How to crate train your puppy

Puppies don't naturally like being on their own and this can lead to anxiety and destructive behaviour. Crate training helps your puppy to feel at home, even when you're not there.

What are the benefits of crate training?

There are many good reasons to crate train your puppy:

One

Crate training is a good way to limit your puppy’s access to the house before they learn the house rules

Two

Once comfortable in their crate, your puppy can be safely left overnight, or alone at home

Three

When familiarised with the crate, your puppy no longer feels anxious or abandoned when left on their own

Four

Soiling, chewing and destructive behaviour is reduced

Five

Your puppy has a place all of their own where they feel safe, so they can retreat at any time

Six

You can use the crate to easily transport your puppy to the vets or other places

A five-step guide to crate training your puppy