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Cedar Ridge Beagles
c/o Toni Perdew
crbeagles@gmail.com
(the best method to reach me is via e-mail)
Bedford, Iowa
Click here for additional contact information.

June/July Communications Alert:  Due to a health situation with one of my parents, I am having trouble checking email frequently. Please accept my apologies for poor communications at times while I'm helping my family!

Our premises are monitored via video surveillance for your puppy's safety!

 

Crate Training Tips for Puppies

Crate training is definitely a BIG help in house training (potty training) a puppy. Some people think that crate training means to put a puppy into a cage and rarely let him/her out. That is NOT the case. Crate training is a part of the puppy's training, and also serves to teach the puppy that he/she has a safe haven to retreat to when she's tired.

What size should you buy?  From this description, I think a 3' long crate would be great for beagles. We have a couple wire crates this size, and there is more then enough room for our adults to lay down and stretch front and back legs out:

http://www.cuhumane.org/topics/crate.html  "Crates can be purchased at pet stores, department stores, and from pet supply catalogs. Look for a wire crate that includes a removable metal floor pan. Plastic crates can also be used, although some dogs will chew the plastic. For your pet's comfort, look for one with a smooth floor. Purchase  crate large enough for your pet to stretch out on its side and to sit or stand erect. If you have a puppy, it is more economical to buy a wire crate that will accommodate him as an adult, then partition it to the right size. A movable wire or pegboard partition can be made or purchased. Too large a crate can undermine housebreaking because your pet may eliminate at one end of the crate and lie down at the other. For bedding, use an old blanket or buy a washable crate pad. Depending on size and construction, a new crate may cost $40 - 150. This is a bargain compared to the cost of replacing a sofa, woodwork, or carpeting."

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Comments:

He already appears to be making good progress.  Locked him in the pet carrier yesterday while at work, and much to my surprise, he didn't even pee in the carrier.  It's a large dog carrier, so I figured he may go a little.   I took him outside after I got home and he went #1 and #2 outside, finally!  I fed him a full meal around 5:30, and a couple bites before bed.  He only got up once last night around midnight.  I took him out and he did #1 and #2.  we went back to bed and he slept with me until this morning. 
 
-D. S. (Day 4 after picking up puppy, first day of crate training)

 

 

 

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Cedar Ridge Beagles
c/o Toni Perdew
crbeagles@gmail.com
(the best method to reach me is via e-mail)
Bedford, Iowa
Click here for additional contact information.

June/July Communications Alert:  Due to a health situation with one of my parents, I am having trouble checking email frequently. Please accept my apologies for poor communications at times while I'm helping my family!

Our premises are monitored via video surveillance for your puppy's safety!

 

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