Once you have decided where you would like your puppy’s home alone space to be, we can begin to teach them to love it. Quite often, we put our puppies in their space and leave the house for a couple of hours allowing them to figure it out for themselves. We need them to want to be in that space and enjoy settling in there.
For lots of you, you will choose crates for different reasons. Its important we introduce these gradually and teach our puppies that they are safe spaces. Do be aware that not all puppies will like a crate, some simply find them too restrictive. You can try this with a pen instead for these puppies, or even free in a small safe room with a stair gate.