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The Benefits of Crate Training a Standard Poodle

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A well-trained Standard Poodle is a pride of its owner and a joy to people around. That is why many dog owners, experts and enthusiasts alike consider training as an important part of every dog' life. There are various ways and training methods in order for a Standard Poodle to become well-mannered and pleasant to be around. Regardless of the objective of the training, be it housebreaking, obedience or agility training, training for circus acts, guide dog or rescue dog, appropriate training method plays an important role in this part of the story. It is one of the contributing factors to achieve successful training results.

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One method widely used and found effective by most experts is crate training method. Perhaps some might wonder how some people find crate training effective when the process involves confining a dog. But contrary to what other people think, a crate is in fact one of the best things an owner can offer his dog provided it is properly used. By nature, dogs are den-dwelling animals and toy poodle manhattan - they consider their den as a safe place they can call their own and can find shelter during cold and warm seasons alike.

A crate is used as a den substitute. It is one of the effective methods to help train dogs to act appropriately - eliminate at the right place at a certain time or chew only his toys, not your precious shoes and other household items. Dogs will try not to soil their den as much as possible, thus motivating a dog to wait until taken outside. Just determine your dog's regular potty time so that you will be able to take him outside at the right time.

A crate also provides safety during travel and toy poodle Manhattan

Placing a dog inside the crate when transporting by car keeps him in place thus ensuring safe driving, prevents him from becoming lost, prevents him from running freely where he is not allowed and prevents him from being hit if an accident occurs.

Biting in older Poodles can be harder to control, but you must persevere for the sake of your Poodle, your family and the safety of others who may come in contact with them. Remain calm and cool in all situations, you are in control, you are the alpha leader and you need to show this at all times to your Poodle.

Start by enrolling your dog in a class for older dogs who bite. Your vet may be able to recommend a good one. These classes can deal with aggression and also address any fear or anxiety issues that your dog may possess.

Create a strict routine, so that your dog will learn when feeding time is, when walking is and when learning time is. Practice all the commands that your dog is learning. Poodles are quite intelligent so will learn quickly if you are calm and consistent with your training.

When walking your dog, always have him or her on a lead to protect others, but still try to give your dog the opportunity to socialise and interact with other dogs or people, if appropriate.

Avoid games that your Poodle could misinterpret. These include tug-of-war, chase or wrestling as your dog may become confused about when aggression is acceptable. In addition your dog may take the game too far.

Just bear in mind that the crate should not be used to punish your dog. Never lock up the dog and forget him for extended periods of time, especially without water and food. You may also want to add toys and soft bedding material in the crate to make it more comfortable for your furry friend.

Crate is indeed an ideal training tool - a must have for every dog owner.

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