Crate Training Basics
DON’T use your crate as a punishment device. Even crate trained dogs need exercise, interaction, and training.
DO put your crate in an area where your family spends a lot of time. Dogs are pack animals and want to be included in the action.
DON’T leave your pet’s harness or collar on while it is in the crate.
DO praise your dog for going into the crate. Feed him/her meals inside and provide safe toys.
DO start by asking your dog to stay in the crate for only short periods of time while you are home.
DON’T leave your dog crated for too long. For puppies under 7 months of age, a good rule of thumb is no more than the number of hours equaling the dog’s age plus one. (So a 4 month old puppy can be crated up to 5 hours).
If you have any questions, please contact us.
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
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New Dog or Puppy? Time For Training!
Training is an important part of any dog's life. From providing mental stimulation to exercise and proper socialization, training will help in the development of a great canine companion. Enrollment is now open for Behavior Training Classes. The cost of a 6-week session is $120. Classes will be held at Springbrook Animal Care Center, 2759 Forgue Dr., Naperville (off Route 59 at 95th). Please call (630)428-0500 to register your pet. For specific training questions only, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.