How to Crate Train Your Puppy

Written by Cass Hope

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is older and has good bladder and bowel control you can leave it inrepparttar crate but preferably not longer than 4 hours. However for potty training your puppy should stay inrepparttar 141976 crate then taken out frequently torepparttar 141977 area that she is suppose to do her business. This can be either outside or on newspapers. For a very new puppy take her out to do her business every half-hour then after 8 weeks every hour. Whenrepparttar 141978 puppy goes potty where she is suppose to you can reward her with treats and lots of praise and maybe leave her out to play for awhile before putting her back in. If she does not go within around 10 minutes just put her back in her crate and try again later. If you keep a record of when your puppy goes, for instance how long after she eats or naps then you will know when to let her out and she can have more and more time left out to play. The crate will also help puppies learn bladder and bowel control. A great idea is to either say something like “go potty” or “do your business” when you put her outside or on newspaper then when she hears those words she’ll know it is time to go out. Also if you have something for her to scratch or ring or push she will learn as she gets older that that is what she needs to do to let you know that she needs to go out. Puppies want very much to please you so training them, as puppies will make things much easier for you and her as she gets older. Of course whenrepparttar 141979 puppy is initially introduced intorepparttar 141980 crate there will be lots of whining. This is notrepparttar 141981 sort of behavior you want to encourage or reward with attention. When she quiets down then you can take her out for a little playtime butrepparttar 141982 whining should be ignored. The crate should be kept in an area where she will not be alone and can be part ofrepparttar 141983 family then at night take her intorepparttar 141984 bedroom with you. Be sure to have a soft blanket and a snuggle toy inrepparttar 141985 crate with her. I often put a blanket overrepparttar 141986 crate to giverepparttar 141987 puppy a very secure feeling. Inrepparttar 141988 beginning you will have to get up a few times duringrepparttar 141989 night to let her out but take a deep breath (or a nap) because this really will not last forever. I have seen puppies sleep throughrepparttar 141990 night at 8 weeks. Successful crate training requires commitment onrepparttar 141991 part of yourepparttar 141992 owner and it definitely is work. However,repparttar 141993 reward inrepparttar 141994 end will make it more than worthrepparttar 141995 effort.

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Cass Hope has been a writer for over 5years. Cass regularly contributes to online and offline publications in a variety of areas. She also teaches classes in basic obedience for puppies. She is currently sponsoring this site:

Clipping Your Birds Wings

Written by Lee Dobbins

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You want to cut onlyrepparttar longest feathers –repparttar 141916 one onrepparttar 141917 very bottom layer. Cut halfway up fromrepparttar 141918 bottom ofrepparttar 141919 wing in a line that is parallel torepparttar 141920 wing. Some people leaverepparttar 141921 very last feather intact so whenrepparttar 141922 birds wings are folded in, you can’t really tell that they are clipped.

This should be a quick and painless procedure. After you have clipped his wing, your bird will still be able to fly, but not for any distance. When he does fly, he will most likely, have a downward motion torepparttar 141923 flight, so if he starts off at a high spot, he’ll able to fly to a lower spot with no problem. Make sure that there are no other animals inrepparttar 141924 house that could hurt him if he lands onrepparttar 141925 table or floor as he may not be able to fly away from them to protect himself.

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