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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
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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.

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

 

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