Archive for the 'Crates' Category


Classic Articles: Crate Training With Love

January 29th, 2008

Every week we like to bring your attention back to an article from our archives. This week we’re focusing on a piece about crate training. The crate can be an invaluble tool in keeping your puppy or dog safe (not to mention your couch, shoes and doors!). In this article we discuss how to introduce […]

When Can I Stop Using The Crate?

September 22nd, 2007

This question is one that comes up all the time! There is no one answer, as the age is not set in stone. It honestly depends on the development of your dog and how mature she is. Usually I tell people that your dog is still a “teen” until he has reached the age of […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Excessive Drooling

September 15th, 2007

Question: We adopted a four month old Catahoula. He has a wonderful temperament. However, when we leave the house and I have to crate him he drools excessively… he is soaked as well as the crate and the floor… any suggestions? Answer: Excessive drooling can be a sign of an ailment requiring medical treatment, triggered […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Excessive Chewing

April 8th, 2007

Question: I have a 6-month-old Golden Retreiver puppy. We cannot get him to stop eating everything that’s not tied down or chewing on everything in the house (forget shoes–he eats window sills and furniture). He’s been through puppy classes, and obeys commands. When we ask him to stop what he’s doing, he complies (we never […]

Home Within a Home: Your Dog’s Crate

February 27th, 2007

We’re preparing for a new puppy right now: collecting good toys and treats, planning a (highly specialized, in this case) diet, looking for a sturdy dog bed and a good harness. We already have many of the things we’ll need when he arrives in early April, including his crate. Crate-training is not an easy subject […]