Crating Your Terrier

Q: I've heard that crate training is an excellent way to train a Jack Russell Terrier. What are the Do's and Don'ts of crate training?

A: Yes, crate training is an excellent training tool. Any wild canine will secure a small, snugly fitting space to call its own. This space represents security to the dog. In its den, it cannot be attacked or bothered, so it is able to relax fully. This instinctive desire for a secure den is the basis of the psychology behind using a crate as a training aid.

Guidelines for Crating Puppies and Older Dogs

Important Points: In dozens of different ways, the addition of a crate means better care for your dog. It reinforces consistency in training. It helps the dog feel more secure. It makes having strangers in the house less hectic. It makes travel safer and more comfortable. It makes bringing up a puppy as easy as it can be. Once you have experienced the benefits of crate- training your dog, you will question how you ever lived without that marvelous crate.

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