appreciate it as a safe haven should you have visitors that do like dogs and young children that are not used to them. Also, if you decide to travel with your dog, you can take your home with you. Crates fold flat and can easily be transported.
Make sure your dog feels happy and safe when you’re out by:
Activity toys can keep your dog busy while you’re out. These come in various shapes and sizes but the general principle is that you stuff them with food treats; the dog then has to work to get these out, either by rolling the toy around the floor or licking or chewing at the inside.
Arrivals and departures
Keep all your arrivals and departures low-key and ignore any excitable Behaviour from your dog at these times. If you make a fuss of him before leaving, or when you return, it will make the contrast of your absence more unbearable. If your dog jumps up and is excitable when you come in, try greeting other members of the family and making a cuppa before saying hello to him. Similarly, don’t try to make up for your absence by making a huge fuss of your dog when you are at home, as this will also lead him to rely on you more heavily. Make sure he has periods of isolation even when you are in the house and don’t always give in to his demands for attention.
Friends and neighbours
Just because you have to go out, doesn’t mean your dog needs to be alone. Is there a dog-friendly neighbour who could let him into the garden or take him for a walk? Or a dog-mad, but responsible, teenager who might want to come to play? Maybe you have a friend or relative who would be happy to have your dog for the day?
Younger and older dogs in particular will need to be let out to toilet, as they may not be able to hold on for more than a few hours. Ask for recommendations for pet-sitters if you are really stuck — your veterinary surgery is a good place to try.
1. Make sure your dog’s had plenty of exercise and stimulation before leaving him.
2. Ensure he has a plentiful supply of clean, fresh water.
3. Get in touch with your breeder if your dog is very unhappy or destructive when you’re out.
1. Never leave him for excessively long periods.
2. Allow him constant access to you at home.
3. Punish your dog if he’s made a mess while you’re away.
4. Make too much fuss when you leave or return home.
Indoor Crate Prices
|Dimensions LxWxH (inches)
(Mini to travel)
(Mini at home//Giant to travel)
(Giant at home - short stay)
(Giant at Home)
(Giant at home - if you have the room)
Hook-On & Clamp-On Bowls
4, 5, & 6 inches in diameter
Very large (Clamp-On) bowls 1.4 ltrs