A new puppy has decided that you should bring him home with you and you just don’t have the heart to say no. Maybe you live in a small apartment or you just bought some very expensive new carpet and you have decided that the best way to handle the situation is to crate train your new puppy. Sounds like a good idea but you don’t know where to start. Crate training is a good option for just about any dog but there are a few things that you need to take into consideration. You need to get a crate that is the right size and is high quality, you need to understand that it isn’t to be used for extended stays, you need to let your puppy out the very first thing when you get up, and never use the crate as a punishment.
The first thing you need to consider is the size of the crate that you are going to need. Do not look at that little puppy to decide how big the crate should be. You need to base the size of the crate on how big that little puppy is going to be when he is a full grown dog. The crate has to be big enough for him to turn around inside and for him to lay down comfortably. Always error on the side of too big rather than too small, your dog will thank you for it.