Teaching your dog to relax in his crate & some basic crate games

Training Tuesday – we are doing some crate relaxation and crate games with Barley!

Posted by Journey Dog Training on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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  1. Great video Kayla! Question for you, a lot of dogs with kennel anxiety won’t stay in the crate when you walk away. How would you recommend redirecting them to the crate to proceed with training?

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      Great question, Kendall! In that case, we need to break things down a bit more. We’ll probably need to start with rewarding the dog for going in, then staying in while we stand there, then staying in while we rock back on our heels, and only after all of that is easy while we walk away. I’ve had clients modify Karen Overall’s relaxation protocol to use for crate training, it was super helpful for them! (Link: https://journeydogtraining.com/karen-overalls-relaxation-protocol/)

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