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Crate Training A Lab Puppy - 5 Easy Steps

hey do you have a labrador puppy are you

struggling the crate-trained net lab

puppy in this short video I'm going to

show you how to crate train your lab

puppy fast in five easy steps so you can

save time and frustration and you won't

have to deal with situations like this

also I'm gonna give you some pro tips so

make sure to stay and watch the end

because you don't want to miss out on

these pro tips but before we begin

here's a quick question

do puppies prefer to sleep in bed with

you or in a crate stay with me and I'll

give you the answer after step 5

so let's get started the first thing you

have to do is pick a command word that

you want to use when you want your puppy

to go to the crate just pick something

like crate kennel bed home den sanctuary

okay maybe not sanctuary just keep it

simple no more than two words how to

crate train a labrador puppy fast step 1

introduce the puppy to the crate bring

your puppy to the crate then hold the

Treat in front of them let them sniff it

and then put it just inside the crate

door when your puppy goes into crate to

get to treat say your command word and

praise your puppy as your puppy gets

comfortable going into crate start

putting the treat a little further back

until it's all the way to the back of

the crate remember use your command word

and praise your puppy every time it goes

into the crate proceed to step 2 only

when your puppy is going into the crate

without hesitation how'd a great train a

labrador puppy fast up to feed the puppy

in the crate when it's feeding time take

a bowl over to the crate and put it just

far enough in that your puppy has to go

into the crate to eat remember always

use your command word when they go into

the crate each feeding put the ball food

a little further back in a crate once

your labrador is completely comfortable

going into the crate calmly close the

door while it's eating and then open it

up when it's done close the door in a

smooth fluid motion not a jerky fast aw

you don't want to do anything that will

startle the puppy after about six

meetings with the door closed start

keeping the door closed for just about

one minute after the puppy is finished

eating slowly keep increasing the time

the doors closed after feeding time just

increase in about one to two minutes at

each feeding if your puppy starts

whining you have increased the time to

fast back it off and start over this is

important so listen up if your puppy

starts whining or crying do not let them

up until they stop again if your puppy

starts whining or crying do not let them

up until they stop if you let them out

while whimpering they will start doing

it all the time without saying a word

just stand or sit quietly by the crate

until your puppy starts whining then

just calmly open the door and let them

out also it's important to take them

outside and go potty before you feed

them to make sure they aren't whimpering

because they have to go to the bathroom

how did crate drain a labrador puppy

fast step 3 practice with longer

creating times call your puppy over to

the crate put a treat in the crate and

when they go in remember to say your

command word and praise them once in the

crate gives them another treat and then

calmly close the door

staying silent sit or stand quietly next

to the crate for about three minutes

then let them out and praise them here's

a tip for you it helps to have their

favorite toy in the crate with them

after a few times of this walk outta

sight for just about fifteen seconds

then come right back in just do it

calmly and quietly because you don't

what to get your puppy all excited or

think that you're playing a game with

them start doubling the time you're out

of sight 15 seconds then 30 seconds 60

seconds two minutes etc working all the

way up to 30 minutes do this over

several days remember if your puppy

starts whining or crying just stand or

sit next to the crate until they stop

before letting them out how to crate

train a labrador puppy fast up for

leaving them in the crate once you hit

the 30 minute mark and your puppy is

staying calm and relaxed and hear that

again once you hit the 30 minute mark

your puppy is staying calm and relaxed

in the crate you can start leaving the

crate when you're gone when you're ready

to leave say your command word if you

have diligently been using your command

where they should be readily responding

to it by now and when they go into the

crate give them a treat and praise them

then calmly close the door and leave

don't make a big deal about it and don't

make a fuss don't get your puppy all

excited just calmly and matter-of-factly

close the door and leave start with

short 10 to 20 minute trips slowly

increase the time never leave your puppy

in the crate for more than two hours

that's about all their blood bladder can

handle adult dogs should never be in a

crate for more than four hours hide a

crate train a labrador puppy fast step 5

the final step night crate training put

the crate in or near your bedrooms say

your command word didn't give them a

treat and praise them for going in

calmly close the door and go to bed

after your puppy is comfortable sleeping

in a crate you can gradually move it

away puppy will puppies will need to go

to the potty off and through the night

so be sure to take them outside every

time they start whimpering then when you

bring them back in just simply say your

command word praise them for going into

crate then calmly close the door

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you have successfully crate trade your

puppy congratulations

hey before we get to the pro tips

remember that question from the

beginning do puppies prefer to sleep in

your bed with you or in a crate well

what's your answer bed or crate the

answer is great dogs are dead animals

and they feel safer and more secure in

small spaces like a crate here's a bonus

question for you are well trained dogs

happier yes or no and the answer is yes

dogs want to please you and they feel

more secured happy when they are

pleasing you the problem is if you don't

take the time to train them they don't

understand what behavior pleases you and

consequently they don't understand what

behavior displeases you then when they

do something wrong they are confused why

you are upset this can cause anxiety

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them and now for the pro tips but first

if you got some value or enjoyed the

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the like button alright bro tip number

one when you're in step 4 and before you

put your puppy in the crate for long

periods of time get it tired by playing

with it then take it out for a walk so

it can do its business before going into

the crate

pro tip number 2 during night training

be sure to keep the crate close enough

that you can hear your puppy whimpering

when it needs to go to the bathroom

and pro tip number 3 don't put towels

rugs pillows or other fabric items in

a crate because at some point your lab

puppy's gonna start shredding them do

leave an indestructible chew toy like a

Kong in the crate but nothing too small

or they can have little bits that can be

chewed off and might become a choking

hazard

hey here's a bonus pro tip if your

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didn't get a puppy

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