Crate Training Tips For Your Rottweiler Puppy

Puppy crate training is a great way to ensure the safety and well-being of Rottweiler puppies. It is an awesome tool for establishing good habits in puppies and for preventing problem behaviors later one.

The main reason we crate train Rottweiler puppies is for their benefit. Another reason is that it helps protect personal items in our homes. In no time at all, the crate will become your Rottweiler's own personal area that they will consider its den. Here are a few benefits the crate offers:

•One of the most important uses of the crate is in the puppy housebreaking process. Crate training is the best way to quickly teach your Rottweiler to do its business outside.

•Crating a Rottweiler puppy teaches it to chew on the toys we give them and lets them know what we don’t want them chewing on.  This is important when establishing good habits and preventing destructive habits that can be hard to break.

•Your Rottweiler puppy is safe from dangerous household items while in its crate. Your puppy may be injured or killed after chewing wires, ingesting poisons or eating foreign objects.

•Separation anxiety is a problem for some puppies. Using a crate can help reduce the chance of your Rottweiler from developing separation anxiety. The crate is a place where your dog feels calm, out of trouble and accustomed to being alone.

•The crate is the perfect place to keep your Rottweiler puppy confined if you have friends or visitors coming and going from your home.

• Since most crates are lightweight and portable, you can move the crate and puppy from room to room, keeping it close to you all day.

•Most crates fit into a car, so your puppy's traveling experience is safer and often less stressful.

•When your Rottweiler puppy grows to love its crate (and it will), it makes trips and stays at places like the vet and groomers a much more enjoyable experience.

•When puppy crate training is done properly, your Rottweiler can’t get into any trouble, which reduces any need to discipline it. This is a much better environment for both for you and the dog to live in.

•If you are interested in competitive obedience training, fly-ball or agility training, the crate is a great place to confine your Rottweiler in between training sessions and competition.

Apart from your Rottweiler puppy, what else should you put in the crate? Here is a list of the basics:

Bedding : Choose a comfy dog bed that can't be chewed up by your Rottweiler pup. Be sure to choose bedding suited to your living environment.

 Chew toys: Buy a few good chew toys that you can stuff with treats and even freeze. This keeps your Rottweiler puppy busy and teaches it what is appropriate to chew on.

 Water: Keep a supply of clean, fresh water handy. Heavy wide based bowls that won't be tipped over are best or you can buy one that clips onto the crate wall.