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What is the difference between traditional rearing and the cage rearing method?

If the traditional method of kenneling worked better than the rack/crate method, I’d still be using it.

The traditional kennel method is a kennel large enough for the puppy to stand up, turn around and lie down. There is no food, water, toys, or enough room to stretch out. If you don’t get up in the middle of the night or get home in time to let your puppy out, the puppy is forced to lie down in its own urine and feces.

The grid/crate method of kennel is a larger kennel with a wire floor. Once the pup is home, the rack is a backup plan for getting out and the kennel door is left open. While she homeschools her pup, he never has to throw away his waste and her pup stays clean. I don’t want to lug a puppy around with things stuck to his feet.

You’ll spend more time bathing your puppy and cleaning the kennel with the traditional method. You may even have to clean the walls due to the pup jumping with debris on its paws. I have stained my clothes because I thought the puppy’s paws were clean with the traditional kennel method. Excessive bathing can cause skin problems.

Puppies lick their paws to keep themselves clean. The rack/cage method is healthier for your pet, less exposure to bacteria and E coli.

Your pup will enjoy the crate/slatted kennel because it has everything he needs; food, water, toys and a suitable place to relieve him if necessary. The kennel serves as a safe place for her puppy while she learns her house rules. He cannot destroy or mess anything while he is in the kennel. You don’t need to feel guilty if you want to run an errand as your canine has everything he needs.

With the cage/rack method, you can keep your dog confined for up to 12 hours. If you use the traditional method, your puppy should not be confined for more than 4 hours because he is forced to lie down in his waste, with no water, no food, and no toys.

Once your dog knows the rules, you can leave the kennel door open and you won’t find a puddle by the door. The puppy will use the rack as the right place to relieve himself when you can’t let him out.

If your dog has diarrhea, it will fall through the grate and not be tracked around the house. If you are using newspaper or puppy tracking pads, it will be a problem and your pup may decide to tear up the newspaper or pads.

The grid is portable and can be easily carried when visiting. Your family, friends and others will be impressed with how easy it is to care for your dog.

The training is simple. At first, the only time the pup is allowed out of the kennel is when you’re focused on him. If you see the puppy’s nose down, place him back in the crate for 5 minutes or take him outside for the same amount of time.

Don’t look the puppy in the eyes, talk to the puppy or play with the puppy while it learns where to go, just wait or walk in big circles if outside. When the puppy does his job, wait until he has completed the job and verbally reward his pet. If 5 minutes pass and the puppy didn’t need to leave, let him out of the crate or bring him inside.

If your attention can’t be on the puppy, put him back in the crate with the door closed or pick him up and take him with you.

Once your pup has been successful using the rack for a period of 3 weeks without any accidents, test your pup. My wire cages/boxes have wheels; I can easily move it around my house. I want to train the puppy to find the grid. Move the grid a couple of feet so that it is still in view of the original spot. Once the pup is successful in the new spot for several days, move it to another room and take your dog there. Put your dog on the rack and let him run into another room, repeat several times. This shows your dog where the rack is and how to find it. I like to alternate between going out and using the gate until my dog ​​demonstrates that he will use the gate if I don’t get his cue to come out. No matter where I travel, whoever can take care of my dog, or if I move, the pup will find the grid.

I like a clear signal to get out, I use a service bell that the pup can step on. This prevents barking, staring and scratching at my door. Simply train your dog to step on the bell by lifting its front paw and placing it on the bell. When it rings, take your dog outside and next time to the grill. This teaches your dog to use the backup plan if he can’t be there to answer the door.

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