First walk the baby. Then remove the collar from it so that it does not catch on the net or rods. Attract the puppy's attention with a toy and give the command an excited and joyful tone: "Home!" (you can think of any other command). Using a toy, lure the puppy into a cage, for example, throw it into the far corner or stick your hand with the toy into the cage. When the puppy enters there, praise him with affectionate words and give the toy back.
The same can be done using a bone or dog biscuit. Throw a bone through the door to the back of the cage and let the puppy find it. Remember, a cell should evoke only positive emotions in it.
Turn dog training into a cage into a game. Devote a couple of days to this and repeat the exercise 10-20 times a day. To start, leave the door open.
Do not leave the dog in a cage immediately for a long time. When the puppy begins to boldly and cheerfully go into its "den", try to leave it there for short periods of time. If, being in a cage, the puppy behaves quietly and calmly, praise him. If he barks or whines, do not pay attention to him until he calms down. After that, be sure to praise. If the puppy does not fall silent for a long time, try to cover the cage with something (a blanket, a blanket, etc.). Remember that at this stage, whining and barking does not indicate that the puppy does not like the cage - he just feels good with you, and he demands to take it to him. But you should not follow his lead!
After the puppy begins to behave calmly for short periods of time (and this will happen sooner or later), increase the time of his stay in the cage. Do not forget from time to time to praise the baby when he is calm. Gaps between praises also increase. And be sure to walk the puppy when you release him from the cage.
The same results can be achieved in a different way. After you close the cage door, stay next to the puppy and talk to him. If the puppy starts whining, distract him - let your fingers sniff. Stay close to the puppy until it is silent, and only then open the cage door. Usually this exercise takes 5-10 minutes.
It will be good if the puppy falls asleep during the lesson. In this case, do not wake him. When he wakes up himself, release him, but do not praise, do not caress him and do not play with him and do not pay attention to him for several minutes. Let him decide that he is loved much more when he is in a cage. Do not let the puppy out of the cage until he sits quietly for 30 seconds.
If you found time during the day and learned the lesson described above with a dog, it will be easy for you to leave it in a cage for the night. If you haven’t done so, put the cage next to your bed, tire the puppy with a game (this is very important!) And lure him into a cage. If the puppy whines, place your palm on the cage or stick your fingers inside and talk to him kindly and soothingly. Suffer one night, your happy future is worth it. Do not let the puppy out of the cage, do not be angry with him and do not scream.
As a rule, a tired two-month-old puppy can oversleep for four hours. If he wakes up in the middle of the night and wakes you up, demanding that he be released to empty his intestines and bladder, let him do it. Take or take the puppy to where he is allowed to recover.
If you want to take him outside, first get dressed, and then open the cage. After walking again, put the puppy in a cage without any play, turn off the light and go to bed again. If he begins to whine again, give him your palm and gently talk to him.
It will take two to three nights to fully get used to it. After a week or two, try leaving the cage elsewhere in your apartment.
If the puppy has mastered the above exercises, it will not be difficult for you to teach him to stay in the cage when you leave home. Leaving the puppy alone, make sure that he walks well before - to fatigue. So it will be easier for him to bear loneliness and motor restriction. Remove the collar from him and invite him into the cage. Avoid violence. Close the cage door, do not talk about anything with the puppy, but just leave and that's it. He may whimper a little, but it's not scary. If the noise is loud, warn the neighbors that it will not last long. Let's hope they understand you.
To start, do not leave for a long time. For the first time, it is advisable to be absent for one to two hours. If you are in a hopeless situation and must go to work, ask someone to feed and walk the puppy in your absence. If the cage lacks a trellised floor and a pallet, the need for a walk increases. It will be very difficult to wean a puppy to get dirty in a cage if he gets used to it.
If you are constant in your requirement for the puppy to always stay in the cage when you leave home or go to sleep, after a while you will find that he often gets there himself. This happens when the dog gets tired, she wants to be alone for a while or just sleep. When the puppy goes into the cage itself, do not let the children bother him. But let the cell door be always open when you are at home.
It is believed that the time a puppy can spend in a cage without a walk can be calculated by the formula:
Age in months + 1 = number of hours.
For example, a 2-month-old puppy can sit in the cage for 3 hours.
Why should you restrict the dog and accustom it to the cage?
Dogs are very social animals that become wonderful pets, however, due to the difficult schedule and lifestyle of most families, dogs need to learn how to stay home some part of the day alone while their family is away. At a time when you are not at home and you cannot control the pet, it can still feel the need to chew, play, explore, eat, etc. This behavior can be disruptive for the home and distressing for you. Training your dog to spend this time in the cage will help prevent these unwanted or dangerous activities.
Teaching a dog to stay in a cage is like teaching a child to sleep in a crib or play in the playpen. This training is also of great importance for flying on an airplane, in case you have many guests, or when you go on vacation with your whole family. Cage training is one of the fastest and most effective ways to train a dog at home. If you need to leave your dog in a kennel or hotel, this training will help minimize the stress of your dog during your stay there. Sometimes dogs cannot stand being in the cage and continue to be anxious even after some training. These dogs can better adapt to other types of restrictions, such as a small room, a corral, or a restricted area in the house.
Where to start training?
- Prepare a cage or box and make sure that it is large enough for the dog to stand, turn and stretch. Some dogs feel more secure when a blanket is thrown over the cage.
- Place the cage in the room where the family spends time, for example, in the kitchen or in the bedroom, where the dog can sleep at night.
How to train an adult dog?
Training adult dogs is similar to training puppies. However, this may require more time and patience. Set the cage or box for several days with the door open in the place where you feed the dog.
Place food, treats and water in the cage so that the dog enters it on its own. As soon as the dog begins to enter the cage regularly without difficulty, start closing the door for very short periods of time. Do not forget to follow the same principles that apply in training puppies.