One of the first challenges with a new puppy is potty training. Thankfully, crate training can make the housebreaking process easier and less frustrating!
Some people believe crate training a puppy or older dog is inhumane, even cruel. But it is all about how you introduce your puppy to the crate. Crate training should never be used:
Crates Equal Modern-Day Dog Dens
Even puppies come with genetic, age-old instincts. One of those instincts is the need for a protected refuge (den) to retreat to for protection from other predators, bad weather, safety and security. Our dog’s wild ancestors also used dens as a safe and clean place for their pups to learn and grow.
Using a crate as a den also makes housebreaking much easier because no dog wants to sleep in the same place they go to the toilet!
Arkansas Bear Creek Goldens And Doodles
We are a small family breeder located in the heart of the Ozarks in Northern Arkansas. We breed and raise healthy, happy and well-socialized, quality Golden Retriever, Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Mini Labradoodle, and Aussiedoodle puppies.