Time to teach your old dog some new tricks! Crate training an older dog might seem like a challenge, so we’ll show you how to teach your adult dog to love their dog crate. Whether your dog is past his puppy prime, or you’re thinking about adopting an older dog, crate training an older dog is a skill that will prove useful well into their golden years.
It can be helpful to practice crate training at night so your dog can learn that being alone in his crate is A-OK! Your older pupper should feel like the crate is his very own zen den. If you’re having issues with your older dog peeing in the house, crate training can come in handy to help reinforce potty training.
Sometimes older dogs aren’t familiar with crate training because they were not exposed to crates very often throughout puppyhood. If your older dog isn’t crate trained, that’s ok! We’ll show you how to crate train your dog in a way that will help him feel happy and comfortable. Before we begin, make sure you have everything you need to make crate training an older dog a success! We have everything you need for your crate training adventure like dog crates, dog mats, dog treats, and all the dog supplies you’ll need for your older dog to make crate time a great time! So let’s get started with learning how to crate train an older dog!
Special Thanks to: Christine Michaud. Christine Michaud is a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant in Fairfax, Virginia, and the owner of Family Dog Training, LLC. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Pat Miller Certified Trainer, and a Graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers
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