12 April 2011

Long Term Confinement Area For Puppies By Urban Dog Training

When you are unable to supervise your puppy because you're physically or MENTALLY absent, it's best to confine them somewhere safe where no harm can ...

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long term confinement area all puppies need good supervision and management without proper supervision puppies can quickly become seriously injured and may even die unsupervised puppies can destroy your belongings costing you a small fortune to repair or replace another disadvantage of living your puppy unsupervised is that they can also develop long-term behavioral issues that are difficult to address once they're established such as excessive barking a dog house solving problems and many others when you're unable to supervise your puppy because you're physically or mentally absent it's best to confine them somewhere safe where no harm can come to them or to your belongings this sets your puppy up for success since unsupervised access to any part of your home indoors or outdoors provides too many opportunities for your puppy to make bad choices a long term confinement area has many advantages for your property the most important of which is that your puppy learns to self settle and rest calmly and quietly this is something that does not occur naturally and must be taught in order to develop properly physically

our puppy needs to sleep for up to 18 hours a day when done properly a long term confinement area teaches your property to deal with being separated from you and to even enjoy spending time alone this will assist in preventing separation anxiety in this video we will explain how to set up an ideal long term confinement area wherever possible it's best to set up the confinement area in a familiar part of the house here we have an ideal long term confinement area for a small to medium breed dog this is the setup we have in place for our own puppy Trevor an 8 week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as you can see we have a playpen attached to a crate essentially the crate disease house and the playpen disease yard be careful to set the arrow up away from direct sunlight or cold drafts and not directly under air conditioners or heaters with our setup we can provide travelers shade or winter Sun the air conditioner beds are directed away from his confinement area when living a puppy alone for an extended period in his long term confinement area the crate should be the only comfortable place to sleep

this helps to teach your puppy to enjoy his crate soft comfortable bedding should be placed inside the crate like it's for burrowing in they're also a good idea a snuggle puppy is ideal to live inside the crate also several puppies are a plush toy with a battery-operated realistic heartbeat and a warming pad they simulate another puppy and help to comfort young puppies to transition from their litter to being part of a human family ideally you would provide an area for your doctor toilet on that is similar to the surface that he will be expected to toilet on once toilet trained for example if you would like your puppy to toilet outdoors on grass you should purchase some synthetic grass from your local hardware store you could put this into a kitty litter tray or you can purchase pet loos from your local pet store we purchase these synthetic interlocking grass tiles from a local hardware store they have drainage holes to prevent fluids from pooling so we place puppy pee pads underneath to soak up any excess fluids when cleaning simply hose the grass down and the water will drain through these cost around $80

for 640 by 40 centimeter tiles having six tiles is handy since you may have spares to use while others are drying after being cleaned the toilet in area should be placed at the opposite end to the crate or sleeping area the toileting surface should be removed when you are home and should only be provided when you're not home we want to avoid teaching the puppy that it's okay the toilet indoors and ensure the de toilettes outdoors in every possible opportunity this will accelerate toilet training if you're leaving your dog alive for any length of time you'll need to provide ample clean drinking water it's best to have a non breakable non-spill water bowl otherwise if your puppy manages just billy's water then you'll be left without water for the remainder of your absence if your bowl is ceramic or glass your puppy may trip on it and they smash it while you're out and glass shards may become embedded in your puppy's foot or you may even ingest them it goes without saying that you need to provide your puppy with something to do when leaving him alone you should provide your puppy with 4 to 6 toys in

your absence these toys should be rotated daily it's best to supply a variety of toys that serve different purposes to keep your puppy interested some suggestions are toys for chewing to satisfy your puppy's instinct to chew and relieve pressure is comes toys to stimulate your puppy senses such as toys with a variety of colors sounds and smells rubber squeaky toys because puppies love to chew rubbery toys that make a lot of noise puzzle toys for mental stimulation and to teach your puppy to think food delivery toys to get your puppy to work for his food and tire him out these meals could be provided in these toys in your absence things to destroy a puppy's love to rip and tear things so provide them with legal things to satisfy this instinct plush toys because all dogs love plush toys be careful when choosing toys if you have a puppy that likes to pull toys apart and ingest components always supervise your puppy with toys before leaving him alone with them thanks for watching i'm danielle from urban dog training for more information please visit our website at wwlp.com