How to train a Bullmastiff puppy to live in a cage.

Many dog owners, professional trainers and veterinarians recommend dog cages to raise a puppy. The dog crate is a shelter for your pup. It is the place where he can hide from everyone and feel protected. The cage for your Bullmastiff  is like a "den" for a wild animal.

There is the most important advantage of cage training that should be mentioned. When puppies are left alone, and allowed to roam too large an area, they become anxious, lonely, and bored. By using a cage, the owner creates positive behavioral patterns which make the relationship between the pet and his owner to develop.

Advantages of cage using you should consider:
  • You will spare yourself from constant money spending on repair and replacement of damaged household items. A puppy who has been successfully cage-trained will prefer its own "den." When the dog grows it will voluntarily seek out the cage and enter it at the appropriate times. You as the owner will enjoy the fact that your pup is quite comfortable and do not damage the house. The young puppy should not be left in the cage alone longer than 3-4 hours.
  • Your pup will develop good habits.
  • You won't have to give up a puppy because of not being able to cope with its behavioral problems.

Useful tips for you:
  • First of all you should not feel pity for your puppy. You should know that you do a real favor for your pet.
  • The wire cage is the best one due to good air flow and visibility.. It is also should be cosy and spacious. For it to become cosy place soft, washable bedding and chewable toy in the cage. Never put food into the cage.
  • Keep the cage in a semi-private place like kitchen or family room. There should not be draft or direct heat.
  • Before bedtime, place the puppy in the cage and offer him a treat. Close the door to the cage.
  • You should establish a routine. Use the cage for nap times, and sometimes the puppy should be left alone.  The pup will know what you expect of him at all times.
  • Do not be cruel if your pet refuses to enter the cage. It would be enough if you sharply raise your voice. Your dog will need some time to get used to the cage. It does not happen from the first attempt.
  • Be patient.