Crate train is perfect for your Frenchie.
Frenchies would like to have a comfortable place to relax, feel safe, and care. The crate would be the perfect place for French Bulldog.
However, how can you convince him that a crate is a safe place for you? Since some, if not most, Frenchies won’t adapt that, crate train would be a great idea to train and show him that it is suitable for him.
You have to pick up the right size crate for your French Bulldog to be comfortable.
Enter your Frenchie to the crate gently and gradually.
You can speed up the adaptation procedure by feeding meals in the crate and offering dolls and treats.
I will talk about how to crate train dogs and puppies in general, but not only Frenchies, and answer several questions.
Can I Crate Train An Older Dog?
Yes, you can. It’s still not too late to crate train your old dog. You will have to go step by step and make it as funny as possible.
You can make your dog comfortable and relaxed in his crate by doing some preparation work in addition to crate train.
Preparation is to provide a suitable crate (Big enough crate for your dog to stand without hunching). Also, to set up a soft dog bed, etc.
Crate training is to provide your dog treats, food, praising, being gentle, and care. Continue reading to understand more…
What’s Crate Training?
Crate train is a process in which we use a crate to encourage the pet to accept it as a secure place.
Dogs seek out a calm, secure space when the surrounding environment becomes too noisy or overpowering.
A crate is also a beneficial means for stopping dogs from chewing and messing with objects in the house.
Put some treats in the cage and let your puppy examine them on his own for a few minutes before locking it up.
After that, spend some time with them before you go.
Why Is Crate Training Important?
Crate train dogs is essential because they require a secure spot to relax and feel embraced.
Crate train is necessary for car travel and is more reliable for both of you.
It is also helpful for veterinarian visits. If your dog ever requires to visit the vet, you will be comfortable putting him in the crate.
You will also avoid disasters and destroying everything in your lovely house.
How To Perform French Bulldog Crate Training?
If you decided to bring the crate to the house, don’t show bad feelings about it. Look! Dogs can smell our emotions, and science proved that.
Just feel happy about it! To introduce the crate to your dog, make it a pleasant experience and avoid forcing him vigorously to enter. (Of course, you won’t do that! That’s why you are here, to know how to crate train a puppy) I will help you with that!
You just have to let your beloved pet feels comfortable and suitable during the crate train process. But how?
How To Crate Train A Puppy In A Few Steps
Allow him to enter the crate by putting on a soft blanket.
Your French Bulldog will be interested in examining the crate, and you have to stay close for this moment.
If he moves back, you should postpone the crate training the following day.
Next is to place some delicious food in the crate.
Food is a reliable way for most dogs to feel motivated.
And to serve food, you can praise Frenchie by saying attempting words to encourage entering the crate.
After he entered the crate for a while, reward him with a treat. And tell your Frenchie compliment words supported with your lovable emotions and feelings.
However, do not provide him a treat when he goes out.
If you grant him a treat when he goes out, he will be anxious to come out!
And that’s not what you want, but he must learn that he only takes the treats when you allow him in.
Dog Whining In A Crate At Night
You should not make whining such a big deal. If you heard your dog whining and you get him out, he will whine and cry again to get away from the crate whenever he wants (The trick here is to let him calm down).
Also, you have to provide them with a suitable crate size to stay comfortable along with bedding.
Never punish your dog inside the crate; instead, give him treats, and chew toys.
Potty breaks are another reason for your dog’s whining. You should let take your dog to the potty from time to time.
Put the crate somewhere next to you so he won’t feel lonely and isolated.
Allow your dog to have enough activities and your care. Also, if there is something not right, take him to the vet.
Read MORE about Dog Whining Solutions.
Do Dogs Like Crates?
I did research, and I read that dogs are not den animals means that they don’t like crates, and others said that dogs are den animals and they like the crate because it makes them feel safe.
And sadly, we cannot have the chance to ask our dogs directly, “do you like your crate?” However, we can tell by their attitudes and behaviors.
In my opinion, some dogs like and some dislike crates, and it depends on the crate train you did.
The logic here is that if you force your dog to enter the crate, he will hate it, but if you make it gently, he will like it.
Also, exaggerating things will have negative impacts. For example, leaving your dog to stay in the crate for a long time. You should not exceed 30 minutes for puppies (some said 3 to 4 hours), while adults do 8 hours.
How To Crate Train A Dog That Hates The Crate?
As the wise Moroccan proverb says: “As slowly, the eggplant is eaten.” This means that you will attain your goals with patience.
You should make it easy and gently, and don’t make a big deal.
Let the door always opened and allow him to go in and out of the crate.
Provide all meals in the crate, and whatever he feels hungry, he will go back inside.
Toss his treats and favorite toys and let him enjoy.
How To Crate Train a 7 Month Old Puppy?
Let’s be honest about this, a 7 Month-old puppy in the crate!
I want to ask you this, do you really want to put a 7-Month-old puppy in the crate? I know! You might have your own circumstances.
For me, I don’t prefer to put my puppy inside the cage. Unless I have something to do in a hurry, but I will leave someone with my puppy. (It’s just my heart won’t allow me to do that! It’s like leaving my baby inside a crate!).
Anyway, if you need to crate training your puppy, don’t let him inside the crate for more than 30 Minutes a day.
However, if your dog seems worried or concerned, don’t surpass 3 to 5 minutes and spread out during the day.
You Will Find Out More By Reading This Article.
Do Dogs Need Crates?
Dogs will need the crate to makes them feel safe. Also, it will be easy to crate training dogs from an early age.
As it has many benefits such as:
- It can help to prevent dog stress.
- Assists your puppy to empower his bowel and bladder muscles.
- Crates are comfortable and essential for rescuing dogs.
Discover More In The AKC Here.
Do I Have To Crate Train My Puppy?
As the AKC said: “Trainers, Veterinarians, and Breeders advised crate training puppies.”
I would say that it depends on you! Whether you need or needn’t.
However, you will be responsible for his actions, like defecating and peeing; You’ll have to provide a puppy-proofing area.
Keep in mind that if you crate training your puppy, he will get used to it, and you won’t find any difficulties while growing up.
If you did the proper training, your dog is good to go. However, if you did it wrong, you will damage his own psychology.
Keep the crate train a part of your home, and don’t let your dog feels lonely when he enters his enclosure.
The crate is an excellent means during the house training process. However, exaggerating the crate training will affect your dog’s personality.
And leaving your dog for 5 to 8 hours is harsh and can cause health problems like urinary tract infections.
My opinion is that I don’t like to keep my beloved dog in the crate. To me, it’s like imprison him without lettings him enjoying his freedom. It actually provides dogs a sense of security, but I don’t want to crate him (It’s a matter of emotions, and we will feel secure and protect each other). In most cases, I want my beloved to be next to me, play with me, bother and angry me, and make me happy. But in some cases, I may crate him for his own benefit like efficient training, and potty, etc.
So, do you like or dislike putting your dog inside the crate?