How Do You Crate Train?

Updated: Mar 30

Whether you have a new puppy or an older rescue dog - crate training is just as important as it can be challenging!


We have included some tips that will help you make crate training easier while still keeping a healthy dog!


When crate training your pet, the goal is to make them feel that they are in a safe space to eliminate crate and separation anxiety.


You can make your dog's crate a safe space with a combination of tools, training, and a friendly environment.


Australian Shepherd is feeling safe in his crate.


Comfortable Space


Putting comfortable padding, blankets, and even a clothing item of yours can make their crate feel like a welcoming space.


Add interactive dog toys to keep them busy and distracted as they settle in. You can even use Suzie's Goes Nuts CBD Peanut Butter in their toys to give them extra incentive in staying focused, and the relaxing effects of CBD once they get to the prize.


You also want to make sure you provide your pup with some natural dog treats or natural dog food as research shows dogs with full bellies experience less anxiety when left alone! Take note that these are not bad tips for a boarding a dog with someone else or a service.



Boxer is feeling comfortable in his bed.


Helpful Tools


CBD is an amazing resource for crate training. not only will it calm your pet in the moment, but it will also teach them with each repeated experience that their crate is a safe place to be.


Be sure to give your pup their CBD at least 30 minutes before you leave the house so it has time to kick in.



Dog asking for CBD treat after well done training.


Training


Be sure to only use positive reinforcement when crate training. This is vital to keep the association with the crate a positive one.


If your dog feels safe in their crate, you can slowly begin to leave them with the door open. This will make them feel like going into their crate is a choice rather than a punishment!

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