How to use a dog kennel for dog training

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When you mention to friends and family that you have placed your new puppy, or adult dog, in a kennel they may comment that you are being cruel. In fact, it is quite the opposite. An enclosed environment gives a dog a sense of security that they crave as part of their natural instincts. Don’t forget years ago a dog in the wild would retreat to dark caves to avoid any unwanted danger from other predators.

A dog kennel simply allows a dog to use their natural instincts so they feel safe, this also applies to dog crates and dog beds with high backs that act as a shelter while they sleep. Dog training a puppy is made easier using a dog bed or dog crate, as it is good for teaching him basic rules of house training.

A dog kennel is your puppy or adult dog’s den; he can hide away from humans in his kennel when he needs some rest. A kennel with a dog run also helps him to have some exercise while you are out at work, although it should not replace his daily exercise in the park.

A plastic kennel is easy to clean but can break, while a dog kennel made out of steel is a better option. However, try to choose a dog run that has no aluminium parts as they can break also.

Whatever your choice in dog kennels and dog runs, they need any faeces cleaning out every day. You should give them a thorough washing out once or twice a week, including the tops and sides, to avoid your pet becoming ill from bacteria and debris.