Introducing Your Dog to a Kennel

Kennel; A safe haven

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer

How do I  get my (adult) dog into a kennel or basically how do I introduce my dog to a kennel?

First thing I would suggest is for you to work on you and your dog’s relationship. If you have a strong trusting relationship, your dog will do anything you ask it to do.

Secondly, you can use training not only to work on the relationship but also to improve you and your dog’s confidence. Once that confidence level is improved then it will not be an issue for your dog to do whatever you ask him to do, which in this case is to get in and stay in a kennel.

In most cases it is not that a dog that has an issue with the object or the situation. It is the relationship that is lacking trust, bonding and connection.


[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info] Saro received his expert dog trainer certification from The College of Canine Behavioural Science and is also a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers and does volunteer behaviour consultation with a number of dog rescue organizations. Saro’s play, praise and reward training classes are always in high demand as are his private one-on-one training sessions. Rather than using treats or gimmicks like shock collars, Saro’s training methods help owners understand how to use a dog’s natural intelligence to achieve success. [/author_info] [/author]