Many people are afraid to put there dogs in crates, this confuses me because once you train your dog to know that in their crate nothing can go wrong, they end up crawling in there whenever they want a sense of safety.
So why not start today? An easy simple way is to reward the dog when quiet by giving he/she a treat, letting he/she out, or petting him/her. But you might be saying, "my dog barks all the time!" An easy, cheap, and effective way is getting a spray bottle and filling just the bottom of the bottle with vinegar (you can use more if needed) then mix with some water and just squirt them when they bark to discourage unwanted behavior.
You still might not feel up to it because he/she freaks out. That's alright, you pulling them back out is encouraging the bad behavior, so put a dog bed in, maybe a bone to chew on and cover the crate with a blanket to give them a warm feeling of safety.
You might just not want to punish your little bud but i can assure you that they do not mind calming down one bit (: so give it a shot if some of this didn't turn out the way you thought it would just comment and I'll ake sure to get back to you!
I tend to your dog like its one of my own, they don't sit on the "waiting list" soon as you say bath or brush were on it and even if there's a brushing of the teeth, we don't mind at all! so come to the experienced and welcoming Allie's Walkabout!
As Northern Kentucky's pet sitter, I want to see all dogs and cats stay in a place that's as much like home as possible. As nice a places like Pet Suites in Erlanger, KY might be, it's not like your home is it? Why put your pal through that type of stress when you don't have too.
Look at this little guy. You don't want your buddy looking at you like that do you?
This is Scooter sleeping with my brother.
We really do treat them like you do!
If you've never had your pal stay with me, let me help you understand the difference.
When you choose me as your pet sitter:
If you're looking for a pet sitter, instead of a kennel you have come to the right site. (While you're here, go out to my Facebook page and become a fan.)
Charlie is a 5 lb Chihuahua that I foster. He is a puppy mill dog and he's just great. We've taken care of Charlie for about 6 months and if there was ever a puppy that deserved a good home it's him. If you know someone that would like to adopt a cute dog, would you forward this page to them?
Welcome to 2012!
At the start of the new year, there are a lot of promises made in the form of resolutions. Here are a few that would make 2012 a better year for your pal.